BA Diploma Exam


(Valid from 01.09.2022)

International Relations BA Program

(English Language Sub-Program)

General topics:

  1. Assess the influence of geography on international environment.
  2. Describe main conditions of Cold War security system.
  3. Why is it so difficult to define international relations?
  4. The notion of “anarchy” in international relations.
  5. The debate between realism and liberalism in international relations theory.
  6. Sources of international law.
  7. What is the role of international organizations in international relations?
  8. The United Nations – successes and failures.
  9. Tree-elements definition of state (population, territory, authority).
  10. Diplomatic means of solving the international disputes.
  11. Positive and negative contributions of foreign direct investment to the host state's economy.
  12. The essence of transnational processes.
  13. Transnational governance – concept and examples.
  14. The changes in the EU's institutional framework based on the Lisbon Treaty.
  15. What are the actors of international relations?
  16. Main determinants of international security in the 21st century.
  17. The concept and specificity of the state’s military power.
  18. Military instruments of state’s foreign policy.
  19. The specificity of the implementation of international decisions.
  20. Foreign Policy Analysis in the science of International Relations.

Specialization - Global Economy

  1. Explain and give examples of main forms of economic integration
  2. Identify and describe main regional economic integration organizations in one international region
  3. Describe key global international economic organizations after the World War II
  4. Name different types of financial markets and define two of them.
  5. 2. Give four stages of evolution in the international monetary system and
  6. Identify main functions of the International Monetary Fund
  7. Identify and discuss the major threats to economic security in the 21st century.
  8. Identify and discuss the motives for the international expansion of the multinational enterprises.
  9. Discuss the role of multinational enterprises in globalization processes.
  10. What is the essence of sustainable development concept?

Specialization - Regional Studies Asia and Pacific

  1. Why did the Qing empire collapse?
  2. Characterize post-Cold War regional order in the Asia-Pacific Region.
  3. The East Asian model of development.
  4. Regional security institutions.
  5. Regional powers and their strategies.
  6. How does Confucianism influence the societies in East Asia states?
  7. Describe briefly the political system of the People's Republic of China.
  8. Identify main developments and challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region in the 21st century.
  9. Significance and role of the Asia and Pacific region in international political relations.
  10. Characteristics of regional security threats.

Specialization Regional Studies - Central-East Europe

  1. Determinants, course and consequences of the collapse of the communist system in East-Central Europe.
  2. Determinants and circumstances of the emergence of nation-states in East-Central Europe after 1918.
  3. Explain geographic determinants defining the sub-region of Central-East Europe.
  4. Characterize post-Cold War regional order in Central-East Europe.
  5. Identify main developments and challenges in Central-East Europe in the 21st century.
  6. Processes of modernization in Central and Eastern European societies.
  7. What are the basic obstacles to regional cooperation?
  8. Is a Central-European institutional integration possible?
  9. What are the main security challenges and threats in the region?
  10. Specificity of political systems in East-Central Europe.