Cultural Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    5000
    Tuition (Year)
    5000
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Jagiellonian University ,
The Master in Cultural Studies from the Jagiellonian University, speciality TransAtlantic Studies (TAS) is a comprehensive, full-time interdisciplinary graduate programme. It is directed primarily to foreign students who would like to study in Krakow.
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  • Fees and funding

About

The Cultural Studies programme from the Jagiellonian University, taught entirely in English, focuses on various aspects of transatlantic relations. Graduates from the programme will receive a diploma in cultural studies with a major in TransAtlantic Studies. During four semesters of studies students are obliged to earn 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

It is directed primarily to foreign students who would like to study in Krakow. The programme, taught entirely in English, focuses on various aspects of transatlantic relations. Graduates from the programme will receive a diploma in cultural studies with a major in TransAtlantic Studies. During four semesters of studies students are obliged to earn 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Graduates receive a good preparation in theory, philosophy and cultural history in the context of European and American, and the relationship between Europe and the United States. Moreover, they have expertise in selected areas of culture, social issues, political, security and transatlantic relations in the wider international context.

Programme Structure

Graduates from the programme will receive a diploma in cultural studies with a major in TransAtlantic Studies. During four semesters of studies students are obliged to earn 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

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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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.

Academic Requirements

All candidates in order to confirm their registration are required to submit the following documents:
  • scanned copy of application form printed from the individual OAS account and signed by the candidate,
  • scanned copy of the higher education diploma (at least undergraduate) or other document of graduation from higher education programme obtained abroad, certifying the holder's right to apply for graduate programmes in the country of issue, considered to be equivalent to respective Polish higher education diploma of at least undergraduate programme, and when the candidate does not have one yet upon registration, scanned copy of a certificate issued by the granting institution confirming completion of higher education final examination (diploma examination) and including information of holder's right to apply for graduate programmes in the country of issue, together with final examination grade, diploma dissertation grade and higher education diploma grade and grade average established in accordance with granting institution regulations,
  • scanned copy of Curriculum Vitae (résumé) in the Europass format, available at: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/europass/home/vernav/Europass+Documents/Europass+CV.csp?loc=en_GB,
  • two confidential reference letters, each submitted in an envelope signed across the seal by the referee (to be delivered by regular post to the address of the unit responsible for the application process that can be found in the study programme card in the tab 'contact'), reference form is available for dowload at http://www.ces.uj.edu.pl/prospective/postgraduate/application,
  • scanned copy of a completed Europass Language Passport form available at: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/europass/home/vernav/Europass+Documents/Europass+Language+Passport.csp,
  • scanned copy of diploma supplement or official transcript and if the candidate does not have it yet, scanned copy of student’s record book (indeks), or other document including a full list of courses completed and grades received,
  • scanned copy of both sides of identification card and in case of non-Polish citizens scanned copy of passport photograph page,
  • translation into English or Polish, certified by a sworn translator, of all submitted documents issued in a language other than English or Polish.
Candidates who hold higher education diploma obtained outside Poland are required to submit additionally the following documents:
  • higher education diploma obtained outside of Poland is required to be authenticated with apostille (if the country of issuance is a party to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) or legalised.

Documents required upon enrolment

All candidates are required to submit the following documents:
  • original application form printed from the individual OAS account and signed by the candidate, as sent upon registration,
  • two photographs (35 mm x 45 mm) taken without head covering, against light background (according to the guidelines for issuing identity cards),
  • photocopy of Polish maturity certificate or International Baccalaureate diploma (IB), or European Baccalaureate certificate (EB), or secondary school leaving certificate or other document obtained abroad entitling its holder to apply for admission to study programmes in higher education institutions in the Republic of Poland (together with the original document available upon request),
  • photocopy of the higher education diploma (at least undergraduate), or other document of higher education graduation obtained abroad, certifying the holder's right to apply for second-cycle (graduate) programmes in the country of issue, considered to be equivalent to respective Polish higher education diploma of at least undergraduate programme (together with the original document available upon request), or when the candidate does not have one yet upon enrolment, certificate issued by the granting institution confirming completion of higher education final examination (diploma examination) and including information of holder's right to apply for graduate programmes in the country of issue, together with final examination grade, diploma dissertation grade and higher education diploma grade together with written declaration to submit the photocopy of the document (with the original document available upon request) by given deadline – under the pain of board denying admission,
  • photocopy of both sides of identification card; in case of non-Polish citizens: photocopy of passport photograph page (together with the original document available upon request),
  • photocopy of diploma supplement (with the original document available upon request), or original official transcript, or when the candidate does not have one yet upon enrolment, candidate's written declaration to submit the photocopy of the document (together with the original document available upon request) by given deadline – under the pain of board denying admission,
  • photocopy of a proficiency certificate in the language of instruction of the study programme (foreign language) – together with the original document available upon request – or a document issued by the university unit responsible for the study programme certifying that candidate's command of language is sufficient for undertaking studies (does not apply to candidates partaking in the interview, native speakers of the language of instruction, and candidates who had completed secondary school education in this language of instruction),
  • certificates or other documents obtained outside of Poland, other than the IB diploma or EB certificate, are required to be authenticated with apostille or legalised,
  • translation into English or Polish, certified by a sworn translator, of all submitted documents issued in a language other than English or Polish,
  • in case of enrolment by post: declaration of submission of original copies of all documents required upon enrolment for inspection by no later than 1 October 2015 – under the pain of withdrawal from the university.
Candidates who hold higher education diploma obtained outside Poland are required to submit additionally the following documents:
  • nostrification certificate issued by faculty board of a Polish higher education institution, or candidate's written declaration to nostrify the higher education diploma by the end of the first semester – under the pain of withdrawal from the university; this requirement does not apply to documents issued by higher education institutions functioning within higher education frameworks of: Member States of the European Union, or Member States of the OECD, or Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), or parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, or countries with which Poland has signed agreements on mutual documents recognition,
  • higher education diploma obtained outside of Poland is required to be authenticated with apostille (if the country of issuance is a party to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) or legalised.
Candidates who do not hold Polish citizenship are required to submit additionally the following documents:
  • photocopy of document that certifies candidate's legal stay in the territory of Poland, i.e. visa, or temporary/permanent residence permit, or other document that allows for stay in the Republic of Poland (together with the original document available upon request) – if you choose to enrol by post, instead enclose signed written declaration that you will submit this document by no later than 1 October 2015 – under the pain of withdrawal from the university,
  • photocopy of document that certifies candidate's possesion of health insurance or casualty insurance for the period of studying in Poland, or photocopy of the European Health Insurance Card (together with the original document available upon request), or a declaration of taking out the insurance in the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia) immediately upon start of first semester – if you choose to enrol by post, instead enclose signed written declaration that you will submit this document by no later than 1 October 2015 – under the pain of withdrawal from the university,
  • photocopy of medical certificate confirming lack of health conditions disqualifying the candidate from undertaking study programmes (together with the original document available upon request) – if you choose to enrol by post or do not possess this certificate at the moment of enrolment, instead enclose signed written declaration that you will submit this document by no later than 1 October 2015 – under the pain of withdrawal from the university.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 5000 International
  • EUR 5000 EU/EEA

Tuition fee: 5000 EUR / programme

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