International Relations (BA)

Name of the programme

International Relations

Faculty Faculty of Political Science Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
pl. Litewski 3
20-080 Lublin
tel. +48 81 537 60 20
Degree awarded Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Mode of study Full time
Duration of the programme 3 years/6 semesters
Language of instruction English
ECTS points 180
Programme description

International Relations is a programme for those who wish to combine a thirst for knowledge with personal development while also creating opportunities for attractive future employment. We offer interdisciplinary study aimed especially at people interested in the world around them and the processes shaping it. International relations are activities, processes, and events of a transborder nature, which means they are not contained within states’ borders. Nowadays, globalization and integration processes require that anyone involved in pol­itics, business, culture, or social life be familiar with international relations. Therefore, the demand for academic knowledge of the subject is increasing, which translates into good prospects for attractive employment. Among the numerous work possibilities available for our graduates are diplomacy, international trade, international projects, and international organizations.In order to meet the growing demand for specialists in international relations, the Faculty of Political Science at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University has launched a 3-year full-time English-language BA programme in International Re­lations. Due to the fact that the entire programme is conducted in English, stu­dents will be able to master their language skills and enrich their vocabulary with specialist terminology while expanding their knowledge of international rela­tions. 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.

The following specializations in International Relations Program prepare graduates for their future professional careers at the international labor markets:

  1. Specialization in Regional Studies (East - Central Europe) prepares graduates for jobs in entities conducting bilateral and multilateral relations in Central and Eastern Europe including regional inter-governmental institutions, transnational organizations and companies.
  2. Specialization in Global Economy and Business prepares graduates for jobs in transnational economic organizations, international economic cooperation bodies, public administration bodies active in economic policy and foreign policy.
  3. Regional Studies Specialization  (Asia and Pacific) prepares graduates for jobs in entities conducting bilateral and multilateral relations in the Asia-Pacific region, including regional inter-governmental institutions, transnational organizations and business.
Tuition fee

Candidates applying to studies on a fee-paying basis: 2200 EUR (1st year), 2000 EUR (2nd and 3rd year)

Polish and EU citizens as well as other candidates following the regulations pertaining to Polish citizens can study free of charge within the set limit of available places. There are 5 places offered without the tuition fee for such candidates. Admission will  be granted on a "first come, first served" basis until available places have been filled.

Application period 1st April - September 2019
Deadline for application September 2019
Academic year begins 1st October
Academic year ends Beginning of July
Entry requirements

Candidates register in the Online Registration System (SIR) and submit all necessary documents within the prescribed period or until all available places are filled.

  1. Submission of a high school diploma or an equivalent document
  2. submission of a certificate confirming knowledge of English at minimum B2 level or
  3. submission of a certificate of participation in secondary education conducted in English;
  4. in the case of non-fulfilment of abovementioned requirements (2 or 3) an online interview confirming the level of proficiency and fluency in English shall be conducted.

Registration fee

Attention! It is mandatory to pay the registration fee.

a. If you want to pay in PLN (85 zł + bank transfer costs), please use the account details showcased in your Online Application System's account in My Payments section.

b. If you want to pay in EUR (20 euro + bank transfer costs)

Account number: 10114010940000290516001204
IBAN number: PL10114010940000290516001204
Bank details: mBank SA O/Lublin, ul. Spokojna 2, 20-074 Lublin

English language requirements

In order to be eligible for a programme taught in English, candidates must demonstrate that they meet English requirements for a given programme. 

1. Submit one of the document listed here: English language requirements

2. Send an email to: to register for online English language interview.

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