Political Science

Prospects of graduates

The graduate knows:
• recognize and interpret political-philosophical concepts and thought traditions from antiquity to the end of the 20th century;
• ·identify important landmarks in the modern history of Slovakia, place them in the framework of general historical processes in Europe;
• describe the development of the political system of the Slovak Republic since 1993 and characterize its current form, with an emphasis on individual institutions, their relationships and functions;
• explain the basic principles of scientific procedures and research problems in the social sciences and distinguish different political science approaches and methods;
• summarize developments in the field of international relations and European integration, define the main theories describing relations in these areas and briefly describe the political systems of the countries of Western Europe and the European Union.

The graduate is able to:
• constructively discuss your knowledge and opinions with the help of relevant arguments and present them in a cultured manner before a professional or lay audience;
• create professional and popular text on specific topics in the political or social field;
• communicate and present political science topics in English both orally and in writing;
• search for information, evaluate its relevance and correctly interpret it, or use in solving tasks/problems;
• use basic data collection and processing techniques when solving tasks/problems.

The graduate has the competence to:
• formulate own opinions and expert opinions, based on theoretical knowledge, facts and logical thought processes (also in a foreign language);
• apply general knowledge and theories about the political, party and electoral system to a specific case;
• work as a team to solve specific tasks, ensure the functioning of the group and the distribution of tasks to individual members, even in an international team with English as the working language;
• to make decisions when solving tasks/problems ethically, taking into account the principles and principles of a democratic society (tolerance, guarantee of human rights) and with respect for valid legal regulations governing the issue;
• use learned learning methods in further formal or informal education;
• prepare analyzes for the need to create normative acts or political decisions.

Application in practice:
Graduates of the political science study program have the potential to work in state or local government bodies or in the headquarters, respectively. regional structures of interest and political organizations (e.g. political parties, professional associations, non-governmental organizations). Every year, the Department of Political Science registers requests from potential employers (for example, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the National Council of the Slovak Republic, Amnesty International) regarding the internship of political science students in their organizations.

Indicated occupations (according to the National System of Occupations and the European Classification of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations):
• Political scientist
• Manager (manager) in the area of parliamentary and government agenda
• Specialist in the field of parliamentary and government agenda
• Specialist in political affairs
• Leader of the interest group
• Representatives of municipalities and higher territorial self-governing units

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Conditions of admission

Complete secondary or complete secondary vocational education.

Ability verification method (also applies to foreign applicants):
- No entrance exam;
- The order of applicants is created on the basis of the results from the previous study (average from the matriculation exam) or the NPS test from the general study prerequisites (https://www.scio.sk/nps/vsp.asp). The applicant chooses the verification method.
- The applicant must achieve an average of up to 2.8 (inclusive) in the case of the matriculation exam result and at least a 30th percentile in the case of the NPS test.
- The rector will decide on the final number of accepted applicants based on the capacity of the given study program.

Conditions for foreign applicants (except for applicants from the Czech Republic):
- Achieve a percentile of at least 15 in the NPS test from the general study prerequisites, or present a certificate of knowledge of the Slovak language at level B1. The method of verifying knowledge of the Slovak language is chosen by the applicant.
- Submit a decision on the recognition of a certificate of secondary school education (issued by the Regional Office of School Administration).
More information for foreign applicants: https://tnuni.sk/uchadzaci/foreign-student-s-guide/

Additional information

Application for B.c. the study:

Applicants can apply for the political science study program using an electronic application. The applicant does not have to enter subjects and results completed during secondary school in the application. As part of the application, we also do not require confirmation of medical fitness for university studies.
In the case of a written application, the applicant uses the prescribed form for the first degree of university studies (format A3). In order to speed up communication in the event of an incomplete application, we ask applicants for a correctly entered and valid e-mail address on the application.
The admission conditions as well as the electronic application are published on the website of the university or department (Applicants section).
Study fees:

Study fees are according to the directive Determination of the amount of tuition fees and fees associated with studies at TnUAD valid in the current academic year.

General conditions and information:
o An applicant can send only one application for the Political Science study program and indicate one form of study (full-time or part-time).
o The decision on admission / non-admission to study will be sent to the applicant in writing within 30 days at the latest
from the verification of fulfillment of the admission conditions for study.
o An applicant who has received a decision on admission, if interested in studying, is obliged to register according to the instructions that he will receive in writing together with the decision on admission to study.
o According to Act no. 131/2002 Coll. on universities in the valid version of § 59 paragraph 3, the Department of Political Science has the right to request information from admitted applicants as to whether they will enroll for studies. If the applicant does not provide the information within the required time, his right to enroll in the course expires.

Coordinator for students with specific needs

Mgr. Katarína Hrnčárová
coordinator for students with special needs
032/7400 911

General information on the admission exam

The admission procedure takes place without admission exams, in the form of a selection procedure.

  • Apply the application for study

    25.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

  • Submit additional application form


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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • (paper form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 750 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 19 €
E-application form: 19 €

Billing information

Payment details for the application (the payment order is generated by AIS):
Admission fee: 19 €
Bank: Štátna pokladnica
Account: SK1381800000007000065375
Variable symbol: 19002
Specific symbol: Applicant ID from AIS
information to recipient: Name and surname of the applicant
Address of the faculty: Trenčianska univerzita Alexandra Dubčeka v Trenčíne, Katedra politológie, Študentská 2, 911 50 Trenčín

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Detail of the study program

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


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Responsibility for content: Bc. Katarína Hrnčárová – katarina.hrncarova@tnuni.sk
Last update: 25.08.2023 13:04

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