Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context, M.A.

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Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context at the Jagiellonian University is a full-time interdisciplinary and transnational Master programme. Students study in at least two universities in the consortium, from which they obtain a Joint Degree.
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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.

About the MA

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.

European experience:

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.

Career Preparation:

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.

Erasmus Mundus:

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!

Programme Structure

The programme is based on the following components:

  • Core fields of European culture
  • Eurocompetences
  • Intensive Programme
  • Mobility Pattern (Professional or Research Track)

Overall mobility:

  • 1st semester: Home university
  • 2nd semester: Host university
  • 3rd semester: mobility pattern based on the choice of the selected profile

The choice of mobility pattern profile includes:

  • Professional track (internship)
  • Research Track at either the home or host university
  • Third country research track at a partner university:
    UNAM (Mexico), Indiana University (USA), Osaka University (Japan), University of Pune (India).
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Students interested in the study of modern European culture and society in the context of European integration and in developing a unique insight into European identity building processes, as well as the skills to facilitate collaboration in trans-national, multi-disciplinary networks.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score: 95

    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).

Academic Requirements

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.

Required documents

  • Motivation letter (to be written in the Online Application Form)
  • Original University Diploma and certified English translation if needed
  • If you have not yet completed your Bachelor degree before the deadline, please include a statement from your university with your expected graduation date.
  • Original Academic Transcripts and diploma supplements (if available) in English or certified translations thereof
  • Original High School Diploma and certified English translation if needed (applies only for Poland)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A scan of your valid passport or identity card
  • English proficiency test certificate – if applicable
  • (Cambridge Advanced Exam; TOEFL score of 237 in a computer-based test, 95 in internet-based; IELTS mark 6.5, university-level studies in English or English philology)
  • A scanned passport photo; 3 passport-sized photos must be sent via regular mail if accepted to the programme
  • 2 reference letters (academic and/or professional) from the referees you have listed in the application form.
  • The original sealed letters must be sent directly to the Main Consortium address where they will be scanned and uploaded.
  • Affidavit of finances and bank statements (for nationals from non-EU countries).

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 4000 International
  • EUR 1400 EU/EEA

EU/EEA passport holders:

  • €1.400 per semester without insurance and with the standard consortium waiver* (the consortium waiver for the 2016-2018 programme amounts to €2.500)
  • €1.625 per semester with standard consortium waiver* and insurance
  • €2.025 per semester without waiver* nor insurance
  • €2.250 per semester without waiver* and with insurance (€9.000 for the entire programme).

Non-EU/EEA passport holders:

  • €4.000 per semester with insurance and with the standard consortium waiver* (the consortium waiver for the 2016-2018 programme amounts to €2.000)
  • €4.500 per semester without waiver* and with insurance (€18.000 for the entire programme).

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.


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