The MA in Society and Politics is the oldest and most established track in our MA program. 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.

Examples of available courses

Teaching period 1

  • Social & Political Theory (S. Kapralski, Pedagogical University)
  • Research Methods (H. Banaszak, M Wenzel, University of Warsaw)
  • Political Sociology (R Markowski, SWPS 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)
  • Civil Society in Theory and Practice (P. Glinski, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • The Swedish Model of the Welfare (S Eliaeson, Uppsala)
  • 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)
  • Elites and Leaders in Contemporary Politics (J. Pakulski, University of Tasmania)


  • 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)
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
1 - 2 years
2,400 EUR
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