This European Studies / European and Global Governance programme from the Jagiellonian University is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the EU within a global context to those wishing to specialise on European affairs and prepare for a career in the EU policy-making sphere or as a specialist on Europe in the rest of the world. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach drawing from a wide range of courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Law, with particular focus on the constitutional design, processes of decision-making, public policy analysis, and the role of the EU in the world.
The programme benefits from the presence of the Global Europe Centre, a multidisciplinary research centre focussed on the study of Europe within a global context and draws on Kent's vast pool of expertise on European International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Law as well as the Centre for European Studies' high-level postgraduate courses on Foreign and Security Policy, Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity, Economy of Central Europe and Democracy.
Partner: University of Kent
Suitable for: This programme is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in European affairs and EU policy-making. Students of this programme study both at CES and at the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK), with either the first or second year spent in Krakow.
Students earn 60 ECTS points in each of the 2 years of study, and may study at the Jagiellonian University in either the first or second year of the programme.
Year 1 at Jagiellonian University
Core courses (mandatory)
Key courses (students must take one of the two)
Optional courses (students take two)
*Students with Polish of a C1 or higher level may take an alternative language.
Year 2 at Jagiellonian University
Core course (mandatory)
Key courses (students must take one)
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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All candidates must either hold (or expect to obtain) a BA degree from a recognised and accredited university or an equivalent first-cycle degree earned in countries where BA degrees are not offered (equivalent to a UK first or upper second class honours degree). A degree in a relevant or appropriate subject as Politics, International Relations, European Studies, Law or History is preferred.
All non-native speakers of English are required to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. All candidates should provide one of the following: IELTS certificate with a minimum score of 6.5, Internet based TOEFL certificate with a score of at least 79-80, CAE grade B, CPE grade C. Only English Language tests taken up to a maximum of two years prior to the start date of registration will be accepted for admission into the programme.
Admissions – documents required:
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