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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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Faculty of Management and Social Communication

Available programmes

long-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: practical

duration: 5 years (10 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

main discipline: Psychology

Programme description

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).

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

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

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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


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

What alumni say about us

Alumni Stories: Katarzyna Olszówka 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.

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 Applied Psychology, 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 50