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MA "Philsophy in English"




 Philosophy in English

New from 2019/2020!


The on-line recrutiment for MA „Philosophy in English” for academic year 2019/2020 ended. If you are interested in starting studies from the academic year 2020/2021 please note that important factors may change. These include also admission rules and fee for studies. The enrollment for the academic year 2020/2021 will start in spring 2020. Before that we will publish details of our offer. To make sure you will not miss it, please contact us, we will email you with details.


The information below is archival, valid only for those who enrolled for the academic year 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. MA Philosophy in English graduates can teach philosophy and ethics at schools. The programme can be useful for translators who want to specialize in philosophical literature. The MA degree obtained at UPJPII is equivalent to the Licentiate, which gives the graduate qualifications to teach in church institutions.

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).

For more details see pdf file attached below.

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. Minimum limit is 15.

On-line recruitment is from 12.08.2019 to 13.09.2019 12:00 CEST (Warsaw time). Click here to go to the recruitment webpage. The process is quite complicated therefore we recommend to start it as soon as possible. For technical support please contact: rekrutacja@upjp2.edu.pl

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

Please note, that you will need to upload a scan of your diploma (including the supplement). Diplomas from abroad require apostille/legalization. All documents must be translated into Polish by a sworn translator.


The list of accepted candidates will be published on 18.09.2019, 3:00 PM.


Between 19.09.2019 and 24.09.2019 accepted candidates should confirm their readiness to start studies by delivering original documents to the dean’s office (Kanonicza 9 street in Kraków). Theses include: printed and signed form from on-line recruitment, confirmation of payment, diplomas, supplements and apostiles, two pictures taken according to the rules for pictures for Polish ID, translations of documents that were not in Polish (sworn translator). Documents will only by copied and than returned. It is also required to show Passport or personal ID card, this will not be copied.


A final list will be published on 25.09.2019, 3:00 PM


Financial Issues:


Studies are free of charge. However, there are some small administration costs that must be covered like a fee for recruitment procedure or 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).

More about being a student in Kraków.


Need more information?

Contact project coordinator dr Jakub Synowiec - jakub.synowiec@upjp2.edu.pl

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