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
duration: 5 years (10 semesters)
title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)
main discipline: Psychology
Psychology as a human science includes a rich, holistic knowledge of its functioning, which reflects the program of studies conducted at the Institute of Applied Psychology. Due to their practical profile, the program assumes the implementation of numerous practical classes, preparing students to perform the profession of public trust in the future, which is a professional role. The program consists of two parts: a canon of general psychological and specialised knowledge and courses developing practical skills. Education includes rich theoretical knowledge, the basics of scientific work, and preparation for conducting psychological research. Still, it considers the application of knowledge in practice to a vast extent. Students develop competencies facilitating work with people, learn the character of contact in the helping relationship during training and workshops, and how to conduct psychological diagnoses and various therapeutic interventions. There is a wide range of classes to choose from since the second year is adapted to students' interests, new fields of psychology development, and the needs of the labour market.
Information regarding Faculty
The Faculty of Management and Social Communication has the category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and outstanding rating awarded by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA). The variety of study programmes conducted by the Faculty makes this unit one of the best interdisciplinary faculties of the Jagiellonian University.
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. Study programmes 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 Applied Psychology, which is a part of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication. Students have 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).
Rankings, distinctions, accreditations
- 1st place in 2019, 2nd place in 2020 and 2022, 3rd place in 2021 in the Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundation
- Outstanding rating for the Faculty of Management and Social Communication awarded by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA)
- 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 research groups at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication, f. e. Student Research Group 'Pragma', which brings together students who want to broaden their knowledge of psychology, acquire skills useful in the labour market and want to meet people with similar interests – both their peers and specialists from a given industry.
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
- Student online television UJOT TV
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All about admission
- Admission for programmes in English
- Admission for foreigners
- Admission for programmes in Polish
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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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Psychology graduates are specialists sought-after in the labour market in many areas. They take up employment in the health care system (in psychiatric treatment of adults, children and adolescents, in specialised clinics such as cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, and internal diseases, as well as in neurological treatment and various clinics such as pain treatment or neurorehabilitation clinics). They work in psychological and pedagogical clinics, schools and other educational institutions. They are employed in enterprises as human resources, business, marketing or advertising specialists. They work as sports psychologists. Their holistic education allows for applying psychological knowledge in every sphere of human functioning in its environment. Some psychology graduates choose the scientific path by continuing their studies at Doctoral School and cooperating with researchers on various research projects. In summary, the increasing pace of life, lower social stability, increasingly recognised psychopathological disorders, and the ageing of societies means that the demand for psychological knowledge and its application in practice is constantly increasing.
Further education possibilities
- Doctoral School, f.e. Doctoral School in the Social Sciences
- Post diploma programmes
- Second-cycle programmes
What alumni say about us
Alumni Stories: Katarzyna Olszówka
I am sure that the education and knowledge I gained at university has had a great impact on the course of my career. They are its foundation. The broad knowledge of psychology that I was able to acquire during my studies supports my work every day. Taking it a step further, my studies have also taught me to trust myself, to look critically at what I hear and verify it. This is a lesson that you never forget.
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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 a series of meetings, "University Closer to you – trips to the Jagiellonian University." The purpose of the sessions as part of the tours is to familiarize students with our university's history through a broad educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current program of the event is available on the organizer's website - Centre for Communications and Marketing.
The Jagiellonian Library allows you to visit the old and new parts of the building. The tour program includes presentations of information about the history of the Library and the building itself and a tour of the Warehouse Department. The offer of Collegium Maius consists of the "Traces of science" and "Traces of history and art" lessons as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to familiarize yourself with the educational offer of: the Botanic Garden, the Nature Education Center, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of the Department of Anatomy UJ CM.
The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Applied Psychology, a unit of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication. The Institute is located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jagiellonian University, shortly called the Third Campus, in the Kraków district of Ruczaj. In case of questions regarding studies, please contact:
ul. Łojasiewicza 4
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 55 50