MA in Culture, Media and Society


Area of Studies

social sciences



Degree (in English)

Master of Arts (MA)

  • English
Course Duration

One-year MA (12 months, 3 teaching periods) – intensive
Two-year MA (24 months, 6 teaching periods) – regular

ECTS points

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

Application Deadline(s)

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Course Description

Course Profile

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

Education Requirements

Applicants 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 Requirements

Applicants 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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