This joint Master’s degree programme in international relations is carried out within the framework of the VNDREAM network, which consists of Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Pecs (Hungary) and Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia). This joint Master’s programme offers a unique opportunity to study international relations, European politics, economy, society & culture from the perspective of the Visegrad region. Experienced faculty of the leading universities from the Visegrad region 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 seen from the standpoint of the Visegrad region.
The programme lasts 4 semesters. The overall workload corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS. English is the leading language of instruction. Instruction in national languages of the partner universities is provided as well. Upon the completion of all requirements of the programme, students obtain a joint degree equivalent to a title of the Master of Arts in accordance with the national nomenclature of the partner universities. Following the first semester at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, students spend a semester at each partner university: the second semester at Masaryk University, third semester at University of Pecs and final semester at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica
All information is available here: https://visegradstudies.eu/
Graduate Profile Upon the completion of this programme graduates will demonstrate high competence in both history and culture of the Visegrad and the wider Central Europe region as background for better understanding of contemporary international relations as exemplified in the impact of European integration. More specifically they will acquire the knowledge necessary to better understand the complex nature of the interplay between global and regional phenomena affecting the functioning of international organisations, business and civil society.
Graduates will be prepared to work in international organisations, diplomatic service, public administration, mass media and civil society organisations. If interested in pursuing an academic career, graduates will acquire the analytical ability to carry out individual research as prospective doctoral students.
Admission process The programme is designed for all students who hold a university degree equivalent to a bachelor education or higher in humanities, social sciences, economics and law with excellent knowledge of English and outstanding motivation. Candidates will be admitted to the programme upon evaluation of their written applications. Submit the following in order to apply for the Programme:
Online Application - https://visegradstudies.eu/admissions/online-application/
Applicants are required to submit documents in 3 different stages:
- At the start of the application process (https://visegradstudies.eu/admissions/required-application-documents/)
- Upon enrolment in the programme (once accepted in the programme) (https://visegradstudies.eu/admissions/documents-required-upon-enrolment/)
- Upon arrival in Krakow (once in the Centre for European Studies) (https://visegradstudies.eu/admissions/documents-required-upon-arrival-to-ces/)
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