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
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:
More information at Faculty of Political Science and International Studies.
Access to further studies:
Knowledge: The graduate knows and understands:
- international relations at an advanced level as part of political and administrative science;
- the relation between studies in international relations and security science;
- the terminology used in international relations, theoretical explanations of processes in that field at an advanced level, along with methods and techniques for studying international relations;
- the threats and challenges that are typical for modern-day international relations and international security;
- the basic norms governing intellectual property protection.
Skills: The graduate is able to:
- apply various techniques, including information and communication techniques, in order to put forward advanced research problems, questions, and hypotheses, searching for innovative solutions;
- communicate and moderate debates on topics covered by the degree programme, including in a foreign language at level B2+ on the scales of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
- create teams devoted to solving complex research problems, plan and organise the workflow of such teams and actively cooperate with others;
- plan their own education, as well as update and improve their knowledge and skills in a premeditated manner, motivating others, too, to pursue lifelong learning.
Social competences: The graduate is ready to:
- prepare scientific and practical social projects related to international relations, using the knowledge gained during studies and being able to update it, as well as effectively collaborating with others and gaining knowledge from experts;
- take an active attitude towards the modern-day world, including towards local communities, by, among other things, initiating action in the public interest and creating complex projects to explain international dependencies to a larger audience;
- think and act in an entrepreneurial way;
- correctly identify and solve dilemmas related to work in public administration, international business, as well as international institutions (intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations) in observance of professional ethics.