MA in International Relations

The goal of the MA degree program in International Relations is to train highly qualified experts with broad education in the social sciences who can interpret Hungary's place and role in the international situation and in Europe.
Head of program: 
Prof. dr. László Kákai
  • Program overview
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
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Degree
Master of Arts in International Relations
Duration of training
2 years (4 semesters)
Language of instruction
English
Deadline of application
07/24/2020
Next starting date
09/01/2020
Fees
Tuition fee: EUR 2,500/sem.
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee: -
Intake
Fall

The International Relations MA degree is an interdisciplinary course addressing the global challenges and political and social issues. The goal of the program is not only to train highly qualified experts with broad education in the social sciences, but also to train critical citizens who can understand global policies, uncover political manipulations and can interprete processes in an objective way, considering multiple perspectives. We have a wide range of courses focusing on political processes, electoral systems and global issues, dealing with the developing countries and the growing Asian states, while we also offer a deep insight into the European and Central Eastern European issues.

 

The two-year postgraduate course will provide you with the theoretical and practical context of international relations offering an intellectual preparation for a wide range of career choices. The graduates know and understand the developmental tendencies of the regions outside Europe and have thorough disciplinary knowledge in the areas of civilisation, world economy, international law, political science as well as practical skills in diplomacy, protocol and negotiation techniques. Equipped with these pieces of knowledge and skills they are properly qualified to pursue their studies in a doctoral degree program.

 

Why choose us and the University of Pécs?

  • Your learning will be supported by a professional staff including specialists on key regions of the world.
  • This Program draws cross-Faculty expertise from Faculty of Humanities, Business and Economics and Law.
  • Located in Pécs, in a truly international small city, within the European Union, in the center of Central Eastern Europe.
  • Employability in numerous fields including the NGO sector, International Organisations, diplomacy, political analysis, journalism, Ministries and much more.
  • Outstanding placement rates

 

 

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

 

  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

 

Skype interview for MA International Relations Program

The interview takes around 20-25 minutes. Colleagues from the Faculty are going to send you a topical article about an IR related issue on the day of the interview via Skype, and this article will be used at the interview, to get a picture about how you can understand and interprete different events. We will be interested in your previous studies, your motivation and you might receive questions about your region’s, country’s processes, debates as well. The main goal of this discussion is to learn more about your language knowledge, personal skills and scientific interest – to be able to make the right decision to help our multicultural and open-minded community and academic integrity.

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of BA Degree in International Relations (For lack of the above degree, other degrees can also be accepted if they include the following disciplines: social science (sociology, philosophy, anthropology), law, economy, political science, history, culture and linguistics - please attach a transcript for the courses you have completed (title, credits)) 
  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
    • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
    • HEP A/B/C test*
    • HIV test*
    • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

 

*Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!

 

1st semester
European Paradigm from the Ancient Ages to the Present Day
Globalization, Mundialization
International Political Economy
2nd semester
Modern Political Philosophy
International Business
Foreign Policy of the USA
3rd semester
Diplomatic and Consular Relations
Political Geography, Geography of Security
Political Culture – International Cultural Relations
4th semester
European Monetary Integration
Theory and Practice of Diplomacy in a Global Context
Specializations
European Studies
Regional and Civilization Studies

For further information on study matters please contact:

Mr. Zoltán VÖRÖS (ir.studies@pte.hu)

 

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Éva KOVÁCS-SAMU and Ms Vanda BŐCZIN-SIRKECI

International coordinators

Phone: +36 72 501 500/24126

E-mail: foreign.humanities@pte.hu

English website of the Faculty