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.
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: Literary Studies
Students of the Literary and Cultural Translation Studies may participate in optional translation courses and other courses from the broad offer of the Faculty of Polish Studies, e.g., in anthropology editorship, cultural studies, comparative studies, and performance studies. The most important courses are: Introduction to Translation Studies,modern Polish literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, practical stylistics and language culture, workshops and translation projects, language improvement at C1 and C2 levels. This study programme is unique because of its inter-faculty character. Each student participates in translation and Polish studies courses at the Faculty of Polish Studies together with courses from the offer of the Faculty of Philology. Students participate in translation workshops each semester and conduct team or individual translation projects during the second year of studies. Many award-winning literary translators are among the academic teachers of the Literary and Cultural Translation Studies programme.
Information regarding Faculty
The Faculty of Polish Studies has the category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2018 two students of the Faculty of Polish Studies were awarded during 'Studencki Nobel 'contest for the greatest Polish students, talented students of the Faculty 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 wit 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 fields of studies collaborate with companies from the media sector during realization of traineeships programme – the Faculty signed agreements with publishers, web portals and magazines, and is responsible for 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. Candidates who chose this study programme will take classes in the scope of practical learning of foreign language, its literature and culture, at the Faculty of Polish Studies and chosen institutes of the Faculty of Philology.
Rankings, distinctions, accreditations
- Category A granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
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.
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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.
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.
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All about admission
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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.
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Almost 50% of books in the Polish publishing market are translations. Care for their quality is an ambition and aim of many publishers. The publishing market needs well-educated and prepared specialists based on the career paths of the Literary and Cultural Translation Studies graduates. Cultural institutions, and editorial offices of cultural magazines, including magazines online, are an absorptive labour market for well-educated translators who provide comprehensive language and especially translation services. There is a high need for translators with excellent literary and cultural studies competencies in Kraków. The multiannual collaboration of the Faculty of Polish Studies with those institutions and the number of graduates among their employees is the most significant proof. Thanks to the inclusion of research and translation projects in the programme, students may conduct modern research (also in international teams) and gain professional competencies under the supervision of experienced translation theoreticians and practitioners.
Further education possibilities
- Doctoral School, f.e. Doctoral School in the Humanities
- Post diploma programmes
- Second-cycle programmes
The study programme is conducted at the Faculty of Polish Studies, which is located in Historic Centre of Kraków. In case of questions regarding studies, contact:
ul. Gołębia 16, room 44
31-007 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 12 62