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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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Cultural Studies—Texts of Culture

Faculty of Polish Studies

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

Cultural Studies—Texts of Culture allows students to understand and criticise the mechanisms of national and international modern culture. Open and flexible study programme reacts to the changes in modern culture. It develops the ability to analyse and understand various texts of culture (movies, photography, literature, theatre, dance, art, music, comics, games, digital and social media) related to artistic and daily life spheres.

Cultural Studies—Texts of Culture is a study programme that focuses on individuality and offers possibilities to realise passions and interests. Its innovative formula provides broad knowledge and skills in cultural studies, which students may supplement by choosing subjects according to their interests from thematic blocs. The study programme is also efficient by teaching management of cultural institutions, designing new media or creative writing.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Polish Studies has category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2018 two Faculty of Polish Studies students were awarded during the 'Studencki Nobel 'contest for the greatest Polish students; talented faculty students are winning the prestigious Diamond Grant programme. Study programmes at the Faculty of Polish Studies give a great chance for individual development under the supervision of the masters of modern Polish studies. The Faculty of Polish Studies has been collaborating with institutions concerned with culture and art, especially from Kraków and Małopolska province, for many years. Students engage in various activities of the Kraków Festival Office, theatres of Kraków, cultural centres and museums. The JU students' Linguistics Research Society organizes the Month of First Language – a regular project that includes the Kraków Dictation, advertisement contest, 'commentary and pitch', and linguistics workshops in schools. Particular study programmes collaborate with companies from the media sector during the realisation of the traineeships programme – the Faculty signed agreements with publishers, web portals and magazines and is responsible for the edition of 12 prestigious publications and 7 academic journals.

The Faculty of Polish Studies consists of 17 Chairs, as well as the Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World, and the School of Polish Language and Culture. The Cultural Studies—Texts of Culture programme is conducted by the Chair in Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Studies, located in the very centre of Kraków. Candidates who chose this programme will take classes in the scope of practical learning of foreign language, and its literature and culture, in selected institutes of the Faculty of Philology.

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. There are many student associations at the Faculty of Polish Studies, f. e. Academic Circle of Texts of Culture.

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

From our students

Jan Jan
Thanks to so-called 'blocs', students may choose lectures and create schedules according to their interests. Academic teachers are specialists in various fields related to culture. That's why you may look at the matters from multiple perspectives. Moreover, I really like that pop culture is treated here with respect. Series and comics are treated equally to literature, which is rare in academic discourse.


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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

Kraków is a city of creative culture, museums, theatres and publishers. The city received the prestigious UNESCO City of Literature title. Therefore, Kraków needs creative, dynamic students and graduates of Cultural Studies.

Students of the Cultural Studies—Texts of Culture take part in internships at the best publishers in Kraków (Wydawnictwo Literackie, Universitas, Znak, Lokator), media (Radio Kraków, RMF Classic), museums (MOCAK, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology), galleries, theatres and other cultural institutions.

Thanks to that, they are ready to work in journalism, advertising, organising and managing cultural projects at the press and public relations offices and various cultural institutions. And most importantly, they may criticise culture in licensed media and their social media platforms.

It is possible to get pedagogical education by attending optional methodology and cultural animation courses.

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 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 by the Chair of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies, a unit of the Faculty of Polish Studies. The Chair is located in Historic Centre of Kraków. In case of questions regarding studies, contact:

dziekanat.wpuj@uj.edu.pl

ul. Grodzka 64
31-044 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 18 21, 12 663 10 36

www.antropologia.polonistyka.uj.edu.pl
polonistyka.uj.edu.pl