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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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Public Administration

Faculty of Law and Administration

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

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

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)

main discipline: Law

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: Law

Programme description

Do you think that administration is a constant work behind a desk, papers, and tables? Nothing could be further from the truth. During the Public Administration studies, you will receive a comprehensive education that will enable you to build a career in dynamically developing public administration, but also a career as a specialist in financial corporations or in project administration & management. The Public Administration study programme will also prepare you to start and run any business independently - you will learn the most important legal acts, and you will be able to apply the law in practice. In this programme, you will gain the ability to communicate well in the workplace, efficiently use the available information and office technology, actively participate in group work and organize and manage small teams. During your studies, you choose a specialization block, so it's you who decides on the shape of your path and schedule. The curriculum includes numerous practical classes and subjects taught in a foreign language.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Law and Administration is the oldest scientific unit at the Jagiellonian University, and its history dates back to 1364. Invariably, it maintains the highest level of education, confirmed by the highest institutional rating of the Polish Accreditation Committee, awarding the scientific A+ category in the classification of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, leading results in national rankings and the best results in legal apprenticeship exams for several years.

The Faculty of Law and Administration offers a considerable degree of latitude when it comes to study pattern: a vast catalogue of courses enables the implementation of personal development paths, attendance at classes is in most cases optional, and internships are carried out in a flexible model. The access to knowledge is facilitated – students receive, among others, free access to legal information systems, well-equipped libraries, an innovative e-learning platform, and many textbooks in electronic form.

At the Faculty, we emphasize modern teaching methods and practice: apart from lectures, we offer many practical classes, workshops, tutorials, training sessions, projects, courses, dissertation simulations, proseminars, seminars, and other classes for the comprehensive development of competencies. Although the faculty is located in the historic center of Kraków, classes are held in renovated buildings and a new teaching center with a courtroom simulation room.

Everyone interested in the international aspect of studying can take advantage of the opportunities offered by Erasmus+, SYLFF Association, Pan-European Seal Program, or the European University Una Europa. There are also over a dozen foreign law programs at our faculty – some of them allow you to obtain a double diploma.  We run approximately 130 courses in foreign languages, and we cooperate with over 120 universities within Erasmus+ programme. Our students are successful and achieve high results in prestigious international competitions.

At the Faculty, we focus on comprehensive education, and we also enable development in interdisciplinary scientific and social projects. We cooperate well with business entities and we organise a series of conferences and events connecting the academic world with the socio-economic environment. Students who are particularly interested in certain fields of law can actively attend numerous students’ research clubs, most of them associated with the historical Society of Law Students' Library.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • The Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundation:
    • 1st place between 2017 and 2021
    • 2nd place in 2024
    • 3rd place in 2022
  • The Ranking of Law Faculties prepared by 'Rzeczpospolita':
    • 1st place in 2017-2020 and from 2022
    • 2nd place in 2021
  • The Ranking of Law Faculties prepared by 'Dziennik Gazeta Prawna':
    • 1st place in 2017-2018 and from 2021
    • 2nd place in 2019-2020 
  • Scientific category A in the main discipline of Law 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

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.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes offered by Erasmus+, SYLFF Association, Pan-European Seal Program, or the European University Una Europa, or take part in 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 to study programmes at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System: irk.uj.edu.pl. If you have any questions related to admission, please contact the Admissions Office directly or visit the websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.

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): irk.uj.edu.pl

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

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

Graduates

Public Administration studies educate specialists prepared to work in various types of public administration, as well as in non-public institutions.

Graduates of Public Administration obtain a comprehensive education that allows them to build a career as clerks; they can also work as specialists in financial corporations or in project administration & management. The graduate will be appropriately prepared to independently undertake and conduct any business activity, demonstrating the knowledge of the law and the ability to apply it in practice. During the Public Administration study programme, students gain the ability to communicate well in the work environment, efficiently use the available information and office technology, actively participate in group work and organize and manage small teams.

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.

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.

Contact

The study programme is conducted at the Faculty of Law and Administration, which is located in the historic centre of Kraków. For more information, please contact:

wpia@uj.edu.pl

ul. Bracka 12
31-005 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 19 14, 663 19 00

wpia.uj.edu.pl