Politics and Society
Short presentation of the programme:
What is an individual? What is society? What is civilization? What is justice? Why do we have states and political parties? How can we thrive in the 21st century?
Politics and Society addresses these, and other connected issues, in a modern setting with up-to-date methods of interactive teaching with a pronounced practical bent. The first two years' study encompasses practical and general lecture courses in the fields of Politics, Society, Governance and International Relations, interlinking with disciplines such as sociology, social anthropology and economics. During the third and fourth years, the education process is organized around more narrowly profiled courses and practice-oriented educational forms.
The Program is conducted exclusively in English. Our key lecturers include both known scholars from the academic world, who have also lectured in Europe and the USA, and practitioners from the real world of politics such as former and present Prime Ministers, Ministers, party leaders, ambassadors, political advisors and military leaders.
Requirements for prospective students:
- High school graduates present their diplomas, take a general education test, and sit a specialised exam.
- Graduates of other higher education institutions present their diplomas, take a specialised exam, and get an accreditation of the training received according to NBU standards and procedures. They are exempted from the general education test.
Admission is based on:
- average grade of all matriculation exams - 10%
- general education test score - 50%
- specialised exam score - 40%
Prospective students with an average matriculation grade excellent (5.50 - 6.00) receive 10 points in addition to their general education test score.
All prospective students receive 5 points in addition to their general education test score for their first-choice programme.
The specialised exam consists of an oral English as a Foreign Language (EFL) exam comprised of two components:
1. EFL communicative competence assessment (a conversation) and performance assessment (retelling a text read in advance)
2. A diagnostic test assessing the level of fluency in EFL
Holders of internationally recognised certificates at B2 level according to CEFR are exempted from the exam.