Political Science, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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Graduate Programme in Political Science (former Master's Degree Studies in Political Science) is addressed to persons with a Bachelor's degree awarded upon completion of a Bachelor's degree program (undergraduate studies) in Poland or elsewhere. They are second-cycle full-time graduate studies (Master). The language of tuition is English.


Master's Degree Studies in Political Science are addressed to persons with a Bachelor's degree awarded upon completion of a Bachelor's degree program (undergraduate studies) in Poland or elsewhere as well as to persons with a Masters degree awarded upon completion of a Master's degree program in Poland or elsewhere. They are second-cycle evening graduate studies. The language of tuition is English.

The program of studies consists of theoretical and practical subjects that enable obtaining the extensive knowledge of political science. It focuses on Poland and Europe (first of all the EU as well as Central and Eastern Europe). The subjects within the program are among others: Polish and General Contemporary History, History of Political Institutions; European Political Systems, Political Institutions of the EU, European Law; Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe, Russian Politics; Historical Politics in Europe; International Relations, Foreign Policy of Poland; Theory of Politics, Methods in Political Research, Political Thought; Sociology and Psychology of Politics, Social Movements; Political Decision-Making, Political Communication, Art of Negotiation.

Selected students can complete a part of the studies abroad thanks to the Erasmus exchange and double diploma program (with the University in Konstanz, Germany).

The graduates will be fully qualified to take up the posts of analysts and specialists in public administration, universities, think-tanks, media, national or international institutions and organizations, and companies operating across Europe and worldwide.

In order to receive a Master's degree, the graduates will be required to write a Masters thesis and pass the examination.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Polish and General Contemporary History
  • Theory of Politics
  • International Relations
  • History of Political Institutions
  • Social Movements
  • Methods in Political Research
  • Political Thought
  • Art of Negotiation
  • European Political Systems
  • Transformation in Central and East Europe
  • Master's degree proseminar
  • Sociology and Psychology of Politics
  • Political Institutions of the EU
  • The Political System of the Republic of Poland
  • European Law
  • Historical Politics in Europe
  • Political Decision-Making
  • Foreign Policy of Poland
  • Russian Politics
  • Political Communication
  • Optional subjects
  • Master's degree seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    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: 600

    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: 100

    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

Candidates must submit the following documents;

  1. High school diploma
  2. One of the two documents certifying:
  • Bachelors degree in any area of studies in Poland or elsewhere,
  • Masters degree in any area of studies, in Poland or elsewhere,
  • For more information, please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 3900 International
  • EUR 3500 EU/EEA


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