Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7600
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The MA programmes in European Studies (including three specialisations: European Studies, Central and Eastern European Studies, Europeanisation and Governance in Central and Eastern Europe and one specialty: Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems) are high-level graduate programmes taught in English. Over the course of two to four semesters of study, students follow core, specialisation and optional classes in an array of fields according to their interests.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The second-cycle (MA) degree in European Studies at the Centre for European Studies of the Jagiellonian University is bound by the curriculum requirements for second-cycle degree programmes in European Studies, determined by the directive of the Minister of Science and Higher Education on July 12, 2007 on education standards for individual subjects, and levels of education, as well as methods and conditions for creation and provision of interdisciplinary and combined studies (based on Act of 27.07.05, art. 9 item 2 – Law on Higher Education – Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland no. 164, item 1365, with later modifications).

Programme Structure

The programme aims to provide students with interdisciplinary knowledge, information and expertise concerning European affairs. It builds understanding of a political, economic and cultural character of both the region of Central and Eastern Europe and the European project which today provides its context. Most of our graduates go on to apply their expertise while pursuing careers in public, non-governmental or business sectors, while some continue to further study. Students choose a study track in which they wish to specialise, and the MA degree with which they graduate reflects their specialisation or specialty. Specialty description

  • Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems The Studies in Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems specialty is designed for students intending to pursue a career in research on genocide as well as for students, who consider this specialized knowledge about the Holocaust and totalitarianisms to be beneficial for the development of a civic society. For detailed information about this specialty, please go to: http://www.ces.uj.edu.pl/postgraduate/ma-programmes/ma-in-european-studies/studies-in-the-holocaust-and-totalitarian-systems Courses/Structure Students are required to earn a total of 120 ECTS points, earned in:
  • chosen courses (core course, key courses, specialty courses and additional courses)
  • two semesters of languages (Polish at various levels and/or French, German and Russian for beginners)
  • workshops in methodology, academic writing and speaking, and in MA seminar
  • an MA thesis of 20,000-30,000 words

The degree is completed once the student has passed the MA exam and has defended his or her thesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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,
  • 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,
  • 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 both sides of identification card and in case of non-Polish citizens scanned copy of passport photograph page,
  • 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,
  • translation into English or Polish, certified by a sworn translator, of all submitted documents issued in a language other than English or Polish,
  • all scanned copies of documents sent upon registration are required to be sent in one merged file.
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 7600 International
Amount of application fee: 75,00 PLN / 18,00 EUR / 24,00 USDTuition fee: 7600 EUR / programme

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