International relations and security

Type:
Graduate (Master)
Duration of study:
2 years (4 semesters)
Mode:
full-time
Now also available online
Obtained title:
master
Language:
Polish | English
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Why you should choose this field?

The current affairs on the global stage have unequivocally proven wrong all theories presaging the impending “end of history”. The era of the global dominance of the West, its disproportionate wealth, military power, and of the indolence of its international organizations is slowly coming to an end. The twenty-first century will bear witness to numerous new conflicts, arms race, new geopolitical threats, and a slow yet systematic consolidation of the positions of the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

The new reality has also necessitated a change in the obsolete methods employed in the teaching of Political Sciences. Our graduates are not just theoreticians, specialists characterized by an exceptionally wide range of competences and above-average analytical skills. They are professional analysts who are able to use scientific bases of research to analyse various phenomena and data, interpret them, and – most importantly – report them in a skilful and understandable way.

What you can do after graduating?

Regardless of whether you see yourself, in the future, working for national, regional or local authorities, or rather for the private sector, during your studies you will gain a wide range of practical skills and competences which will allow you to take up a job in your dream profession. Career paths will become available to you, such as political expert, diplomat, public official, data analyst, expert in strategic management, forecasting specialist, risk analyst, risk manager, or journalist.

This is the right programme for you if:

You are tired of attending too many theoretical classes and are looking for a field of study that will allow you to gain a wide range of practical skills
You have an analytical mind and wish to learn techniques which will help you use it

You are interested in current world affairs

Programme and structure of studies

MASTER STUDIES

they last
2 years (4 semesters)
are worth
120 ECTS credits
(European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
end with
a master's degree

The teaching model is focused on major subjects pertaining to the field of Political Sciences and Administration as well as Security Studies, which will allow you to gain practical skills.

First year of studies

Right from the start, the programme is replete with specialized major subjects, the aim of which is to provide students with a wide range of knowledge and practical skills in diverse thematic areas.

Semester I
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Occupational Health and Safety 0 L 8/8
Problems of Economic Growth and Development in Developing Countries 5 L, W 60/32
Problems and Dilemmas of Modern Democracy 5 L, W 60/32
Modern Great Powers 5 L, W 60/32
Society, Religion and Culture in International Relations 2 T 30/16
Public Diplomacy 3 W 30/16
Diplomacy in International Relations 3 T 30/16
Democracy and Technology 2 W 30/16
Foreign language (chosen by the student) 2 LG 30/16
Anthropology / World History (to be chosen by the student) 3 L 30/16
Semester II
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Introduction to International Business 5 L, W 60/32
War and Politics 5 L, W 60/32
International Forecasts and Simulations 4 W 46/24
Environment and Natural Resources Management Policy 4 L, W 46/24
Globalization and Glocalization 3 W 30/16
Europeanization 2 T 30/16
The European Union in International Relations 3 T 30/16
Foreign language (chosen by the student) 2 LG 30/16
Team Communication / Managerial Skills (to be chosen by the student) 2 W 30/16

L – lecture; W – workshop; LG – foreign language course; T – tutorial; LAB – laboratory; WE – work experience

The courses will be opened providing that a required minimum number of students enrol.

Second year of studies

From the second year on, students attain a real influence on what they want to study by personally selecting classes they wish to attend from a list of seven pre-defined elective courses. Starting from the 3rd term, students begin working on their MA theses and attending their thesis seminar. During the second year, students are required to do work experience.

Semester III
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Migration Management / Crisis Management (to be chosen by the student) 5 L, W 60/32
Poland’s Security Policy / Organization and Functioning of Polish Foreign Service / Poles and Polish Diaspora in the World (to be chosen by the student) 3 W 30/16
European Projects / Technologies in International Relations (to be chosen by the student) 3 W 30/16
Geopolitics of Cybersecurity / Security Institutions in International Relations (to be chosen by the student) 3 W 30/16
Decision games – challenges and threats to national security 3 T 30/16
Postmodern Terrorism and Counterterrorism 2 T 30/16
Foreign language (chosen by the student) 2 LG 30/16
Diploma Thesis Seminar 2 T 30/16
Work Experience 7 WE 180/180
Semester IV
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
International Crime and Criminal Responsibility in International Law / Problems of Sustainable Development (to be chosen by the student) 5 L, W 60/32
Global Health Policy Issues / Energy and Climate Policy (to be chosen by the student) 3 T 30/16
Euroscepticism / Public Participation in a Smart City (to be chosen by the student) 3 T 30/16
International Market Management 5 L, W 60/32
Foreign language (chosen by the student) 2 LG 30/16
Diploma Thesis Seminar 5 T 30/16
Work Experience 7 WE 180/180

L – lecture; W – workshop; LG – foreign language course; T – tutorial; LAB – laboratory; WE – work experience

The courses will be opened providing that a required minimum number of students enrol.

Tuition fees

Fixed tuition - flexible payments

By choosing to study at UEHS, you can be sure that the tuition fee will not change throughout the duration of your studies. You can pay the tuition fee once for the entire year of study or spread over a semester payment. This allows you to decide how you want to plan your expenses.

Fees

EU&OTHER COUNTRIES GROUP
Year of study Annually Per semester*
1
2 2 600 EUROS 1 450 EUROS

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

OTHER COUNTRIES
Year of study Annually Per semester*
1 4 100 EUR 2 200 EUR
2 3 600 EUROS 1 950 EUROS

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

EU and other countries group
This group includes citizens of the countries member states of the European Union and the following countries citizens: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latin America, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Other countries
The citizens of all the remaining countries.

Scholarships - easier than you think

scholarship program

While studying at UEHS, you can take advantage of a wide range of financial support from the state budget and European funds, as well as benefit from special discounts with UEHS discount program

You can submit most scholarship applications quickly and easily through your online account.  

Scholarship
The scholarship may be awarded to any student who obtained an average grade not lower than 4.5 in a academic year given.

In the academic year 2020/2021, the University of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw awarded 292 Rector’s Scholarships, ranging from PLN 450 /month to PLN 650 /month, depending on the average or achievements. For outstanding sport, artistic or scientific achievements, the Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships of PLN 450 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the Rector’s Scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Sports scholarships

A sports scholarship may be awarded to a student who excels in sport achievements at least national level. In addition we also encourage our students to take part in additional support programs- eg. the National Academic Representation.

Young sportsmen can count on financial support in the amount of PLN 450 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for sports scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Special scholarships for disabled people

A scholarship for people with disabilities may be awarded to a student who has a disability certificate, a disability degree certificate, a ZUS certifying physician’s certificate, a disability group certificate or a certificate of permanent or long-term incapacity to work on a farm.

In the 2020/2021 academic year, depending on the degree of disability, 79 scholarships for people with disabilities were awarded, ranging from PLN 800 /month to PLN 1000 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for a scholarship for people with disabilities is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Allowances

The allowance is a form of emergency financial assistance. Any student who found himself temporarily in a difficult life situation resulting from random events beyond the student’s control can apply for it.

The allowance may be granted twice in one academic year, and the allowance is not granted twice for the same random event. Difficult life situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are an exception.

In 2020, we granted 64 allowances for a total of PLN 113,200.50. The allowances, depending on the student’s situation, were paid in the amount of PLN 1,000 to PLN 2,500 at a time.
Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the allowance is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

This is what makes us different

2020/2021 academic year
292 Rector’s Scholarships
106 social scholarships
79 scholarships for people with disabilities

PLN 1,890,289.35 was spent in 2019 on scholarships
PLN 2,911,662.50 was spent in 2020 on scholarships

Rector’s Scholarship – highest average: 5.79