Urban, International Organisation and Security
Edu type:
Formal education
Bachelor (EQF 6)
Start date:
Study Load:
5040 hrs
3 years
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Can the EU survive the rise of euroscepticism and populism? Why has international cooperation on global environmental issues proven to be difficult? How can we address other issues in an increasingly globalized world?


IRIO in Groningen is a multidisciplinary English-taught degree programme in which you explore political questions on an international level. You focus on the place of politics, history, economics and law in international relations but also the role of international organizations. You also learn or improve your proficiency in a modern foreign language and choose a minor that fits your profile.


If you choose IRIO in Groningen, you choose:

  • a challenging programme with a strong theoretical focus as well as a variety of practical assignments
  • a programme with three decades of experience, that enjoys the support and expertise of many renowned international lecturers
  • a programme in which you will acquire analytical, practical and methodological skills that are highly valuable in fields as diverse as policy advocacy and consultancy, governmental and civil services, public affairs, risk analysis, journalism, international aid/development work and diplomacy.
  • an international environment and a global perspective: your lecturers and classmates come from all over the world.

Please note: IRIO is a quota study: only a limited number of students are accepted every year.


Sign up now for the Bachelor’s Open Day on Friday 14 April!