Studies type:

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Study mode:

online, full-time

Study duration:

3 years (6 semesters)

Location:

Warszawa

Language of studies:

Polish, English

University:

AFiB Vistula

  • More information is available at the New Students section. Call us at: +48 510 858 087, or e-mail us at: admission2@vistula.edu.pl

    THE DESCRIPTION OF THE MAJOR

    Globalization is the concept which becomes increasingly meaningful every year. We live in the times when the flow of finances, information and specialist migrations are on a daily basis. The exchange of experience and knowledge enriches us culturally and thanks to that we develop as inhabitants of the global village. The world was never as small as now but nevertheless we have to know how to move in it. You can learn that in the Vistula University on International Relations.

    If you are interested in international policy, as well as in the way it is created in relations between countries or organizations, the International Relations bachelor’s program will help you to become an expert in this field.

    Studying International Relation in the Vistula University, you will gain knowledge of international politics, international economic relations, law, culture, philosophy and ethics. You will learn how to analyze in practice complex global and international problems. Subjects related to management, marketing and public relations will prepare you for work both in diplomacy and non-state sector.

    In the Perspektywy University Rankings 2021, the field of International Relations conducted by Vistula University, received the highest rating, when compared to all non-public universities, responsible for such studies in Poland.

    At Vistula University, you can earn your BA degree in International Relations online.
    If you are interested in international politics and the world economy, and at the same time you work intensively, take care of children, or live abroad, then the online International Relations studies are just for you. You will study in Polish and receive a diploma from a Polish university.

  • The program of International Relations aims to prepare you best for the work in diplomacy, international organizations and private sector. It was created to decrease the number of lectures and increase the number of practical interactive classes. Carefully selected specialties and staff, which is composed of the former ministers, ambassadors and the workers of international “think-tanks,” make you choose reliability and practical knowledge while studying International Relations (bachelor’s program).

    International Relations Programme at Vistula has been appreciated by Polish Accreditation Committee and has been recognized as best International Relations Programme available at Polish private universities according to prestigious Polish “Perspektywy” Ranking.

    INTERNSHIP

    In the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula, we focus on passing the knowledge practically, also in the case of International Relations. The studies are perfect occasion to gain not only theoretical knowledge, but also valuable experience. It is a chance to make first acquaintances, which are very important, among others, in the work of a diplomat. Therefore, during three years, each student will be able to undertake an internship in partner organizations of our Academy.

    • See facilities in which you can undertake an internship:
      • Centre for International Relations,
      • German Marshall Fund of the United States,
      • THINKTANK magazine,
      • The Open Dialog Foundation,
      • The Polish Institute for International Affairs,
      • The Robert Schuman Foundation,
      • The Pulaski Foundation,
      • Center for European Policy Analysis,
      • WiseEuropa Institute,
      • Institute of Public Affairs,
      • The Heinrich Böll Foundation,
      • Atlantic Council,
      • Community of Democracies.

    EXPERTISE
    Studies in the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula provide you with the knowledge, which will quickly make you become a specialist in the field of International Relations.

    • Check the obligatory subjects
      • Fundamentals of economics
      • The history of international relations
      • The theory of the state and politics
      • Foundations of law
      • The theory of international relations
      • International political relations
      • International economic relations
      • International organizations
      • Current political systems
      • Current political doctrines
      • The basic knowledge about the EU
      • The fundamentals of management
      • Intercultural communication
      • Public international law
      • Negotiations
      • National and international security
      • International cultural relations
      • European Union as a global actor
      • Diplomacy protocol
      • Polish foreign policy
      • Public relations and political marketing
      • The lastest world history
      • Sociology
      • Philosophy and ethics
      • Social psychology
      • BA Seminar
      • Foreign language
      • Second foreign language
      • Physical education
  • While studying International Relations (bachelor’s program), you can choose one of the three specialties: International Communication, National and International
    Security or Crisis Management in International Relations.

    SPECIALTY: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION
    This specialty will prepare you for the work in international business environment or for conducting your own business activity – also abroad. You will gain practical skills related to foreign investments, international marketing as well as political risk in business relations. You will learn how to use modern technologies in politics and global economy.

