The Department of International Relations was Collegium Civitas’ first department to introduce its core courses through the medium of the English language. International Relations is one of the fastest growing fields within the social sciences due to public policy formation at national level being dependent on international factors to a degree higher than ever before. Furthermore, business, political and non-governmental organizations have to take into account the increasingly international context in which they function. The Department concentrates its research and teaching efforts in three areas: Diplomacy, the European Union, and Strategic Studies.
The BA and MA Programs offered by the Department combine the theory of the basic international relations disciplines with a pragmatic focus. A considerable portion of the International Relations Programs is devoted to the development of analytical skills and practical knowledge of conducting debates and negotiations. Students attain a sound knowledge of history and of international relations theories, and this knowledge, in combination with rigorous practical training, allows students to apply International Relations practices in various professional settings, particularly, but not exclusively, in government.
Key social, economic and political problems must now be seen at a trans-national level rather than at the level of an individual state. Accordingly, as a discipline of social sciences IR has become one of the fastest growing and one of the most exciting fields of studies. Our International Relations Program is interdisciplinary while focusing on the role of "New Europe" in the new world order. The program draws on the best practices of North-American schools of international relations.
Profil słuchacza / Wymogi
International students who intend to pursue careers in applied settings where international relations-related policy is formulated and implemented.
Students who wish to gain a general education in social sciences and plan on pursuing careers which require good command of written and spoken English.
Poles living abroad and students of Polish descent considering relocating to Poland and wanting to ease their reintegration into the Polish community
Why study international relations in English?
English has become the international language of IR and is now a sine qua non for making scholarly contributions. Studying International Relations requires a firm grasp of the current literature, most which is available only in English. No IR specialist can succeed without the ability to write in English clearly and engagingly. Many students have realized that trying to master English as an entirely separate endeavor is no longer a viable strategy. Thus, studying IR in English at Collegium is a wise investment in future career successes.
The program emphasizes combining theory of the basic disciplines of international relations with a strong pragmatic focus. Our intention is to offer students a non-traditional curriculum allowing them to understand contemporary international relations. A considerable portion of the IR program is devoted to developing practical debating and negotiation skills. Students acquire a sound knowledge of fundamental IR theories and a rigorous training on applying IR practices in various professional settings, particularly in government and business.
The Department of International Relations was Collegium's first department to introduce its core courses in the English language. The Department concentrates on three areas: Diplomacy, Strategic Studies, and the European Union.
The Department Faculty
While we have recruited faculty from abroad, most of our regular faculty members teach courses in the International Relations in English Program. Lecturers' profiles can be found here.
The Department of International Relations grants Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - 2-YEAR MA PROGRAM
Contemporary Strategic Concepts
Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
Diplomatic and Consular Law
Economic and Monetary Union and Finances and Budget of the EU
European Union Law
Foreign and Security Policy of the United States
European Security and Defence Policy
Institutions and Decision Making in the EU
Media and Public Diplomacy
Regional Politics of the EU
Terrorism and Threats to International Security
Foreign and Security Policy of the Russian Federation
In addition to the above: