Geopolitical Studies (GPS) is a unique, multidisciplinary, two-year English-language programme, offering the students a chance to learn from the best academics and experts. The programme is primarily based on a geopolitical analysis but also includes aspects of the international relations theory and international law. The Geopolitical Studies programme studies how the interactions among world politics and geography have unfolded in the most relevant geopolitical settings. The programme gives the students an opportunity to gain a profound knowledge of geopolitics and geostrategy, two disciplines which are becoming ever more important. The mandatory courses will provide the necessary theoretical background, while the electives will enable the students to choose their thematic and/or regional specialization according to their preference.
Some of the areas that the specialized courses and modules will focus on include:
World politics, great powers geopolitics, global power shifts, border hardening;
Disintegration processes, failed states, violent non-state actors, unrecognized states;
War, natural resources and conflicts, international law;
Political risk analysis, foreign policy analysis;
World regions and their position in the current global order;
Students will be introduced to the key concepts and theories and to the methodology and approaches to conducting a proper research in this field. Simulation and practical exercises will be also employed to enable the students to apply the knowledge gained to solve problems, which could occur in real-world scenarios.
It is an excellent stepping stone in developing an academic career in the field of Political Science, as well as a valuable source of analytical skills and practical background knowledge that can be applied in professional life.
Highly focused on employability – outside speakers will provide networking opportunities. The programme includes discussions with experts outside the academy. The class offers an advanced grounding in geopolitics and security while allowing you to specialize in issues and themes of interest to you. There is a strong emphasis on skills development especially communication.