    • Check the subjects realized within the specialty International communication
      • International Communication in Media and Business
      • International Communication in Digital Media
      • Communication Image. Managing Individuals’ and Organizations’ Image

    SPECIALTY: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
    This specialty will provide you the knowledge of the processes which ensure security as well as about the threats which influence these processes. You will learn also how to react and resolve possible problems with the use of modern tools and techniques. Moreover, you will gain knowledge related to international and internal conditions of the security policy.

    • Check the subjects realized within the specialty national and international security
      • Strategic studies
      • Religion and identity in international politics
      • Contemporary security problems

    SPECIALTY: CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    You will learn about different regions of the world, their culture, politics and economy. You will see how transnational cooperation looks like and is conducted in regional and global dimension. By choosing this specialty, you will also learn how to manage international problems efficiently.

    • Check the subjects realized within the specialty Crisis Management in International Relations
      • International Crisises in 20th and 21st Centuries
      • Managing state and international crisises
      • Managing information in the situation of international tensions and conflicts
  • Małgorzata Bonikowska, PhD

    Since 2013, she has been a president of the Centre for International Relations – one of the oldest Polish think tanks specializing in foreign affairs; a co-founder and a president of the THINKTANK centre; she attended universities in Poland and in France (Sorbonne) and is a graduate of doctoral studies in two fields, as well as a graduate of specialist studies of the Columbia University in New York (political sciences, Fulbright scholarship); in years 1995-1998, she worked for the Polish Television as an opinion journalist for domestic and foreign affairs; in 1998, she became a director of the European Information Centre of the Committee for European Integration, where, among other tasks, she developed a network of regional centres and the governmental programme for informing the society about the EU; in years 2001-2007, she was an expert, and later a head of the Programme for Information and Communication of the European Union – first in Poland and then in Bulgaria, preparing these countries for their accession to the EU; she worked for the governmental Centre for Development of Human Resources as an advisor for EU affairs; an author of more than 150 works and a promoter of almost a hundred diploma theses; she has managed international projects (including in the Visegrád Group, the Eastern Partnership and EU – India cooperation); she has participated in scientific conferences and think-tank debates and she has commented on international affairs in the domestic and foreign media.

    Przemysław Piotr Damski2

    Przemysław Piotr Damski, PhD

    Head of the Education Program International Relations. Historian of diplomacy and international relations, holder of a PhD degree in humanities, member of the Polish Historical Society and the British International History Group; holder of two scholarships of the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies in Middelburg in the Netherlands; he conducted research in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany; author of a book Najbliższe narody. Stosunki brytyjsko-amerykańskie w dobie prezydentury Theodore’a Roosevelta (Closest nations. British-American relations during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt) (1901-1909) and many articles on the history of international relations of the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Anna Grzywacz

    Anna Grzywacz, PhD

    Graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the Warsaw University; she received the scholarships at the Nottingham University, England 2012/2013 and Xiamen University, China 2015/2016; an author of: Transitional Justice in East Timor: Timorese political pragmatism and its effectiveness, in: The Legacy of Crimes and Crises. Transitional Justice, Domestic Change and the Role of the International Community, Bachmann K., Heidrich D.(eds), Peter Lang 2016, pp. 81-92; Tożsamość narodowa i polityka zagraniczna Indonezji.

    Tom Hashimoto

    Tomoyuki Hashimoto, MA, LL.M., FHEA

    He specializes in the post-communist period, and his current research focuses on Warsaw as an international securities trading centre (compared to Prague, Budapest and Vienna); he conducts research based on financial geography as well as on economic analysis of law; recently he was the editor of the “Reviewing the European Union Accession” magazine (Brill, Leiden / Boston); currently he is preparing a doctoral dissertation at the University of Oxford on Warsaw as a financial centre.

    Prof. Wawrzyniec Konarski

    Prof. Wawrzyniec Konarski, PhD

    Associate professor at Vistula University in Warsaw, formerly at the Jagiellonian University, SWPS University and Warsaw University; researcher of ethno-cultural and political-system issues in democratic and authoritarian systems as well as selected issues within the modern political history, as well as ethno-politics, including nationalisms and regionalisms against the background of the modern historical perspective; participant of over 200 national and international conferences, seminars and panels as well as guest lecturer at several dozen universities and educational institutions in Poland and in Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine , Great Britain and Hungary, as well as Chile, DPRK and the USA; member of scientific associations, including: the “Poland in the 21st century” Forecasting Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (in 2003-2012), the Polish Political Science Association (in 2007-2010 – vice-president of the Main Board), the Polish Association for the Club of Rome (from 30 January 2012 – vice-chairman of the Main Board), the International Political Science Association; political media commentator in Poland, in the Americas and Asia; author of over 200 publications in the field of political science, cultural studies, media studies and international relations (published in Polish, English, Croatian, Finnish, Japanese, German, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian), including: A Legacy of Hatred. On the Conflict in Northern Ireland (1991), Nieprzejednani. Rzecz o Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej (Irreconcilables: the Irish Republican army) (1991), A Predominant Party System. The Case of Ireland (1994), Pragmatycy i idealiści. Rodowód, typologia i ewolucja ugrupowań politycznych nacjonalizmu irlandzkiego w XX wieku (Pragmatists and idealists: origins, typology, and evolution of political parties in the twentieth century Irish nationalism) (2001), System konstytucyjny Irlandii (The constitutional system of Ireland) (2001), Bałkany. Etnokulturowe podłoże konfliktów (The Balkans. Ethno-cultural background of conflicts) (co-author and co-editor, 2006), Niemcy-Polska: Coraz bliżej: Perspektywa polskich i niemieckich studentów (Germany-Poland: coming closer: the perspective of Polish and German students), (co-author and editor, 2007), Kryzys przywództwa we współczesnej polityce (Leadership crisis in contemporary politics) (co-author and co-editor, 2011), Politolog o polityce. Wywiady, komentarze, opinie i ekspertyzy (Political scientist on politics. Interviews, comments, opinions, and expert evaluation) (2008-2014) (2014), Partyzanci doktrynerzy terroryści. Chronologiczne studium fenomenu Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej (Partisans, doctrinarians, terrorists. Chronological study of the Irish Republican Army phenomenon) (2019).

    Wojciech Kostecki

    Prof. Wojciech Kostecki, PhD

    Research Coordinator. A political scientist, specialist in International Relations, graduate of Warsaw University;  an author of many scientific works on the contemporary international issues, the problems of security, media, conflicts and theory of politics; in years 2007-2011 he was a chairman of the Team for threats to security of the society and state of the Committee for Research of Threats of the Polish Academy of Sciences; a member of domestic (NCN) and international research programs (including at the Cambridge University, the University of Copenhagen and Berghof Research Centre); a member of the European International Studies Association and a participant of the Global Security Fellows Initiative; since 2018 a member of the Managing Committee of the COST program entitled “EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities: Perceptions, Contestation, Communication and Relations”.

    Agnieszka Legucka

    Prof. Agnieszka Legucka, PhD

    Analyst of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), where she is the chief specialist for foreign policy with regard to the Russian Federation; she was involved in such projects as development of the state national security of the Republic of Poland; she was a prorector for student affairs at the National Defence University, and she has trained public officers in the SENSE program, aimed at countries, which have been involved in armed conflicts.

    Juliusz Maliszewski

    Juliusz Maliszewski, PhD

    Director of the Journalism and Social Communication Education Program. Doctor of Humanities in the field of political sciences, MBA holder, journalist, diplomat, commentator, radio and television manager, TVP correspondent, art historian, expert in German studies; Maliszewski held many managerial positions in the public media – Polish Television and Polish Radio, among others as the director-editor-in-chief of Radio Poland and member of the Supervisory Board of TVP SA; he was a member of the TVP Ethics Committee, director of the Polish Institute in Leipzig; specialist in German and European issues; author of a monograph “Deutsche Welle w systemie medialnym Republiki Federalnej Niemiec” (Deutsche Welle in the media system of the Federal Republic of Germany) and author of numerous publications on international relations and the media.

    Janusz Mrowiec

    Janusz Mrowiec, PhD

    A diplomat, ambassador ad personam, PhD in humanistic sciences, a specialist in international relations, Polish representative at international conferences, i.a. of the Organisation of African Unity, African Union, Arab League Councils, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Economic Community of West African States; former Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Gambia and Algiers; for many years he has been a lecturer for the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH); an author of numerous publications on international relations, Arab world, Islam, terrorism and cultural differences.

