University of Warsaw / Faculty of Political Science and International Studies / Institute of International Relations

Undergraduate Programme in International Relations

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: academic Duration: 3 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units

Enrollment

from 2018-02-01 to 2018-03-11 23:59:59

Language

English

Description



The programme will be opened if the number of candidates for each type of studies is

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.

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. He/she should be qualified to work in:
• central and local administration as mid-level policy officer or junior expert
• international organizations or local institutions having international collaboration
• enterprises present in international markets.

Interdisciplinary character of studies should as well enable the graduate to work in institutions that are not related to international relations.

More information: http://www.en.ism.uw.edu.pl/undergraduate-programme/

Admission rules

The minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 35

All candidates are obliged to submit certificate confirming knowledge of English language at minimum B2 level (does not apply to holders of European Baccalaureate (EB) with English as a language of instruction and International Baccalaureate (IB) with English as a language of instruction). List of accepted certificates is available at: http://www.rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/files/pdf/English_Certificates_en.pdf

Admission procedure for candidates with polish new maturity exam (since 2005)

Obligatory subject

Polish Language

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1


Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1


Obligatory subject

One foreign language chosen from the list: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Portuguese 

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1


Obligatory subject

one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer science, Geography, Greek and ancient culture, History, History of art, History of music, Latin and ancient culture, modern language* (one of: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Portuguese), Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy/Physics, Social studies


advanced level x 1

weight = 30%

weight = 15%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*Not indicated in column 3.

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish Language on basic or advanced levels
M – result from Mathematics on basic or advanced levels
J – result from Foreign Language on basic or advanced levels
X - result from aditional subject on basic or advanced levels
a, b, c, d – weights.

Admission procedure for candidates with old maturity exam

Obligatory subject

Polish Language

 


Obligatory subject

Mathematics

 


Obligatory subject

One foreign language chosen from the list: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian

 


Obligatory subject

one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer science, Geography, History, History of art, History of music, Latin and ancient culture, modern language* (one of: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian), Philosophy, Physics, Social studies

 

weight = 30%

weight = 15%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*Not indicated in column 3.

Important information for candidates with Polish "old" maturity. >> Check! <<

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish Language on basic or advanced levels
M – result from Mathematics on basic or advanced levels
J – result from Foreign Language on basic or advanced levels
X - result from aditional subject on basic or advanced levels
a, b, c, d – weights.

Grades will be converted to persentages in the following way.

Old matura ("stara matura") after 1991:

grade 6 = 100%
grade 5 = 90%
grade 4 = 75%
grade 3 = 50%
grade 2 = 30%

Old matura ("stara matura") till 1991:

grade 5 = 100%
grade 4 = 85%
grade 3 = 40%

Admission procedure for candidates with European Baccalaureate

Obligatory subject

Polish Language
or
L1 Language*

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1


Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1


Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1


Obligatory subject

one of the following subjects: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Classic Greek, Computer science, Economics, Geography, History, Latin, modern language**, Music, Philosophy, Physics.


advanced level x 1

weight = 30%

weight = 15%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*If the candidate has not passed Polish Language, the languages in the 1st and 3rd column must differ. 
 
**Not indicated in column 1 and 3.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results  and how their are counted in the qualification process >>Check!<< 

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish Language on basic or advanced levels
M – result from Mathematics on basic or advanced levels
J – result from Foreign Language on basic or advanced levels
X - result from aditional subject on basic or advanced levels
a, b, c, d – weights.

The EB results will be converted into Polish matriculation results according to the table below:
9,00 - 10,00 = 100%
8,00 - 8,95 = 90%
7,00 - 7,95 = 75%
6,00 - 6,95 = 60%
5,00 - 5,95 = 45% 4,00 - 4,95 = 30%

Admission procedure for candidates with International Baccalaureate

 

Obligatory subject

Polish Language
or
A1 Language from group 1/A language*

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
high level (HL) x 1


Obligatory subject

Mathematics

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
high level (HL) x 1


Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
high level (HL) x 1


Obligatory subject

one of the following subjects: Anthropology, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Classic Greek, Computer science, Economics, Geography, History, Latin, modern language**, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, subject from the group “art”.


high level (HL) x 1

weight = 30%

weight = 15%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*If the candidate has not passed Polish Language, the languages in the 1st and 3rd column must differ. 
**Not indicated in column 1 and 3.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results  and how their are counted in the qualification process >>Check!<< 

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish Language on basic or advanced levels
M – result from Mathematics on basic or advanced levels
J – result from Foreign Language on basic or advanced levels
X - result from aditional subject on basic or advanced levels
a, b, c, d – weights.

The IB results will be converted into Polish matriculation results according to the table below:

7 = 100%
6 = 90%
5 = 75%
4 = 60%
3 = 45%
2 = 30%

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

Admission procedure for candidates qualified on the basis of high school diploma (maturity diploma) exams results (please check if it applies to you)

Obligatory subject

Polish language

or

Original language of maturity (high school) exam*

 


Obligatory subject

Mathematics

 


Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language

 


Obligatory subject

one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Classic Greek, Computer science, Economics, Geography, History, History of art, Latin, modern language**, Philosophy, Physics, Social studies.

 

weight = 30%

weight = 15%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*Languages in the 1st and 3rd column must differ. 
**Not indicated in column 1 and 3.
 

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish Language on basic or advanced levels
M – result from Mathematics on basic or advanced levels
J – result from Foreign Language on basic or advanced levels
X - result from aditional subject on basic or advanced levels
a, b, c, d – weights.

Admission procedure for candidates qualified on different terms (please check if it applies to you)

Form of examination: qualification interview in English

Examination topics: social studies, history  (Polish maturity exam range of topics at the basic level). Candidate may receive maximally 100 points.

Date of exam: March 15th 2018.

Exceptions from admission procedure

Place of results' announcement

Announcement of results: March 19th 2018.

Tuition fee

The studies are payable - tuition fees

Additional information

Reception of documents: 19-29 March 2018.

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