Bachelor in Global and Development Studies

General

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Program Description

Global and Development Studies (GLAD) is an interdisciplinary program, which aims to equip students with a fundamental understanding of processes of globalization in various spheres of human activity: law, politics, economy, history, social relations, culture, and communication. Students gain core knowledge of the very phenomena of globalization and international development as well as specialize in their various aspects and influence they have on the contemporary world. The program is structured in such a way that it allows students to focus either on a selected part of the world, or specific global problems and challenges.

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The BA in Global and Development Studies is an interdisciplinary program that aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding of the processes of globalization in various spheres of human activity: law, politics, economy, history, social relations, culture, and communication. Students gain core knowledge of the processes of globalization and international development, the multifaceted aspects thereof, and their influence on the contemporary world. The program is structured in such a way that it allows students to focus either on a selected part of the world, or specific global problems and challenges.

The Program is taught at the Faculty of Political and International Studies (FIPS) of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow – the oldest and the best HEI in Poland and one of the leading universities in the region. This ensures a high quality of teaching and a vibrant and inspiring academic environment. The FIPS is a truly multidisciplinary unit, which is of great significance when it comes to issues connected to globalization and development. We provide expertise in many different areas not only limited to traditional politics and IR, but also fields such as humanitarian aid, environmental protection, public health, media, and communication. This is amplified by the fact that various units at FIPS are specialized in specific regions of the world, which allows us to connect distinct phenomena of globalization and development to particular geographical locations.

Program graduates will have acquired knowledge of the principal traditional and contemporary trends in global sociology, philosophy, politics, and economy. This program also serves as the first step towards continuing one’s academic career on a graduate and postgraduate level in the fields of international relations, area studies, political science, or economy. Graduates are prepared to find employment in public administration, national and international institutions and organizations, non-governmental organizations, international companies, cultural institutions, media, and publishing. 

Graduate’s profile

Program graduates obtain knowledge of the principal traditional and contemporary trends in global sociology, philosophy, politics, and economy. This program also serves as the first step towards continuing the student’s academic education on a graduate and postgraduate level in the fields of international relations, area studies, political science, or economy. Graduates are prepared to find employment in public administration, national and international institutions and organizations, non-governmental organizations, international companies, cultural institutions, mass media, and publishing.

Structure

First semester

  • World History and Politics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Society in the Era of Globalization
  • Globalization and global governance
  • Academic English: Research and Presentation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Tutorial
  • Elective course
  • Physical education
  • Safety at Work (e-learning)

Second semester

  • World Geography
  • Geopolitics
  • Contemporary International Relations
  • Global Economy
  • World Legal Systems
  • Academic English: Writing Skills
  • Physical Education
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

Third semester

  • Education and Development
  • Democratic Processes in the World
  • Barriers of Development in Modern Societies
  • Communication and Media in the Global Era
  • Research Methods and Techniques
  • Foreign language
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

Fourth semester

  • Politics of Multiculturalism
  • Global Security
  • Human Rights in the Global Era
  • Civil Society and NGOs
  • International Political and Economic Organizations
  • Foreign language
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

Fifth semester

  • World Religions
  • Transnational Migrations
  • Contemporary Parties and Ideologies
  • World Cultural Heritage
  • Thesis Seminar Part I
  • Foreign language
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

Sixth semester

  • Urbanization and Development
  • Globalism, Regionalism, and Separatisms
  • Health, Food, and Environment
  • Thesis Seminar Part II
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course

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The Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Join us at Jagiellonian University, the best and the most prestigious university in Poland, with a very rich tradition of academic excellence that dates back to the fourteenth century.

Live and study at the academic heart of Central Europe, the home of excellent researchers in many disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, and natural sciences. The University has many international partners, and our students benefit from various forms of study exchange, shared virtual classrooms, visits of guest professors, and many other aspects of international co-operation. The Faculty of International and Political Studies, which will be your home department, is widely recognized for its research on areas and countries, politics, international relations, and intercultural studies. 

Entry requirements

  1. A good Polish maturity certificate (Matura) or another certificate equivalent to a Polish maturity certificate (eg. a high school diploma, a GCE A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, etc.). We require a high school certificate of good quality that qualifies the candidate to study at the university level.
  2. No entrance examination. We take into consideration the candidate’s secondary/high school final grades.
  3. Documented command of the English language at the level of at least B2. We accept a number of recognized language certificates.

We accept a number of recognized language certificates Admission deadline: ongoing until September.

Fees

Application fee

The application fee is 100 PLN.

Tuition fee

The tuition is 4000 EUR/year (12000 EUR/program).

Tuition is paid in the amount for one semester. Candidates admitted to the first year are obliged to pay the first installment no later than within 7 days from enrolment.

Last updated Jun 2020

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The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Jubilee year 2 ... Read More

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Jubilee year 2014 marked the 650th anniversary of this remarkable event. Since its very beginning, the Jagiellonian University has been an international institution. Poles, Ruthenians, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Germans, Czechs, the Swiss, the English, the Dutch, the French, the Spanish, Italians, and even Tatars studied here in the old days. Read less