The curriculum of the MA program in International Relations was framed in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to fulfill practical needs.
The syllabus, having been created to provide practical knowledge and to prepare students for careers in diplomacy, is in alignment with the requirements of foreign affairs administration.
Topics related to the foreign economy and economic diplomacy are dominant segments of the study program. Upon completion of the program, in addition to achieving competitive skills and knowledge, graduates will be able to build careers not only in the field of public administration but also in the private sector, the academic sphere, and in the field of international relations.
Duration: 4-semester-long full-degree program providing a Master of Arts degree (120 ECTS)
The following specializations are available:
International Economic Relations
Regional and Civilizational Studies
To get admission to a master-level degree program, applicants have to present a bachelor's degree (or equivalent), that includes the completion of at least 180 ECTS credits. Final year students are also encouraged to apply, presenting the diplomas after graduation is allowed in the application process.
In general, students must have an educational background that is related to the program they are applying for. In this regard, each program has different requirements.
An assessment of your previous academic qualifications in relation to the general entrance requirements will be made by the University.
Please note that you must provide adequate supporting documentation in the form of diplomas or official transcripts specifying all courses completed. Upon successful application, the original documents have to be presented as well. All documentation has to be in English or provided with an official English translation.
In order to be eligible for admission to a Master's Program at Ludovika - UPS, at least 30 ECTS credits should be acknowledged for your previous studies in the following fields of knowledge:
-State and Jurisprudence,
-Sociology and Social Science,
The Credit Application form is available HERE.
Please note that some courses/programs have their own requirements regarding English proficiency. It is very important that you check the dedicated pages of each program to find out the requirements you have to meet.
Language requirements for master and doctoral-level degree programs
Although the programs have different language requirements, an advanced level of English language knowledge is necessary to get admission to the programs, as the language of instruction is English.
Advanced level means level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Language knowledge of students is tested through a personal or a Skype interview.
Proof of language knowledge might be requested in the admission criteria of the programs. Some programs require a complex (written and oral) language exam at a B2 level in order to get admission. In case the student provides a language exam in a language other than English, he/she will still be obliged to prove their English language skills.