study mode: full-time programme
language of instruction: English
profile: general academic
duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)
main discipline: Political Science and Public Administration
Global and Development Studies (GLAD) is an interdisciplinary programme, which aims to equip students with fundamental understanding of processes of globalisation in various spheres of human activity: law, politics, economy, history, the social relations, culture and communication. Students gain core knowledge of the very phenomena of globalisation and international development as well as specialise in their various aspects and influence they have on the contemporary world. The programme is structured in such a away that allows students to focus either on a selected part of the world, or specific global problems and challenges.
Information regarding Faculty
The Faculty of International and Political Studies has the category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and was honored for education by the Polish Accreditation Committee. This Faculty is the most international and interdisciplinary unit at the Jagiellonian University. Its offer includes unique courses in English, many of which are implemented under agreements with foreign universities. The Faculty allows you to study in a nationally and culturally diverse environment, both in Polish and foreign languages. It promotes mutual getting to know each other and translates into development perspectives in the field of further studies or professional work. The Faculty has an extensive structure, reflecting the diversity of scientific research carried out there, which allows you to study with a group of specialists dealing with almost every corner of the world.
The principal seat of the Faculty of International and Political Studies is a modern building to which the Faculty moved in 2021. There are four large auditoriums on eight floors, several dozen lecture and seminar rooms, a student zone, and rooms for employees. The building also houses a departmental library with a spacious reading room. The Faculty has created comfortable conditions for studying near the Jagiellonian Library, surrounded by green areas like Kraków's Błonia and Jordan Park.
Rankings, distinctions, accreditations
- Scientific category A in the main discipline of Political Science and Public Administration awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science
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.
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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 International and Political Studies, f. e. The Association of International and Area Studies.
Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Utrecht Network, bilateral exchange programmes, European university Una Europa, or the domestic mobility programme called MOST.
More than just studies
- The Association of International and Area Studies
- Student associations at the Faculty of International and Political Studies
- Student Government of the Faculty of International and Political Studies
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All about admission
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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.
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Programme graduates of Global and Development Studies obtain knowledge of the principal traditional and contemporary trends in global sociology, philosophy, politics and economy. This programme also serves as the first step towards continuing the student’s academic education on a graduate and postgraduate level in the fields of international relations, area studies, political science or economy. Graduate are prepared to find employment in public administration, national and international institutions and organisations, non-governmental organizations, international companies, cultural institutions, mass media and publishing.
Further education possibilities
- Second-cycle programmes, f.e. International Security and Development
- Post diploma programmes
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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.
The study programme is conducted at the Faculty of International and Political Studies. The Faculty is located in the new building, close to the Jagiellonian Library, Jordan Park, and Błonia Park. For more information, please contact:
ul. Reymonta 4, room 321
30-059 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 25 89, 663 25 87