Obtain a British MA degree in just 12 months – all in the cosmopolitan city of Warsaw! This Master’s program takes place at the Centre for Social Studies (CSS) at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The CSS offers an English-language graduate program operated in partnership with Lancaster University, which is one of the highest-ranking universities in the UK in the field of sociology. The university’s aim is to prepare students for rewarding careers in a multicultural environment in today’s society. The courses help students to understand, explain, and predict social phenomena and their economic, social, political and cultural context. This knowledge is key to working effectively as managers, politicians, cultural directors, and academics.
The Centre for Social Studies (CSS) offers unique MA programs in Sociology in cooperation with Lancaster University (in the UK) and the Polish Academy of Sciences. The mission of the CSS is to promote graduate-level education in accordance with the highest European standards. Students can specialize in one of three tracks: Society & Politics, Economy & Society, and Culture, Media & Society. The CSS is located in the historic Staszic Palace, which was erected in 1823 to serve as the seat of the Society of Friends of Science. The palace is right in the center of Warsaw on Nowy Swiat Street and it is actually part of the Old Town. After class you can continue your discussions with fellow students at the numerous restaurants and cafes nearby.
With a population of more 1.7 million people, Warsaw is an ideal location for those of you who like the big city life. It became the country’s capital in 1596 when King Zygmunt III moved the royal residence there from Krakow. Since then Warsaw has witnessed many hardships (it was almost completely destroyed during WW II), but it has emerged as a cosmopolitan city and the business center of the country. Here you can find modern architecture juxtaposed with carefully-restored palaces and castles. The city boasts a beautiful Old Town and many theaters, museums, monuments, restaurants, and parks. And since it is home to a number of large universities, there are plenty of college students to meet and socialize with.
Courses & Descriptions:
Within the framework of the program, students have three MA tracks to choose from: Society & Politics, Economy & Society, and Culture, Media & Society. Classes place a special emphasis on case studies from the region and they are perfect for students interested in learning more about Central and Eastern European studies, sociology, cultural studies, economics, political science, and media studies. The student body consists of representatives from more than 18 different countries. Many of them come from Central and Eastern Europe, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet, interact, and share ideas with scholars from the region. The professors are drawn from all over Europe as well as the US and Australia, so it’s a truly international learning experience.
All students must have a BA degree in order to apply. Upon completion of the program, students obtain a British MA degree from Lancaster University. This MA degree is recognized around the world.
Financial aid is normally offered by the CSS in the form of partial fee-waivers. All financial aid is awarded strictly on the basis of academic merit. Please contact our office for more information on how to apply. The deadline for applying for financial aid is April 15, so make sure you apply early!
Scholarships are available on our scholarships page.
March 04, 2017
Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.
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