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(in Polish) Undergraduate Programme in International Relations (S1-SM-ANG)

(in Polish: Undergraduate Programme in International Relations)
first cycle programme
full-time, 3-year studies
Language: English


The 3-year first-cycle degree full-time programme consists of six semesters (terms) and over 20 courses, together with a diploma seminar aimed at thesis preparation and individual focus. All courses are taught in English by experienced academic teachers. The unique format of the Undergraduate Programme in International Relations not only introduces students to the details of International Relations, but also renders them responsive to interdisciplinary concerns such as law, business, history and culture in their international dimensions.

The classes are run on weekdays from 8:00 till 20:00.

The graduates of the Undergraduate Programme in International Relations should have acquired knowledge and understanding of how international relations and the world economy function. The Programme graduate will possess analytical skills, necessary 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 other than English and their mother tongue (B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference) and be able to apply the advanced vocabulary of international relations in that language. He/she should be qualified to work in:

  • central and local administration as mid-level policy officer or junior expert
  • international governmental and non-governmental organizations;
  • local institutions (both governmental and nongovernmental) which collaborate internationally;
  • multinational corporations;
  • national and local business companies active in international markets.

Interdisciplinary character of the study programme would also enable the graduate to work in institutions that are not related to international relations.

More information at Faculty of Political Science and International Studies.

ECTS Coordinators:

Qualification awarded:

First cycle degree - licencjat - in international relations

Access to further studies:

second cycle programme

Learning outcomes

Knowledge: the graduate knows and understands
– the terminology and the language of international relations; the key phenomena and challenges in the field of international relations;
– the ontological and epistemological assumptions of the science of international relations; the methods and techniques of international relations research;
– the role and significance of actors in international relations;
– the international security challenges and their impact on states' security policies;
– the developmental issues of the contemporary world, global issues and their impact on the dynamics and nature of international cooperation (especially in the framework of its institutionalisation);
– the characteristics of different regions of the world as well as their position and significance in international relations;
– the principles of professional activity in the fields related to international relations, including their ethics; basic notions and principles of industrial property protection and copyright law;
– the principles of entrepreneurial activity leading to innovative solutions to international relations issues.

Skills: the graduate is able
– to apply the recognised methods and techniques, including information and communication techniques, to interpret international relations phenomena and to assess them;
– to conduct a debate on issues in the field of international relations, applying the knowledge acquired in the course of study;
– to speak a foreign language at a CEFR B1 level, both in speech and writing;
– to work in a team for the purpose of finding answers to research questions in the field of international relations;
– plan their educational, scientific and professional development.

Social skills: the graduate is prepared
– to adopt a critical approach to their knowledge and skills and to recognise the significance of expert opinions in the field of international relations issues;
– to organise simple tasks related to social projects in an entrepreneurial manner in order to spread knowledge about the contemporary world and the place of nation states in the globalised international reality;
– to pursue a profession in public administration, international institutions (including governmental and non-governmental organisations) or international business responsibly and in accordance with the ethical requirements of such activities.

Admission procedures:

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