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 courses are taught in English by experienced academic teachers. The unique format of the Graduate Programme in International Relations not only introduces students to the details of International Relations, but also makes them responsive to interdisciplinary concerns such as law, business, history and culture in their international dimensions. In the 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 prepares to work in institutions and companies active in a wide-ranging repertoire of international issues. The studies offer an array of options to specialize in: security and strategic studies, modern diplomacy, foreign policy, European integration and international trade policy. The classes are run on weekdays from 8:00 till 20:00.
The professional skills of a graduate of international relations are 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 ethnic 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 states' foreign policy strategies;
- comprehending the essence of decision-taking processes in domestic and international institutions committed to international cooperation; rudimentary knowledge of negotiation techniques;
- acquaintance with comparative analysis methods, techniques of collecting information about international facts and processes;
- knowledge of rules of scientific study of international relations and ability to conduct it by developing habits of description and interpretation of the activity of members of the international community and international phenomena.
More information: https://admission.wnpism.uw.edu.pl/
Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas
The minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 12
Admission to the first year of second-cycle studies is open to persons holding a BA, Master’s or BSc or equivalent diploma in any degree subject.
Qualification is based on an oral examination conducted in English language.
- International Political Relations,
- International Economic Relations,
- International Public Law.
The final result is the sum of points awarded for each part of the exam. Candidate may score a maximum of 30 points (10 points for each subject).
The interview may be conducted using electronic means of communication which allow candidate identity to be confirmed and ensure that candidates work unaided in real time.
Admission rules for candidates with foreign diplomas
The admissions criteria are the same as for candidates with Polish diplomas.
Checking the Candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language
The language competences of candidates who do not have a document confirming their knowledge of English at a minimum of a B2 level, recognized by the University of Warsaw, are checked during the interview. A positive assessment in the qualification procedure confirms the candidate’s ability to study in English.
Date of qualification interview: 19th-21st of May, 2021
Announcement of results: 25th of May, 2021
Reception of documents:
- I round: 26th-27th of May, 2021
- II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 28th, 31st of May, 2021
The studies are payable - tuition fees
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