Philosophy and Culture of East-Central Europe – Experience and Thought
Area of Studies
Degree (in English)
Grade II (MA)
2 years (4 semesters) semester
Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (Poland)
Tuition and Other Fees
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The first day of registration in the IRK system and payment of recruitment fees: June 7, 2019
Last day of registration in the IRK system and payment of recruitment fees: July 14, 2019
We address this program to foreign students from all over the world (and also from Poland) who want to pursue their Master's degree in our country, become familiar with its history and culture, make new friends, and embark on an interesting existential and intellectual adventure. The studies provide an opportunity to become familiar with the experience and thought of the people of this region as well as to gain knowledge, skills and competencies related thematically to the philosophy and culture of Central and Eastern Europe.
After graduation, the graduate has knowledge corresponding to standards of philosophical education at Master's degree level in the field of the following disciplines: history of philosophy, logic, ontology, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and ethics. In accordance with the program’s principal subject s/he has the opportunity to get to know particular traditions and conceptions as well as specific philosophical issues related to the experience and thought characteristic of Central and Eastern Europe. Using the knowledge and competences related to self-presentation techniques and media technology, combined with his/her advanced philosophical knowledge, the graduate of the program can cooperate as an expert, guest editor, commentator or moderator with the media and other cultural institutions (radio, television, newspapers, publishing companies, editorial boards of magazines, web portals, culture centers, etc.).
After completing the program the graduates have all necessary skills to undertake the analysis, presentation and interpretation of philosophical texts and other forms of cultural output, to understand and translate texts written in foreign languages, as well as to effectuate creative and critical thinking. They have the opportunity to acquire skills empowering them to carry out autonomous philosophical and ethical research, to come up with their own interpretation of events and to identify and analyze the main problems and challenges of contemporary times. They understand the specificity of the tradition, culture and philosophical thought characteristic of Central and Eastern Europe and can employ its legacy and achievements. They recognize the topicality, cultural importance and practicality of philosophical issues undertaken in the area of Central and Eastern Europe, revealing the present-day aspects of human experience and thought. The graduates obtain the ability to communicate effectively and think synthetically, which, in turn, allows them to take the challenges that involve finding efficient solutions to problems, creating plans of action and preparing comprehensive strategies. Thus, they may find employment in the field of broadly understood consulting. They can make valuable contributions to projects concerning matters related to bioethics, the creation of codes of ethics for institutions and companies, the development of coaching schemes for individual clients, as well as the enhancement of social skills and proper argumentation techniques.
After completing the program the graduates are prepared to take jobs that require advanced planning skills and involve strategic, innovative and creative thinking, taking analytical and critical approach to problem solving as well as having sufficient knowledge of the traditions, experiences and thought characteristic of the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Such jobs may be offered by institutions concerned with preparing various strategies in specific social, political, religious areas, cultural institutions, the media, companies involved in advertising, marketing and promotion, governmental and non-governmental organizations, public administration, foundations and associations. Outstanding graduates are prepared to pursue the 3rd cycle (doctoral) studies and undertake research work in the field of philosophy.
Education RequirementsGraduation of the first degree (BA diploma from any field of study
Other RequirementsWhat do we offer?
- Short periods of compulsory stay on-site: 9-12 weeks per semester.
- Interesting classes and lecturers from many countries.
- Comfortable conditions of stay.
- Scholarships for those who sign up quickly and are admitted.
- Tutorial assistance during the studies.