Program Image Political Science: International Relations and Organisations

Political Science: International Relations and Organisations


Leiden University mapmarker icon Den Haag Research university
Institution Logo Leiden University

Are you interested in international organisations, diplomacy, and issues of peace and security? The BSc specialisation in International Relations and Organisations is just right for you.

You choose International Relations and Organisations (IRO) because you are fascinated by global affairs and the dynamics of international cooperation and conflict, and you prefer in-depth analysis over unsubstantiated opinion. Your open mind, inquisitive and critical attitude, as well as your willingness to invest in acquiring new knowledge and skills, makes that you fit in perfectly with your fellow IRO-students.

Studying IRO means understanding the real story behind today's headlines; working with excellent academic teachers and researchers; developing skills in research, writing and presenting; and being part of an international classroom and community.

IRO is a 3-year BSc degree programme and part of Leiden University's Political Science curriculum. It is taught in The Hague, the city in which politics and international relations converge. The Hague is the third UN city and host to many international organisations, embassies, and NGOs. The city houses many nationalities; as an internationally oriented student you will feel at home.

Preparing you for a wide range of interesting MSc options, IRO is an excellent first step in your international career.




Bachelor of Science


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 12,500


Application requirements

Information not available

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 12,500
Information not available
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 15 Jan '23 15 Jan '23


Leiden University

Main address
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
070 - 8009500

Ready to apply?

Visit course website chevron icon
Leiden University institution image
Leiden University institution image