Graduate Programme in International Relations

MA International Relations ProgrammeWe offer an exceptional opportunity to join studies delivered entirely in English in one of the best universities in Central Europe and obtain the master level degree in International Relations. The Graduate Programme in International Relations is designed for students who are open for opportunities created by globalizing world.

The programme is addressed to students who have obtained Bachelor, Master of Arts or equivalent degree in international relations or related areas, and prepare to work in institutions and companies dealing with wide-ranging repertoire of international issues. The studies offer an array of options to specialize in: security and strategic studies, modern diplomacy, European integration and international trade policy. Our graduates can continue their studies at the doctoral level or start their professional career in a variety of areas either in the public or private sector.
The purpose of teaching international relations is to develop the following interdisciplinary skills: ability to describe the contemporary world, to explain phenomena and processes, to interpret rules and latest developments in international relations as well as mechanisms governing national foreign policies, to evaluate and forecast actions and behaviour of international life participants, and to participate practically in the international environment.

What do we offer

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 units are taught in English by experienced American and European academic teachers. The unique format of the Graduate Programme in International Relations not only introduces students to the workings of International Relations, but also makes them aware of interdisciplinary issues such as law, business, history and culture.

The professional skills of our graduates can be defined as follows:

  • 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 ethnical 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 activity in the foreign policy of various countries;
  • comprehending the essence of the decision-taking process in domestic and international institutions committed to international cooperation; rudimentary knowledge of negotiation techniques;
  • acquaintance with comparative analysis methods, manners of collecting information on international facts and processes as well as basic command of the principles behind the scientific study into international relations; skill at developing habits of description and interpretation of the activity of members participating in international relations and international phenomena as well as ability to forecast their actions.

The curriculum of Programme designed to provide a solid knowledge on international relations offers courses covering the whole area of the studied discipline. Among compulsory courses that are the core of the Programme students will find such as:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Cultural and Economic Aspects of International Management
  • Developing Countries in International Relations
  • Development Economics
  • EU Economic Law
  • European Institutions
  • Foreign, Security and Defence Policy of EU
  • Globalism and Regionalism
  • Human Security and Gender
  • India and China Foreign Policy
  • International Economic Relations
  • International Finance
  • International Political Economy
  • International Security
  • International Social Policy
  • International system of Human Rights protection
  • International Trade system – WTO
  • Multiculturalism in International Relations
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Poland’s Foreign Policy
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Transnational actors and movements
  • US Foreign Policy

During the second year students are required to attend MA seminar – the course with a tutor supervising MA thesis preparation that focuses on individual needs and expectations.

Why our degree programme in IR is the best choice for you?

  • The highest quality of education for the most demanding: UPIR brings to you not only experience and authority, but also the assistance of one of the finest academic centers in Europe. All courses offered are taught in English by highly respected staff from the University of Warsaw as well as a number of visiting scholars representing elite foreign institutions of higher education.
  • Interdisciplinary and innovative: UPIR’s curriculum is truly one of a kind, comprising elements of law, business, history, culture and more! Moreover students of UPIR have opportunity to learn Polish and othe foreign languages at University of Warsaw.
  • Individually tailored: our students can take active part in the formation of their own curricula. Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw enables the students to choose from a great variety of units, offered both by the Institute and other University faculties.
  • International: students of UPIR have the opportunity to participate in student exchange programmes like Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus as well as bilateral programmes organized in cooperation with leading universities from the United States, India, China, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Nepal and more.
  • Invaluable: after completing our three-year program, with a bachelor level degree in hand and a broad network of contacts established during their time at Institute of International Relations, our graduates can either continue their studies at our doctoral level programme or seek employment in a variety of areas in both the public and the private sector.

Head of the Graduate Programme in International Relations (GPIR):

Joanna Starzyk SulejewskaDr hab. Joanna Starzyk-Sulejewska

Office hours during the summer semester 2017/2018:

Tuesday:  3 P.M. – 5 P.M.
Friday: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Collegium Politicum
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 Street
room 125

Admission

ADMISSION FOR THE 2019/2020 EDITION OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WILL START ON 1 APRIL  2019. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OUR OFFER, PLEASE CONTACT OUR TEAM AT international.office.ism@uw.edu.pl OR VISIT US IN OUR OFFICE. WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR CALL!

Admissions

ENROLLMENTS STEPS
  1. Register at https://www.irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/en-gb/
    Registration will be open from the 1st of April, 2019.
  2. Complete your personal data and attach the required documents.
  3. Select the chosen programme of study – Graduate Programme in International Relations.
  4. Pay the application fee.
  5. Take part in the admission process.
  6. If you have been admitted, submit the required documents.
  7. You will receive the decision on admission to the programme.

TUITION FEE
The studies are payable

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Admission rules for candidates with Polish and foreign diplomas

The programme is open to all international and Polish applicants. The candidates must obtain a bachelor, master, engineer or equivalent degree in any discipline.

Proficiency in English language is verified by the Admission Committee during the interview.

Form of examination:

  • qualification interview in English language

Examination issues: 

  • fluency in English,
  • international political relations,
  • international economic relations,
  • public international law.

