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

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;
  • Scan of the applicant's passport photo page or EU national ID card.
  •  

BY POST:*

  • Official transcript, which includes a full list of completed classes and final marks (grades);
  • Sworn translation into English or Polish of all documents submitted if they were issued in a language other than English or Polish.

* Please NOTE that you may send scanned copies of documents prior to sending them by post. 

All official transcripts must be sent directly to the Centre for European Studies:

Centre for European Studies

ul. Garbarska 7A

Krakow, 31-131

Poland

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 OAS account. 

 

STEP II 

Documents required upon enrolement

If application is sucessful you will receive a notification of acceptance in OAS system as well as official 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)
  • Two 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),
  • Proof of nostrification of the secondary school diploma, maturity certificate. 

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

 

NAME OF COURSE

CONTACT HOURS

ECTS POINTS

The construction of European Identities  

30

4

Antropology of European Cultures

40

5

Economy

30

3

The EU in the Global Economy: Challenges and Achievements

40

6

Introduction to Political Science 

40

6

Modern European State Formation

30

3

Introduction to Legal System

40

6

International Public Law with elements of EU Law

70

9

Western European Politics and Transatlantic Relations since 1945 

40

6

European states and their political system 

40

6

Economic integration in the EU: models of economic cooperation and integration

40

6

EU Institutions and Decision-Making Processes

60

9

Common policies in the EU

40

6

International Relations and te EU

40

6

CEE Transition and EU Enlargement 

40

6

Language: Polish

120

15

Academic English

120

15

Philosophy

40

6

Sociology

40

6

Metodology: Qualitative or Quantitative

30

4.5

Social Psychology

30

3

Seminar

60

2

Intellectual Property.Legal standard and protection.

10

1

BA Dissertation

 

10

 

TOTAL

180