Degree in International Relations

Interdisciplinary training

Become a professional with a comprehensive worldview, offering you international employment opportunities.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Relaciones Internacionales


Sep 23, 2019


4 years
  • Pioneers in teaching International Relations studies
  • Complete internships with the most prestigious national and international institutions

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

Acquire skills through solving practical cases

  • Start date

    Sep 23, 2019
    Sep 23, 2020

  • Modality


  • Duration

    4 years

  • ECTS


  • Language

    Bilingual Spanish/English

  • Campus

    Madrid Alcobendas
    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • University

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Knowledge Area

    International relations

  • Study Type


Why study this program?

Law Clinic

You will help on real cases involving clients who have few economic resources

% International Faculty

33% of the faculty come from or have practiced professionally in other countries

% Global Experience

Thanks to the agreements we have with the best Universities in Europe, the US and Asia

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International Relations Observatory, university analysis forum, reflection, and research regarding international issues of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications of Universidad Europea Madrid. The Media Lab, Europea Media is integrated into the structure through a new website which will act as a tool to share content. Students of International Relations and Communications, together with professors and experts, manage the information and experiment with new formats in the treatment and visualization of data. With this academic innovation project, the faculty advances in the design and creation of teaching methodologies in this case related to the learning experience of students of International Relations and similar disciplines. 

Legal Clinic, where you will enter into contact with real clients, who need to solve real cases, working with practicing lawyers working on a pro bono basis, which facilitates the understanding of the social practice of lawyers.


If you are coming from outside of the Region of Madrid and would like to undertake the on-site full-time program, you can find accommodation in line with your needs: near to campus, safe, comfortable, in an academic setting, with good services, quality furnishings, etc. Thanks to the two student halls that Universidad Europea has, both located on campus and with capacity for 550 people, with all domestic, academic and safety needs ideally suited to a student.

These student halls are destined both for students or for those teachers or personnel who may need accommodation at some point: scientific, artistic or cultural exchanges, or even for any other person whose stay is directly or indirectly related to the University.

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Cooperating companies

London School of Economics, Spanish Foreign Ministry, ESGLOBAL, Instituto Elcano, EFE Agency, UNICEF are just some of the institutions in which you can complete your work experience and internships and where professionals who make up the teaching staff of the degree also work.

Study Plan

Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9978001101 Historia y Teoría de las Relaciones Internacionales 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
History & Theory of International Relations
9978001102 Concepto de Relaciones Internacionales: Actores y Factores 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Concept of International Relations: Players & Factors
9978001103 Comunicación para las Relaciones Internacionales 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Communication for International Relations
9978001104 Geografía Humana, Económica y Política 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Human, Economic & Political Geography
9978001105 Idioma C I 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Foreign Language C
9978001106 Fuentes Documentales 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001107 Política Exterior y Diplomacia 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001108 Derechos Humanos y Cooperación al Desarrollo 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001109 Técnicas de Investigación Sociológica 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Sociological Research Techniques
9978001110 Observatorio de Actualidad 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Current Affairs Observatory
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9978001201 Teoría del Estado y Sistemas Políticos 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001202 Derecho Internacional Público 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001203 Economía Global y Comercio Exterior 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001204 Diferencias Culturales e Interculturalidad 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Cultural Differences & Interculturality
9978001205 Inglés 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001206 Política Exterior de España 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001207 Sistemas Jurídicos Comparados 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Comparing Legal Systems
9978001208 La Orgnización de las Naciones Unidas 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001209 Teoría y Análisis de los Conflictos Internacionales 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001210 Gestión de Empresas Multinacionales 6 BASICA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Management of Multinational Companies
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9978001301 Alianzas de Seguridad y Defensa 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001302 Organizaciones Económicas y Financieras Internacionales 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
International Economic & Financial Organizations
9978001303 Opinión Pública Internacional 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
International Public Opinion
9978001304 Imagen Exterior y Diplomacia Pública 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001305 Idioma C II 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Foreign Language C II
9978001306 Conflictos Internacionales de Leyes 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001307 Grupos de Presión 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001308 Derecho Diplomático y Consular 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Diplomatic & Consular Law
Código Asignatura / Subject Code Materia / Coursework ECTS Tipo / Type Idioma / Language
9978001401 Prácticas Externas 9 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001402 Terrorismo Internacional y Crimen Organizado 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001403 Ética Profesional en las Relaciones Internacionales 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Professional Ethics in International Relations
9978001404 Taller de Negociación Internacional 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
International Negotiation Workshop
9978001405 Riesgos Medioambientales y Cambio Climático 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Environmental Risks & Climate Change
9978001406 Trabajo Fin de Grado 6 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
9978001407 Diseño y Gestión de Proyectos Internacionales 3 OBLIGATORIA Español (es), Inglés (en)
International Project Design & Management
9978001801 La Unión Europea en el mundo 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
The European Union in the World
9978001802 Política Exterior de los Estados Unidos de América 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Foreign policy of the united states of america
9978001804 Potencias y Mercados Emergentes 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Emerging powers and markets
9978001805 Oriente Medio y Magreb Middle east and maghreb 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Middle east and maghreb
9978001806 Geopolítica Global 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Global geopolitics
9978001807 Procesos de Integración Regional 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Regional Integration Processes
9978001808 Derecho de la Unión Europea 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Community law
9978001813 Planificación y Decisión Empresarial 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
Business Planning and Decision Making
9978001814 Actividades universitarias 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
University Activities
9978001815 Individuo y Liderazgo 6 OPTATIVA Español (es), Inglés (en)
The individual and leadership


