BA in European Studies: European Politics and Society in a Global Context

The 3-year BA programme gives students a core knowledge of European politics, culture and society, whilst emphasizing Europe’s role in a wider global framework. Key concepts, such as culture, identity, diversity, democratic processes, Europeanisation and globalization are discussed  in an interdisciplinary manner. Tackling with European affairs through a sociological, political and economic lens, students gain a cross-sectional awareness of the many challenges facing contemporary societies. The programme equips with tools to analyse current events and understand the complexities of political, socio-economic phenomena, and prepares students for further education in the field of international relations.

» PROGRAMME DETAILS

Mode of study: Full-time,

Duration of study: 3 years (6 semesters)

Number of ECTS: 180

Language of instruction: English

» OBJECTIVES

Students acquire extensive knowledge of the European region from cultural, political and social perspectives. Programme gives in-depth understanding of history and idea(s) of Europe, legal, philosophical and economic foundations of modern European civilization, the democratic processes and formation of civil society in Europe. Students gain an understanding of basic philosophical, sociological and anthropological concepts, necessary in the analysis of cultural change and political transformations.

Course of studies explores questions pertaining to political doctrines and ideologies, political systems and governments, international public law, as well as various mechanisms of the market and global economy. The focus on the European Union provides students with the knowledge of EU institutions, policies and decision-making processes. In particular, the EU is studied as a global actor, taking into consideration the principles of EU law and foreign policy, issues of global security, and international conflicts.

The programme equips students with research and problem-solving skills, and gives methodological and practical tools to critically analyse and diagnose social and political phenomena. Students gain competence in writing and public speaking, learning to work individually, as well as in a team. The programme stresses the importance of language skills: students learn a foreign languages  as well as academic English.

INTERNSHIP

Students are highly encouraged to conduct an internship within the course of their studies to acquire practical experience. CES has a developed net of partner institutions in Europe where students can undertake internship.

» GRADUATE PROFILE

Programme graduates find employment in public administration, national and international institutions and organisations, EU institutions, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, mass media and publishing. This programme also serves as the first step towards continuing the student’s academic education on a graduate and postgraduate level.

ADMISSION

» ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1. High school diploma or equivalent

Secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate.  

2. Certificate of English-language proficiency

Students whose first language is not English are required to prove their English language proficiency with a recognised certificate documenting command of the English language on a level specified by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. This does not apply to English native speakers, graduates of study programmes where the language of instruction was English. Proficiency in the Polish language is not required.

» ADMISSION CRITEREA

1. High school diploma or equivalent

Secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate. 

2. Certificate of English-language proficiency

Students whose first language is not English are required to prove their English language proficiency with a recognised certificate documenting command of the English language on B2 level. This does not apply to English native speakers, graduates of study programmes where the language of instruction was English. 

LIST OF CERTIFICATES APPROVED BY THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY

» APPLICATION STEP BY STEP

STEP I

BY E-MAIL: 

As a part of your application please submit the following documents via e-mail at ces.office@uj.edu.pl:

  • Scanned online application signed by the applicant;
  • Scan of the secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate;*
  • applicant's passport (photo page) or EU national ID card.  
  • scanned certified translation into English or Polish of all documents issued in a language other than English or Polish. 

*documents obtained outside of Poland, other than IB diploma and EB ecrtificate, are required to be authenticated with apostille or legalised; 

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

18.00 EUR/24 USD/75.00 PLN (non-refundable)

Registration fee is paid via BANK TRANSFER. Bank transfer details applicant can access at AOS account. 

 

STEP II 

Documents required upon enrolement

If application is successful you will receive a notification of acceptance in AOS system as well as oficcial e-mail informing about further steps. 

  • Hardcopy of the application, printed and signed by the candidate;
  • Photocopy of the applicant's secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate (with its original available upon request);
  • One passport photos (35 mm x 45 mm) taken against a white background without a hat or head covering (These cannot be printed photos or xeroxed copies of photos);
  • Certificate verifying language proficiency (if applicable);
  • Sworn translation into English or Polish of all documents submitted if they were issued in a language other than English or Polish;
  • Proof of nostrification of the secondary school diploma, maturity certificate. 
  • Documents obtained outside of Poland, other than IB diploma and EB ecrtificate, are required to be authenticated with apostille or legalised; 
  • declarationof submission of original copies of all documents required upon enrolment by no later than 29 September 2017 - under a condition of withdrawal from the university otherwise. ​

Candidates holding secondary qualification obtained abroad of Poland, other than International Baccalaureate diploma or European Baccalaureate certificate, excluding certificates obtained in member states of the UE, OECD, EFTA and certificates recognized on the basis of international agreements  are required to submit  additionally the following documents: decision on recognition of the document issued abroad, confirming holder's right to apply for study programmes in higher education institutions in the Republic of Poland, issued by the appropriate education authority (kurator oświaty), or candidate's written declaration to deliver the decision by no later than the end of the first semester.

STEP III 

Documents required upon arrival 

  • Original the secondary school diploma, maturity certificate;
  • Doctor's note confirming the student's good health and capacity to undertake studies;
  • Photocopy of student's visa or other official document ensuring their legal stay in Poland;
  • Photocopy of an insurance policy or the European Health Insurance Card held by the student in case of sickness or emergency;
  • Passport.

 

PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

» List of courses

TYPE OF THE COURSE

NAME OF COURSE

CONTACT HOURS

ECTS POINTS

YEAR

SEMESTER

DURATION

CORE COURSES (COMPULSORY FOR ALL BA STUDENTS)

Unity and Diversity of European Culture

40

6

I

Fall

1 semester

Introduction to Sociology

40

6

I

Fall

1 semester

Introduction to Political Science

40

6

I

Fall

1 semester

Introduction to International Relations

40

6

I

Spring

1 semester

Introduction to Economics

40

6

I

Spring

1 semester

Introduction to Public International Law

40

6

II

Fall

1 semester

 

 

 

 

KEY COURSES

(STUDENTS CHOOSE 4 OUT OF 6 AREAS)

Modern European State Formation

40

6

I / II / III

 

1 semester

Introducing the EU

40

6

I / II / III

 

1 semester

European States and their Political Systems

40

6

II / III

 

1 semester

EU Common Policies and Policy Making

40

6

II / III

 

1 semester

Economic Integration in the EU: Models of Economic Cooperation and Integration

40

6

II / III

 

1 semester

Cultural and Social Construction of European Identities

40

6

II / III

 

1 semester

 

OTHER COMPULSORY MODULES

Foreign Language - to choose between:

Polish

French

German

Russian

120

15

I

Fall/Spring

2 semesters

Physical Education/Sports

60

 

I

Fall+Spring

2 semesters

Academic English

90

9

I+II

Fall+Spring+Fall

3 semesters

Introduction to Political and Social Philosophy

20

3

I

Fall

1 semester

Academic Skills

40

4

II

Fall

1 semester

Methodology in the Social Sciences (Research Skills)

40

5

II

Spring

1 semester

Thesis seminar

40

6

III

Fall+Spring

2 semesters

Safety at Work Training

1

 

 

 

 

OTHER OPTIONAL COURSES

 

66

I / II / III

 

 

THESIS AND DEFENCE

 

15

III