International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective, M.A.

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This joint Master’s programme in International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective from the Jagiellonian University offers a unique opportunity to study international relations, European politics, economy, society & culture from the perspective of the Visegrad region.
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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.

Graduate Profile

Upon the completion of this International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective programme from the Jagiellonian University 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 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.

Following the first semester at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, students spend a semester at each partner university in the following order:

  • Masaryk University – second semester
  • University of Pecs – third semester
  • Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica – final semester

During the third and final semesters students attend courses offered on a regular basis, master’s thesis seminars and carry out individual research culminating in the submission of a Master’s thesis and a final examination. The Master thesis is to be written during the last semester of the programme.

Successful completion of an academic year is preconditioned by student record of minimum 60 ECTS. Each partner university offers a number of courses corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS per semester.

Programme Structure

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 degreeequivalent to a title of the Master of Arts in accordance with national nomenclature of the partner universities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
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    • English
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    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 510

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Criteria

Applications will be assessed upon the following weight of elements calculated in a scale from 0 to 100 points.

  • Academic Value of the Application – the maximum amount of points assigned is 40, including:
    • Grades in transcript – 20 points;
    • Relevance of degree and courses taken – 5 points;
    • Academic experience and achievements (conferences, awards, certificates, distinctions, etc.) – 15 points;
  • Documented International and Non-Academic Experience – the maximum amount of points assigned is 20, including:
    • Work or internship experience related to field of study – 10 points;
    • Social activities in institutions related to field of study – 10 points;
  • Motivation and Intention – the maximum amount of points assigned is 30, including:
    • Relevance and originality of research topic and academic goals presented in the application – 15 points;
    • Candidate’s motivation to pursue this study programme at partner universities (Jagiellonian University, Masaryk University in Brno, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, University of Pecs) – 15 points;
  • Reference Letters – the maximum amount of points is 10, including:
    • Endorsement of candidate’s academic competences – 5 points;
    • Endorsement of candidate’s social and cultural competences – 5 points.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 5750 International
  • EUR 4000 EU/EEA


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