Undergraduate Programme in International Relations


About the programme

The 3-year first-cycle degree full-time programme consists of six semesters (terms) and over 20 courses plus dissertation seminar aimed at thesis preparation and individual focus. All units are taught in English by experienced American and European academic teachers. The unique format of the Undergraduate Programme in International Relations not only introduces students to the workings within the field of International Relations, but also makes them responsive to interdisciplinary concerns such as law, business, history and culture.

Students have the opportunity to study for one semester abroad. Thanks to the Erasmus + Programme and Bilateral Agreements, they can study for free all over the World (i. e. all UE countries, Mexico, USA, Brasil, Russia or India)

During studies, students will have the opportunity to participate in many open lectures held by well-known professors from around the world

If you choose this major…

Study programme

Courses 1st year
Courses 2nd year
Courses 3rd year
  • History of International Relations

  • Occupational safety and health

  • Introduction to the Protection of Intellectual Property

  • Political and Economic Geography

  • Introduction to Law

  • The Study of International Relations - introduction and methodology

  • Information and Communication Technologies

  • Contemporary Political Systems

  • Economics

  • Sociology of International Relations

  • Studies on State

  • Academic Writing

  • Elective courses from the offer of tha Faculty of Political Science and International Studies

  • Foreign language

  • Physical Exercises

  • International Cultural Relations

  • Public International Law

  • Demography in International Relations

  • Comparative Socio-Economic Systems

  • International Economic Relations

  • International Military Relations

  • International Organizations

  • International Political Relations

  • International Protection of Human Rights

  • Introduction to Research Design

  • Foreign Language

  • General Elective Course

  • Physical Education

  • International Protection of Intellectual Property

  • International Negotiations

  • International Financial System

  • Theory of International Relations

  • International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • International Relations in Europe

  • BA seminar

  • International Security

  • Elective courses from the offer of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies

  • European Integration

  • International Relations in Africa and the Middle East

  • International Relations in North and South America

Why you should choose our Faculty?

The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies is one of the largest teaching and research units of its kind, not only in Poland, but also throughout Central and Eastern Europe. We operate as a part of the best and the largest Polish university – the University of Warsaw. Close to three and a half thousand students gain knowledge within our walls on both a full-time and part-time basis.

Students of the Faculty not only gain education which is versatile and useful in their professional lives, but also one that develops their interests and passions, in accordance with the centuries-old traditions of our university. Every year, hundreds of our best students get the opportunity to go on exchange for a few months to major foreign universities, both in Europe and around the world. There is also an active research programme in the Faculty, bringing together students who are engaged in independent research and implementing original projects through academic clubs. The most active students also have an opportunity to gain valuable experience through our vibrant students’ union, which is an important part of academic life at the Faculty.

Graduates are innovative and comprehensively educated professionals, highly valued in the labour market, which is confirmed by all sorts of rankings and statistics – they are also visible participants in public life, experts of national and international standing, and political commentators. Journalists, politicians, managers at the highest level – many of them took their first steps in their respective fields within the walls of the Faculty.

The professors, lecturers, and employees at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies form a unique team, on a nationwide scale, of theorists and practitioners who are actively involved in public life, excellent educators and researchers, recognized experts and authorities in their fields.

Proof of the Faculty’s leading position is not only the large popularity of its educational programmes, but also the results of rankings and classifications, where our programmes and units have for years been rated as number one, and also the results from research which show that employers have deep trust and confidence in the graduates of our Faculty. Our organizational units and their educational programmes also consistently earn top ratings from the Polish Accreditation Committee, as well as the University Accreditation Committee.

See what you will gain by choosing Undergraduate Programme in International Relations!

Choose this programme if

  • you are interested in international politics
  • you want to work in international organizations and institutions or you dream of becoming a diplomat


I like international topics and I want to broaden my knowledge in the field of economic, social, political and legal sciences.


I have knowledge in the field of economics
social, political and legal sciences - thanks to which I can analyze the world economy and
international political relations.

Graduates of International Relations...

The graduates of the Undergraduate Programme in International Relations should have acquired knowledge in economics, social, legal and political sciences which give him/her understanding of how international relations and world economy function. The UPIR graduate should have analytical capacities, to understand local problems in a global perspective, as well as skills in communication, negotiation and persuasion. The graduate should be fluent in foreign language (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference) and be able to use the advanced vocabulary in international relations topic.

Tuition fee

For the academic year 2024/2025

Tuition fee for the first year of the programme – 3600 EUR (The fee can be paid in two instalments – 1800 EUR/semester).

Tuition fee for the second year of the programme – 3600 EUR. (The fee can be paid in two instalments – 1800 EUR/semester).

Tuition fee for the third year of the programme – 3600 EUR. (The fee can be paid in two instalments – 1800 EUR/semester).

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