SCHOOL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

GRADUATE STUDIES

WHY IS SPS THE BEST SCHOOL FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE IN MACEDONIA?

If you are a young diplomat or you wish to start a career in the diplomatic service and the international organizations, or if you see yourself as part of the public administration, working for the government, state institutions and the local self-government, then see what UACS can offer you!

The  School of Political Science offers Master of Arts or Specialization study programs in:

International Relations and Diplomacy

International Relations and Diplomacy with Business 

Human Rights [offered in Macedonian only]

TOP 5 REASONS TO ENROLL

  • Our mission is to create professionals who are capable of coping with modern-day challenges in the areas of international relations, diplomacy and human rights
  • In-depth knowledge in international relations and diplomacy, with a special focus on economic diplomacy, or focus on human rights
  • Carefully designed courses tackling some of the most important political and economic issues of today
  • Well-balanced combination of theoretical and practical knowledge delivered interactively by professors, experts and career diplomats
  • Interchange of professional experience among international professors, guest speakers and students
  • Exceptional mix of the best practices of European and American educational systems

TITLE AND DEGREE EARNED UPON GRADUATION

Master of Arts in Political Science (120 ECTS) – Major: International Relations and Diplomacy; International Relations and Diplomacy with Business; or Human Rights

Master of Arts in Political Science (60 ECTS) – Major: International Relations and Diplomacy; International Relations and Diplomacy with Business; or Human Rights

 

OUR FACULTY

  • Prof. Zlat Milovanovic, PhD – UACS Professor in International Law and EU Law
  • Prof. David McGaffey, PhD – Professor Emeritus in International Relations and Director of Global Stewards Institute – Berkeley, California
  • Robert Hudson, PhD – Professor of European History and Cultural Politics at the University of Derby, UK and Director of the Identity, Conflict and Representation Research Centre
  • Dimitris Akrivoulis, PhD – Professor of International Relations at the University of Macedonia and Visiting Professor at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (UNESCO Chair, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • Prof. Zoran Shapurikj, PhD – Professor in Constitutional Law, European Institutions, Human Rights, and Environment, former Macedonian Minister of Environment and Urban Planning
  • Prof. Stevo Pendarovski, PhD – UACS Associate Professor in International Security and Foreign Affairs, former Macedonian Deputy Minister for Public Relations and Adviser to the Macedonian President
  • Ivan Dodovski, PhD – Dean of UACS School of Political Science
  • Marina Andeva, PhD – Assistant Professor in EU Regional Policy, Minorities and Migrations, Research Fellow at the Institute for International Sociology of Gorizia (Italy), President of Center for research, cross-border cooperation and development (CRCD)
  • Heinz Bongartz, PhD – Representative of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung to Kenya, and UACS Visiting lecturer in Sociology and Development Studies
  • Zhivko Gruevski, PhD – Honorary Consul of Canada to Macedonia, and UACS lecturer in Diplomatic and Consular Law
  • Donatino Marcon – former Italian Ambassador to Macedonia, and UACS Lecturer in Economic Diplomacy
  • Viktor Gaber, former Ambassador to the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs , and UACS lecturer in Diplomatic Protocol, Etiquette and Correspondence
  • Erwan Fuere, former EU Ambassador to Macedonia, and UACS lecturer in European Foreign and Security Policy

STUDY PROGRAMS

Study programs (3+2) in academic year 2016/2017

International Relations and Diplomacy

Note: Major in International Relations and Diplomacy with Business includes 4 compulsory business modules in addition to the IRD program.

  1. Theory and Practice of International Relations and Diplomacy 1
  2. Diplomatic and Consular Law
  3. Current Issues in International Relations and Diplomacy
  4. Advanced Organizational Behavior
  5. Elective courses
  6. Elective courses
  7. Elective courses
  8. Elective courses
  9. Curriculum Practical Training and Specialization Project

YEAR II

  1. Theory and Practice of International Relations and Diplomacy 2
  2. International Public Law
  3. International Organizations
  4. Elective courses
  5. Elective courses
  6. Master Thesis

Elective Courses:

  1. Research Methodology and Critical Thinking
  2. Economic Diplomacy
  3. War and Diplomacy
  4. Diplomatic Protocol, Etiquette and Correspondence
  5. EU Foreign and Security Policy
  6. Foreign Policy Analysis
  7. Politics of Developed Countries
  8. International Humanitarian Law
  9. Cases in US Foreign Policy
  10. Cases in Macedonian Foreign Policy
  11. Multiculturalism & Globalization
  12. Migration & Refugees
  13. Terrorism & Human Rights
  14. War Crimes & Human Rights Protection
  15. Interpersonal Communication
  16. Human Resource Management
  17. Business English

UACS reserves the right to offer selective elective courses.

Candidates who have finished four-year undergraduate studies (240 ECTS), can apply for a one-year master’s program which consists of 8 courses and an MA thesis!