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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 Philosophy

Available programmes

long-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 5 years (10 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

main discipline: Psychology

Programme description

Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University is a long-cycle programme with a general academic education profile. During their studies, students are provided with contemporary, up-to-date scientific knowledge concerning human behavior and psychological processes, which they will be able to practically utilize in the future. The modernly constructed study programme allows for the comprehensive development of future psychologists, attainment of high practical qualifications, and contact with specialists in various fields of psychology.

The programme curriculum includes many practical classes. Throughout its duration, students complete 200 hours of professional internships and several hundred hours of workshop classes, depending on their chosen specialization. After three years of study, during which they acquire thorough knowledge in various areas of psychology, students select one of four specializations, which include: educational psychology, psychology as a science, psychology in clinical, therapeutic, and forensic practice, and behavior change psychology. Additionally, we offer dozens of elective courses from various fields, available to all students regardless of their chosen specialization. A distinctive feature of the psychological study programme is individual tutoring as well as integration and introductory classes.

Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy primarily offers collaboration with outstanding specialists – among the staff of the Institute of Psychology are certified psychotherapists, practitioners in the fields of organizational, educational, and forensic psychology. Our academic teachers are active researchers, conducting research at the highest global level and publishing their findings in renowned scientific journals. Additionally, they acquire national and international grants, enabling the conduct of innovative research, to which students are invited to participate.

Studying at the Institute of Psychology is a unique opportunity to acquire the most current scientific knowledge in psychology from individuals who expand this knowledge daily through scientific research, but also utilize it in psychological practice.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Philosophy is one of the oldest faculties at the Jagiellonian University. It was established in 1364. Programmes offered at the Faculty of Philosophy have consistently ranked highly in the rankings compiled by the "Perspektywy" Educational Foundation. Talented students from the Faculty regularly contribute to the ranks of laureates of the prestigious "Pearls of Science" programme (formerly known as the "Diamond Grant") and achieve success in national and international competitions. The Faculty of Philosophy is a place where human beings are the focus of research interests. During studies, one can explore oneself, others, diverse cultures and religions, as well as understand the world, the individual, and society. The Faculty consists of 5 institutes: Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and the Department of Comparative Civilization Studies.

Psychological studies at the Faculty of Philosophy are conducted at the Institute of Psychology located at 6 Ingardena Street, in a large, modern, restored building in the city center, near "Błonia" and one of Kraków's largest parks - "Park Jordana". Lectures and exercises take place in modern, air-conditioned rooms, with a panoramic view of Kraków from the lecture hall. On the first floor, there is a relaxation area for students, and from the ground floor, students can easily access the café located in the adjacent building of the Centre for Academic Support. The modern research laboratories are a significant asset, equipped with a rich and continuously expanding base of specialized research equipment, used not only in master's theses and doctoral projects but also in didactic activities, including tutoring. The Institute has equipment such as EEG, pain assessment tools, virtual reality, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. The Institute also has its own library with a reading room, and nearby is the Jagiellonian Library and a swimming pool.

The Institute of Psychology is a leading centre for psychological research in Poland, with international significance. It is also the oldest unit conducting experimental psychological research in Poland and Central Europe. It emerged, through numerous transformations, from the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology, founded in 1903 by prof. Władysław Heinrich. In the building of the Institute at 6 Ingardena Street, there is an exhibition dedicated to the 120th anniversary of psychology at the Jagiellonian University. The history of the Institute is also the subject of a special website.

👉 Get to know the history of the Institute of Psychology

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Oustanding evaluation of the study programme rating awarded by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA)
  • Scientific category A+ in the main discipline of Psychology 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.

See also

Careers Service

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


Graduates of psychology find employment in various workplaces, ranging from healthcare facilities and schools to businesses, non-governmental organizations, and advertising agencies. The study programme allows for comprehensive development of future psychologists, enabling our graduates to acquire high practical qualifications and the opportunity to connect with specialists, including practitioners, from various fields of psychology. The concept of educating psychology students at the Faculty of Philosophy involves providing students with contemporary, up-to-date scientific knowledge concerning human behavior and psychological processes.

One of the key elements of our programme is student internships, which are an integral part of education. Their aim is to prepare students for future professional work and to acquire practical psychological skills. Our courses are conducted in the form of workshops and collaboration on research conducted at the Institute of Psychology or in the workplaces of practicing psychologists.

By completing blocks of psychological-pedagogical and didactic classes in cooperation with the Pedagogical Study Department at the Jagiellonian University, as well as undertaking internships, students can obtain teaching qualifications.

Further education possibilities

University in close-up

Centre for Communications and Marketing

Offer for school

The following events are conducted in Polish – to find out about the offer for English-speaking audience, please get in touch with the organizer directly. Additionally, due to the current pandemic, some faculty and university events may be canceled or conducted in a form other than that described below.

We invite all schools to take part in the cycle of meetings "University Closer to You – visits to the Jagiellonian University". The aim of the meetings during the tours is to familiarize students with the history of our University through a rich educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current programme of the event is available on the organizer's website – the Centre for Communications and Marketing of the Jagiellonian University.

The Jagiellonian Library offers tours of both the old and new parts of the building. The tour programme includes presentations on the history of the Library and the building itself, as well as a visit to the Department of Depositories. The offer of the Collegium Maius includes lessons on "The Trail of Science" and "The Trail of History and Art," as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to explore the educational offer of the Botanical Garden, the Nature Education Centre, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of Anatomy.


The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Psychology, a unit of the Faculty of Philosophy. The Institute is located close to the historic centre of Kraków, the Jagiellonian Library, Jordan Park, and Błonia Park. For more information, please contact:

ul. Ingardena 6
30-060 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 24 15