International Relations and Public Diplomacy, M.A. | Jagiellonian University | Kraków, Poland
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International Relations and Public Diplomacy

24 months
4000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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The International Relations and Public Diplomacy programme from Jagiellonian University is a Double Degree Programme conducted jointly by the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Siena. 


The International Relations and Public Diplomacy programme from Jagiellonian University is implemented within the framework and with financial support of the Katamaran program of the National Agency for Academic Exchange (from the Knowledge-Education-Development Operational Program: POWER). In line with the double-degree concept, students will complete a study program for two semesters at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and two semesters at the University of Siena in Italy, which has complementary competences in public and cultural diplomacy.


The programme of International Relations and Public Diplomacy allows student to gain knowledge, competences and skills in the field of broadly understood: public diplomacy, international affairs, security issues, international economic relations and public international law. These effects correspond to the didactic concepts of the proposed obligatory subjects, in particular: Public Diplomacy, World Politics since 1945, International Economics, Global Comparative Politics and International Law and Human Rights. On the other hand, the selection of optional subjects determines the concept of teaching along with the student's own vision of development and interests. This means that the student can develop their skills and competences in the areas of broadly understood diplomacy, including economic, religious, cultural and new media diplomacy.

The MA programme offers a catalogue of optional courses that have been determined by geographical selection, which makes IR-PUB a field of study that provides knowledge about international relations in a comprehensive perspective through courses dedicated to Latin America, Africa, East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the functioning of international organizations in the modern world. Moreover, the program offers courses in the form of workshops aimed at acquiring analytical skills as well as teamwork and leadership skills: Foreign Policy Analysis and Leadership and Project Management. In addition, the program provides the development of language skills through the opportunity to participate in modern language courses and a specialist English course in diplomacy - Academic English. The implementation of the concept of the IR-PUB program is guaranteed by the creation of a consortium of international studies in partnership with the University of Siena, which guarantees constant cooperation with scientists and academics both on a European and global scale. In practice, this means that the student is obliged to complete the obligatory courses offered at both the Jagiellonian University and the University of Siena and the appropriate number of optional courses, which together will allow for the implementation of the necessary ECTS. The study program is closely related to the research conducted at the unit on security issues, international development, and the transformation of the international system determined by the global socio-political and economic phenomenon.


In 2013 the faculty was awarded a distinction for its high quality of education by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA). PKA is the national institution assessing the quality of higher education in Poland.

Programme Structure

Courses icnluded:

  • International Economics
  • Theories and Methods in International Relations
  • University Tutorial and Intellectual Property
  • Health and safety in education
  • International Relations In the Asia-Pacific
  • International Organizations — Theory and Practice 


This programme fits into the socio-economic needs of the EU and global perspective in the challenges of the modern world related to the consequences of globalization. Students interested in the above fields, as well as modern approach to diplomacy should consider application to this programme.



Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate studies leading to a magister (equivalent of Master) degree. This program lasts two years (4 semesters). To apply for the second-cycle (graduate) programs, candidates must hold a graduation diploma from at least the first-cycle program or another document, either deemed equal with an appropriate Polish diploma or giving its holder the right to undertake second-cycle studies in the country of issuance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Kraków

2000 - 3400 PLN /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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