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
We offer an exceptional 2-year second cycle degree (MA) full-time programme delivered entirely in English. We are looking for candidates who are open-minded, creative, ready to study in a multicultural environment and dedicated to challenges of International Relations and global politics. We also expect from candidates to have sound knowledge about the basics of International Relations and strong academic focus. All courses are taught by experienced academics from Poland with elective courses run by academic teachers from other European, as well as non-European universities.
The Programme offers a curriculum centred the goal of achieving methodological, theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and competences. It consists of 4 semesters (terms). The first semester is devoted to most general issues of International Relations. In their fourth semester students are welcome to decide about their own curricula by choosing one of the two study tracks: social track or economic track. The Programme holds 3 semesters of diploma thesis seminar which allows for individual research focus and further development of research competences under the supervision of an experienced supervisor. The central location of the University of Warsaw makes the Programme special also in the sense of access to academic and extra-curricular activities for students. In the course of studies, students will have the opportunity to participate in many open lectures held by well- known professors from around the world What is more, students are welcome to apply for a semester abroad in the framework of Erasmus + Programme and bilateral agreements with universities all over the world (examples include, Mexico, USA, Brasil, India). We also offer a double degree programme with the University of Haifa, Israel.
The process of diploma thesis preparation leads students to obtaining a master degree (magister) recognised in the EU and internationally. Graduates of the Programme can either choose to pursue an academic career at the PhD level or a professional career especially in international organisations, international business, public administration (especially foreign service and ministries) or non-governmental sector.
About the Faculty
The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies is the oldest and largest political science center in Poland. For many years, the fields of study run by WNPiSM have been awarded the title of the best in Poland (e.g. in the Perspektywy ranking).
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Faculty website: www.wnpism.uw.edu.pl/en
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.