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International Relations

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Responsible Center: Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences
Teaching modality and Campus: Face-to-face Fuenlabrada y Aranjuez | English - Madrid-Vicalvaro
Double degree with: Right, Economy, Journalism, Political Science and Public Management, Protocol, Organization of events and Corporate Communication
Credits: 240. Credits year: 60. Duration: 4 years. Implantation: progressive, first year 2012-13
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Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Elena Carolina Díaz Galán 

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Basic Information

What knowledge will I acquire with this Degree?

The Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at the Rey Juan Carlos University has a study plan based on rigorous quality criteria. This plan has been designed so that the student learns in detail how international relations develop, what its main political assumptions and institutions are, how the International Society is regulated, and what aspects have defined its historical evolution.

A fundamental virtue of the design of the study plan for this degree is its multidisciplinary nature. The student will learn issues related to international relations from different and complementary perspectives that will allow him to obtain a high qualification: Law, History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Communication and, of course, the specific field of International relations.

Where will I be able to work when I graduate?

The Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at the Rey Juan Carlos University provides the student with the necessary skills to perform various professions:

  • diplomatic career.
  • Official of the administration of the European Union and other international organizations.
  • Official of the relations and foreign trade agencies of City Councils and Communities.
  • Official of national organizations dedicated to international cooperation.
  • Professor in areas of social sciences of Secondary Education and University Studies.
  • Direction and management of international areas in multinationals.
  • Journalist specialized in international relations.
  • Journalist specialized in international conflicts. War correspondent.
  • Expert in communication in the field of international organizations.
  • Analyst in international studies and aspects of security and defense.
  • Intelligence analyst and State information services.
  • Advisor to international organizations and institutions.
  • Direction and management in intergovernmental organizations.
  • NGO Directorate.
  • Technician of international cooperation programs.
  • Manager of international projects and programs.
  • Other branches of international cooperation.
  • International volunteer technician.

Is this Degree official according to the regulations required by the European Higher Education Area?

Yes (final verification report is attached), the implementation of the degree will be done progressively, starting the first year in the academic year 2012-13.

The final verification report turned out FAVORABLE

Favorable report first modification

Favorable report second modification

Favorable report third modification

Favorable report fourth modification

What subject areas will I address in this grade?

The general subject areas of this Degree are: Law, History, Political Science, Sociology, Communication, Economics, Business, Computer Science and Language.

Recommended Income Profile

There are no restrictions other than those established by the law that regulates access to higher education. However, it would be positive if the student had studied Social Sciences in high school. Or if you have completed previous studies, these were related to the branches of Law, Political Science, Administration, Economics, History, Communication and Sociology.

On the other hand, to study the Degree in International Relations in English, the student must have command of English.

In addition, this Degree is aimed at all those who are interested in learning about:

  • Political, social, economic and legal relations in the international arena.
  • The functioning of international political institutions and interstate relations.
  • The structure and characteristics of the internationalization process and the development of a globalized society.
  • Professional performance in the context of international organizations and non-governmental organizations.
  • Professional performance in the diplomatic career.
  • Analysis, consulting and teaching in international relations.


The Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at the Rey Juan Carlos University has been designed to prepare highly qualified professionals in the area of ​​international relations. Its main objective is to provide students with a theoretical and practical training that allows them to successfully face all those professions that are aimed at direction, management, coordination and analysis within the framework of international society, its organizations and its institutions.

The general objectives of this Degree are:

  • Explain and analyze the characteristics, agents and main assumptions of international relations.
  • To offer students specialized training and a complete and multidisciplinary knowledge of the different areas that comprise the International Society, with its organizations and its protagonists.
  • Prepare students so that they are capable of autonomously undertaking the analysis of the international reality and its institutions.
  • Train students so that they can be excellent professionals in the different fields and organizations that the International Society encompasses.
  • Provide students with a multidisciplinary training that allows them to understand the complexity and dynamic nature of current international relations and their evolution.
  • Ensure that students understand the powers and functions of States and international organizations, as well as the role and relationships of other groups in the international context.
  • Disseminate democratic values ​​and respect for human rights, from the perspective of international relations, security and peace. Different subjects of the study plan provide the student with the contents and tools necessary to understand the evolution and the current framework of international institutions, relations between nations and the importance of the expansion of democracy and systems of protection of human rights.
  • Train students so that they can access, with guarantees of success, further specialized and postgraduate studies.



