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Please be informed this study programme is offered in Polish—to undertake this programme knowledge of Polish language at least at sufficient level is required and will be verified upon application. If you do not speak Polish you can enrol in one of Polish language courses offered by Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture. Full list of programmes in foreign languages you may find here: Programmes in foreign languages.

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Faculty of Pharmacy

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

not available

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme, part-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

main discipline: Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Programme description

Nowadays healthy lifestyle and the cult of the body are ubiquitous. Because of that, the labour market constantly needs specialists in cosmetology. Cosmetology combines medical and pharmaceutical sciences and health and physical culture sciences. This field of study meets the needs of the dynamically developing cosmetic industry. What kind of knowledge will you gain during those studies? General knowledge in the area of the four sciences mentioned above, advanced knowledge about cosmetics and substances used to produce them, the technology of cosmetic products, their metabolism and effects, knowledge of their proper use, and the methods and techniques of the quality assessment of raw materials and cosmetic and medical preparations.

The main advantage of this field of study at the JU is the impressive experience of the employees of our Faculty, their commitment to cooperation with the economic environment and cosmetic industry. Classes such as biotechnology in cosmetology, industrial technology of cosmetics, the formula of cosmetic preparations and research and development of innovative cosmetics are essential in the study program. Thanks to them, future graduates are readily hired in the cosmetic industry. Nowadays, the areas connected with body care, medical cosmetology and aesthetic medicine are significant. Because of that, the education aims to teach a critical, evidence-based approach to the new services in the area of cosmetology, where the problems of protection, care and treatment of dermatological diseases intertwine.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Pharmacy is the best one in Poland, as it combines the tradition and modernity which is proper in case of dynamism and development of exact science. It has the A+ category granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, programmes conducted at the Faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation “Perspektywy”. The research conducted focuses on the search for new and innovative forms of medicines, assessment of the toxicity of medicines and issues concerning biotechnology and pharmacology. The Faculty consists of 16 research and didactic units, including 10 Chairs. The Museum of Pharmacy, the Garden of Medicinal Plants and the Animal House are also the part of the Faculty.

The Faculty has specialized laboratories for the creation of cosmetic recipes, industrial laboratories, and specialized physiotherapy, manual therapy and massage laboratories located in the building next to the Faculty's premises. Students have access to the Medical Library and the Jagiellonian Library resources.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • 1st place between 2019 and 2021 in the Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundation
  • Scientific category B+ in the main discipline of Pharmacology and Pharmacy awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science

Curriculum overview

In the programme curriculum, you may find information about the subjects you will attend while studying this programme. The programme indicates which subjects are scheduled for each semester of the studies, which are mandatory, which belong to the group of elective subjects (so-called optional subjects), which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each subject in such a programme curriculum has its syllabus, which is a description of what students learn within the scope of that subject.

Student matters

Division for Education and Academic Careers
ul. Św. Anny 12, room 36; 31-008 Kraków, Poland

Student’s life

Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations work at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Utrecht Network, exchange programmes within Bilateral Agreements or European university Una Europa, or participate in a domestic mobility programme called MOSTUM.

More than just studies

From our lecturers

Prof. dr hab. farm. Jacek Sapa Prof. dr hab. farm. Jacek Sapa
Above all, studying is about gaining knowledge and skills in the field of your interest and your future professional life. This is why the choice of a good University is not without significance. Nowadays, we know that people and the academic community shape our intellectual development. The University – such as the Jagiellonian University – means gaining knowledge and a multitude of other opportunities to develop other interests.

All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission to study programmes at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System: If you have any questions related to admission, please contact the Admissions Office directly or visit the websites: and

Detailed information about admission to this study programme, including information on the method of calculating the result, qualification criteria, fees, deadlines, and a list of required documents are available on the Online Application System (IRK):

Transfer from other university or study programme

Transfer from another university, including a foreign one, or change of study programme within the University is possible with the dean's consent after completing the first year of studies and fulfilling additional requirements established by the Faculty Council. For inquiries regarding transfer, please contact the unit responsible for the specific study programme directly.

See also

Division for Education and Academic Careers
ul. Św. Anny 12, room 36; 31-008 Kraków, Poland


A Cosmetology graduate may conduct research in the laboratories of research and industrial units in the cosmetic industry or work in skincare clinics. Graduates are ready for: planning and performing cosmetic procedures and applying products following the diagnosis, with indications and contra-indications in mind, reading the formulation of a cosmetic and determining its use, close collaboration with a dermatologist in the area of pathologically affected skin treatment and according to the recommended treatments. A graduate can contribute to the registration process of cosmetics, cooperate with producers of cosmetic preparations, lead teams of cosmetologists and supervise the process and techniques of the use of cosmetics, and is ready to work in research teams searching for new solutions in cosmetology.

Further education possibilities


The study programme is conducted at the Faculty of Pharmacy, located close to the University Hospital in Kraków and the University Children’s Hospital. For more information, please contact:

ul. Medyczna 9
30-688 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 620 54 13