Political science
Social sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years
Tuition fee: 
3000 euro/year
Degree awarded: 
magister (master)
Application deadline: 
Monday, 19 September, 2016
Day of semester start: 
Saturday, 1 October, 2016
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

Candidates will be admitted on the basis of the documents submitted until all places have been filled.

When the number of applications exceeds the limit of students, the additional procedure will start.

Candidates will prepare the essay in English on political science issues which are sent by email. The essay will test the English knowledge, argumentation correctness (the general knowledge of subjects included in the program of studies) as well as scientific skills.

A candidate can obtain 30 points maximum.

The ranking list will be prepared on the basis of points obtained by candidates. The list determines the order of candidates admission to the studies within the limit of students.

More information: www.irk.uw.edu.pl


Master’s Degree Studies in Political Science are addressed to persons with a first cycle degree, e.g. Bachelor's degree awarded upon completion of a licencjat degree program (first cycle studies) in Poland or equivalent elsewhere as well as to persons with a second cycle degree, e.g. Master’s degree awarded upon completion of a magister degree program in Poland or equivalent elsewhere.

A candidate to the Studies should:

  • have a general knowledge that enables him/her to understand the political phenomena and processes on the global, regional, national and local level as well as to analyze the relationship between the political institutions, societies and individuals;
  • know the historical determinants and contemporary mechanisms of working of political systems;
  • have the skill to solve simple professional problems, participate in the team work, manage teams, communicate with the environment as well as to hierarchize, convert and distribute information; 
  • have the English knowledge that enables him/her to study in this language.

A candidate who does not fulfill these knowledge, skills and social competences criteria can be obliged to complete the compensatory courses.  

The program of studies consists of theoretical and practical subjects that enable obtaining the extensive knowledge as well as skills and social competences in political sciences. It focuses on Europe (first of all the European Union as well as Central and Eastern Europe – because of this the Program has a strong profile of both European and regional studies). 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 and 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, very soon also with Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain).

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

In order to receive a magister, i.e. a second cycle degree, the graduates will be required to write a Master’s thesis and pass the examination. The studies are fee-paying. The language of tuition is English. For more information see the official website of the Institute of Political Science: www.inp.uw.edu.pl/mdsie