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    Political Science

    (full time, masters degree)

    Field of study: Political Science

    Form: full time

    Degree: masters degree

    Language: English

    Department: Faculty of Political Science and International Relations

    Plan of study: Recommended plan of study

    Graduate profile

    The employment of graduates is broad-spectrum, focused primarily on practice, considering the level of science. The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, with its offer of study programs, creates an adequate space for education and training of theoretically, methodologically, and organizationally capable managers in various areas of public administration in the Slovak Republic:
    – in the foreign service and in the representation of SR in international organizations and institutions;
    – in the state administration especially in that which is specialized in integration and organizational branches and branches of public relations in the Slovak parliament, the Government office, ministries, the highest bodies of specialized state and regional state administration;
    – in the sphere of regional and interest self-administration as well as the self-administration of public-legal corporations;
    – political parties and interest groups;
    – in mass media;
    – in private sphere.

    In order to fulfill its mission, the faculty is constantly looking for new and effective tools to increase its competitiveness, e.g. through the improvement of study programs and their focus according to the requirements of the cooperating bodies as well as the needs of practice; reorganization and adaptability of the pedagogical process; emphasis on the professional growth of its own employees; expanding international scientific and pedagogical cooperation; introducing new modern forms of teaching; by involving students in activities within student professional work.

    Acceptance conditions

    Terms and Conditions of Acceptance/Admission to Magister (Mgr.) study

    Applicants for full-time and part-time master's studies at Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations Matej Bel University in one of the accredited study programs must have completed a bachelor's degree.
    Applicants for the study in electronic form must send the application for the 1st round of the admission procedure no later than April 30, 2021.
    Applicants for the 2nd round of the admission procedure must send the application in electronic form no later than June 30, 2021.
    Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations prefers to file an electronic application. If the applicant does not have the opportunity to fill in the electronic application, he can send a paper application to the address Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations, Kuzmányho 1, 97401 Banska Bystrica for the 1st and 2nd round of the admission procedure in the same terms. Certified copies of all documents required for the electronic version are attached to the paper application.
    Applicants for a master's degree who apply for study in the same academic year in which they complete their bachelor's degree will send an electronic application. A certified copy of the diploma of completion of the bachelor's degree and the supplement to the diploma shall be submitted by applicants for study for the first round of the admission procedure by June 9, 2021 and for the second round of the admission procedure by July 7, 2021. Applicants who do not prove the fulfillment of the basic conditions of admission to study by a specified date, they will be admitted to study conditionally. Applicants are required to deliver certified copies of the diploma of completion of the bachelor's degree and the supplement to the diploma no later than on the day designated for enrollment in the relevant form and degree of study. Otherwise, applicants will not be enrolled.

    Applicants for a master's degree who have completed a bachelor's degree in the academic years preceding the year of applying for the master's degree will send an electronic application, attaching a scan of the bachelor's degree with a clearly visible stamp and signatures of the dean of the faculty and the rector of the university. to the diploma. A certified copy of the diploma of completion of the bachelor's degree and the supplement to the diploma shall be submitted by applicants for study for the first round of the admission procedure by June 9, 2021 and for the second round of the admission procedure by July 7, 2021. Applicants who do not prove the fulfillment of the basic conditions of admission to study by a specified date, they will be admitted to study conditionally. Applicants are required to deliver certified copies of the diploma of completion of the bachelor's degree and the supplement to the diploma no later than on the day designated for enrollment in the relevant form and degree of study. Otherwise, applicants will not be enrolled.
    Applicants for a master's degree from abroad who apply to study in the same academic year in which they complete their bachelor's degree will send an electronic application. Certified and officially translated copies of documents confirming the completion of the previous degree at the bachelor's degree level, together with their recognition by the relevant university, which carries out the same or related study program, shall be submitted by applicants for the first round of admissions by June 9, 2021 and for the second round. round of the admission procedure by July 7, 2021. Applicants who do not prove the fulfillment of the basic conditions for admission to study by the set deadline will be admitted to study conditionally. Applicants are required to deliver certified copies of the diploma of completion of the bachelor's degree and the supplement to the diploma no later than on the day designated for enrollment in the relevant form and degree of study. Otherwise, applicants will not be enrolled.
    Applicants for a master's degree from abroad who completed their bachelor's degree in the academic years preceding the year of submitting the master's degree application will send an electronic application and place in its attachments scans of documents confirming completion of the previous bachelor's degree. Certified and officially translated copies of documents confirming the completion of the previous degree at the bachelor's degree level, together with their recognition by the relevant university, which carries out the same or related study program, shall be submitted by applicants for the first round of admissions by June 9, 2021 and for the second round. round of the admission procedure by July 7, 2021. Applicants who do not prove the fulfillment of the basic conditions for admission to study by the set deadline will be admitted to study conditionally. Applicants are required to deliver certified copies of the diploma of completion of the bachelor's degree and the supplement to the diploma no later than on the day designated for enrollment in the relevant form and degree of study. Otherwise, applicants will not be enrolled.

    Conditions of acceptance without exams

    Applications and admission processes for accredited bachelor’s degree program, master degree program and PhD. degree program offered for students in foreign languages are subject to administrative processing. The admission of the candidate is decided by the commission for entrance examinations based on the submitted documents listed in the individual parts of this document.
    Considering the contemporary directive on university tuition fees all programs of study offered in foreign languages are charged a fixed annual university tuition fee.

    Information for foreign students

    The applicants who had completed their precious study degrees abroad are obliged to submit the recognition of evidence of formal qualification achieved outside the territory of the Slovak republic under the Act n. 422/2015 Coll. on recognition of evidence of formal qualifications as amended. The recognition of evidence of formal qualification is to be submitted by the applicant within the date of the registration at the furthest.

    Application fees

    Application fee: 60,00 €

    Online application fee: 57,00 €

    General information about the entrance exam

    It is necessary to send the application form separately for every study degree.
    Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University reserves the right to cancel the admission exams. Dean´s decision is based on the sufficient number of students who apply to study a particular studying program.
    If there are not sufficient applications to make a studying program viable, dean of the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University reserves the right to cancel the studying program.

    • Academic year: 2022/2023
    • Estimated number of accepted: 5
    • Number of submissions: 0
    • Number of submissions last year: 6
    • Number of accepted last year: 1
    • Years of study: 2
    • Language: English
    • Admission procedure date: 07.06.2022 - 09.06.2022
    • Online application deadline: 01.10.2021 - 31.03.2022
    • Special needs coordinator: THE GENERAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

      Applicants for studies with specific needs will receive relevant information about the conditions of admission to the study of the selected study program in the various stages of study. He/she could consult with the coordinator for students with special needs about the suitability of the choice of the given study program.
      If it is necessary to modify the form and method of taking the entrance examination, the applicant for studies with special needs will send to the study department of the faculty together with the application the Application of the applicant with specific needs to modify the form and method of taking the entrance exam. Together with the application, they shall also attach the relevant documentation of its specific needs.

      COORDINATOR FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

      PaedDr. Mária Badinská, PhD. (č. dv. 234); 048/446 1511; e-mail: maria.badinska@umb.sk
    Faculty of Political Science and International Relations

    Faculty of Political Science and International Relations


    Kuzmányho 1
    974 01 Banská Bystrica

    tel: +421-48-446 12 11
    fax: +421-48-415 24 32
    http://www.fpvmv.umb.sk 

    GPS: 48.732732,19.145125