MA in Society and Politics
Area of Studies
Degree (in English)
Master of Arts (MA)
One-year MA (12 months, 3 teaching periods) – intensive
Two-year MA (24 months, 6 teaching periods) – regular semester
9 courses (2 compulsory courses, at east 4 track specific courses, up to 3 courses from other tracks) + MA dissertation
Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR)
Tuition and Other Fees
One-year MA – 10.000 PLN
Two-year MA – 14.000 PLN
Partial tuition free waivers and stipends available for early applicants
Full scholarships available for students from Belarus Russian Federation and Ukraine applying before September 26 2019
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Course ProfileThe MA in Society and Politics is the oldest and most established track in our MA programme. It offers a variety of courses that will provide both the “standard canons” of theoretical and empirical discourse and relate to the research frontier as well. Political sociology, especially civil society both East and West of the Elbe and social movements, contemporary welfare states, especially the so-called Swedish model, classic and contemporary social and political theory, institution building, corruption, political culture, political gender issues, the interpretation of Holocaust and law and society are examples of our orientation as reflected in our courses.
Education RequirementsApplicants must have earned a first degree in social sciences or humanities from a recognised university or institution of higher education, or provide documentation indicating that they will earn their first degree from such an institution by the time of enrolling at the Centre for Social Studies (CSS) of GSSR.
Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those applicants whose first language is not English must submit standardised English language test scores.
Other RequirementsApplicants to the MA programme must provide a short (600-1000 words) outline of their proposed research topic for the MA dissertation, which will be weighted heavily in the admissions decision. The topic is expected to fall within the broad thematic focus of the track, and should be delimited and set out with the greatest possible clarity. This document should be enclosed with the application documents package.
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