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International Relations

Field of application: transnational companies and multinational institutions. Students of international relations receive a broad overview during their studies - the job description, however, is largely open and requires the graduates to take the initiative.

The aim of the "International Relations" course is to be able to take a comprehensive look at the complex structures and development tendencies at the international level. The aspects that play a role here are in addition to politics (foreign policy, international politics), the economy, the law and social conditions.

Graduates of this course analyze how the different areas are related and what effects these relationships have on a regional and global level. For example, the Red Cross does not only have to take care of relief supplies during its relief operations in crisis areas, but also always plan the operations with a view to the economic situation in the crisis region. The legal aspects and the political background must also be taken into account if the mission is to be a success.

All-rounders are needed who are very knowledgeable in all areas and who can think and act internationally and across borders.

Interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary

The subject "International Relations" conveys content from various interdisciplinary areas: international law, international politics, international economics as well as modern and contemporary history. In the consecutive Bachelor / Master model, the course is only offered at the TU Dresden. At various other universities, however, there are continuing education master’s courses.

Foreign language skills are an important component of the training, as business fluent English is of course essential for later work. In some cases, courses are also held entirely in English.

Target the desired industry early on

The knowledge imparted is the tools for a career in a wide variety of areas of activity, whereas the International Relations degree is not based on specific job profiles.

All companies and institutions that operate across borders are potential employers for graduates - be it industry, business, authorities or international organizations. Graduates have also found jobs in chambers of commerce, in the media, and in non-profit organizations such as political parties and associations or in public administration. It is definitely important for students to approach the desired industry at an early stage, for example through internships.

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