Specialisation on International Relations II field of study

European Administration

specialisation information

faculty Faculty of Economics and Management

studies second-cycle studies

main language English

duration2  years

Studies mode full-time studies
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The course curriculum in the field of International Relations, major: European Administration is adapted to the contemporary requirements of the labour market. The curriculum meets the needs and expectations of students from Europe and beyond. The graduates of the Faculty of Economics and Management at Lazarski University are among the best-paid experts according to the ELA system. Postgraduate studies in International Relations are an opportunity to gain insight in the essence of the political process.

As a student of International Relations field:

  • you will prepare for the role of a leader with impact on political and social changes;
  • you will learn to conduct comprehensive analyses and assessments of the contemporary economic and social phenomena;
  • you will gain experience working in an international environment through everyday contact with students from all over the world;
  • you will gain analytical and managerial skills that are highly valued on the labour market;
  • you will be learning from the best: our lecturers include recognised academicians from Polish and international universities, experienced business practitioners, as well as current and former diplomats and decision-makers;
  • you will gain qualifications that will help you become a member of a new and highly qualified local and international elite, especially in the field of politics and diplomacy.

As a student of European Administration major:

  • you will gain comprehensive knowledge of the European Union as well as the integration and transformation of the European continent;
  • you will obtain specialised information about EU institutions and decision-making processes as well as gain insight in the current political, economic and legal dynamics in the European Union;
  • you will be learning from recognised professors from foreign universities and experienced experts in the field of politics, economics and social issues;
  • you can start a career in EU institutions.

Specifically the graduate will demonstrate the following qualities, skills, capabilities and values:


  • research skills: ability to locate information and to gather relevant information;
  • effective usage of various quantitative and qualitative research techniques for social sciences;
  • ability to use both analysis and synthesis, to draw conclusions, to formulate and test hypotheses and build theories.


  • communication, presentation, interaction skills;
  • ability to make forecasts considering different time periods;
  • ability to apply the rules of diplomacy and international law to a wide range of situations and organisations;
  • written and oral communication in English;
  • teambuilding—the ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team;
  • mediating skills;
  • ability to plan.

Personal and Social

  • managing time and resources efficiently;
  • effective usage of IT, particularly the Internet, for professional purposes;
  • personal and leadership skills, including the use of group initiative, independence, and team working;
  • working in a multicultural environment;
  • creative and innovating thinking leading to solution of concrete problems;
  • ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team. 




The module aims to analyze the process of European integration in the context of Europe understood as a continent – broader and more complex than the EU itself. The course will bridge student’s knowledge on the process of European integration with the contemporary challenges for Europe sensu largo, the integration process, EU’s position in international relations, geopolitical alternatives, regional politics and EU’s policy areas. Students will obtain in-depth knowledge of the integration process, analyze critically the structure and functioning of the EU institutions, discuss the potential directions of EU development and assess the influence of relevant stakeholders. The module will accent on the economic, political and social dimensions of the European integration.


The module consists of three parts. The first part will focus on essential concepts that have shaped contemporary political order in the so-called “western civilization”. The students will study relevant philosophical theories, paying special attention to the role of state, rule of law, human rights and their protection, and the pursuit of happiness. The second part will focus on the evolution of the alternative models of social organization across the Atlantic in such areas as constitutionalism, political culture or attitude towards religion. Students will discuss the role of regional organizations (Council of Europe, European Union, and Organization of American States) with reference to the concept of sovereignty. Part three will provide comparative analysis between the United States and EU in the context of contemporary challenges such as regional integration, migration, terrorism and the role of the state in times of united Europe and American global domination.


This course is an introduction to public funding mechanisms, proposal writing and basics of the EU project management. The course aims to provide knowledge that students need in order to apply successfully for UE funding. Students will also acquire basic skills needed to be able to manage EU funded projects. In other words its central objective is to assist students to develop competence in managing, fundraising, and reporting. This course combines legal, financial and managerial knowledge that are all prerequisite for working with projects funded with public monies. At the same time it gives student a practitioners’ perspective.


The EU forms a legal order sui generis, uniting 27 Member States. EU law is becoming increasingly important, affecting the work of businesses, governments, as well as the lives of the 500 million EU citizens on a daily basis. In one way or the other 70% of national rules and regulations find their origin in Brussels. This course will provide students with the foundations of EU law. How EU in present shape has developed over the decades? What is an institutional system of EU? How are laws adopted in the EU? What is the effect of EU law in the Member States. How does the EU system of legal protection function? Which are the sources of EU law? These are just a few questions which will be examined in this course. Much attention will be paid to the innovations brought about by the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. The final part of this course will focus on one particular source of EU law, namely the general principles. These principles were introduced in the case law of the European Court of Justice already in the 1960s. They are principles of law which were not laid down in the founding treaties but which the Court ruled are inherent to any legal system.

Faculty members

PhD Krzysztof Łazarski

historian, political science expert, former faculty member of Georgetown University, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Programme fees2023/2024 academic year

European Administration
full-time studies
year year
2 instaments (€)2 x 2280 €2 x 2400 €
Tuition Fee (€)4560 €4800 €
2 instaments (€)Tuition Fee (€)
year 2 x 2280 €4560 €
year 2 x 2400 €4800 €


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