International Relations

8.291.00.01 International Relations
Qualification awarded: Master in International relations, social communication and regional studies (specializm - “International Relations”).
Entry year: 2022
Mode of study: full
Program duration: 1.5 years
Institute: Institute of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Number of credits: 90 ECTS credits
Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications Framework: NQF Level 7 (Second cycle of QF-EHEA / EQF Level 7)
Field(s) of study: International relations
Specific admission requirements: No, admission is performed under general conditions of entry.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: If the previous level was obtained in another country, the nostrification, which is held at Lviv Polytechnic National University, is required.
Qualification requirements and regulations, including graduation requirements: Completed curriculum comprising 90 credits, successful defense of Master’s thesis before the Examination Commission
Characteristics of the educational program: Professional Education Program is focused on finding out, analyzing and predicting of current trends in international relations and foreign policy of states and/or other participants in international interactions at global, regional and local levels. Students receive thorough Master's training in International Relations and Political Science, Foreign Languages and Practice of Translation. Curriculum effectively combines theoretical and practical components. Thus, Masters acquire thorough theoretical knowledge of Actual Problems of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Ukraine, International and European Security, Futurology, the European Union Law etc. Specializm “International Relations” (training is carried out at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations). There are two selective blocks of professional training – “Applied research of international political relations” and “Strategic research in international relations”. Students acquire thorough professional theoretical knowledge and practical skills learning basic methods of international relations research, history and theory of international systems, regional studies, etc. Particular attention is paid to the practical consolidation of theoretical knowledge through the analytical component of training in the field of foreign policy, diplomatic activities and political communication. The priority is the practical component and prognostication of the development of international relations system within the security studies and the studies of actual problems of regional policy and integration, European policies and directions of cross-border cooperation. Students also learn actual problems of global development, such as national, ethnic and migration problems, acquire skills in learning and research activities; improve knowledge of foreign languages (including practice of translation).
Програмні результати навчання: • knowledge and understanding of the nature, sources and directions of evolution of international relations, international politics, foreign policy of states, the state of theoretical research of international relations and world politics; • knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and research methodology in the field of international relations, social communications and regional studies; • knowledge and understanding of the highly specialized (political, legal, security, social, communication, etc.) aspects of the development of the modern system of international relations and the place of Ukraine in it; • knowledge and understanding of the system of domestic and global development; • knowledge and understanding of the the social and communication aspects of the development of the modern system in international relations; • ability to critically comprehend and analyze global processes and their impact on international relations; • ability to apply scientific approaches, methodologies and techniques to study the problems of international relations and foreign policy; • ability to analyze and evaluate problems of international and national security, international and internationalized conflicts; • ability to collect, process and analyze information on the state of international relations, world politics and foreign policy of states; • ability to identify, assess and forecast political, diplomatic, security, social and other risks in the field of international relations and global development; • ability to assess and analyze international and foreign policy problems and situations, propose approaches to solve such problems; • ability to speak state and foreign languages orally and in writing of professional and scientific problems • ability to prepare analytical information, reports, written and oral presentations of scientific and practical content, other documents on the state of international relations, foreign policy, social communications and regional studies; • ability to develop and implement applied research projects in international relations, foreign and world policy; • ability to carry out professional oral and written translation from / into a foreign language, in particular, on professional topics of international cooperation, foreign and world policy • ability to formulate modeling tasks, create and study models of objects and processes of international relations, foreign policy, social communications and regional studies; • ability to participate in professional discussions in the field of international relations, foreign policy, social communications and regional studies, respect opponents and their views, convey to professionals and the general social information, ideas, problems, solutions and personal experience on professional issues; • ability to evaluate the results of own work and be responsible for personal professional development; • ability to systematically think and creatively interpret events at the global, regional and local levels, taking into account the historical preconditions of their origin and development, the peculiarities of Ukraine's interaction with other countries; • ability to apply one’s knowledge to advise stakeholders on socio-political development (national and international dimensions); • ability to defend the patriotic state position on the place of Ukraine in the system of international relations; • ability to present and discuss the obtained results and transfer the acquired knowledge; • ability to adapt to new conditions and make decisions independently; • ability to be aware of the need for lifelong learning in order to deepen and acquire new professional knowledge in accordance with trends in international relations, the formulation of the latest political theories, concepts and interpretations of the international system; • ability to be responsible with professional obligations and reach a goal keeping requirments of professional ethics; • ability to use foreign languages in practice in the specialty, to conduct direct and reverse translation of documents from foreign languages; • ability to defend the patriotic state position on the place of Ukraine in the system of international relations; • ability to present and discuss the obtained results and to transfer the acquired knowledge; • ability to adapt to new conditions and make appropriate decisions • ability to realize the need for lifelong learning in order to deepen the acquired and acquire new professional knowledge; • the ability to be responsible in work, to make decisions, to achieve the goal according to the requirements of professional ethics.
Academic mobility: No, but mobility is encouraged and recognized in accordance with the procedures of ECTS
Work placement(s): During Master’s course 12 credits of ECTS are planned for Master's thesis practice.
Programme director: Guarantor of the program – Dorosh Lesia, Candidate of Political Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Тel.number: (032) 258-21-89, Website: http://old.lp.edu.ua/index.php?id=1615
Occupational profiles of graduates: The objects of the activities of a Master in International Relations are the system of actions and rules in political relations among states and other subjects of international relations. Level of professional training of Master in International Relations enables to work as: expert on foreign economic issues; public service specialist; consultant (in the apparatus of government, the executive committee); researcher (Political Science and International Relations); expert and consultant on socio-political issues (in political parties and other public organizations); political observer, political analyst; international relations analyst; translator; commentator; political reviewer; public and press relations specialist; advertiser; lecturer of higher educational institution; assistant; junior research fellow, etc. Professional profile – Public service specialist; Consultant (in the apparatus of government, the executive committee). Is engaged in consultative, analytical, organizational activities, activities of administrative assistant, expert in central and local government; consults on issues related to various aspects of domestic and international activities. Professional profile – Expert, consultant on socio-political issues (in political parties and other public organizations); Political observer, Political analyst; International relations analyst. Is engaged in searching and providing information (socio-political, economic, socio-cultural) in the field of international relations, its analytical processing. Specializes in consulting on socio-political issues (political parties, public organizations and associations, representatives of central and local government, etc.), as well as issues related to international relations and foreign policy. Professional profile – Translator. Provides professional translation of scientific, science journalistic literature and information materials. Professional profile –Public and press relations specialist; Advertiser; Expert on foreign economic issues. Is engaged in increasing the efficiency of interaction in the field of international relations and domestic politics through public relations, advertising and information activities. Is competent in matters of information exchange between the diplomatic missions of Ukraine and central and local government. Professional Profile – Lecturer of the higher educational institution; Assistant; Junior research fellow, Researcher (Political Science and International Relations). Is engaged in scientific, research, teaching and methodical activities in educational institutions of different levels.
Access to further studies: Obtaining third (educational and scientific / educational and creative) level
Other program features: The feature of the program is continuation of thorough study of foreign language and practice of translation (on B2 level or certificate equivalent to it).