International Relations is one of the flagship courses at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism of Adam Mickiewicz University. Taught entirely in English gives those already fluent unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of social interactions on the global and regional levels and provide them with direct access to the original sources of scientific discussion in the discipline.
The main objective of this particular course is not only to familiarise students with many different approaches to theorising, describing and exploring the world of international relations, but foremost help them understand the most fundamental mechanisms that underline the nature of these relations like war, peace, conflict and cooperation. To reach these objectives we supply our students with a vast array of handpicked lectures and classes: international law, management, history, economy, philosophy, international conflict resolution, international negotiations, foreign policy and cutting edge theoretical and methodological trends in the discipline.
Our highly skilled staff makes sure that the classes are thought with at most diligence. We highly recommend this course for advanced and upper-intermediate English speakers looking to expand their knowledge of international politics, especially if they are hoping to get into the fields that require a deep understanding of these relations like international business, management, working in international organisations and politics. We already have a track record of effectively preparing our students to enter these professions with confidence
We have the opportunity to go abroad to renowned universities, as well as learn foreign languages such as Chinese or Arabic.
Duration of study: 6 semesters (full-time and part-time).
Studies in English
Tuition fee: the semester tuition fee is: PLN 3 000,00 (the fee can be paid in 4 installments of PLN 750,00 each).
Contact: Natalia Pastucha-Kalla, tel. +48 61 829 65 10,
Are you interested in international politics, world economy, diplomacy, or foreign cultures? If so, then these are the ideal studies for you. Studying International Relations can teach you the mechanisms of the global economy, commercial law and business negotiations. It is an ideal course for anyone thinking about a career in diplomacy or international administration. Take care of your future and choose a course in International Relations!
Thanks to our studies, you will know the functioning of modern states and learn to analyse the political, economic and social issues in the international arena. It will be a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge of different cultures and religious systemu, as well as practice the ins and outs of diplomacy and business negotiations. During the studies, you create unique projects and take part in simulation games.
International Relations is not only a discipline of science, but also practical studies that will allow you to find yourself in a difficult and rapidly changing labour market. The expertise, practical skills, exercises and internships you gain during lectures, tutorials and workshops will enable you to become mobile and competitive.
Completion of these studies will allow you to find employment in the diplomatic and consular missions, agencies of international governmental organisations, foreign affairs departments, logistics companies and transnational corporations. These studies will also prepare future graduates to obtain European funds.
Diplomacy and consular relations
Working in diplomacy is a dream for many people. By choosing this specialisation, you will find out how to develop relationships between people from different cultures and prepare diplomatic correspondence. You will learn the rules of diplomatic and consular law and get to know and practice the rules of diplomatic protocol, the rules of behaviour during official meetings, parties and informal business contacts. You will understand how to operate modern foreign affairs ministries and due to these practical skills, be able to prepare independently an official visit abroad, even in the farthest corners of the world.
The World Economy and International Business
In today’s globalised world, transnational corporations and “big business” play an increasingly important role. By choosing this specialisation, you will understand how to draw up business contracts bearing the required clauses and get to know the rules of international trade law and trade in services. You will learn how to negotiate a contract in international business, as well as gain practical skills which will enable you to effectively expand a product in the foreign market. Thanks to the practical classes, you will find out the functioning of international financial markets and you will create a strategy to enter the foreign market.
Poland’s presence in the structures of the European Union is a great opportunity to use its big potential, including funds which have been sensibly allocated. Take advantage of the opportunity and get the knowledge and skills that will enable you to find employment not only in Poland but also in the European market. During the course, you will learn how to raise funds from the European Union, as well as understand the structure and procedures of the EU. Knowledge of foreign languages combined with new social competences, will make you very attractive to a potential employer.
