The Department of International Relations and European Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies was founded in 2002 as an academic institution offering education at European level in the field of international territorial studies. Its formation is connected with establishment of International Relations and European Studies study programme in academic year 1999/2000.
In present, Department provides Bachelor, Master as well as Doctoral degree studies in wide variety of programmes. It cooperates with similarly profiled institutions in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. Significant is the cooperation with International Institute of Political Science of Masaryk University (MPÚ MU), interdisciplinary scientific institution focused on study of problems of political, socio-economic and legal development of Czech society, and supporting the development and popularization of socio-scientific research in the field of political sciences.