BA in International Relations
Area of Studies
Degree (in English)
Bachelor of Arts
3 years/6 semesters
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (Faculty of Political Science)
Tuition and Other Fees
Candidates applying to studies on a fee-paying basis: 2200 EUR (1st year), 2000 EUR (2nd and 3rd year)
Polish and EU citizens as well as other candidates following the regulations pertaining to Polish citizens can study free of charge within the set limit of available places. There are 5 places offered without the tuition fee for such candidates. Admission will be granted on a "first come, first served" basis until available places have been filled.
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International Relations is a programme for those who wish to combine a thirst for knowledge with personal development while also creating opportunities for attractive future employment. We offer interdisciplinary study aimed especially at people interested in the world around them and the processes shaping it. International relations are activities, processes, and events of a transborder nature, which means they are not contained within states’ borders. Nowadays, globalization and integration processes require that anyone involved in politics, business, culture, or social life be familiar with international relations. Therefore, the demand for academic knowledge of the subject is increasing, which translates into good prospects for attractive employment. Among the numerous work possibilities available for our graduates are diplomacy, international trade, international projects, and international organizations.
In order to meet the growing demand for specialists in international relations, the Faculty of Political Science at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University has launched a 3-year full-time English-language BA programme in International Relations. Due to the fact that the entire programme is conducted in English, students will be able to master their language skills and enrich their vocabulary with specialist terminology while expanding their knowledge of international relations.
The programme is designed for both Polish and foreign students who wish to probe the problem of international relations, especially in the context of Central and Eastern European relations.Our development is in line with students’ expectations – we are open to students’ and graduates’ suggestions. Answering students’ needs, we are planning to expand our programme by introducing language courses in Central and Eastern Europe languages.The programme has a unique content. The syllabus combines study of general issues in modern international relations with detailed studies of Central and Eastern Europe that include both historical background and contemporary social, political, economic, and cultural issues. This region has witnessed profound socio-economic changes and is rapidly gaining importance in modern international relations.
What is International Relations BA Programme?
Offered study programme - taking into account its specifics as a BA level programme – is on the one hand, the reflection of many years of our experience in international relations research and teaching; on the other hand it represents our aspirations to give the program characteristic for us, unique identity. The identity which consists of 1) the content of education, 2) the organization of the educational process, 3) internationalization of the teaching process; 4) the profiles of our graduates. As far as the content of education is concerned our identity determined by the assumption of multifaceted (political, economic, cultural, military, social, ecological, etc.) and multilevel (levels of global international system, regional systems, nation states) character of international relations; focus on their qualitative changes conditioned by the processes of globalization, emergence of transnational social space and cyberspace connected to the concept of late-Westphalian international order.
How we teach?
The identity of our teaching process organization is determined by combining core courses with courses within the specializations chosen by the student as well as with elective courses and courses allowing students to acquire professional skills. Therefore, we enable individualization of education according to the student's interests. An important element of the identity of the education we offer is its internationalization through students’ mobility and numerous visiting professors and lecturers. The profile of our graduate who combines analytical competences and logical thinking with values such as creativity, innovation, critical thinking with entrepreneurial as well as teamwork and interpersonal skills, is very important to us.
The programme is designed for both Polish and foreign students who wish to probe the problem of international relations, especially in the context of Central and Eastern European relations. Our development is in line with students’ expectations – we are open to students’ and graduates’ suggestions. Answering students’ needs, we are planning to expand our programme by introducing language courses in Central and Eastern Europe languages. The programme has a unique content. The syllabus combines study of general issues in modern international relations with detailed studies of Central and Eastern Europe that include both historical background and contemporary social, political, economic, and cultural issues. This region has witnessed profound socio-economic changes and is rapidly gaining importance in modern international relations.
Why you should choose IR at UMCS?
The following specializations in International Relations Program prepare graduates for their future professional careers at the international labor markets:
- Specialization in Regional Studies (East - Central Europe) prepares graduates for jobs in entities conducting bilateral and multilateral relations in Central and Eastern Europe including regional inter-governmental institutions, transnational organizations and companies.
- Specialization in Global Economy and Business prepares graduates for jobs in transnational economic organizations, international economic cooperation bodies, public administration bodies active in economic policy and foreign policy.
Regional Studies Specialization (Asia and Pacific) prepares graduates for jobs in entities conducting bilateral and multilateral relations in the Asia-Pacific region, including regional inter-governmental institutions, transnational organizations and business.
Candidates register in the Online Registration System (SIR) and submit all necessary documents within the prescribed period or until all available places are filled.
- Submission of a high school diploma or an equivalent document
- submission of a certificate confirming knowledge of English at minimum B2 level or
- submission of a certificate of participation in secondary education conducted in English;
In the case of non-fulfilment of abovementioned requirements (2 or 3) an online interview confirming the level of proficiency and fluency in English shall be conducted.
In order to be eligible for a programme taught in English, candidates must demonstrate that they meet English requirements for a given programme.
1. Submit one of the document listed here: English language requirements
2. Send an email to: email@example.com to register for online English language interview.
Enquiries about course content, structure and syllabus:
Admission enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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