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MA in Transatlantic Studies (WSMP-E163-2SO)

(in Polish: Transatlantic Studies, stacjonarne drugiego stopnia)
full-time, 2 years
Language: English
No description for the programme.

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Magisterium na Transatlantic Studies

Access to further studies:

education in doctoral school, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

Graduates of M.A. Studies, if they do not opt for further education (a doctorate), are able to use the acquired knowledge, skills and social competence working for public (social, political, cultural) institutions, including U.S. institutions in Europe or European institutions in the United States. By emphasizing the ability of our students to implement tangible projects in the fields of culture and intercultural studies, our programme provides a solid basis for future job career in rapidly developing cultural industries. At the same time TransAtlantic Studies graduates have a far-reaching social sensitivity to problems arising from the complexity of culture. Practical experience and wide theoretical knowledge of how to conduct intercultural dialogue, develop diplomatic relations and implement research projects using the most modern media make our graduates most desirable employees for institutions and organizations operating in the field of diplomacy, foreign trade, and public information. The surveys of graduates about their professional career indicate that our alumni have taken jobs in the U.S. State Department, consulting firms, companies responsible for providing and processing information, in foreign trade sector and non-governmental organizations.

Access requirements

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On the grounds of submitted documents

Teaching standards

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Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the learning outcomes specified in Resolution No. 34/III/2012 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 28th March 2012 on the introduction of learning outcomes for particular fields of study conducted at the Jagiellonian University as of the 2012/2013 academic year, with later amendments. Graduates hold the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills, and social competences: KNOWLEDGE - An advanced knowledge of the nature, status, and significance of the humanities and social sciences, the specifics of their subject-matter and methodology within the disciplines of scholarship; and the ability to develop this knowledge and apply it creatively in his/her professional activities; - An advanced knowledge of man as the subject and creator of culture within its specific social structures, with reference to selected aspects of human activity; - A specialist knowledge of the theory and methodology of cultural studies, and its relation to the theory and methodology of the social sciences, enabling him/her to conduct interdisciplinary analyses; - An extended and multi-aspect knowledge of the terminology and research issues in the humanities and social sciences; - An extended knowledge and understanding of the principles, origins, and implications of the main trends and schools of thought in the development of cultural studies, and their interdisciplinary applications; - An extended knowledge and understanding of the methods applied in the analysis and interpretation of various cultural products, in consideration of the diverse levels of their integration and of their mutual relations within selected traditions, as well as the ways in which they may be utilised; - An extended knowledge of the structure and functions of the system of media culture for the design of working solutions in selected fields of culture such as education, promotion, or advertising; - An insightful sense of the complexity of symbolic culture within its historical contexts; the ability to interpret and analyse the products of culture from the aspect of his/her selected specialisation, with the application of the latest approaches in the humanities and social sciences; - Knowledge, understanding, and ability to identify and examine the phenomena and significance of cultural heritage and identity; - An extended and integrated knowledge of social and cultural institutions, and their mutual relations in the contemporary world on a national, international, and intercultural scale; with a knowledge of their dynamics of change; - An extended knowledge of the processes of social and cultural interaction in specific groups and organisations, with consideration of their origins and contexts, including the media context; - An extended knowledge of the processes of change in structures, value systems, personality and mentality types, institutions, and types of social bonds in processes of cultural change, as well as of their various consequences in the operational dynamics of contemporary organisations; - A knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles in the protection of industrial property and copyright, with consideration of international law. SKILLS - Advanced ability to search for information from various sources, analyse, critically evaluate and apply it; and to communicate using the modern media systems; - Advanced foreign language skills allowing him/her to undertake the study of the humanities and social sciences using the language of the cultures studied as an indispensable part of inculturation, in compliance with the requirements of the B2 level of proficiency on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; - Ability to understand, analyse, and examine specific social and cultural phenomena in their multi-faceted, complex nature, from the national, regional, and inter-regional perspective; - Ability to access, critically evaluate, and apply theoretical knowledge to conduct an independent advanced analysis of a specific cultural reality, from the interdisciplinary perspective; - Advanced research skills including the formulation and categorisation of a given problem, the selection of methods and research tools for its examination, and the compilation and presentation of research results which facilitate solutions to practical problems in social and cultural affairs; - Ability to predict cultural processes and phenomena on the national and international scale, with consideration of the political, economic, and demographic phenomena impacting on human experience in the age of globalisation; ability to present his/her analyses in a foreign language; - Ability to identify and critically assess the indigenous values in a cultural system and the key normative systems of specific cultural groups and multicultural communities, together with their symbolic products; ability to establish the significance of these products and their place in the historical and cultural process; - Ability to identify, predict, and examine the nature of the chief threats in the process of cultural interaction, and to offer practical ways of resolving them on the national and international scale; - A broad range of communication skills which he/she is continually developing in order to foster the processes of intercultural empathy, dialogue, co-operation and exchange; familiarity with the international standards for organisational support and with the realities of international institutions; - Ability to design, compile, and deliver typical papers and projects in the humanities and social sciences along with their practical applications, presenting them in Polish and in a foreign language; - Appreciation of the ethical aspects of the issues and discipline he/she is studying; ability to apply what he/she has learned to resolve problems at work, and to use internationally approved standards as guidelines in arguing his/her case. SOCIAL COMPETENCES - A sense of his/her responsibility, and of the significance of cultural values and human dignity at the various levels of social reality; ability to promote attitudes grounded on this sense of responsibility in the work of national and international organisations; - A thoughtful vision of the profession he/she is about to enter, based on a critically adopted hierarchy of priorities developed on the basis of the challenges facing the world today, and readiness to represent these values in international organisations; - Ability to responsibly identify, evaluate, and undertake a social attitude at the various levels of personal and professional activity, in the national and international perspective; - The skill of contributing to work for national and international social projects with consideration of the relevant legal, economic, and political aspects, and of presenting and promoting such projects in specific social environments; - Participation in social and cultural affairs in the intercultural sphere, applying his/her knowledge of cultural studies in a practical way using the modern media at the requisite level of communicative competence; - Ability to think and act in an enterprising, effective, and objective manner, performing the duties of moderator, animator, and consultant in intercultural dialogue and co-operation, and disseminating the outcome of such dialogue in the media; - Appreciation of and ability to identify the forthcoming professional challenges facing him/her in the context of current organisational realities; and continually advancing his/her knowledge and skills.