MA in Society and Politics


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 Society and Politics is the oldest and most established track in our MA programme. It offers a variety of courses that will provide both the “standard canons” of theoretical and empirical discourse while relating to the research frontier. Students have the opportunity to discuss aspects of political sociology, contemporary welfare states, classic and contemporary social and political theory, institution building, corruption, political culture, political gender issues, the interpretation of the Holocaust, the rule of law, and tendencies to backslide toward authoritarianism.

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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