The final result is the sum of points awarded for each part of the exam. Candidate may receive up to 24 points (6 for each subject).

In the case of a larger number of candidates with the same number of points at the last place of the list of persons qualified for admission (and the Institute of International Relations will not be able to accept them because of the limit places), the enrollment of those candidates will be based on ranking of grades in their higher education diplomas.

TOPICS FOR INTERVIEW
  1. International Political Relations:
    a. United Nations System
    b. International Integration Processes.
    c. Globalization & Regionalization
  2. International Economic Relations:
    a. International Financial Institutions
    b. International Trade
    c. Economic Growth
  3. Public International Law
    a. Sources and History of Public International Law
    b. State and Sovereignty
    c. Human Rights
APPLICATION FEE

Information will be available from April 2019 at the website: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/en/application-and-tuition-fees/

DEADLINES

Registration deadlines:

1st round: 1st April 2019 – 10th May 2019

2nd round (in case of not filling the number of places available in round I): 5th June 2019 – 14th July 2019

3rd round (in case of not filling the number of places available in round II): 12th August 2019 – 11th September 2019

LIST OF THE DOCUMENTS
CONTACT

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Fees

GPIR Fees

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020 of the Graduate Programme in International Relations

Tuition fee for the first year of the programme - 3000 EUR
(The fee can be paid in two instalments –1500 EUR/semester).

Tuition fee for the second year of the programme- 3000 EUR.
(The fee can be paid in two instalments –1500 EUR/semester).

Tuition fee for the third year of the programme- 3000 EUR.
(The fee can be paid in two instalments –1500 EUR/semester).

FEES FOR THE 2015-2019 EDITION OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN IR

EU STUDENTS & NON-EU STUDENTS

Tuition fee for the first year of the programme 3000 EUR
+ a one-off fee of 200 EUR (non-Polish citizens only).
Tuition fee for the second year of the programme 3000 EUR.
Tuition fee for the entire programme 6000 EUR
+ a one-off fee of 200 EUR (non-Polish citizens only).

FEES FOR THE 2014-2016 EDITION OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN IR

EU STUDENTS & NON-EU STUDENTS

Tuition fee for the first year of the programme 3000 EUR
+ a one-off fee of 200 EUR (non-Polish citizens only).
Tuition fee for the second year of the programme 3000 EUR.
Tuition fee for the entire programme 6000 EUR
+ a one-off fee of 200 EUR (non-Polish citizens only).

FEES FOR THE 2013-2015 EDITION OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN IR

EU STUDENTS & NON-EU STUDENTS

Tuition fee for the first year of the programme 3000 EUR
+ a one-off fee of 200 EUR (non-Polish citizens only).
Tuition fee for the second year of the programme 3000 EUR.
Tuition fee for the entire programme 6000 EUR
+ a one-off fee of 200 EUR (non-Polish citizens only).

FEES FOR THE 2012-2014 EDITION OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN IR

EU STUDENTS & NON-EU STUDENTS

Tuition fee for the first year of the program: 2700 euro
+ a one-off fee of 200 EUR (non-Polish citizens only).
Tuition fee for the second year of the program: 2700 euro
Tuition fee for the entire program: 5400 euro
+ a one-off fee of 200 EUR (non-Polish citizens only).

Tuition fees are presented in EUR but has to be paid in PLN.

TUITION FEES cover the costs of participation in the programme. Students need to budget for books and other costs including costs of living (accommodation, etc.)
Students are requested to transmit the payment of the tuition fee ONLY after they have been accepted to the Programme upon the issuance of Letter of Acceptance and receiving their individual bank account number generated by USOSweb system.

For foreign students (from non-EU countries), especially who need visa, the initial payment of the tuition fee should cover one academic year in advance as it might be the visa application requirement. The payment should be transferred in the form of ANNUAL TUITION FEE plus 200 euro of the one-off fee, transmitted at their individual bank account number generated by USOSweb system.

During the ENROLMENT PROCESS candidates are requested to transmit APPLICATION FEES (registration fee and students' ID issuing fee) within the general rules of enrolment for University of Warsaw (details are available at IRK system).

CONTACT:

Office: Bartłomiej Zgliński
email: graduate@ism.uw.edu.pl & international.office.ism@uw.edu.pl / ma.dabrowski2@uw.edu.pl
Office hours: weekdays, 4.00-6.00 pm, Żurawia 4, room 404

VISA & ACCOMMODATION

Non-EU citizens must have a visa in order to enter Poland. The visa is valid for all 27 European Union Member States. The Office of the Institute of International Relations provides all necessary assistance for the candidate during the visa application process. In case you had any questions regarding the application, please contact the Office of the programme of your choice.

The University of Warsaw provides a number of places in Student Residence Halls for both International and Polish Students. In case you were interested in staying in one of the University Halls during your studies in the Institute of International Relations, please contact the Office of the programme of your choice or directly Office for Student Affairs of the University of Warsaw (bsstud@adm.uw.edu.pl, http://www.bss.uw.edu.pl/nowa/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=122&Itemid=92) or the University International Relations Office (http://www.bwz.uw.edu.pl/en/).