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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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Social Data Analysis

Faculty of Philosophy

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

not available

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

main discipline: Sociology

Programme description

Social Data Analysis programme was co-created and is co-financed by the European Social Fund Plus as part of the 'Key to the Future' project—a comprehensive education development programme for key industries at the Jagiellonian University under the European Social Funds for Social Development 2021-2027 programme.

Zestawienie znaków: Fundusze Europejskie, Barwy Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, Unia Europejska

New programme in 2024/25 academic year

Data science is currently a dynamically developing field that applies computer science and statistics to process and analyze large datasets (big data), including data related to issues in sociological sciences, as well as management, economics, media, and communication. In an information society where more data is generated than can be effectively consumed, individuals who can not only process and model data, but also accurately interpret them, assess their quality, are and will be highly valued specialists in various fields: science, journalism, business, public management, politics, and many others.

Social Data Analysis programme at the Jagiellonian University integrates content from social sciences with the use of knowledge from exact sciences (mathematics and computer science). We educate specialists who can not only code solutions (from the IT perspective), analyze data (statistics), but also understand complex social issues and correctly apply knowledge from various social disciplines. Our graduates possess social skills, which are currently highlighted by employers as essential (group work, communication, time management, and project implementation).

Social Data Analysis is an interdisciplinary programme, coordinated by the team at the Institute of Sociology, conducted in collaboration with academics from other units of the Jagiellonian University and practitioners from the business sector. It is a proposal for graduates of both social-humanistic and mathematical-computer science disciplines, providing an opportunity to expand knowledge and acquire skills to build a comprehensive profile of a data science specialist.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Philosophy is one of the oldest faculties of our university, founded in 1364. The A+ category was granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Study programmes conducted at the Faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation “Perspektywy”, talented students win the prestigious Diamond Grant programme every year and succeed in Polish and international contests. The Faculty of Philosophy is the place where a human being is in the centre of research interest. Studies are an excellent opportunity to learn more about oneself, other cultures and religions as well as understand the world, an individual, and society.

The Faculty consists of 5 institutes: Institute of Philosophy, Institute of Pedagogy, Institute of Psychology, Institute of Religious Studies, Institute of Sociology and Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations. Classes are taught in the Institute of Sociology, the centre of sociology in Kraków and one of the most important Polish research centres in this area. The research and educational activity of the Institute reflects both the rich tradition and current diverse scientific interests of its employees and doctoral students. The beginning of sociology in Kraków dates back to the end of the 19th century.

One of the significant features of the Institute is the employees’ and students’ participation in the cooperation on a national and international level. We perform essential research and scientific projects; our employees and doctoral students are authors and co-authors of many works published in well-known journals and publishing houses. The Institute of Sociology is a unit which cooperates with other research centres in Poland and abroad as well as with NGOs, public units, companies, and media. Expert activity, analyses, reports... – there are many forms of cooperation! The Institute has two well-equipped computer rooms where data analysis workshops are held and a specialised focus room (a place to conduct, register, and analyse group interviews).

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Scientific category B+ in the discipline of Sociology 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

International Students Office

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

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 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 operate 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. There are many student activities and associations at the Faculty of Philosophy.

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

More than just studies

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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.

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Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support
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Social Data Analysis implements an innovative idea of combining an academic and practical approach, encompassing the researcher's workshop and data analytics. The programme is based on a broad range of innovative teaching methods, united by the practical application of data analysis tools to solve problems in the areas of social research, business, and public policy. Students, while acquiring knowledge and practical skills in planning and conducting social research and data analysis, also have the opportunity to learn the foundations of empirical social sciences, including economics, psychology, sociology, and political science. This model allows for employment in the job market, particularly in the rapidly changing and dynamic business environment, where individuals capable of applying data analysis tools and interpreting results are in demand. Graduates are expected to possess competencies valued in all industries where information is utilized for constructing arguments, decision-making, and managing change.

Further education possibilities


The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Sociology, a unit of the Faculty of Philosophy. The Institute is located in the historic centre of Kraków. For more information, please contact:

ul. Grodzka 52
31-044 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 422 21 29