The curriculum of the Asian Studies: Asia-Europe Relations - Exploring Business Opportunities programme at the Jagiellonian University comprises courses specific for the field of study. Specialised courses are included in the curriculum from the very first semester.
Completing work training is not compulsory but as a result of our cooperation with various institutions, interested students may benefit from what they offer.
Student academic societies
There are two student academic societies at the Institute of the Middle and Far East: Academic Society for the Far East and Academic Society for the Middle East.
Study abroad opportunities
Students enrolled at the Institute of the Middle and Far East can choose from a broad offer of scholarships for studying abroad, including opportunities to visit countries of the Middle and Far East—both as a part of the international cooperation and as a result of cooperation between universities. The Erasmus+ is also popular among our students.
Recommended language competency
Candidates should be comfortable with reading academic papers in English and participating in courses with English as the language of instruction. Studies may be undertaken without any prior knowledge of the oriental language as beginners-level courses are offered.
Graduates possess knowledge about main aspects of international relations from business, political, economic, and cultural points of view. Graduates possess extensive knowledge about such aspects as international environment, actors in international relations and relationships between them, political and economic situation—with special attention paid to historical and cultural context for main Asian and European actors. Particular emphasis is put on countries, societies, and economies of main EU countries, Eastern Asia countries, and member states of the ASEAN community. The curriculum also aims to develop analytical and communication skills of students.
Graduates from the Asia–Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities programme are well-prepared for taking a position of analyst and middle-level officer in international corporations and institutions, as well in domestic institutions invested in Asia–Europe cooperation, or in non-governmental organizations focused on the analysis of the international situation in global and regional aspects. Their knowledge and competencies may be carry especial value for Asian companies operating in Europe and for European companies invested in Asian markets.
Access to further study
Graduates can pursue third-cycle study in the field of social sciences and the humanities.
Over the course of study, students learn about the specificity of social problems of the Far East viewed from various angles: historical, philosophical, religious; and also about the political and economic mechanisms of the region. Upon submission of application, students choose an oriental language which they will learn for the whole duration of the study programme. Based on this choice, students further individualize their curriculum by choosing course modules, and then optional courses.
Learning the oriental language is an important part of the education process.
Students earn 120 ECTS points over the course of the programme: 51 ECTS for optional courses and 69 ECTS for compulsory courses (including 15 ECTS for seminars).
Persons eligible to apply for the programme are the holders of a higher education diploma (at least undergraduate) in the fields of: the humanities, social sciences.
An additional formal requirementis documented command of English language on the level specified by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (does not apply to English native speakers or graduates from study programmes where English was a language of instruction), or obtaining a confirmation from the university unit responsible for the programme stating that candidate’s language command is sufficient for undertaking studies.
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