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Upon the completion of this programme 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
Location:
Krakow, Poland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Graduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
This joint Masters degree programme in international relations is carried out within the framework of the VNDREAM network, which consists of: Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Pecs (Hungary) and Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia).This joint Masters programme offers a unique opportunity to study international relations, European politics, economy, society & culture from the perspective of the Visegrad region. 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.

Upon the completion of this programme 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.

Setting Description:
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 degree equivalent to a title of the Master of Arts in accordance with national nomenclature of the partner universities. 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 progr
Cost:
EU students: 4,000 EUR per academic year. Non-EU students: 5,750 EUR per academic year. For accepted non-EU candidates who are eligible to receive financial support from the International Visegrad Fund, the Consortium may decide the tuition fee to be equivalent to the programme’s scholarship mechanism.

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