European Studies / European and Global Governance, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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The European Union profoundly shapes the way politics and democracy work in Europe and is an influential actor on the global stage. It is a fascinating political system, whose complex nature generates passions and controversies and is at the forefront of today's political debates. The European Studies / European and Global Governance programme is offered by the Jagiellonian University.
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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.

Graduate Profile

This programme:

  • Provides an advanced learning experience to all those interested in the workings of the European Union, with particular emphasis on its institutional and public policy aspects;
  • Provides students with a research-active learning environment which gives them a good grounding in the study of the system of governance and the multi-level political processes of the EU;
  • Prepares students for various careers in politics-related jobs such as public administration – at the Union, state, regional and local levels – journalism, lobbying, NGOs;
  • Enables students to acquire advanced knowledge of political science theories relevant to the study of the legislative and executive processes of the EU
  • Enables students to develop a critical understanding of the normative issues related to the governance and political process of the EU.

Programme Structure

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)

  • European Civilisation
  • Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity

Key courses (students must take one of the two)

  • Finances in the EU
  • Foreign and International Relations in CEE facing CFSP/ESDP

Optional courses (students take two)

  • Economy of Central Europe: from Transition to EU Membership
  • European Integration Theory and Practice
  • Meaning and Value of Democracy from a Philosophical Perspective
  • Visegrad Countries in the Transforming EU
  • Gender, Citizenship and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

Languages (mandatory)

  • Polish* - 2 Semesters

Seminars (mandatory)

  • Methodology: Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Methods
  • Academic Skills Workshop

*Students with Polish of a C1 or higher level may take an alternative language.

Year 2 at Jagiellonian University

Core course (mandatory)

  • European Civilisation
  • Finances in the EU

Key courses (students must take one)

  • Foreign and International Relations in CEE facing CFSP/ESDP
  • Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity
  • European Foreign and Security Policy
Optional courses
  • Visegrad Countries in the Transforming EU
  • Myths and Symbols of European Integration -- Western and Eastern European Perspectives
  • Economy of Central Europe: from Transition to EU Membership
  • European Integration: Theory and Practice
  • Meaning and Value of Democracy from a Philosophical Perspective


  • MA Seminar and Responsio

MA Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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 (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    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

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:

  • A copy of a passport,
  • A copy of a higher education diploma and its certified translation, if applicable,
  • An official transcript and its certified translation, if applicable,
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation,
  • Europass curriculum vitae,
  • Europass language passport,
  • Application fee.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8590 International
  • EUR 3510 EU/EEA


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