The 2-year second-cycle degree full-time programme consists of four semesters (terms) and offers 20 courses including master 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 Graduate Programme in International Relations not only introduces students to the workings of International Relations, but also makes them responsive to interdisciplinary concerns such as law, business, history and culture. In their fourth semester students choose between two study tracks: economic or social.
The programme is addressed to students who have obtained Bachelor, Master of Arts or equivalent degree in international relations or related areas, and prepare to work in institutions and companies dealing with wide-ranging repertoire of international issues. The studies offer an array of options to specialize in: security and strategic studies, modern diplomacy, European integration and international trade policy. The classes are run on a weekly basis.
The purpose of teaching international relations is to develop the following interdisciplinary skills: ability to describe the contemporary world, to explain phenomena and processes, to interpret rules and latest developments in international relations as well as mechanisms governing national foreign policies, to evaluate and forecast actions and behaviour of international life participants, and to participate practically in the international environment.
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.
More information: https://www.ism.uw.edu.pl/en/
Admission rules for candidates with Polish and foreign diplomas
The programme is open to all international and Polish applicants. The candidates must obtain a bachelor, master, engineer or equivalent degree in any discipline.
Proficiency in English language is verified by the Admission Committee during the interview.
Form of examination:
- qualification interview in English language
- fluency in English,
- international political relations,
- international economic relations,
- public international law.
The final result is the sum of points awarded for each part of the exam. Candidate may receive up to 24 points (6 for each subject).
In the case of a larger number of candidates with the same number of points at the last place of the list of persons qualified for admission (and the Institute of International Relations will not be able to accept them because of the limit places), the enrollment of those candidates will be based on ranking of grades in their higher education diplomas.
The minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 9
Date of qualification interview: 16th-17th 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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