International relations
Social sciences
Bachelor Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
3 years, 6 semesters
Tuition fee: 
Degree awarded: 
BA in International Relations
Scholarships available: 
UMCS Best Applicant Scholarship; Rectors' Scholarship for the best students
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 10 September, 2024
Day of semester start: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2024
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 
  1. ​Submission of a complete set of application documents including a certificate proving the applicant's English language skills or a document confirming that the Education was fully conducted in English (issued by the school/University) and/or based on an interview in English. 
  2. The programme is addressed to candidates holding a high school diploma or any other equivalent degree which grants direct access to a Bachelor’s degree programme in the country where the document was issued. Prospective students must register online in the UMCS Recruitment System (IRK) and file all the necessary documents within the deadline or until all the spots available have been filled. List of required documents can be found here: https://rekrutacja.umcs.pl/en/how-to-apply/application-documents-bachelor/

The BA International Relations programme offers a multidimensional study of contemporary global system. It is designed for students interested in various aspects of international and transnational relations including politics, society, security, environment and culture. Curriculum includes courses on a global, regional and national level of international relations. Course work in the BA International Relations programme includes core curriculum as well as elective courses which are chosen by students according to their individual interests and preferences. The programme also includes such important possibilities as professional workshops, foreign languages courses, diploma seminars where students have possibility to acquire analytical and practical competencies and skills important in their future professional work (incl. public speaking, academic writing, professional presentations, debating and discussions).

The BA Program includes 3 specialisations:  

1) Global Economy and Business, 

2) Regional Studies – Central–East Europe, 

3) Regional Studies – Asia and Pacific 

which allow students to specialise in the chosen area and prepare for careers in specific sectors of international relations. Main professional areas students are prepared for include: international organisations both multilateral and bilateral, trans-border structures and cooperation, global and transnational business and economic organisations, public policy bodies active in foreign policy and diplomacy, non-governmental organisations and global civil society networks, global and transnational media. 

For whom?
The programme is designed for both Polish and foreign students who wish to probe the problem of international relations, especially in the context of Central and Eastern European relations. Our development is in line with students’ expectations – we are open to students’ and graduates’ suggestions. Answering students’ needs, we are planning to expand our programme by introducing language courses in Central and Eastern Europe languages. The programme has a unique content. The syllabus combines study of general issues in modern international relations with detailed studies of Central and Eastern Europe that include both historical background and contemporary social, political, economic and cultural issues. This region has witnessed profound socio-economic changes and is rapidly gaining importance in modern international relations.