It stands out from other European Studies programmes by its approach in which the citizen - instead of structures and models - is the central point of attention and reflection. It offers students the opportunity to study and discuss European integration issues such as multiculturalism, current political governance, European identity and evolving socio-political processes. The international dimension of the programme allows for transnational cross-over comparisons of relevant concepts and their understanding in different regions in the world.Euroculture from the Jagiellonian University is a unique inter-university project that aims to prepare graduates for professions and research areas in which knowledge of contemporary Europe and European Union institutions are of relevance. The focus of the programme is on cultural and social developments in Europe, its heritage and identity as well as values, citizenship and cultural relations. The relevance of values and perceptions on identity requires sensitive and well-informed professionals in this field to work as diplomats, bureaucrats, project managers, journalists and cultural consultants. The programme allows for intense networking opportunities and cross-cultural experiences.
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.
Our two-year master programme offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today’s Europe. Selected by the European Commission as anErasmus 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.
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!
Flexibility: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!
The programme is based on the following components:
The choice of mobility pattern profile includes:
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.
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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).
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This form contains several parts:The first part consists of a form in which you will have to indicate a first, second and a third choice of preference to study the first semester of the programme. Please make sure you select Uniwerytet Jagiellonskie w Krakowie as your first choice.
After submitting the first completed part, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you have provided. You will need to click the link provided in this confirmation email in order to continue your application.
In the second part of the application you will have to write a letter of motivation explaining your choice for the MA Programme Euroculture (maximum 4000 characters including spaces); and finally you will have to upload the required application documents.
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