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Programme info

Field of study:
Ecology and Evolution

Faculty of Biology

Programme type:
graduate (second-cycle)

Study mode: full-time

Title: magister
(equivalent of master's degree)

Tuition fee (Polish citizens): none

Tuition fee (foreigners): 18 000 PLN/programme (approx. 4 200 EUR/programme)

Number of semesters: 4 (2 years)

Language of instruction: English

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Ecology and Evolution

Programme description

The general academic Master’s degree studies Ecology and Evolution are addressed to English-speaking undergraduate students who seek specialist education in contemporary ecological and evolutionary issues. Our experienced staff, familiarized with international, cross-cultural academic environment, imparts deepened and always updated theoretical and applicable knowledge with putting stress upon team work, developing problem-solving skills and planning field and experimental research. The unique, interdisciplinary study programme provides a large number of practical activities in well equipped, modern laboratories. The student gains a broad understanding of ecological and evolutionary principles and enters a path to become a successful scientist who can publish results of self-conducted research in recognised international scientific journals. He/she acquires adaptive social and managerial competences along with a design mindset—so as to utilize ecological knowledge in practical environmental conservation and resources management.

Graduate’s profile

Graduates become effective scientists able to set up experiments and research (including field research/work) using appropriate and modern methods, analyse obtained results, write scientific papers and reports and prepare their spoken or graphic presentations. Accomplishment of two year studies allows employment either in dynamically evolving public or private sectors worldwide: laboratories, public administration, governmental agencies, various types of research units as well as non-governmental and private organisations.


Jacob Wilkerson (United States): The Ecology and evolution program manages to be both fun and challenging. It has a lot of hands on and practical courses both in the lab and out in the field nearby campus and into the mountains and forests. As it's an international program you get to work with other students from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, learn about environmental and world issues from perspectives you otherwise wouldn't hear. It really allows for a great setting to grow as a person. The program itself much like the subject matter is extremely varied, you'll have the ability to learn a wide variety of subjects while focusing on the subject matter that you care about.
Krakow is an excellent city, it's large enough that it's never difficult to find something new and fun to do but it's not so big that you start feeling out of place. The people are welcoming and kind, as is the comfortable feel of the city. Also you won't have much issue finding good places to eat.

Aleksandra Błażejowska (Poland): I am studying Ecology and Evolution because my supervisor encouraged me to start it. What is more, EcoEvo were more suited to my expectations and the leading English is definitely an advantage. The first year was a little bit hard, but I think it was worth it, because I've learned more than at my previous study. However, students also should have a possibility to take Polish facultative courses if they want, and more classes in laboratory will be ok, too. For me Krakow is one of the best city to live in Poland, it offers many opportunities both for development, meeting people, and for some entertainment; Krakow lives all days and nights.

Failasuf Aulia Nugroho (Indonesia): Studying at Jagiellonian University is something good for me. Almost all the teachers have a good reason to explain to me the complexity of biology especially in evolution point of view. Deep learning in ecology and evolution program, this program provides me quite a lot of practical works, and surely a lot of theory. I am happy when I have the opportunity to attend a lecture in the mountain area, national park, riverside, and others. This university has its own museum, which is very useful and enables us to learn history of the globe in evolutionary perspective.
Krakow is a beautiful city with a lot of attraction and tourism objects. A lot of libraries are there which can be used freely by students, even by foreigners.

Qualification rules

Final admissions result is calculated based on the interview is conducted in English. Its aim is to assess candidate's motivation for undertaking the programme, their general knowledge in the area of Ecology, and their English proficiency.

Detailed information can be found in respective study card in Online Application System.


Application fee

The application fee is 100 PLN.

Tuition fee

  • Polish citizens: none
  • foreigners: 9 500 PLN for first year and 8 500 PLN for second year (18 000 PLN/programme, approx. 4 200 EUR/programme)

Tuition is paid in the amount for one semester. Candidates admitted to the first year are obliged to pay first installment no later than within 7 days from enrollment.

Contact us

Phone: +48 12 664 51 82; +48 12 664 51 24; +48 12 664 51 94