MA in International Relations and Public Diplomacy


Area of Studies

social sciences



Degree (in English)


  • English
Course Duration

2 years

ECTS points

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Faculty of International and Political Studies

Tuition and Other Fees

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Application Deadline(s)

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Course Description

Course Profile

International Relations and Public Diplomacy is a new Double Degree Programme conducted jointly by the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Siena.

The International Relations and Public Diplomacy (IR-PUB) is a new international and English-language master's degree program, lasting for 4 semesters, implemented within the framework and with financial support of the Katamaran program of the National Agency for Academic Exchange (from the Knowledge-Education-Development Operational Program: POWER). In line with the double-degree concept, students will complete a study program for two semesters at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and two semesters at the University of Siena in Italy, which has complementary competences in public and cultural diplomacy.

IR-PUB focuses on acquiring knowledge combining the issues of multi-level analysis of both international relations and state activities in the external sphere and adapting the possessed knowledge and skills, with particular emphasis on the importance of public diplomacy (political, economic, cultural), both at the level of global and regional institutions and state and non-governmental organizations.

Education Requirements

Persons eligible to apply for the programme are holders of a higher education diploma (at least undergraduate) in any field.

Additional formal requirement is documented command of English language at least on the B2 level specified by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. At the same time, we accept a number of recognized language certificates. English native speakers or graduates from study programmes where English was the language of instruction are exempted from the requirement of the certificate. Accepted documents confirming candidate’s level of competency in English language are listed here.

Candidates are placed on the ranking list in order established on the basis of final result, expressed on a scale from 0 to 100, calculated as follows:

Assessment of the motivation letter written in English (preliminary thesis project will also be assessed as part of the motivation letter) - maximum of 50 points;

Points awarded for reference letters - maximum of 50 points.


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