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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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Journalism and Social Communication

Faculty of Management and Social Communication

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme, part-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: practical

duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)

main discipline: Communication and Media 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: Communication and Media Studies

Programme description

We encourage you to study the best journalism studies in Poland! Journalism and Social Communication programme combines social sciences and the pragmatic functioning of journalism and media institutions in social communication. This involves the requirement to provide students with reliable academic knowledge and prepare them for professional tasks. In connection with the above, professional preparation of students takes place through workshops (e.g. press, radio, television, sound and image editing, ombudsman's workshop, etc.); design workshops – enabling students to work on their creative projects (e.g. information technologies, designing communication on the Internet, etc.) and adapting the formula of academic classes to the needs of professional preparation of students. Students undergo obligatory student internships in media of their choice, advertising or PR institutions during their studies, and the Student Internship Supervisor can help them choose the right place.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Management and Social Communication has the A category granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and was honoured for education by the State Accreditation Committee. The variety of fields of studies conducted by the faculty makes this unit one of the best interdisciplinary faculties of the JU.

The premises of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication are located on the territory of the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival. The faculty is located in a modern building that consists of well equipped lecture halls, classes and computer rooms. Studies at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication are known for: exceptional research and didactic staff; unique fields of studies and original study programmes not available at other Polish universities; possibility to get a double degree thank to agreements with European universities; collaboration with the business sector; comfortable conditions for studying surrounded by the beautiful and green campus, UJOT TV television and UJOT.FM radio; various research societies which reflect the versatility of research conducted at the faculty and its didactic offer. The study programme is offered by the Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication, which is a part of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication. Students have access to a professional film studio, film editing room with professional software, modern radio studio, focus room and specialised computer room. In the academic year 2015/16, a media studies laboratory of the Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication was established – a computer module was started to conduct CATI surveys (computer-assisted telephone interviewing). The laboratory is equipped with software allowing media analysis and other social research. Students have also access to the modern library of the faculty the book collection is of which is constantly supplied with the newest books (in Polish and English).

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • The Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundation:
    • 1st place in 2020
    • 2nd place in 2021
    • 3rd place in 2019, 2022 and 2023
  • Outstanding rating for the Faculty of Management and Social Communication awarded by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA)
  • Scientific category B+ in the main discipline of Communication and Media Studies awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science

Curriculum overview

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.

Student matters

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support
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 research groups at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication. Journalism and Social Communication students have unique opportunities to further improve their competencies and practical skills by participating in many projects organised by institutes and faculties. They form the core of the university radio UJOT FM editorial team, the Faculty television UJOT TV, participate in the organisation of the nationwide student plebiscite for the best journalists of the "MediaTory" and the national photographic competition "Głębia Spojrzenia".

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

Bartłomiej: in the ether like a fish in water Bartłomiej: in the ether like a fish in water
After starting it, I learned the actual value of studying at Jagiellonian University. I have lecturers with whom I get along very well and are real media professionals. I feel like I'm part of the academic community; it's essential. Bartlomiej currently spends most of his time on UJOT FM radio.

From our lecturers

Dr Małgorzata Majewska Dr Małgorzata Majewska
People are discovering more and more that they are no longer needed, that machines can replace them. At the same time, it is the time of media power, post-truth and fake news. The only defence against this madness is knowledge, that is, awareness of how the world works. And the university is precisely the place where we break down the mechanisms of reality into the prime factors.

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All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission to study programmes at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System: If you have any questions related to admission, please contact the Admissions Office directly or visit the websites: and

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):

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.

See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland


Graduates of Journalism and Social Communication are prepared to work in the media sectors, radio and television stations, editorial offices, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, research institutions and associations, media houses, the broadly understood sphere of the around-media professions, the social communication.

Further education possibilities

What alumni say about us

Alumni Stories: Krystian Pomorski Alumni Stories: Krystian Pomorski
I (...) have very fond memories of the journalistic press workshop, where we discussed current events in the media, politics and economy. At university we were also taught to verify all the information. And this skill comes in handy not only in my everyday life, but also in business. It was a fantastic three years that defined my further life choices.

University in close-up

Centre for Communications and Marketing

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 Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication, a unit of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication. The Institute is located in the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival, so-called the Third Campus, in Kraków’s district – Ruczaj. For more information, please contact:

ul. Łojasiewicza 4
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 55 33