study mode: full-time programme
language of instruction: English
profile: general academic
duration: 2 years (4 semesters)
title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)
main discipline: Political Sience and Public Administration
Transatlantic Studies (TAS) is a two-year full time interdisciplinary program, which comparatively examines ever-changing relationships between culture and politics in the international context. Upon completion of the studies, students earn a degree in Transatlantic Studies. The international atmosphere of the program gives students an opportunity to learn not just from scholarly materials, but also from their fellow students' diverse experiences of and perspectives on our ever changing and increasingly connected world. Program recognises and supports benefits of close, mentoring relationship between faculty and students aimed at development of a variety of intellectual and professional skills. Learning alongside students from all continents challenges students to think outside of their own preconceived notions of the world; this is critical for helping students move beyond American, Western or regional perspectives and develop more global ones.
Information regarding Faculty
The Faculty of International and Political Studies has the A category 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
- Quality certificate of education of the Polish Accreditation Committee in 2013
- 'A' Category for the Faculty granted by Committee for the Evaluation of Scientific Units (KEJN)
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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.
- Live and learn in Kraków
- Academic calendar
- Exchange programmes
- Academic Sports Association
- JU Student Government
- Safe Student
- Student Centre for Support and Adaptation
- Disability Support Service
International Students Office
Centre of Academic Support
Student Scholarships Office
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Studies are not all about education and participation in classes, they are also a great opportunity to develop your hobbies and interests. There are many research societies and student organizations working at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty-, and university-wide ones, which allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in interesting, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences and meet fellow students outside of the lecture halls. There are many research societies working at the Faculty of International and Political Studies.
Students curious about the world, who love to travel may take part in student exchange programmes and visit one of many foreign universities under the Erasmus+ programme or take part in MOST programme (domestic mobility).
More than just studies
All about admission
- Admission for programmes in English
- Admission for foreigners
- Admission for programmes in Polish
- Online Application System
- International Students Office
Centre of Academic Support
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.
Centre of Academic Support
Graduates of TAS combine broad knowledge about the contemporary world with unique analytical skills and the ability to think critically. They have no problems finding employment in diplomacy, international institutions, non-governmental organisations, at all levels of public administration, from local to central, as well as in media and publishing.
Further education possibilities
- Doctoral School, f.e. Doctoral School of Social Sciences
- Post diploma programmes
- Second-cycle programmes
What alumni say about us
Danielle Piatkiewicz, class of 2013
I first came across the TAS Program while attending a summer language and culture program at Jagiellonian University and I instantly fell in love with Krakow and the university and wanted to find a way to extend my stay. The TAS program not only fulfilled my desire to live in Krakow but it offered an array of interesting classes, and internationally diverse faculty and students.
Olivia Hernandez, class of 2019
Coming from a liberal arts undergraduate background, I was drawn to Transatlantic Studies because of the transatlantic crossing of politics, history, and literature right in the middle of Europe. Growing up, I dreamed of studying and living in Krakow. I loved my time in Krakow so much - the relationships you make with your classmates and professors are priceless – from seminars to hotdogs at Żabka. If I could, I would relive my TAS days in a heartbeat, it was a truly formative period in my life.
Chenglong Zhou, class of 2019
The program is run by a team of reliable, professional, competent, and easy-going members. You’ll have lessons lectured by senior professors who have cutting-edge knowledge in related fields, and who are always available to answer whatever questions that occur in your mind. You’ll see your questions regarding the lessons, the program, the administrative procedure be immediately dealt with and answered by the secretary office. And you’ll also get help and advice if you have any problem living or studying in the city. It’s a treat to study in a lovely city, so my final suggestion is to make everyday count in Krakow.
Study programme is conducted at the Institue of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, which is a part of the Faculty of International and Political Studies. Institute is located near the Jagiellonian Library, Jordan Park and Błonia Park. In case of questions regarding studies, contact:
ul. Reymonta 4
30-059 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 27 56