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MA "Philsophy in English" (NEW)




 Philosophy in English

New from 2019/2020!

Philosophy in English” is a 2-years MA program for both Polish and foreign students. All courses are offered entirely in English. Studies are meant to develop philosophical skills and competences that are useful in professional, public and private life (e.g., critical thinking, creativity, rationality, effective argumentation). The courses are planned in a balanced way: they aim at the development of skills and increase of knowledge of philosophy graduates, but are also suitable for graduates in different fields – in either case, they should provide the student with a solid philosophical background and understanding of current philosophical debates. The Master's course will develop the students' ability to discuss philosophy in English, and is therefore also recommended for those students who are planning to have an academic career in the field. This MA is designed to be your great intellectual adventure – our knowledge and experience will thoroughly guide your passion and philosophical interest towards your own self-development.

The studies will be carried out within project co-financed from European Union funds within the European Social Fund


Mandatory: Philosophical trends – selected issues, Scientific and cultural images of the world, history of ethics, Contemporary debates in philosophy of religion, Intellectual property, PE, Health and security course, Library course, Rhetoric and art of argumentation, Contemporary debates in social and political philosophy, Teaching philosophy, Business ethics and CSR, Contemporary debates in philosophy of science, Contemporary debates in anthropology and ethics. Mandatory courses will be offered in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops and in some cases a mix of these.


Elective: 21 monographic lectures offered by the faculty (new lectures are provided every year and announced before the beginning of the term; monographic lectures reflect current research conducted by members of the faculty and are meant to deepen the philosophical knowledge of the students).

Apart from participating in the lectures, students will do their own research independently, consulting with a supervisor, an expert in the field of their research. We take the quality of your research and your self-development seriously


Master Thesis

The Master's course finishes with the Master Thesis. Students choose and shape the topic in close contact with their supervisor, which should start as early as possible. There is a vast range of topics on which students can do research: ethics, applied ethics, anthropology, social philosophy, philosophy of politics, history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of God, Russian philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of nature, logic and many others. If you already have a Master's thesis project and wonder if we can support you, do not hesitate to contact us.



To apply for this Master's course one must already possess a degree in philosophy or in any other discipline. The criteria of qualification is the graduation grade (Bachelor, Master or other). Places available: 30.

Information on recruitment will be published soon.

Foreign candidates should contact Recruitment Office at rekrutacja@upjp2.edu.pl in order to receive detailed information related to their particular situation.


Financial Issues:


Studies are free of charge for Polish citizens and those eligible foreign students according to the Polish Higher Education Act, including EU citizens and many others (to check if you match the criteria look here). However, there are some small administration costs that must be covered like a fee for the student ID.



Polish students can apply for scholarships in the same way as when enrolling to a Master's course in the Polish language.

Foreign students are eligible for scholarships if they are UE citizens, EFTA citizens, Legal refugees, Karta Polaka and other mentioned in art. 43 par 2 Higher Education Act. In this case, the scholarship request will be evaluated on the basis of the same documents submitted by Polish citizens.


Foreign students from Eastern and Central Europe can apply for a scholarship of the John Paul II foundation – 1000 PLN/month (October – June).

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Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawła II w Krakowie Wszelkie prawa zastrzeżone przez Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawła II w Krakowie 2019