Graduate Programme in International Relations

(Master)

About the programme

We offer an exceptional programme delivered entirely in English at one of the best universities in Central Europe for those seeking a master-level degree in International Relations. The Graduate Programme in International Relations is specially designed for students who are open to opportunities created by globalization. Students will undertake a rich and varied programme of study in the capital of Poland. This programme offers students ability to make contact with the representatives of public institutions, NGOs and other institutions of interest. Through this programme students will gain a comprehensive background in international relations and in contemporary political, economics and social processes.

The programme is addressed to students from around the world who have obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts, Master’s of Arts or an equivalent degree in international relations or related fields of study, who are preparing to work in institutions and companies dealing with a wide-ranging repertoire of international issues.

The 2-year second-cycle degree full-time programme consists of four semesters (terms) and offers 20 courses including Master’s seminar aimed at thesis preparation and individual focus. The unique format of the Graduate Programme in International Relations not only introduces students to the inner-workings of International Relations but also makes them aware of the interdisciplinary concerns such as law, business, history, culture.

 

All courses are taught in English by experienced Polish, American and European academic staff. The faculty members are recruited from different specializations and possess broad theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in their fields of expertise. The studies offer an array of options to specialize in: security and strategic studies, modern diplomacy, European integration and international trade policy.

Courses 1st year

Theories of IR

Globalism and Regionalism

International Security

Comparative Politics

Multiculturalism in IR

International Social Policy

International Economics

International Financial

Transnational actors and movements

Development Economics

Human Security

MA Proseminar

International System of Human Rights Protection

European Institutions

Developing Countries in IR

Courses 2nd year

International Trade system – WTO

International Political Economy

Multinational Corporations

Foreign, Security and Defence Policy of EU

India and China Foreign Policy

MA Seminar x 2

General elective course Total

US Foreign Policy

EU Economic Law

Foreign Policy of Central and Eastern European Countries

Cultural and Economic aspects of International Management

Tuition fee

Tuition fee for the first year of the programme – EUR 3,000 (The fee can be paid in two instalments – EUR 1,500/semester).

Tuition fee for the second year of the programme – EUR 3,000 (The fee can be paid in two instalments – EUR 1,500/semester).

Graduates of Political Science

The professional skills of a graduate of international relations could be defined as:

  • ability to act and cooperate in conditions of interdependence and anticipate its effects on national political, economic and cultural development;
  • deep awareness of the complexity and multicultural nature of the contemporary world and proper perception of states and nations in a spirit of tolerance and respect for cultural, religious and ethnical dissimilarities;
  • comprehension of the causes, essence, effects and requirements of international relations for state business enterprises and social organizations;
  • ability to analyze and critically evaluate programmes and doctrines motivating activity in the foreign policy of various countries;
  • comprehending the essence of the decision-taking process in domestic and international institutions committed to international cooperation; rudimentary knowledge of negotiation techniques;
  • acquaintance with comparative analysis methods, manners of collecting information on international facts and processes as well as basic command of the principles behind the scientific study into international relations; skill at developing habits of description and interpretation of the activity of members participating in international relations and international phenomena as well as ability to forecast their actions.

Where to work?

Central and local administration as mid-level policy officer or expert

Enterprises present in international markets

Academia as fellows, researchers or teaching assistants

Diplomatic service of one’s respective country

International organizations or local institutions having international collaboration

Non-international-relations-related institutions

Think-tank as policy or foreign affairs analysts with a concentration on specific regional issues

Consulting Agencies

Contact us!

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