The faculty is made up of academics and professionals working in very different areas: economists, politicians, sociologists, lawyers, etc. Experts in their field with a clear teaching vocation, who inform our students of their day to day at work and by connecting these issues to the subject matter being studied as part of the degree.

Prof. Doctor Miguel Benedicto Solsona

Doctor in Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense Madrid. Graduate in Law, Universidad Zaragoza. General Secretary, Federal Council European Movement (Consejo Federal del Movimiento Europeo) where he coordinates the annual program of activities together with the president and directs the online quarterly magazine “Europa en Movimiento”.

Prof. Doctor Miguel Ángel Poveda

Doctor in Journalism, Universidad Complutense Madrid. Doctor in Peace and National Security, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED. Doctor in Social Sciences and Politics, Universidad Técnica Lisboa. Graduate in Audiovisual Communications, Universidad Complutense Madrid. Master’s Degree in low Budget Cinema and TV Production, University of California, Los Angeles.

Prof. Doctor Julia Pulido Gragera

Doctor in Law, Universidad Valencia, Graduate in Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense Madrid. Director of the Master’s Degree in Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Universidad Europea Madrid.

Prof. Alana Moceri, B.A.

Political Science, University of California, Master’s Degree in Politics and Democracy, UNED. International Relations analyst, commentator, and writer. Professor, Universidad Europea Madrid.

Prof. Doctor Jacqueline Hellman

Graduate in Law, Universidad Autónoma Madrid. Master’s Degree in European Union Law and Competition Law, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, recipient of the Luis Vives prize awarded by the European Parliament to the best student on the Master’s degree program. Doctor in Law, Universidad Autónoma Madrid.

Prof. Doctor Belén García Delgado

Qualified as Ph.D. Assistant Professor by ANECA (2016). Doctor with European mention, Universidad Salamanca. Graduate in Documentation and Spanish Language, Universidad Salamanca. Master’s Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo.

Prof. Doctor José María Peredo Pombo

Professor of Communications and International Politics, Doctor in Information Sciences and Graduate in Journalism, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Head Professor in Communications and International Relations.

Prof. César Lajud Desentis

Master’s Degree in Finances and Financial Markets, Instituto Técnico Monterrey, Kenshu Cente, Graduate in Economics, Escuela Superior de Economía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Méjico. Member of the diplomatic corps of Mexico has directed different consular destinations around the world.

Prof. Doctor. Ivan Hiliard

Doctor in Economics and Business, Universidad Europea Madrid, Master’s Degree in Commerce and International Economic Relations, Universidad Europea Madrid, Master’s Degree in International Relations, University of Limerick and Graduate in Politics, Wolverhampton University, United Kingdom.

