|Length of program||4 years|
|Internships||Mandatory, Elective, Extracurriculars|
The curriculum for the Degree in International Relations at Blanquerna (DIR) includes the writing of a Final Degree Project (FDP), this being one of the compulsory subjects for students in the fourth year.
This subject, worth 12 ECTS, is linked to another, called Seminar VIII: Development of Projects (8 ECTS), the design and content of which pursues the systemization of a set of competences and specific knowledge to be applied in the project. Each FDP will be allocated to a faculty member who shall act as supervisor. Their role is to give support to students, in order to develop the project coherently.
In itself, the FDP represents an essential training tool for students. Its aim is to help them integrate the learning acquired throughout the degree and to deepen their knowledge of the different areas of international relations. Furthermore, it is seen as essential for its transdisciplinarity, as well as for developing a series of skills which include the following: oral and argumentation skills, critical analysis, use of information sources and documentation, communication, initiative and autonomy.
Students will have a document of Guidelines for the Final Degree Project at their disposal. These guidelines outline the steps to be taken during the development of the FDP, the deadlines for the various activities, as well as other procedural matters regarding the design and submission of the project. It is, therefore, of utmost importance for students who are to develop their FDP, to read and follow them closely.
Students shall choose between two types of FDP: