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MAInternational Relations

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Short description
The goal of this program is to offer students in-depth knowledge on the topics of globalization, international institutions, security, development studies and human rights. It enables our graduate students to understand and analyze complex political and social problems that go beyond state borders and cultural boundaries.
This program is recommended to applicants who are interested in politics, social problems and interactions between different nations and cultures. While we prefer to accept students with in depth knowledge in political science or international relations, our program is designed in a way to offer the opportunity for students with a different background to catch up with their peers during the first semesters if they are dedicated enough.
This program enables students to work independently and also as members of a team. We help them to develop skills of adaptability and self-reflexivity that are crucial in today’s fast changing world. Our aim is to give our students skills and knowledge that could be readily used whether they seek employment in the public or the private sphere.

Tracks/ Specializations
Following an introductory semester on advanced classes of international relations and political science in the second semester, students can choose from one of the following specializations:
-Citizenship Studies
-European development and foreign policy
-Human Rights
-Security Studies

Strength of program
The MA in international Relations offers intensive training in four fields of specialization following an introductory semester. Classes are predominantly seminars of few students taking part in an intensive training of completing numerous written and oral assignments. Instructors in the program include academics, but also professionals with ongoing experience at international organizations to offer students an internal perspective into how IR is ‘done in the field’.

The procedure of the entrance examination

In order to be entitled to participate in the admission interview, a short introduction video must be prepared (first round of selection proccess.)

Applicants are expected to prepare an approximately 5-6 minutes long video about international and/or domestic social problems, which they are interested in, or have experienced around them, in their personal or social life. Also, they could talk a little bit about the potential causes of these phenomena, and upload it to coospace.tatk.elte.hu (they will receive a guest ID and password to log in).

Applicants who successfully accomplished the first round, will be invited to participate in the admission interview via Skype (second round of selection process).

Based on the results of the applicants and the annual capacity, the faculty decides the lowest accepted score for admission. Besides reaching the lowest accepted score for admission, a successful oral entrance exam is the perquisite of getting admitted. If the applicant fails the oral entrance exam, the application will be rejected.

Type of entrance examination: oral
Place of entrance examination: Skype

Contact person:
International Office, Zsófia Barczi-Kuri
E-mail: international@tatk.elte.hu

Programme structure


Career opportunities

Our graduates may seek employment at international institutions, the private sector, the media or at NGO’s.
Job examples
Foreign Policy Analyst; Lobbyist; Project coordinator (public/private/non-profit); Political Advisor; administrative jobs in the state bureaucracy and at private enterprises

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States