Cultural Studies: TransAtlantic Studies, M.A.

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The In TransAtlantic Studies program from the Jagiellonian University, taught entirely in English, focuses on various aspects of transatlantic relations. The graduates will receive a diploma in cultural studies with major in TransAtlantic studies.
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Jagiellonian University is set in one of Europe´s most exciting and historic university towns. Krakow, one of the most dynamic cultural and artistic capitals in contemporary Central Europe, offers a wonderful environment to study abroad. The TransAtlantic Studies program focuses on the rapidly changing relations between the United States and Europe. Our program is set within Poland´s oldest and most prestigious universities. Our classrooms overlook Krakow´s historic Rynek Glowny, one of the most dramatic university settings in all of Europe.

The Master of Art in TransAtlantic Studies (TAS) is a comprehensive, full-time interdisciplinary graduate program. It is directed primarily to foreign students who would like to study in Krakow. The program, taught entirely in English, focuses on various aspects of transatlantic relations. The graduates will receive a diploma in cultural studies with major in TransAtlantic studies.

Our curriculum includes classes on transatlantic political and cultural relations, the impact of globalization, the sociology of a changing Europe, the challenges of a united Europe, the changing American role in an increasingly multipolar world, as well as electives in comparative literature, Jewish studies, military theory, comparative law, and several others.

Our program is composed of four semesters and each student will complete a master´s thesis upon completion of the program.

Programme Structure


The structure of the program is based on the following modules:

1) Compulsory Courses (10 ECTS each)
each course comprises 45 hours of lectures and
30 hours of seminars
2) Optional Courses (4 ECTS each)
each course comprises 30 hours of lectures or seminars
3) Research Methods in Cultural Studies (3 ECTS)
30 hours of seminars
4) MA Seminar (8 ECTS)
80 hours in two semesters
5) MA Thesis (20 ECTS)


Semester One:

· 2 Compulsory Courses:
TAS100 The US role in World Affairs, 1945-2005
TAS101 Social Change in the 20th Century: Globalization in the Atlantic Community

· 3 Optional Courses
Semester Two:

· 3 Compulsory Courses:
TAS102 Introduction to Cultural Studies

TAS103 Europe and the United States in the 20th Century

TAS104 Research Methods in Cultural Studies

· 2 Optional Courses

Semester Three:

· 2 Compulsory Courses

TAS105 European and American Literature

TAS106 Transatlantic Connections in Cinema

· 2 Optional Courses
· MA Seminar

Semester Four:

· 1 Optional Course
· MA Seminar
· MA Thesis (of approximately 20,000 words)

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 need the following CAE score:

  • 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.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

Persons eligible to apply for the programme are the holders of a higher education diploma (at least undergraduate) in any field.

An additional formal requirement is documented command of English language on the level specified by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (does not apply to English native speakers or graduates from study programmes where English was a language of instruction), or obtaining a confirmation from the university unit responsible for the programme stating that candidate’s language command is sufficient for undertaking studies. List of selected documents confirming knowledge of English, recognized by the Jagiellonian University, is published at website in Downloads(available in Polish only) and Study offer >> Studies in foreign languages section.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 2500 International
  • EUR 2500 EU/EEA


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