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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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Social Change Management

Faculty of Management and Social Communication

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

not available

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: Management and Quality Studies

Programme description

The world has changed faster than ever in history. We are more comfortable than previous generations, but our civilisation faces enormous challenges. Amid degradation of the environment, epidemics and economic crises, more and more people experience feeling of being lost and anxious when thinking about the future. Due to the fast changes, many economic programmes deactivate within two or three years, as forecasted to finish them. Social Change Management programme at the JU prepares students for one specific thing – a change. We educate aware and competent leaders who know how to adapt to changes and shape them – beginning from themselves. Think globally, and act locally by studying Social Change Management. This modern programme is based on education through taking action, gaining experience and experimenting. Academic Business Incubator is a partner of this programme.

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 Public Affairs, which is a part of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication. Institute's main aim is to research the scope of the functioning of the public sphere and education of managers for the public and non-governmental sector in Poland and collaborate with municipal, regional and ministerial authorities and civic organisations that support the modernising public industry. 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

  • 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 Management and Quality 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 such as FOCUS and MERITUM. Students may participate in the Institute of Public Affairs virtual laboratory, which engages the university's community and our partners to work on solutions to crucial social and organisational problems.

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


Graduates of Social Change Management are prepared for work in companies, public organisations, and NGOs, where it is required to combine knowledge and skills in the economic, social and public areas, among others, to include persons threatened by marginalisation, create new jobs and services exceeding standard market rules. They gain the skills necessary to open: a start-up, social economy entity or NGO, and work in public organisations (government and local administration), NGOs and companies that implement various social changes. Studying allows for broadening knowledge of modern and advanced management methods and techniques, allowing to implement social objectives while taking care of return from public and private expenditure. These studies introduce future managers and social leaders to functioning in the European Union and enrich them with necessary skills regarding planning and implementing changes in organisations or, in a broader sense, society. The content of education in the didactic process, which includes issues in management and quality sciences, sociology, policy and administration sciences, sums up to create this unique programme that combines a modern understanding of political and socio-economic processes and changes with the use of modern management tools.

Further education possibilities


The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Public Affairs, 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 44, 664 55 84