The double degree MA in European Studies / MA in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies programme combines teaching with high-quality research. It provides students with knowledge in the field of EU studies and democracy and governance, as well as a platform for the exchange of ideas and interpretation among students, scholars and researchers interested in democracy, leadership and EU institutions and policies. It helps to answer questions about the direction, dynamics and future of democracy in Europe and European integration. This innovative programme offers international seminars to broaden the students' perspectives on the topics in question. Students will choose from mandatory and elective courses and will benefit from supervision at both Universities.
Suitable for: This programme is designed for students eager to learn more about contemporary Europe understood as a political, economic and social project. It is open for students interested in political order in Europe, new global challenges and perspectives.
Students are able to start in Krakow and progress to Lisbon and vice-versa.
Diploma: The successful completion of the two-year double degree programme will lead to the award of two degrees: MA in the field of European Studies (EU Studies specialization) from the Jagiellonian University and MA in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
All candidates must either hold (or expect to obtain) a BA degree from a recognised and accredited university or an equivalent undergraduate (first-cycle) degree earned in countries where BA degrees are not offered. The diploma (or supplement) should include information about the candidate's eligibility to continue education on graduate (MA) level in the country of issue. If such information is not provided, additional statement from the candidate should be submitted.
Candidates possessing a MA degree may also apply. A degree in a relevant subject area is preferred; however, all candidates who can demonstrate interest in European Studies are encouraged to apply.
Candidates whose first language is not English are required to prove their English language proficiency with a recognised certificate documenting command of the English language on a level specified by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. This does not apply to English native speakers, as well as graduates of study programmes where the language of instruction was English.
Candidates who do not have a language certificate at the stage of submitting the application may request an interview which will verify their level of competency in the English language. To successfully pass the interview, the student must earn at least 60% of total points.
Final result is calculated on the basis of evaluation of documents submitted by the candidate as follows:
- Application content—maximum of 70 points—including:
- grades in transcript—50 points;
- academic and non-academic experience, other achievements, foreign language proficiency—20 points;
- Motivation—maximum of 30 points—motivation for undertaking the programme, relevance and originality of academic interests presented in the application (maximum of 6000 characters).
The application fee is 22 USD/ 85 PLN/ 20 EUR. In case of more than one application, each application has to be paid separately and to its assigned bank account.
Tuition fee for first year*:
- EU citizens: 3 800 EUR (approx. 4 300 USD)
- non-EU citizens: 4 800 EUR (approx. 5 400 USD)
* information about the tuition fee at the Catholic University of Portugal can be found on their website: iep.lisboa.ucp.pt/applications-2
The programme in European Studies offers specialist formation in the field of European integration and the functioning of the EU institutions, which gives graduates an opportunity to seek employment in units of state and local administration, education, media, non-governmental organisations, as well as international institutions, especially those linked to European integration. The regional profile equips the graduate with the understanding of the quickly developing area of Central and Eastern Europe, which prepares the graduate to work in diplomacy, political, economic and cultural institutions, as well as in business.
Phone: +48 12 429 61 95; +48 12 429 62 07