    Dr Bartłomiej E. Nowak - Uczelnia Vistula

    Bartłomiej E. Nowak, PhD

    President of the Vistula Group of Universities, and a political scientist, he holds a PhD in Economics. Formerly, he was Chair of International Relations at Vistula University (2014-2017), and Executive Director of the Centre for International Relations (2010-2013). He was a fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2018), Transatlantic Academy in Washington (2013-2014), and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (non-resident 2014-2017). He also performed executive and advisory functions in the European Parliament (Brussels-Strasbourg, 2004-2009), and at the Convention on the Future of Europe (Brussels, 2002-2003). Prior to Poland’s accession to the EU, Dr. Nowak was a co-founder and member of the Programme Board of the Initiative – “YES in the Referendum” (2002–2003), and the National Council for European Integration (2002–2004).

    Jezry M Nowak

    Prof. Jerzy M. Nowak, PhD

    Retired professional diplomat with 50 years of experience (e.g. ambassador in Spain and NATO), negotiator of many international agreements, specialized in multilateral diplomacy and international security, he wrote about 90 scientific and popular-scientific papers (including a monograph on the Warsaw Pact, a script on multilateral diplomacy, memories), he obtained his doctorate and postdoctoral degree at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń; former president of the Euro-Atlantic Association (currently vice president).

  • THE BEST IN PRACTICE
    Bachelor’s program in International Relations offers a well-thought-out program, which meets the expectations of the contemporary labor market. The classes are conducted by experienced experts – the former ministers and ambassadors who have sound knowledge. During the studies, you will be able to gain first experience during the internship in Poland or abroad thanks to the Erasmus Plus program.

    See for yourself that Vistula is the best University in practice. Find the benefits of studying International Relations.

    BENEFITS OF STUDYING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Global opportunities
    You will learn about the relations between countries and the processes which shape foreign policy. You will learn two foreign languages. You will make many international acquaintances with other students. This will make you an attractive candidate not only on the Polish but also on the foreign labor market.

    Understanding of the world
    Learning about new cultures as well as about the specificity of the policy conducted by countries in different regions will help you to understand the world.

    Flair for diplomacy
    The knowledge acquired from the former ministers and ambassadors as well as internship undertaken in international facilities will help you to make your first steps into diplomacy.

    JOB PROSPECTS
    International Relations (bachelor’s program) give you the opportunity to work not only in diplomacy, but also in non-state sector.

    The following facilities will be interested in your candidacy:

    • International organizations of global cooperation (UN, The World Bank),
    • International organizations of regional cooperation (European Union, ASEAN),
    • Diplomatic services,
    • National parliaments,
    • “Think-tanks,”
    • Institutions of the European Union,
    • Analytics institutions,
    • International and national non-governmental organizations,
    • International companies.
  • Tuition fee for full-time and part-time studies in Polish – students from outside the EU

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time 120 € 1 450 € 775 €

    Tuition fee for full-time studies in English – EU and other countries citizens*

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time studies 120 € 2 500 € 1 350 €

    *The group of citizens of other countries paying the same fees as EU citizens includes: Citizens of North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia).

    Tuition fee for studies in English – citizens from non-EU countries

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)**
    Full-time studies 200 € 3 500 € 1 850 €

    *The group of citizens of other countries paying the same fees as EU citizens includes: Citizens of North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia).

    **The semester fee payment is available only for students with a valid visa or a residence permit in Poland.

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If you are a candidate, please contact our admission team:

 

Anna Voronko

International Admission Officer

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e-mail: admission2@vistula.edu.pl

(Russian and Polish)

 

Tosin Oladosu

International Admission Officer

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(English)

 

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If you are a recruitment agency’s representative, please contact our cooperation team:

 

Leonid Markusyk

Director of International Marketing and Recruitment

tel. +48 501 294 962

e-mail: cooperation@vistula.edu.pl

(cooperation with recruitment agencies and institutions)

 

Halina Bozko

International Admission Coordinator

tel.: +48 502 603 174

e-mail: cooperation@vistula.edu.pl

(cooperation with recruitment agencies) 

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