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 Science and Public Administration
This study programme will be permanently closed from 2023/2024 academic year. Education will be conducted until the end of ongoing studies cycle.
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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 awarded for the quality of education by the Polish Accreditation Committee. The Faculty is the most international and interdisciplinary unit at the Jagiellonian University. It offers unique programmes conducted in English, many of which are delivered under agreements with foreign universities. The Faculty provides students with an opportunity to study in a nationally and culturally diverse environment, both in Polish and foreign languages. This creates the space for getting to know each other and supports students' development during their studies and in their professional careers. The Faculty’s complex structure reflects the diversity of scientific research conducted in this unit. Therefore, students have an opportunity to study among specialists dealing with matters from almost every corner of the globe. The Transatlantic Studies programme is conducted at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora. The Institute’s main objective is to conduct scientific research in American studies, Polish studies, Ethnic Studies, and Latin American studies.
The Faculty of International and Political Studies headquarters is located in a modern building close to the Jagiellonian Library, Błonia, and Jordan Parks. The Faculty has moved to a new facility in 2021, providing students with comfortable conditions and surroundings for studying. The building has four large auditoriums on eight floors, several dozen lecture and seminar rooms, a student zone, and rooms for employees. There is also a Faculty library with a spacious reading room.
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
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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.
- Live and learn in Kraków
- Academic calendar
- Exchange programmes
- Academic Sports Association
- JU Student Government
- Safe Student
- Student Centre for Support and Adaptation
- Accessibility Center
International Students Office
Centre of Academic Support
Student Scholarships Office
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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. American Studies Academic Circle.
Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, exchange programmes in USA and Canada, bilateral exchange programmes, European university Una Europa, or the domestic mobility programme called MOST.
More than just studies
- American Studies Academic Circle
- Student associations in the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora
- Student associations at the Faculty of International and Political Studies
- Student Government of the Faculty of International and Political Studies
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- Job offers, internships, and volunteerings for students
- Workshops & presentations
- Career counseling
- Mentoring support
- JU Alumni
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Graduates of TransAtlantic Studies 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.
The study programme is conducted at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, a unit of the Faculty of International and Political Studies. The Institute is located in the new building, close to the Jagiellonian Library, Jordan Park, and Błonia Park. For more information, please contact:
ul. Reymonta 4
30-059 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 27 56