TYPE OF STUDY: Bachelor’s, first degree
STUDY SYSTEM: Full-time studies
LENGTH OF STUDY PROGRAMME: 3 years, 6 semesters

General academic profile:
2033 – number of teaching hours
525 – number of workshop hours


TYPE OF STUDY: Master’s, second degree
STUDY SYSTEM: Full-time studies
LENGTH OF STUDY PROGRAMME: 2 years, 4 semesters

General academic profile:
1041 – number of teaching hours
705 – number of classes, workshops and seminar hours

Course conducted in English!

Globalisation, global problems, globalistics, global education. Many similar terms, and yet each of them has its own specificity. The Global Studies course is unique in its own way, as it combines a great deal of practical experience gained by our experts during research expeditions in many regions of the world with academic knowledge. We offer a combination of two spheres: involvement in societal affairs, indicating that knowledge and awareness help to actually minimise global problems and change the reality around us;  and a critical approach which allows us not to focus on the liberal, homogeneous and westernised face of globalisation only. Global Studies is not just another course of dedicated to international relations! Global Studies is a programme for passionate students, people interested in gaining more profound knowledge about the world, who find globalisation challenging and perceive it as a complex, ambiguous process necessary to understand the reality around us and the challenges of the future.


What is taught in Global Studies?


What is taught in Global Studies?

Global Studies students explore interdisciplinary knowledge in political science, economics, sociology, culture and new technologies. In the course of their studies, they will acquire knowledge in the areas of global development theory, geopolitics, human rights and public policies. They will take a closer look at highly relevant global issues in subjects such as conflicts of the modern world, food and water in the 21st century, or urban development. They will also become familiar with alter-globalist movements, international organisations, as well as today’s trends and megatrends. Simultaneously, students will also gain the skills required to work in a multinational and intercultural environment.

The course will be based on the materials, research and professional experience of the academics who produced the Global Education textbook that won the Global Education Network Europe Quality and Good Practice Award.


dr Grzegorz Haber, Global Studies Coordinator (

We invite all people who are interested in the world to study with us! With us, you will not only learn what the world looks like, but you will also be supported in the learning process conducted from different political, economic, social and cultural perspectives.

The Global Studies course is the result of the work of the European Consortium FORTHEM, bringing together researchers from 9 universities.

Student activities

Our students are active in the Student Self-Government, the Academic Circle of Political Scientists, the Academic Circle of Film Experts, the ” Radio-Sygnały” Academic Circle (radio enthusiasts), the “Studencka” Academic Circle (press journalism enthusiasts), where they develop their research passions. They take an active part in the scientific work of the Institute and the Faculty, carrying out their own research projects. They also have the opportunity to invite prominent personages from the world of politics, culture and science. The state-of-the-art Student Cultural Centre is at their disposal.

What can you do after graduation?

By completing a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme in Global Studies, you will gain valuable capital in today’s job market: you will gain qualifications in English; you will gain practical skills in the area of international situation analysis; and you will have the opportunity for personal development in a multicultural environment.

Your professional future can therefore be related to:

  • international business
  • international governmental organisations (institutions of the European Union, NATO, UN and many others)
  • non-governmental organisations working in international environments
  • public administration
  • the start-up sector trying its hand at the international market.

The demand for analysts, researchers, managers and professionals with knowledge and skills in Global Studies is very high in the European job market. We are waiting for you and want to help you on your career path to professional success!

Examples of courses from the curricula:

Bachelor’s programme, first degree

  • Theory of Global Development
  • Geopolitics
  • Social Inequalities
  • Conflicts in the Modern World
  • Trends and Megatrends in the Global World
  • Global Issues Management
  • Sustainable Development

Master’s programme, second degree

  • Global Political Economy
  • International Security
  • Multicultural Collaboration
  • Public Diplomacy
  • European Integration
  • Research Design
  • Foreign Policy Analysis