Prof. Doctor Javier Morales Hernández

Doctor in Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Master’s Degree in Peace, Security and Defence, UNED, Graduate in Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense Madrid.

Prof. Doctor Fátima Gómez Sota

Professor qualified with ACAP. Doctor in Sociology, Universidad del País Vasco, Graduate in Political Sciences and Sociology, Universidad de Deusto.

Prof. Doctor Jorge Jiménez Ramírez

Graduate in Spanish Language, Master’s Degree in ELE and Doctor in Communications.

Prof. Doctor Ester Saiz de Lobado

Doctor in Language and Literature, Universidad Alcalá de Henares, Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communications, Surrey University, Graduate in Translating and Conference Interpreting, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.

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Main improvements to the degree

The following are some of the improvements to the Degree in International Relations for the current school year:  

  • Increasing the number of information sessions regarding the international exchanges on the “Global” program, both in the classroom and outside of it through participation in International Week with representatives of Premium exchange universities (London School of Economics, UC Berkeley or Pace University, among others).
  • Renewing the content of the exchange program with the London School of Economics.
  • Updating and expanding the information content of the web pages of the degree.
  • Improving the vertical and horizontal coordination of the Degree through the figure of the Director of Degrees and persons responsible for different subjects.  
  • Boosting university activities relating to professional skills through the International Relations Club, which organizes meetings with experts in the field of International Relations as well as with alumni in the professional world.  
  • Improving the knowledge and service provided by international mentors.
  • Organizing and classifying international agreements connected to the Global programs
  • Revising languages I, II and III to include Spanish and Chinese

Degree Skills

Basic Skills (BS)

  • BS1: Students to have demonstrated that they possess and comprehend knowledge in an area of study using their general secondary education as their basis, and tending to be at a level that, although it may depend on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply an understanding of the knowledge arising out of the cutting-edge views in their field of study.
  • BS2: Students must know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and should possess the skills that tend to be displayed by elaborating and defending their arguments and problem-solving within their area of study.
  • BS3: Students to have the capacity to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within their field of study) to issue judgments that include a reflection on relevant subjects in the social, scientific and ethical sphere.
  • BS4: Students to be able to transmit information, ideas, problems, and solutions to both a specialized and unspecialized audience.
  • BS5: Students to have developed the learning skills necessary to embark on further studies with a high degree of autonomy.

Transversal Skills

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Specific Skills

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Internal Quality Control System (IQCS)

Price and advantages Degree in International Relations


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  • Flexible payments
  • Grants for high performing students
  • Grants for continuing students
  • Grants for simultaneous studies
  • First in family scholarships
  • Universidad Europea scholarship
  • Official scholarships


  • You will complete two obligatory international placements in your third year at prestigious universities in Europe, Latin America, North America or Oceania. The following year, as Global students in International Relations, you will study at exclusive destinations such as Pace University in New York, and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. 
  • Learn from our experience. International Relations is one of the most traditional studies in the Area, and we were one of the first universities in Spain to offer this degree.
  • Experience our experiential method, in which individual and collective work are necessary tools to successfully overcome the real challenges posed to you by every day by your professors. In addition, you will participate in the Face to Face Program (F2F), taught by active professionals, to get a closer look into the world of International Relations. 
  • During the last year of your studies, you will complete a mandatory internship in public and private institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, EsGlobal, Acción contra el Hambre, the Helsinki Foundation or World Vision where you will put into practice what you have learned and strengthen skills such as teamwork, leadership or adaptability to change, among others. 


Where can I work?

As a Graduate in International Relations you will be able to offer companies and institutions a multidisciplinary profile with solid knowledge, international experience, and the skills necessary to develop professionally in:  

  • Departments of international relations or institutional departments of public companies or private multinationals
  • Diplomatic and consular missions. State, regional and local civil service.
  • Chambers of Commerce.
  • Supranational intergovernmental organisations.
  • Political consulting companies or in other sectors with an international projection.
  • Entities with international business and vocation: importing, exporting, market research, communication departments, etc.
  • NGOs dedicated to cooperation and development, volunteering or humanitarian missions.
  • Research centers and institutions.

Analyst or consultant positions in Think Tanks or international advisory institutions.  

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.