MA in Culture, Media and Society

The Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Program Description

MA in Culture, Media and Society

The Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The MA in Culture, Media and Society track offers students a unique chance to gain a broad perspective on the contemporary developments in the field of cultural studies together with a practical focus on those aspects of culture which are of importance in today’s societies. In particular, the problem of cultural identity in the contemporary world is addressed in various courses that make up this track, including Theories of Culture, the Holocaust and Its Cultural Meaning, Culture and Nationalism, Women’s Political Identity, and the Roma in Central/Eastern Europe.

The media-component provides students with an understanding of the growing importance of the interplay of influence between mass media and society, examining the media’s role in shaping socio-cultural, political, economic, and technological developments. The track looks at a broad range of subjects related to the production and reception of news and advertising, including mass communication history and theory, media effects, media ownership structure

Examples of available courses:

Teaching period 1

  • Social & Political Theory (S. Kapralski, Pedagogical University)
  • Research Methods (H. Banaszak, M Wenzel, University of Warsaw)
  • Theories of Culture (S. Kapralski, Pedagogical University)
  • The Holocaust and its Cultural Meaning (A. Orla-Bukowska, Jagiellonian University)
  • Women’s Political Identity in Making (J. Regulska, Rutgers University)

Teaching period 2

  • Qualitative Methods (M. Olcon-Kubicka, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Quantitative Methods (H. Banaszak, University of Warsaw)
  • Contemporary Social Theory (S. Kapralski, Pedagogical University)
  • Sociology of Institutional Change (A. Rychard, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • e-Media (E. Bendyk. Collegium Civitas)
  • The Roma in Central and Eastern Europe (S. Kapralski, Pedagogical University)
  • Culture and Nationalism (Z. Mach, Jagiellonian University)
  • Seminar on Corruption (L. Holmes, University of Melbourne)

Teaching period 3

  • Organized Crime and Human trafficking (L. Holmes, University of Melbourne)
  • Beyond Political Culture (J. Kubik, SSEES UCL)
  • Approaches to Comparative Politics (J. Belasiak, University of Indiana)
  • Mass Media and Society (P. Przytula, University of Minnesota)
  • Media Ethics (P. Przytula, University of Minnesota)


  • One-year MA (12 months) – 10.000 PLN (approximately 2700 USD or 2400 EUR)
  • Part-time MA (24 months) – 14.000 PLN (approximately 3800 USD or 3350 EUR)
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
2,400 EUR
Start date Oct. 2017
Poland Warsaw, Masovia
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 2,400 EUR