  • CG1 That students are capable of possessing and understanding their own knowledge of the area of ​​international relations, starting from the base acquired in general secondary education.
  • CG2 That students know how to apply the knowledge acquired to professional performance and possess the skills that can be demonstrated through the development and defense of arguments and problem solving
  • CG3 That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant issues of a political, legal, social, economic, scientific and ethical nature.
  • CG4 That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences.
  • CG5 That students have the ability to work in groups, transmitting, sharing and elaborating information.
  • CG6 That students have developed the necessary learning skills to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
  • CG7 That students are able to understand and analyze international relations from a perspective based on respect for human rights and the principles of democratic coexistence and pluralism.


  • CE1 That students acquire general knowledge about the genesis, evolution and characteristics of legal systems and action and meeting protocols that regulate interpersonal and institutional relations in the national and international spheres.
  • CE2 That students know the historical evolution of the political, social and cultural processes, ideas and movements on which modern States and international relations have been built.
  • CE3 That students are able to identify, understand and analyze the origin, foundations and development of the principles of democratic and pluralistic societies, and their confrontation with other models of coexistence.
  • CE4 That students are able to identify and analyze the new actors, relationships and institutions of emerging regions
  • CE5 That the student acquires sufficient ability in a foreign language that allows a broader acquisition of knowledge, transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions, for a better professional performance.
  • CE6 That the student acquires the basic skills for managing new information and communication technologies
  • CE7 That students are capable of autonomously identifying and analyzing the main aspects of security, defense and threats in the international arena
  • CE8 That students acquire skills to study and analyze autonomously the actors, relationships and institutional frameworks of international society, as well as to find the necessary resources for that analysis.
  • CE9 That students know and understand the basic features that characterize the globalization of social, economic and political activity and the functioning of international organizations.
  • CE10 That students are able to identify the essential features of human geography, economics and politics and their impact on international relations
  • CE11 That students are able to identify the process of forming public opinion in the area of ​​international relations and develop skills to analyze that information and transmit it
  • CE12 That students understand and know how to apply their own rules and action protocols for relations between international actors and States.
  • CE13 That students acquire skills for understanding and analyzing economic relations and their international dimension.
  • CE14 That students are able to study and analyze autonomously the political and social ideas and movements that are developed in the framework of international relations
  • CE15 That students are able to analyze the legal and political consequences of the decisions adopted by the different international actors within the framework of the norms and institutions recognized by the States.
  • CE16 That students are able to understand and analyze the characteristics of political and constitutional models from a comparative perspective
  • CE17 Students are able to identify and analyze the basic features of a foreign policy and its main consequences on international cooperation and development policies.
  • CE18 That students acquire their own skills for the exercise of professional activities within the framework of international relations and systems for the protection of rights.

Minimum stay requirements 

  • The permanence of the students in the Degree studies will be a maximum of eight years for full-time students. Part-time students may request an extension of up to two more years from the Rector.
  • In Bachelor's degrees lasting more than 240 credits (4 years), the maximum of the previous section will be increased by one more year for every 60 ECTS credits that are added to the 240 ECTS.
  • Students must pass a minimum of two subjects in the first year. Students studying part-time must pass at least one subject in their first academic year.
  • Students who are studying any official Bachelor's degree at the Rey Juan Carlos University may make a maximum of four registrations to pass each of the subjects of the study plan, without counting previous cancellations of the same.

For more information see: Permanence regulations

Minimum number of ECTS credits by type of enrollment and course

Full-time students:

1º Course 48 ECTS 78 ECTS
Other courses 48 ECTS 78 ECTS


Part-time students:

1º Course 24 ECTS 47 ECTS
Other courses 24 ECTS  47 ECTS


Access and registration

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Access to the official teachings of Degree will require to be in possession of the bachelor's degree or equivalent and the passing of the test referred to in article 42 of the Organic Law 6/2001, of Universities, modified by Law 4/2007, of April 12, without prejudice to the other access mechanisms provided for by current regulations.

The number of places offered for new admission are:

Fuenlabrada Campus: 65 places (including transfer admission places)

Aranjuez Campus: 65 places (including transfer admission places)

Double Degrees

 Fuenlabrada Campus    International Relations - Economy 55 places (including transfer admission places)
Law - International Relations 10 places 
International Relations - Journalism  15 places
International Relations - Political Science and Public Management 15 places
Madrid Campus (Vicalvaro) International Relations (English) - Protocol, Organization of Events and Communication 15 places
Law (blended) - International Relations (English) 10 places



Matriculation year

The enrollment process at the Rey Juan Carlos University is done through the Internet. You can carry out the procedures on the computers installed on campus or through any computer with network access. You can check the deadlines at registration , as well as the different requirements and necessary documents.

