The double degree MA in European Studies / Law and Politics is a unique programme which comes out of the EU-JAMM cooperation 2013-2017 (EU Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries) and which offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge and competencies in the fields of European and Political Studies from both a European and Japanese perspective, confronting and comparing structures, social imaginaries and political institutions and practices whilst observing and participating first hand in cross-cultural relations and experiences. The MA allows students to spend one academic year at the Jagiellonian University and one academic year at Kobe University in Japan, supported by one supervisor from each university and concluding the programme with one MA thesis and a double degree from each university.
Diploma: Diploma: The successful completion of the two-year double degree programme will lead to the awarding of two degrees: MA (magister) in the field of European Studies from the Jagiellonian University (the choice of 3 specialisations: EU Studies; Central and Eastern European Studies; Europeanisation and Governance in Central and Eastern Europe), and an Master’s Degree in Political Science from Kobe University.
Students are able to start in Krakow (sem I & II) and progress to Kobe (sem III & IV) or start in Kobe (sem I) and move to Krakow (sem II & III) and finish in Kobe (sem IV).
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 entire programme:
- EU citizens: 6 200 EUR (approx. 7 000 USD)
- non-EU citizens: 8 400 EUR (approx. 9 500 USD)
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