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International Relations, full-time studies, second cycle (S2-SM-ANG)

(in Polish: Graduate Programme in International Relations)
second cycle programme
full-time, 2-year studies
Language: English


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://wnpism.uw.edu.pl/

ECTS Coordinators:

Qualification awarded:

Second cycle degree - magister - in international relations

Access to further studies:

doctoral school, non-degree postgraduate education

Learning outcomes

Knowledge: the graduate knows and understands

-Has in-depth and expanded knowledge of the place of international relations science in the system of social sciences and humanities and its subject and methodological links with other scientific disciplines, to the extent that allows them to freely use the interdisciplinary perspective.
-Knows the terminology and methods of studying international relations and related disciplines at an advanced level, has in-depth knowledge of their subject and methodological specificity.
-Has knowledge of the theory and practice of international relations has knowledge of the processes of operation and changes in structures and institutions of a political, military, economic and social nature in the international dimension.
-Has knowledge of international economic transactions, systems of international human rights protection and international environmental protection.
-Has knowledge about the history and contemporary situation in selected regions and subregions of the world, including in particular international regional groupings.
-Has knowledge of the foreign economic or security policy of selected countries and the activities of related international institutions.
-Has knowledge about international social policy.
-Knows and understands the methods of analysis and interpretation of documents published by enterprises, states and international organizations.

Skills: the graduate can

-Is able to use theoretical and factual knowledge in the field of international relations science and related disciplines for an in-depth analysis of the genesis, course and consequences of specific political, economic, cultural, military and legal processes and phenomena.
-Has the ability to integrate knowledge in the field of international relations science and related disciplines and use it in the procedure of resolving specific problems and performing tasks that arise in professional work.
-Efficiently uses normative systems in the field of international regulation of human rights protection, economic law of the European Union and international transactions, as well as financial and currency transactions.
-Can, with the use of various sources and techniques, acquire, select and critically analyze the information needed to solve research problems.
-Has developed skills in formulating and solving research problems in the field of international relations science and related disciplines, selects methods accurately and constructs adequate research tools, interprets, develops and presents research results in an accessible manner, proposes original solutions to the problem presented thereto and indicates potential directions of further research.
-Can express themselves in a precise, clear and coherent way both orally and in writing, and is able to justify their own views.
-Is prepared to continue education in third-cycle studies.

Social competences: the graduate is ready to

-Is aware of their own level of knowledge, can critically evaluate their research activities.
-Is able to responsibly prepare, develop and conduct various types of research and social projects.
-Has a deepened awareness of cultural diversity and pluralism of views on the basic aspects of human life in the world, is able to appreciate their value and respect them; has the basic ability to conduct a dialogue with representatives of other cultures and civilizations.
-Is prepared to work in institutions and enterprises related to international trade, in international organizations and institutions, state administration units related to foreign and economic policy, scientific research and expert centers dealing with international relations, diplomacy and in the mass media (press, radio, television).

Admission procedures:

Visit the following page for details on admission procedures: https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/