External Internships

The External Practices subject is a curricular subject whose main objective is to promote a comprehensive training of the student through the practical application of the knowledge acquired during the Degree, which facilitates direct contact with the professional activity and the opportunity to join the professional world with a minimum of experience. All practices are designed so that the students who participate in them acquire professional experience in real situations and conditions, applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are acquired in the training processes throughout the degree. The internships represent a decisive opportunity for the personal development and professional future of the students.

Internships are activities carried out by the student in companies, institutions and organizations; that is, in centers outside the university premises, which aim to enrich and complement your university education, while providing you with a deeper knowledge about the skills you will need once you have graduated.

The External Practices subject will consist of two phases:

  • Completion of the internship period that offers professional experience related to any of the graduate profiles that are expressed in the Verification Report of the degree.
  • Elaboration of the memory


Degree Training Project

For more information:  External Internship Unit

Social Security contributions for interns starting January 1, 2024

Mobility programs


The Erasmus program makes it easy for URJC students -both undergraduate and postgraduate- to study one or several semesters at one of the European universities with which the URJC has agreements.

These exchanges traditionally have an economic endowment thanks to the Erasmus Scholarships provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.

ERASMUS (intranet)


The Munde program manages mobility with universities from countries not included in the Erasmus Program.

The possibility of obtaining a scholarship or economic endowment and its amount depends, in each case, on the agreements with the universities, countries or entities that sign it.

WORLD (intranet)

For more information:

URJC Mobility


SICUE is a national mobility program for GRADOS university students that allows them to carry out part of their studies at another Spanish university with guarantees of academic recognition, use and adaptation to their curricular profile.

SICUE Mobility

Student support programs

Orientation to future students. The University offers various orientation programs for future students: we carry out visits to high schools and secondary schools, we organize guided visits to the Campuses, we are present in the Classroom and, at the beginning of each course, we carry out welcome days to guide students new students.

academic tutorials. Each teacher carries out, within their teaching planning, academic tutorials on their subject.

Coordinator of the degree. It works to promote coherence and balance between the subjects and the workloads of the students.

mentoring program. The URJC has this program, peer tutoring, in which the students of the last years act as mentors with the first year students.

Students with disabilities. The Support Office for Persons with Disabilities offers guidance and assistance to students with special needs.

Scholarships . The Rey Juan Carlos University manages the main scholarships and annual grants, both its own and from other official bodies: Ministries, Community of Madrid, International Organizations and other entities. It also publishes and disseminates those scholarships and grants of interest to its students and graduates. Throughout the course, students receive information about them through the different communication channels established.

Job placement program. The Rey Juan Carlos University, through the External Internship Unit and the Graduates Office, organizes conferences, workshops and various actions aimed at supporting and guiding students in their job search, to improve their employability and promote job placement . The University has a Job Exchange -a platform available to companies and graduates- where institutions can carry out their selection processes.




*The rates corresponding to double degrees with different degrees of experimentality will be applied as established in the new Decree 43/2022, of June 29, of the Government Council, which establishes the public prices for university studies leading to official degrees and services of an academic nature in the public universities of the Community of Madrid*



Validation, adaptation of studies, recognition of credits and homologation of foreign qualifications






Quality guarantee

External monitoring report

RUCT link


Results report

Once the follow-up has been carried out, the quantitative information on the results obtained in the follow-up of said Degree is shown, differentiated by academic year.

Report by course:

General information collection plan

Within the quality assurance system of the Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:

- New students

- Teacher evaluation

- Student satisfaction

- Satisfaction of the graduates

- Labor insertion

- Causes of abandonment

- Career path:

  • Second year after graduation
  • Third year after graduation
  • Fourth year after graduation

- Degree of satisfaction:

  • Faculty with the campus and university
  • Teacher with degree
  • of the evaluators
  • Incoming student mobility program
  • Outgoing Student Mobility Program
  • Administration and services staff with the university

- External internships:

  • Student satisfaction
  • External tutor satisfaction
  • Evaluator satisfaction

Survey results:

Improvement actions

The Quality Assurance System of the Rey Juan Carlos University establishes that the degree's Quality Assurance Commission will annually analyze the information derived from the degree's indicators and prepare a report that will include improvement plans if the results so indicate.

Renewal of accreditation

The renewal of the accreditation represents the culmination of the implementation process of the official Bachelor's and Master's degrees registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT). The renewal of the accreditation of official bachelor's and master's degrees is organized in three phases: self-assessment report, external visit and final assessment.

In the first phase, the university describes and assesses the status of the degree with respect to the established criteria and guidelines. The result is the Self-Assessment Report (IA) that is presented. The second and third phases are carried out by a group of evaluators external to the evaluated title.”