The Graduate Programme in Political Science is addressed to candidates who hold Bachelor’s degrees (undergraduate studies) from Poland or abroad. This is a full-time graduate Master’s programme. The language of instruction is English.
The courses within the programme are both theoretical and practical (for example, "Political Communication", based on simulations and games). Our students form a multicultural group from different countries and continents. We also teach diplomats from foreign embassies - a fact that proves the programme’s high quality. Our students, apart from regular courses, actively take part in academic life, participating in different political science associations, conferences, debates, and lectures given by distinguished guests from all over the world, who are often invited by our university, as well as in social events.
Classes are held from Monday to Friday from 8:00-20:00, mainly at the University of Warsaw's Main Campus, Krakowskie Przedmieście St.
Graduates will acquire the intellectual qualifications necessary to analyse political problems from an international perspective. Thanks to skill-building activities provided during their classes, they will be well-trained in the art of communication, negotiation and persuasion. Particular emphasis is placed on issues concerning European integration, as well as Poland and Eastern Europe.
Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas
The candidates must obtain a bachelor, master, engineer or equivalent degree in any discipline.
A candidate to the studies should:
- have general knowledge that enables him/her to understand the political phenomena and processes on the global, regional, national and local level as well as to analyse the relationship between the political institutions, societies and individuals;
- know the historical determinants and contemporary mechanisms of working of political systems;
Qualification is based on the result of the predisposition interview conducted in English language. The topic of the interview will be English language scientific publication available at IRK website. Predisposition interview can be organised via Internet communicator allowing for the visual identification of the candidate.
Calculation of candidate's results:
Candidate can obtain maximum 50 points. During the interview the Admission Committee will assess:
- analysis of the text in the context of historical, economic, social and cultural determinants - 0-10 points
- predicting and understanding of reasons of the phenomenon described in the text – 0-10 points
- concluding and formulating hypothesis – 0-10 points
- ability of comparison – 0-10 points
- using politological categories – 0-5 points
- language, style and composition – 0-5 points
Scientific article in English, based on which a predisposition interview is conducted:
- Stanisław Filipowicz, Dogma and Experience. Notes on the Profile of Polish Democracy , Studia Politologiczne, vol. 31/2014, http://www.studiapolitologiczne.pl/images/full_book/Studia-Politologiczne-31.pdf
Admission rules for candidates with foreign diplomas
The admissions criteria are the same as for candidates with Polish diplomas.
Date of qualification interview: 19th of September, 2019
Announcement of results: 24th of September, 2019
Reception of documents:
- I round: 25th of September, 2019, (2 p.m. - 6 p.m.), 26th of September, 2019, (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
- II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 27th of September, 2019, (2 p.m. - 6 p.m.), 30th of September, 2019, (2 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
The studies are payable - tuition fees
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