• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The goal of the MA in International Relations from University of Pécs 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.

Overview

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; and know the theoretical and practical context of international relations. 

The graduates of the MA in International Relations from University of Pécs have a high level of proficiency in language and negotiation techniques. Their historical, sociological and professional education enables them to think in terms of analysis and synthesis. The knowledge of their subject matter enables them to understand and predict the economic, legal and political processes of the international system. 

They are able to put the perspectives of the East-Central European region into context amongst the many challenges of international relations. 

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 for pursuing their studies in a doctoral degree program.

The graduates of the MA degree program have a thorough knowledge of:

  • the theories of international relations,
  • global economic processes and their theoretical interpretation,
  • the historical, legal and political aspects of international relations,
  • the policy of the European Union and its institutional and economic system,
  • the history and present status of Hungarian foreign policy,
  • the theories that address the relationship between the international system and civilisations,
  • regional and civilisation studies,
  • problem-solving techniques sued in international analyses,
  • professional and ethical norms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Paradigm from the Ancient Ages to the Present Day
  • Globalization, Mundialization
  • International Political Economy
  • Modern Political Philosophy
  • International Business
  • Foreign Policy of the USA

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    66

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General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Application fee: EUR 140

Living costs for Pécs

  • 118000 - 165000 HUF/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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