International Relations (Diplomacy)

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  • Cooperation vs. Conflict

    Although everyone expresses their wish to live in a world of peace and well-being where all people have the opportunity to develop their own potential to the fullest extent, we witness conflict and intolerance among people every day. Can this be changed? With the right skills and knowledge, it can. Come and find out how!

  • Economic and social development

    Tolerance among peoples and nations is a direct path to creating successful communities, advancing in economic and social way. Is this at all possible and how can it be achieved? These are the questions we seek answers to. If they are your questions too, come and become part of our team!

  • Become part of the success – today!

    Seek answers to these and other questions in the company of those who strive to succeed, just like you do! Use the opportunities we offer or create your own, which will make you happy and independent. We make it easier!

Sveučilište Libertas - upoznajte studij Međunarodnih odnosa i diplomacije

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    University study programme

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    Full time: September

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    Part time: September

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    Where? Zagreb, Dubrovnik!

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    6 semesters / 3 years

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    180 ECTS

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    7.000 €

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    univ. bacc. rel. int.


Contemporary world is characterized by both globalization and integration processes which affect almost all areas of human life. The issues foreign policy makers deal with today influence more and more lives of ordinary people. The governments are no more able to solve some problems individually, such as international terrorism or climate change. This new situation has lead to increased importance of international relations, and at the same time created the need for experts who will not only be able to understand those issues, but also find solutions and answers to contemporary challenges. The aim of the school is to provide students from Croatia and abroad with education in various academic disciplines of international relations and diplomacy. Being aware of the importance of an academic exchange, Libertas has established cooperation with some of the world’s most prestigious universities teaching those disciplines.

The program has been designed in accordance with similar academic programs at other international universities. Students will earn 180 ECTS points and will be able to continue their studies at university degree programs at Libertas International University or other institutions of higher education in Croatia, Europe or the rest of the world. Our alumni study diplomacy at the graduate level in China, Russia, America, Austria, and Croatia. Students can adapt their study program to their personal interests in the field of international relations. This provides them with the opportunity to work more intensely on some specific areas of the field of diplomacy and international relations.

Where: Dubrovnik campus -- classes taught in English, Zagreb campus -- classes taught in Croatian


  • 1st year
    1st semester (winter)
    Writing Skills 30 30 6
    Writing Skills 30 30 6
    Political Concepts and Ideologies 30 30 6
    Comparative Religions 30 30 6
    Principles of Economics 30 30 6
    TOTAL IN 1st SEMESTER 150 150 30
    2nd semester (summer)
    Communication Skills 30 30 6
    History of Diplomacy 30 30 6
    Introduction to Methods of Social Research 30 30 6
    Introduction to International Relations 30 30 6
    Introduction to History of Civilization 30 30 6
    TOTAL IN 2nd SEMESTER 150 150 30
    TOTAL IN 1st YEAR 300 300 60
  • 2nd year
    3rd semester
    World Political History 30 30 6
    Theories of International Relations 30 30 6
    Introduction to Theory of Law 30 30 6
    Elective course -- specialist 30 30 6
    Elective course – general 30 30 6
    TOTAL IN 3rd SEMESTER 150 150 30
    4th semester
    Comparative Political Systems 30 30 6
    Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Social Research 30 30 6
    International Organizations 30 30 6
    Elective course -- specialist 30 30 6
    Elective course – general 30 30 6
    TOTAL IN 4th SEMESTER 150 150 30
    TOTAL IN 2nd YEAR 300 300 60
    3rd year
    5th semester
    Geopolitics 30 30 6
    European Union 30 30 6
    Elective course – specialist 30 30 6
    Elective course – general 30 30 6
    Thesis 1 30 30 6
    TOTAL IN 5th SEMESTER 150 150 30
    6th semester
    Diplomacy 30 30 6
    Ethics and International Relations 30 30 6
    Elective course – specialist 30 30 6
    Elective course – general 30 30 6
    Bachelor’s thesis -- 60 6
    TOTAL IN 6th SEMESTER 120 180 30
    TOTAL IN 3rd YEAR 270 330 60

Learning outcomes

LO 1 concisely present attitudes, knowledge, ideas, problems and solutions supported by arguments

LO 2 estimate the analysis of economic problems

LO 3 recommend and value written forms in business, academic activity and diplomacy

LO 4 predict and assess the models of descriptive and inferential statistics

LO 5 revise current political issues and valorise the religious context

LO 6 apply principles of written and oral academic and diplomatic communication in their respective situations

LO 7 rank the historical continuity of civilisations and key aspects of diplomacy

LO 8 critically evaluate current issues in international political relations within the theories of international relations

LO 9 rank the actors of international political relations in international political relations within the context of comparative political and legal systems of sovereign states in international organisations

LO 10 revise international political relations with consideration to their geopolitical dimension

LO 11 valorise the actions of actors in international relations with consideration to normative ethical framework and political philosophy

LO 12 identify motives, causes and consequences of events in the history of diplomacy and the political history of the world

LO 13 critically evaluate the historical course of events in modern history of the region (South Eastern Europe and the area of former Yugoslavia)

LO 14 make conclusions on the current issues in international political relations considering the culture-civilisation and religious context of the historical development of modern countries

LO 15 identify motives, causes and consequences of creating big international political, economic and security organisations

LO 16 estimate the impact of actors in existing international institutions and regimes

LO 17 make conclusions on the causes of diplomatic activity of countries considering their affiliation and participation in different international organisations, institutions and regimes


Admission to undergraduate study programmes

Full time study – Academic year 2016/2017

Apply to International Relations and Diplomacy study program -- Dubrovnik -- Study program entirely in English
Apply to International Business study program -- Dubrovnik -- Study program entirely in English

All applicants who have completed secondary education are eligible to apply for our undergraduate programs. In addition, the following categories are entitled to enrolment:

  • Applicants from Croatia over the age of 24 (who did not complete state graduation exam)
  • Applicants enrolled (or who were enrolled in the past) in some other institution of higher education

Required application materials:
High school transcripts
State graduation exam certificate for Croatian students (original or a certified copy – if taken )
Certificate of nationality or other relevant document proving nationality (original or a certified copy)
Birth certificate (original or a certified copy)
Photo for a student transcript book (4x6 cm)
Photo for the Register of Students (4x3 cm)
Certification of payment of a non-refundable enrolment fee
*Note: Upon submitting application materials, applicants may be invited for an interview.


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93% of our graduates are employed!

94% studenata zaposleno

According to data from the Croatian Employment Service by the end of December, 2018 out of 4,030 persons who graduated from Libertas only 283 were seeking employment through the Service.

  • Start your career:

    • Ministries of the foreign affairs
    • International departments of various ministries
    • International organizations such as UN, EU bodies, OSCE…
    • International NGOs
    • Multinational organizations
    • International media
    • Diplomacy (economic, cultural, political)
    • Export companies