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FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

FACTS & FIGURES 
DEPARTMENTS: 6
CHAIRS: 1
TEACHING STAFF: 74
NON-TEACHING STAFF: 21
STUDENTS: 1700

 

VICE DEAN FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND ECTS-COORDINATOR
Professor Igor Kanižaj, PhD

Phone: +385 1 46 42 000

E-mail: ikanizaj@fpzg.hr

 

 

APPLICATION FORM FOR INCOMING STUDENTS download here.

 

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

The Faculty of Political Science was founded in 1962, being the oldest political science educational and research institution in this part of Europe and offering the only study of political science in Croatia. It offers two undergraduate programmes – political science and journalism – and the same programmes are available at the graduate level. The Faculty also conducts doctoral programmes in political science and international relations.
The Faculty regularly organizes specialized seminars, conferences and public forums in journalism, local administration, elections, and political parties. International cooperation is highly developed at all levels: through personal contacts and cooperation (within the International Political Science Association, the Croatian Political Science Association and within the regional cooperation of Central European political science associations) as well as at the institutional level within CEEPUS, Fulbright, Irex, Humboldt and others. The Faculty of Political Science is a member of the European Consortium for Political Research.

 

PROGRAMME EMPHASIS
The political science department offers a very broad programme, which includes basic courses in political theory and history, political sociology, psychology, philosophy, economy, etc. At the graduate level, students choose to specialize in one of six broad areas: international relations, the Croatian political system, comparative politics, European studies (Croatia and Europe), political theory and analysis, and public policy, public management, and development.
The journalism department offers a comprehensive study programme consisting of journalism history, theory and practice, which is very strongly supported by the Faculty: there is a student magazine (Puls, a free monthly publication issued since 1994, covering student life, needs and the scene), a radio (Radio Student, the only electronic student medium in Croatia that began broadcasting in 1996), and a television studio (one of the best equipped TV teaching studios in Europe existing since May 2002). At the graduate level, students choose to specialize in one of three broad areas: media and journalism, public relations, and political communication.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS 
The range of employment available for political scientists and journalists is vast, even though they are generally employed in public administration (state, regional and local levels, public companies, etc.), political institutions and political parties, the media, public relations offices in the public and private sector, non-governmental organizations, social research and analytical institutions, etc.

 

RESEARCH ORIENTATION
Research programmes conducted at the Faculty vary from Croatian politics in a comparative perspective, over a multidisciplinary approach to European studies and Croatian political development, to the issues of media and their construction of social reality regarding identities and integrations. 16 science projects within these broad programmes are currently being carried out at the Faculty.

 

STUDY PROGRAMMES

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES

BACHELOR’S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Political Science

8

240

Croatian

Journalism

6

180

Croatian

 

GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMMES

MASTER’S STUDY PROGRAMMES

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Political Science

2

60

Croatian

Journalism

4

120

Croatian

 

Political science and journalism (foreign students can choose any course they want, BA or MA level, political science and journalism)