European Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    8400 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The MA programme in European Studies from the Jagiellonian University is composed of high-level postgraduate courses taught in English. Students will take classes from the core, key, specialty, and optional categories according to their academic specialisation and personal interest.

About

This European Studies programme from the Jagiellonian University is designed to provide students with advanced and interdisciplinary knowledge of contemporary European affairs. Our focus is the study of the political, economic and cultural character of Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union. Most of our graduates apply their expertise in careers in either non-governmental or business sectors, while others continue with their studies on a doctoral level

  • EU Studies
  • Central and Eastern European Studies
  • Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track
  • Europeanisation and Governance in CEE
  • Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems

Programme Structure

EU Studies specialisation

The EU Studies specialisation focuses on the EU and European institutions and the key issues facing them, and students develop a Central European perspective on the European integration process.

Core course

  • European Civilisation

Key courses

  • EU Policies & Institutional Architecture
  • Finances in the EU

Speciality courses

  • Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity
  • European Integration Theory and Practice
  • Meaning and Value of Democracy from a Philosophical Perspective
  • EU Foreign and Security Policy
  • EU Administration, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Foreign and International Relations in CEE facing CFSP/ESDP

Additional courses

  • Political and Social History of 20th Century CEE
  • Business and Markets in CEE
  • To be (or not to be) Central European: 20th Century CEE Literature
  • Jewish Identities - Holocaust - Auschwitz
  • EU-Russia Economic Relations
  • Theorising European Integration. CEE Countries in the Transforming Union
  • Myths and Symbols of European Integration - Western and Eastern European
  • Perspectives
  • Gender, Citizenship and Democracy in CEE

Language instruction

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Seminars

  • Academic Skills Workshop
  • Methodology: Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Methods
  • MA Seminar and Responsio

MA Thesis

Central and Eastern European Studies specialisation

Students taking the Central and Eastern European Studies specialisation focus on the history, experiences and culture of Poland and its neighbours in Central Europe and to the East, in the countries of the former Soviet Union and its satellites.

Core course

  • European Civilisation

Key courses

  • Foreign and International Relations in CEE facing CFSP/ESDP
  • Political and Social History of 20th Century CEE

Speciality courses

  • Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity
  • European Integration Theory and Practice
  • Meaning and Value of Democracy from a Philosophical Perspective
  • EU Foreign and Security Policy
  • EU Administration, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Finances in the EU

CEE Focus courses

  • Business and Markets in CEE
  • To Be (or Not To Be) Central European: 20th Century CEE Literature
  • Jewish Identities - Holocaust - Auschwitz
  • EU-Russia Economic Relations
  • Gender, Citizenship and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Theorising European Integration. CEE Countries in the Transforming Union

Additional courses

  • EU Policies & Institutional Architecture
  • Myths and Symbols of European Integration Western and Eastern European Perspectives

Language instruction

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Seminars

  • Academic Skills Workshop
  • Methodology: Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Methods
  • MA Seminar and Responsio

MA Thesis

Europeanisation and Governance specialisation

The Europeanisation and Governance in CEE specialisation aims to systematise knowledge of processes of Europeanisation and democratisation in CEE, integrating research and teaching as part of a project including seminars with the participation of experts from the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo.

Core course

  • European Civilisation

Key courses

  • European Integration Theory and Practice
  • Foreign and International Relations in CEE facing CFSP/ESDP

Speciality courses

  • Meaning and Value of Democracy from a Philosophical Perspective
  • EU Foreign and Security Policy
  • EU Administration, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Finances in the EU

E&G in CEE Focus courses

  • EU Policies & Institutional Architecture
  • Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity
  • EU-Russia Economic Relations
  • Theorising European Integration. CEE Countries in the Transforming Union
  • Gender, Citizenship and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

Additional courses

  • To Be (or Not To Be) Central European: 20th Century CEE Literature
  • Jewish Identities - Holocaust Auschwitz
  • Business and Markets in CEE
  • Myths and Symbols of European Integration - Western and Eastern European Perspectives

Language instruction

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Seminars

  • Academic Skills Workshop
  • Methodology: Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Methods
  • MA Seminar and Responsio

MA Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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
  • Minimum required score:

    510

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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

Students are required to earn a total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) points, consisting of

  • The courses listed under each specialisation, chosen as part of the student's individually tailored curriculum
  • Two semesters of foreign language training (Polish beg. to intermediate level or French, German and Russian at beginners' level)
  • Workshops in methodology, academic writing and speaking, as well as the MA seminar
  • an MA thesis

The degree is completed when the student passes the MA exam and thesis defence.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8400 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Krakw

2,035 - 2,240 PLN/month
Living Costs

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Funding

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