Joint Master Programme in International Relations: Europe from the Visegrad Perspective (joint degree)
This joint Master’s degree program offers the unique opportunity to study international relations at the leading universities of the four countries that together form the so-called Visegrad group: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. As a student, you will spend one semester at each partner university (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, University of Pécs, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica) where you will not only learn about, but also directly experience, the specific political and cultural environment of each country.
You will have an opportunity to discover culture, history and language of all four countries. For your thesis work, you can focus on truly interdisciplinary and international topics and get advice from experts at the four universities. The possibility to study in four countries of the Visegrad group enhances your perspectives for future professional career.
As a graduate holding the program’s joint diploma, you will be a highly qualified specialist ready to pursue employment in areas dealing with the Central European region and in international relations at large, in areas from state administration, NGO sector, via enterprise and political management to academia.
Experienced faculties from the four partner universities, as well as visiting professors and guest lecturers from renowned international academic and diplomatic institutions, provide insightful and inspiring instruction about major developments in contemporary international law, economics, politics, and culture in light of the European integration processes as seen from the standpoint of the Visegrad Four.
For this program, the tuition fees are collected by the home university - Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and the fees are set as specified here.
Recommended study plan
|1.||International Relations since 1945
Current Developments in International Public Law
International Financial Markets
Theory of International Relations
Culture and Society in Contemporary Europe. Dilemmas of Identity and Pluralism
Some Central European Ideas that Have Mattered
Intellectual property. Legal standards and protection
Safety in workplace (BHP)
+ Optional Courses
|3.||Political Culture in CEECs – with a special focus on Hungary
V4 in transition - focusing on the question of Hungarian democracy
International Political Economy – the V4 States and the Economic Transformation
Ecopolicy and sustainable development
|4.||Political system of Visegrad countries
Geopolitics of V4 Countries
Economic integration of Europe
Europe and internal/external borders
Applications & Admissions
You apply via Jagiellonian University in Krakow (follow the program website below) and submit the following materials: short CV (resume), academic records (Bachelor diploma and full transcripts), statement of purpose (motivation), proof of English language and one recommendation. The admission committee reviews the materials and evaluates them up to the maximum of 100 points.
Application deadlines: several per year
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