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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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Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

Faculty of History

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)

main discipline: Culture and Religion Studies

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: Culture and Religion Studies

Programme description

Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology is the most comprehensive of the empirical sciences about a human as a subject and object of culture. These are not just academic disciplines. These studies are more of a mission. They give tools to get to know other cultures and allow self-cognition. They consist of in-depth analyses of various cultural-society phenomenons of today's world while including their processual, universalistic (common, global, etc.), and particularistic (unique, local, etc.) dimensions. Unlike other programmes in cultural sciences, this field of study focuses strongly on a methodological workshop, primarily concerning the conduction of ethnographic field research, and prepares for practical use of gained knowledge and research skills at work.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of History has the category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and is the best faculty of history in Poland according to the the ranking of ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundation. In addition, the study programmes conducted at the Faculty have been at the forefront of this ranking for years. The Faculty of History is the right place for enthusiasts of ancient cultures and people interested in studying art, the preservation of cultural heritage and history. The study offer includes such fields as: Archaeology, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, History, History of Art, Jewish Studies, Musicology, and Protection of Cultural Property. These fields of study have a long tradition of teaching, yet the classes are conducted innovatively and respond to the current needs of students and employers.

The Faculty consists of 6 institutes. Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology classes are delivered in the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, located in the very center of Kraków, in the Collegium Kołłątaj building with a modern Student’s Zone (Strefa Studenta) with a cafeteria and secluded garden.

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • 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

internationalstudents.uj.edu.pl
iso@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support

stypendia.uj.edu.pl
stypendia@uj.edu.pl
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. The Ethnology and Anthropology Students Research Society is working at the Institute. Students take part in the scientific life of the Institute by participating in conferences, exhibitions, seminars, debates, and discussions organized by the Institute and the Students Research Society, as well as in field activities in Ethiopia, England, Italy, Serbia, India, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Poland. Second-cycle studies consist of many workshops, including film and visuality, cultural animation, curating and exhibitions organization, collaboration with public institutions, cultural institutions, and NGOs.

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

welcome.uj.edu.pl
welcome@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl. 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: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.

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): irk.uj.edu.pl

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

biurokarier.uj.edu.pl
kariery@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Graduates

Graduates are prepared to work in cultural institutions conducting activities thematically related to ethnology and cultural anthropology and in organizations where knowledge in the field of ethnology and cultural anthropology is applied. Graduates may work at museums, open-air museums, and other cultural institutions dealing with culture popularization. They may also organize classes and workshops for children and adults at cultural centers or NGOs. They can be cultural mediators and work in media, marketing, and advertising. Graduates of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology may work in companies that do research for public institutions (dealing with social matters), do market research (what, when, how to sell, buy, produce, or import something), also user experience research (how to make use of customer behavior to improve the service/product experience).

Further education possibilities

University in close-up

Centre for Communications and Marketing

promocja.uj.edu.pl
wycieczki@uj.edu.pl

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.

The Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology encourages primary schools, vocational schools, secondary schools, and secondary technical schools to close cooperation. We offer lectures, workshops, and field activities related to ethnology and cultural anthropology, mainly in cultural diversity, cultural mediation and consulting, field recording, city research, traditions and cultures of local communities, cultural animation, and many more. We try to adapt our offer to our partners’ individual needs and expectations. We have experience in systematic collaboration with secondary school students. For many years we have been supporting the KEN 10th Secondary School in Kraków, for which we conduct various classes related to anthropology throughout the year.


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.

Contact

The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, which is a part of the Faculty of History. Institute is located in the very center of Kraków, in the Collegium Kołłątaj building with a modern Student’s Zone (Strefa Studenta) with a cafeteria and secluded garden. In case of questions regarding studies, contact:

etnologia@uj.edu.pl

ul. Gołębia 9
31-007 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 15 31, 12 663 15 32

etnologia.uj.edu.pl
historyczny.uj.edu.pl