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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

What is Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University? It is a study programme of a general academic profile of education (contrary to Psychology of practical profile at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication). The concept of educating students assumes providing contemporary, up-to-date knowledge about the mental functioning of a human being. A modern and flexible curriculum allows for the comprehensive development of future psychologists, obtaining high practical qualifications and contact with specialists. After providing students with the basics of knowledge in various fields of psychology, they can independently choose one or two of the eight available specialisations (these are: clinical psychology and health psychology, clinical psychology of a child, psychology of organisation and advertising, psychology of family and education, forensic psychology, psychology in sports, psychotherapy, psychology in research).

Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy offers cooperation with outstanding specialists – the employees of the Institute of Psychology include certified psychotherapists who deliver classes related to clinical psychology and psychotherapy.

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 Psychology in a big, modern, restored building located in the city centre, next to one of the most significant parks of the city. The building is well equipped. The considerable advantage of this infrastructure is a broad and constantly developing base of specialised laboratory equipment used in the teaching process (particularly in the preparation of Magister degree thesis and doctoral projects, but also under specialist courses or research path). The Institute is equipped with EEG, pain measurement tools, VR and transcranial magnetic stimulation devices. The Institute has a library with a reading room and in the neighbourhood there is the Jagiellonian Library.

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Oustanding evaluation of the study programme rating awarded by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA)
  • Category A+ granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Curriculum overview

Programme curriculum consists of information regarding classes in which you will take part while studying at this field of study. The programme provides data on classes in particular semesters, which of them are compulsory or optional, which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each class has its own syllabus – a description of contents of the class.

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 at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): Admissions Office is responsible for the admission process at the Jagiellonian University. In case of questions regarding admission, contact the Office directly or visit websites: and

Information regarding admission to this study programme, including qualification rules, admission and tuition fee, schedule, required documents and information on final result calculation, are available on the Online Application System (IRK):

Transfer from other university or study programme

Transfer from other university or other study programme is possible, with the consent of the dean: after finishing a first year of studies and fulfilling additional conditions described by the Faculty Council. In case of questions regarding a transfer, contact the unit in charge of study programme directly.

See also

Careers Service

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


Psychology graduates find employment in health care institutions, schools, enterprises, various types of public benefit organisations, non-governmental organisations, advertising agencies, etc. The modernly designed flexible curriculum allows for the comprehensive development of future psychologists, obtaining high practical qualifications as well as contact with specialists in many fields of psychology – the concept of educating psychology students at the Faculty of Philosophy assumes providing students with modern, up-to-date knowledge about the mental functioning of a human being.

Student internships are an integral part of educating students at the Institute. Their main goal is to prepare students for future professional work and provide practical psychological skills during courses held at the Institute in the form of workshops, in cooperation in research conducted at the Institute of Psychology, or by participating in activities performed by psychologists-practitioners in business units, educational or cultural institutions. Students who complete the block of psychological, pedagogical and didactic classes conducted in cooperation with the Pedagogical College of the Jagiellonian University as well as complete the professional practice may be granted the pedagogical 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 a series of meetings, "University Closer to you – trips to the Jagiellonian University." The purpose of the sessions as part of the tours is to familiarize students with our university's history through a broad educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current program of the event is available on the organizer's website - Centre for Communications and Marketing.

The Jagiellonian Library allows you to visit the old and new parts of the building. The tour program includes presentations of information about the history of the Library and the building itself and a tour of the Warehouse Department. The offer of Collegium Maius consists of the "Traces of science" and "Traces of history and art" lessons as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to familiarize yourself with the educational offer of: the Botanic Garden, the Nature Education Center, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of the Department of Anatomy UJ CM.


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