Double Degree w/ Warsaw University

Program description

Haifa University’s School of Political Sciences, in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, now offers a double-degree International Relations MA whereby students are able to make use of the resources, expertise and comprehensive curriculums of both universities, and receive accreditation from both at the completion of the course of study.

The School of Political Sciences at the University of Haifa, established in 1972, offers students the resources and talent of one of Israel's most prominent academic research centers that is engaged in teaching and scholarship in the fields of diplomacy studies, political thought, international relations, public policy, public administration, local administration, comparative and Israeli politics. The Division of International Relations was established in 2000 as part of the School of Political Sciences and plays an important role in training the future generation of researchers and practitioners in the field of International Relations.

What you will study

Students will spend two semesters of study at each institution and, including a written thesis, will cover a curriculum at Haifa University that has been crafted to elucidate the key role of diplomacy in addressing the broad cluster of issues that affect the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, and which can no longer be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point.

The focus on the role of collaborative diplomatic mechanisms is designed to provide students with new insights, concepts, and analytical tools for fully understanding the enhanced functions of diplomacy in an international setting. The program is thus intended to enable students to identify effective solutions for a broad range of political, cultural and economic issues with which they will be faced in the field.

Admission Requirements

  • A B.A. degree in Political Science or International Relations from an accredited university in Israel or abroad. Prospective students must submit their diploma and transcripts. Students in other disciplines will be considered provided they complete the academic prerequisites.
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% or equivalent.
  • TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test); 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test).
  • Two recommendations from relevant academic faculty members.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé.
  • Copy of valid passport & six passport-sized photos.
  • Personal Essay (500-750 words).
  • Medical forms.

Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in International Relations or Political Science will be required to successfully complete the following introductory courses before the first semester of the program:

  • Introduction to International Relations.
  • Introduction to Political Science/Government.

Under certain circumstances, the committee may be willing to consider applicants who do not meet the minimal admissions requirements.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 15, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2020
Duration
2 years
Full-time
Price
5,900 USD
For international students tuition and fees for the full 2018-2019 academic year is $US 5,900 at the University of Haifa, and €3,200 at Warsaw University.
Deadline
Mar 15, 2020
Early application deadline. The deadline for submission is April 15.
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