Studies in English

International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy

The studies offer a core curriculum emphasizing the traditional academic components of International Relations with a focus on the role of soft power and Cultural Diplomacy in contemporary global affairs.
A program that focus on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. The required and elective courses you would like take. Course are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major In this field.

  • World Order in Historical Perspective, Culture and Civilization in the Modern World, History of Diplomacy, Diplomatic Practice, Cultural Diplomacy, Violence and Terror in International Relations, International Politics, Western Politics Thought and more.

Recruitment:
16.05-30.09.2022

Level:
1st & 2nd cycle studies

Mode:
full-time studies

Duration:
6 (1st), 4 (2nd) semester

1st cycle studies

Students get an opportunity to study over 30 courses in 3 years (6 semesters) including such subjects as History of International Relations, International Political Relations, International Military Relations, Cultures and Civilizations in the Modern World, International Cultural Relations, History of Diplomacy, Diplomatic Protocol, Diplomatic Practice, Cultural Diplomacy, Religion and Cultural Diplomacy, Future Trends in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy or International Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy.

2nd cycle studies

The specialization path of International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy in master’s studies is carried out for 4 semesters and leads to obtaining a master’s degree. As part of the master’s program in the International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy specialization path, students gain knowledge in the field of (incl.):

  • International Security
  • Theories of International Relations
  • EU and Africa
  • Ethics and International Relations
  • Global Governance
  • Cultural Heritage and Public Diplomacy
  • Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy in Contemporary World
  • Intercultural Communication and Dialog
  • Religion and Cultural Diplomacy

Some benefits of the Program

  • A core curriculum will prepare the student for a vast array of career opportunities across the world
  • Students will have access to an expert faculty with experience in international politics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global order
  • Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the political arena against students who simply obtain an MA in international relations

Our Special Emphasis The faculty puts particular emphasis on both the theory as well as the practice of cultural diplomacy in order to provide students with a deeper understanding of this rapidly developing field.

Application process

Documents that you have to submit if you are a candidate from abroad:

1st cycle studies

  • A complete application form (available upon electronic registration):
    e-Recruitment
  • Secondary School Exam and a certificate issued by The Board of Education that confirms the equality of foreign diploma with Polish ones *,**.
  • Sworn translation of the diploma done by a sworn translator who is included in the sworn translators’ list of the Ministry of Justice, or of the Consul of Poland in the country where the diploma was issued.
  • ID card or passport (foreigners) – with the original document to be presented upon request; notarized copy in case of using the power of attorney
  • One colour current photos (size 35×45mm, the whole profile of mace must be shown, without accessories, earrings and headgear, on a bright background)
  • Language diploma or certificate which confirms level of English at required level. In the case of lack of language diploma or certificate, positive result of placement test guarantees the admission
  • Copy of the birth certificate with translation (concerns foreigners)
  • Recruitment fee payment;

* It doesn’t apply to the candidate from the country included in international agreements;
** After fulfilling demanded formalities, recognition of the certificate can be done by The Board of Education appropriate for the student’s place of residence in Poland, or by the Provincial Department of Education in Krakow (due to the location of Krakow University); IB (International Baccalaureate) and EB (European Baccalaureate) diplomas don’t need recognition.

2nd cycle studies

  • A complete application form (available upon electronic registration):
    e-Recruitment
  • The diploma of higher education *, **, ***.
  • Sworn translation of the diploma done by a sworn translator who is included in the sworn translators’ list of the Ministry of Justice, or of the Consul of Poland in the country where the diploma was issued
  • ID card or passport (foreigners) – with the original document to be presented upon request; notarized copy in case of using the power of attorney
  • One colour current photos (size 35×45mm,the whole profile of mace must be shown, without accessories, earrings and headgear, on a bright background)
  • Language diploma or certificate which confirms level of English at required level. In the case of lack of language diploma or certificate, positive result of placement test guarantees the admission.
  • Copy of the birth certificate with translation (concerns foreigners)
  • Recruitment fee payment;

* a certificate from your home University that confirms your ability to continue studiesin the country where the diploma was issued (unless this information is includes in the diploma’s content;
** the opinion or certificate of the Ministry of Higher Education which confirms accreditation of the university, which issued the diploma;
*** the certificates mentioned above don’t apply to the candidates from the countries included in international agreements.


It is advised to start the procedure at least four months before the deadline especially if the candidate requires a student visa since it may take up to three months before it is issued.

The decision concerning admission for the studies upon the analysis of the candidate’s documentation is undertaken by the Faculty Recruitment Commission. The candidate admitted for studies is required to cover the registration fee and tuition fee.

Cost of studies – academic year 2022/23

Recruitment fee: 85 PLN (100 PLN is paid by those candidates who take the English language examination confirming their B2 level knowledge);
Registration fee: 400 PLN;

1st cycle studies – tuition fee per semester: 3750 PLN
2nd cycle studies – tuition fee per semester: 3750 PLN

Recruitment fee Bank transfer to:
account name: Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego
at: PKO Bank Polski SA (PKO BP)
account number IBAN: PL 95 1020 2892 0000 5102 0636 7231
BIC (SWIFT): BPKOPLPW
title: recruitment fee – IRaCD, [YOUR NAME and SURNAME]
THE RECRUITMENT FEE SHOULD BE PAID IN POLISH CURRENCY (PLN) ONLY!

Registration fee and tuition fee are paid to an individual bank account of a candidate (admitted to studies).

ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Admissions Office
Gustawa Herlinga-Grudzińskiego 1
30-705 Kraków, Poland

building C, ground floor

e-mail: rekrutacja (at) afm.edu.pl

phone no.: (+48) 12 252 44 00

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