Degree Programs

Degree programs in English

 

BA in International Public Management
 

Join us and understand better the 21st century’s fast-evolving reality in which new priorities emerge at an unprecedented speed. Identity, belonging to a culture and traditions and also understanding the common values your community is built upon is becoming ever more prominent. Rediscovering our unique European heritage based on the ancient Greek and Roman cultures and more than 2000 years of Christianity is essential.

Our globalised world has been dealing with a series of dramatic shocks and the European Union is no exception. It is safe to say that we do not see the end of these tectonic global shifts. More than ever there is a need for a league of young and educated people that can safely navigate on unchartered territories. There is a need for future administrators and leaders of complex governance structures - who have the skills, the knowledge, and the courage to face an ever more volatile geo-economic and geopolitical reality. This new world needs youth that masters the skills required at the international level, but also able to act locally, to understand the potentials as well as the limitations and risks of globalisation or the recently emerging disruptive factors such as social media or artificial intelligence. A generation of public administrators and leaders that succeeds not only in a business-as-usual environment but also in crises.

Our world – your world – as it is today, is unsustainable. We must get prepared to face and tackle all the economic, social, and governance-related consequences of this fact. Above all, we must cherish our humanity and personal relationships within our community and acknowledge the importance of acting for the public interest.

Duration: 6 semester-long full-time degree program providing a Bachelor of Arts degree. (180 ECTS)

We invite you to find your special way to change the world! We will guide you along the way!


 

MA in International Relations
 

The curriculum of the MA program in International Relations was framed, in collab­oration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to fulfil practical needs.

The syllabus, having been created to provide practical knowledge and to prepare students for careers in diplomacy, is in alignment with the requirements of for­eign affairs administration.

Topics related to foreign economy and economic diplomacy are dominant seg­ments of the study program. Upon completion of the program, in addition to achieving competitive skills and knowledge, graduates will be able to build ca­reers not only in the field of public administration but also in the private sector, the academic sphere and in the field of international relations.

 

Duration: 4-semester-long full-degree program providing a Master of Arts degree (120 ECTS)

The following specializations are available:

International Economic Relations

Regional and Civilizational Studies

European Studies


 

MA in International Public Service Relations
 

This comprehensive program is offered both to Hungarian and foreign citizens, focusing on security and defence studies and European studies. The program delivered in English is synthesizing the methods and approaches of the disciplines of international relations, public administration, law, and economics. The effects of globalisation, the law and policy-making of international organisations, the institutions and sectoral policies of the EU as well as good governance or integrity management are among the topics covered in this program. It aims to educate and train students to become experts in their fields in their future positions either at international and EU institutions or in their respective national public administration roles.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will benefit from a thorough and comprehensive understanding of today’s international affairs as well as the tools that will enable them to critically assess, analyse and answer global and international problems and policy issues. The program aims to train experts capable of undertaking duties at international and EU institutions and agencies, in the administration of foreign affairs, defence policy and law enforcement as well as in the international departments of NGOs or business entities.

Duration: 3 semester–long full-degree program providing a Master of Arts degree (90 ECTS)

The following specializations are available:

• international public administration studies,

• security studies,

• policing studies,European studies


 

Degree programs in Hungarian

 


BA in International Administration

 

This 6-semester long program is aimed at training professionals who are able to serve as international administrators, organisers, and contact persons in the international relations of public bodies, with a special focus on cooperation within the European Union and its Member States. Graduates of the training can also work as managers of international organisations. One of the program's cornerstones is competence-based training, aimed at providing students with practical knowledge that they can use effectively in their everyday work. Graduates of the MA program can continue their studies in the master’s in International Public Service Relations program.

 

 

BA in International Security and Defence Policy
 

The 6-semester-long BA program provides students with a theoretical foundation of security and defence studies, which includes  Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU, NATO humanitarian and rescue tasks, conflict prevention and peace-keeping, tasks of combat forces in crisis management to joint disarmament operations, military advice, and assistance and tasks in post-conflict stabilization. The BA program, redesigned in 2013 with the joint university module courses, provide a common understanding and knowledge for all civilian, military, and police students.


 

MA in International Public Service Relations
 

The master’s in International Public Service Relations 4-semester long program aims to train experts to fulfil tasks within international and EU agencies, in the administration of foreign affairs, defence policies, and law enforcement. Our students will be acquainted with a broad range of contemporary questions in international relations, from the phenomenon of globalization to the law and policy making of international organizations to international law and the law of the European Union, as well as ‘hot topics’ such as good governance and integrity management. Upon completion of the program, graduates will benefit from a thorough and comprehensive understanding of today’s international affairs, as well an understanding of the instruments that will enable them to critically assess, analyse and answer global and international problems and policy issues

Four specializations are available:

•                    international public administration studies,

•                    security studies,

•                    policing studies,

•                    European studies


 

MA in International Relations
 

The curriculum of the MA International Relations program was, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, framed to fulfill practical needs.

The syllabus, having been created to provide practical knowledge and to prepare students for careers in diplomacy, is in alignment with the requirements of foreign affairs administration.

Topics related to foreign economy and economic diplomacy are dominant segments of the study program.

 

The following specializations are available:

·         International Economic Relations

·         Regional and Civilizational Studies

·         European Studies

Upon completion of the program, in addition to earning competitive skills and knowledge, graduates will be able to build careers not only in the field of public administration, but also in the public sector, the academic sphere and in the field of international relations.

 

MA in International Security and Defence Policy
 

The 4-semester-long MA program builds upon the knowledge obtained by the students during their BA-level studies, either at the Faculty, or in another BA program which complies with the entry requirements of the master’s program. Careful development of these programs goes back two decades. As a result of unrelenting curriculum development in the field of security and defence policy, Ludovika-UPS has managed to create a unique field of education as no other Hungarian university has these kinds of programs in their portfolio. Security and Defence Policy also has a PhD program within the Doctoral School of Military Science at the university, and is available in both English and Hungarian.