Geopolitics and Strategic Studies
Despite many often confusing changes in approach to studying International Relations, Geopolitics and Strategic Studies stick to the very fundamentals of the discipline.We believe that although the world around us is constantly changing, the foundation remains unshaken. Staying far from blunt determinism in our approach, we pay special attention to the very pillars of physical, technological and psychological aspects of politics on the international level.We are dedicated to enable our students to dive deep into the world of geopolitics, global economy, international security, war and peace in every part of the world: Europe and the transatlantic area, Middle East and North Africa, Central, Southeast Asia and Pacific, North and South America.With the high levels of competence, critical and independent thinking and advanced skills, graduates of this specialisation can enter any career involving the IR.
Global Economy and International Business
Step by Step - Online Enrollment System: https://amu.edu.pl/en/admissions/full-study-programs-online-enrollment-system
- option available to candidates with Polish citizenship – standard recruitment procedure via Online Application System
- option available to candidates who are eligible to study under the regime applicable to Polish citizens
- option available to candidates who are not eligible to study under the regime applied to Polish citizens
Candidates eligible to apply under this procedure must submit recruitment documents as stipulated in the AMU Senate Resolution on the application procedure – first year full time and extra mural studies and register at System Internetowej Rekrutacji by the deadlines stipulated in the recruitment time table for a given academic year and also pay the admission fee. Results of final examinations taken and passed abroad and expressed in the grading scale used by the foreign educational institution are converted proportionally to the grading scale applied in Poland at the new final examination (matura) and in compliance with the admission criteria of a given faculty.
- Foreign candidates can apply to study any courses offered at bachelor and master degree programmes on condition that they have a command of Polish (the language of instruction). Candidates who do not have the command of Polish can enrol in a year-long intensive Polish language course (http://www.schoolpl.amu.edu.pl/go.php/en.html)
- Studies in English under the regime applicable to Polish citizens are possible on condition that the candidates register at System Internetowej Rekrutacji, where a selection can be made from a list of available options (https://kandydaci.amu.edu.pl/Site/UtworzKonto/Oczekiwanie)
- Studies in a foreign language
- Foreigners wishing to take up a different course in a foreign language must take the option available to candidates who are not eligible to study under the regime applied to Polish citizens
- Full-time study is tuition free. If foreign students take part in other forms of study, which are not tuition free, e.g. extra-mural studies, post-diploma studies, courses taught in foreign languages, they pay fees in the same amount as those paid by citizens of the Republic of Poland
Holders of valid Polish Citizen Cards and citizens of member states of the EU, EFTA-EEC and Switzerland, who have decided to study in Poland, are free to choose the application procedure.
B. Application criteria – option available to candidates who are not eligible to study under the regime applied to Polish citizens you can choose this option if you are:
- a holder of scholarships granted by Poland
Candidates for scholarships granted by Poland are nominated, as stipulated in international agreements, by Polish or foreign diplomatic missions or respective institutions in their countries responsible for international academic exchange. Candidates of Polish origin applying for scholarship granted by Poland report to a consular office in their place of residence.
- a holder of a scholarship granted by the sending party; tuition free studies
- not eligible for scholarship and want to pursue tuition free studies
Option available to foreigners of countries with which Poland signed inter-government agreements or aid programme agreements. Candidates apply through relevant institutions of their countries or Polish diplomatic or consular offices. Foreigners pay the tuition but receive no scholarship from the Polish government. They pay all the costs related to their study in Poland, which amount to more than 300 euro a month.
- if you want to pursue tuition paid studies
The admission decision is made by the end of July by the Deputy President for Student Affairs upon the examination of the submitted documents and when a recruitment fee of 50 euro has been paid by the candidate.
Tuition fees depend on the degree programme followed and range from 2500 to 4000 euro per year. Foreigners of Polish origin commencing studies taught in Polish are granted a 30% discount.
Students taking courses taught in English or other languages pay a fee.
Dział Nauczania UAM
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Room 25, ground floor
Tel.+48 61 829 4366, +48 61 829 4375
Ms. Natalia Kondziela: firstname.lastname@example.org;