International Relations and Public Diplomacy
Social sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years (4 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
4 000 EUR/year (8 000 EUR/programme)
Degree awarded: 
Magister (equivalent of master’s degree)
Application deadline: 
Friday, 26 July, 2024
Day of semester start: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2024
Credits (ECTS): 
Please contact the Unit
Admission requirements: 

Persons eligible to apply for the programme are holders of a higher education diploma (at least undergraduate) in any field.

Additional formal requirement is documented command of English language at least on the B2 level specified by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, we accept a number of recognized language certificates. English native speakers or graduates from study programmes where English was the language of instruction are exempted from the requirement of the certificate.

Candidates are placed on the ranking list in order established on the basis of final result, expressed on a scale from 0 to 100, calculated as follows:

Assessment of the motivation letter written in English (preliminary thesis project will also be assessed as part of the motivation letter) - maximum of 50 points;
Points awarded for reference letters - maximum of 50 points.


Programme description

International Relations and Public Diplomacy is a new Double Degree Programme conducted jointly by the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Siena.

The International Relations and Public Diplomacy (IR-PUB) is a new international and English-language master's degree program, lasting for 4 semesters, implemented within the framework and with financial support of the Katamaran program of the National Agency for Academic Exchange. In line with the double-degree concept, students will complete a study program for two semesters at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and two semesters at the University of Siena in Italy, which has complementary competences in public and cultural diplomacy.

IR-PUB focuses on acquiring knowledge combining the issues of multi-level analysis of both international relations and state activities in the external sphere and adapting the possessed knowledge and skills, with particular emphasis on the importance of public diplomacy (political, economic, cultural), both at the level of global and regional institutions and state and non-governmental organizations.

The programme of International Relations and Public Diplomacy allows student to gain knowledge, competences and skills in the field of broadly understood: public diplomacy, international affairs, security issues, international economic relations and public international law.


Graduate profile

The IR-PUB graduate will respond to the requirements of the labour market due to the acquired competences: formulating own opinions based on the empirical knowledge gained, analysing phenomena and processes related to the broadly understood international system, critical thinking about the analysed processes, adaptation in teamwork or taking over the role of a leader, functioning in an intercultural environment, negotiation and mediation skills. By the acquired knowledge and competences consistent with the learning outcomes, the graduate is able to undertake professional work in the area of ​​specialist education, offering wide opportunities for further professional development.

The learning outcomes respond to the socio-economic needs of the modern world and are related to the use of knowledge in the field of contemporary political and economic relations, public diplomacy, diversity of cultures and religions in working conditions in international teams, especially in crisis conditions. It is facilitated by negotiation and mediation skills, analytical and leadership knowledge, language skills at the professional and specialist language level used in diplomacy. Learning outcomes by integrating knowledge, skills and competences in the field of international relations and public diplomacy create the basis for graduates to continue and effectively function in the contemporary globalized world.