Urban, International Organisation and Security
Edu type:
Formele educatie
Bachelor (EQF 6)
Start datum:
5040 uur
3 jaar
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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 truly multidisciplinary English-taught degree programme in which you will explore political questions on an international level. You will focus on the place of politics, history, economics and law in international relations but also the crucial role of international organizations. You will also learn or improve your proficiency in a modern foreign language and will be able to 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 considered 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.


Web Class

Are you at secondary school and want to know what studying at university is like? The International Relations and International Organization (IRIO) programme is offering a web class! This online course from the University of Groningen is specially designed for secondary school students. Get to know IRIO by doing some reading and answering some essay questions or multiple choice questions. The course takes about 10 hours in total.

If you are interested in an IRIO web class, register here.


Study associations


Clio is the study association of International Relations and International Organization at the University of Groningen.
It has around 1000 members and is one of the largest study associations in Groningen and the largest study association at a Dutch Faculty of Arts. Clio organises numerous events including parties, workshops, excursions and offers services like high-quality summaries, the internship database and various discounts around Groningen.


Mitrany is the Alumni Network for all graduated students of International Relations and International Organization.
It was established in February 2013 in order to facilitate the contact between alumni and the Department of IRIO. Mitrany offers events tailored to graduated IRIO students concerning career paths and connects graduated IRIO students to its alumni network.