Europe today is a place where old cultural traditions are adapting to digital modernity; a place where economic crisis is forcing new experiments in politics and international relations; a place where the emergence of multi-cultural, multi-religious societies is causing intense debate; a place where young people are working hard to lead the transition to an environmentally sustainable society; and, finally, the setting for the bold experiment in international politics that is the European Union – one that is struggling to emerge from crisis and find its place in the world, even as it celebrates its historic achievements.
The two-year Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context master programme at the Jagiellonian University offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today’s Europe. Selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Programme of Excellence, Euroculture is ideal for students who understand that Europe’s future will be shaped not only by economics and politics, but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage.
Our programme will equip you with the tools to understand the vital interplay between culture and politics in European society. With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from at least two leading European universities with an internship and practical training, Euroculture prepares you to make a difference in careers like diplomacy, international business, research, journalism, cultural management, and European administration.
Euroculture is a two-year, multi-university master programme focused on the study of modern European society, culture and politics in a global context. We focus on questions of cultural identities and social values that play a vital role in today’s debates about Europe and its place in the world.
Euroculture stands out from traditional European Studies programmes in several ways:
Depth of perspective:
Our interdisciplinary courses offer you a broad and deep training, exploring modern European society through history, political science, law, sociology and cultural and religious studies. We supply you with the skills to see below the surface of contemporary issues.
Theory and practice:
Our practical, skills based courses, called Eurocompetence modules, equip you with communicative and project management skills. These courses will help you to turn theory into practice and to develop the intercultural skills needed for working in transnational businesses, organisations and networks.
Throughout the programme students choose at least two of the eight highly-ranked European universities in the Euroculture consortium in which to study. Some students return to their home university for their last semesters, others remain at their second-semester university while European students who wish to obtain more of a global perspective may opt to study at one of our non-European partner institutions: the choice is yours!
You can tailor the programme to prepare yourself for a career in academia or for a wide range of professions which require in-depth knowledge of European political and cultural issues. In the third semester, you can choose whether to take an internship in a broad variety of fields or to follow a research track at a consortium university. European students may apply to spend a research semester at one of our partner universities in India, Japan, Mexico or the United States.
Euroculture graduates have found work in the fields of cultural management, government, research, journalism, policy-making, international business, NGOs, and European institutions; equally others have pursued careers in academia, taking up PhD research in many fields in the humanities and social sciences. Courses are conducted in English, with a very diverse student body. You will hone your intercultural skills in our classrooms as our students come from across Europe and around the world.
All students spend their semesters in at least two of the eight highly-ranked European universities which are part of the Euroculture programme. For those who want more international experience, there is an option to spend another semester in a third university, in- or outside of Europe!
The programme is based on the following components:
The choice of mobility pattern profile includes:
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Candidates intending to participate in the programme must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in the social or human sciences, or related field. All courses, the Intensive Programme and the MA thesis are in English, and therefore a fluent knowledge of the language is necessary. Language proficiency should be certified. Knowledge of other foreign languages is useful.
EU/EEA passport holders:
Non-EU/EEA passport holders:
NOTE: All tuition fees, university administration and diploma costs are covered by the tuition fees for the 120 ECTS Master programme. Insurance is also included for the 2-year duration of the programme but EU students can decide not to take insurance via the consortium. Required literature, accommodation, travel costs and fieldwork-related costs are NOT included in the above-mentioned tuition fees.
*The Consortium waiver is always offered to the selected students, unless they receive another scholarship covering fully the tuition fees. The decision to grant a waiver to a selected student will be based on the information entered in the waiver application form which will be sent to individual selected students.
For EU students, this waiver reduces the overall applicable tuition fee (€9.000 including insurance or €8.100 without insurance) by €2.500.
For non-EU students, this waiver reduces the overall applicable tuition fee (€18.000 including insurance) by €2.000.Please note that the waiver amount may vary from one year to the other.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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