Type: 
Church Higher School
Region: 
Małopolskie
Programme: 
Philosophy
Area: 
Humanities
Level: 
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
Duration: 
4 semesters
Tuition fee: 
4300 PLN (1000 Euro) per semester
Degree awarded: 
MA
Scholarships available: 
Available (please see details below)
Application deadline: 
Monday, 13 July, 2020
Language: 
EN
Day of semester start: 
Thursday, 1 October, 2020
Credits (ECTS): 
120
Admission requirements: 
To apply for this Master's course one must already possess a degree in philosophy or in any other discipline. The criteria of qualification is the graduation grade (Bachelor, Master or other).
Places available: 40.
Minimum limit is 15.

On-line recruitment for academic year 2020/2021 will start on 4th May 2020. Foreign candidates should contact Recruitment Office at recruitment@upjp2.edu.pl in order to receive detailed information related to their particular situation. Please note, that you will need to upload a scan of your diploma (including the supplement). Diplomas from abroad require apostille/legalization. You will also need a document proving your proficiency in English (in case it is not an official language in your country). Full list of requirements regarding documents and detailed description of the recruitment process will be published soon.
Description: 

Philosophy in English is a 2-years MA program for both Polish and foreign students. All courses are offered entirely in English. Studies are meant to develop philosophical skills and competences that are useful in professional, public and private life (e.g., critical thinking, creativity, rationality, effective argumentation). The courses are planned in a balanced way: they aim at the development of skills and increase of knowledge of philosophy graduates, but are also suitable for graduates in different fields – in either case, they should provide the student with a solid philosophical background and understanding of current philosophical debates. The Master's course will develop the students' ability to discuss philosophy in English, and is therefore also recommended for those students who are planning to have an academic career in the field. This MA is designed to be your great intellectual adventure – our knowledge and experience will thoroughly guide your passion and philosophical interest towards your own self-development. MA Philosophy in English graduates can teach philosophy and ethics at schools. The programme can be useful for translators who want to specialize in philosophical literature. The MA degree obtained at UPJPII is equivalent to the Licentiate, which gives the graduate qualifications to teach in church institutions. First edition of studies is carried out within project co-financed from European Union funds within the European Social Fund.

Courses
Mandatory: Philosophical trends – selected issues, Scientific and cultural images of the world, history of ethics, Contemporary debates in philosophy of religion, Intellectual property, PE, Health and security course, Library course, Rhetoric and art of argumentation, Contemporary debates in social and political philosophy, Teaching philosophy, Business ethics and CSR, Contemporary debates in philosophy of science, Contemporary debates in anthropology and ethics. Mandatory courses will be offered in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops and in some cases a mix of these.

Elective
21 monographic lectures offered by the faculty (new lectures are provided every year and announced before the beginning of the term; monographic lectures reflect current research conducted by members of the faculty and are meant to deepen the philosophical knowledge of the students).

Examples (Winer 2019/2020)

  • 1) Animal Ethics. Readings and discussions
  • 2) In Search of the Whole. Between Thinking and Eschatology
  • 3) Contemporary Issues in Ethics
  • 4) Solipsism
  • 5) Introduction to the cognitive Sicence of Religion
  • 6) Main Theories and Issues in Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • 7) Selected issues in Enviornmental ethics

Apart from participating in the lectures, students will do their own research independently, consulting with a supervisor, an expert in the field of their research. We take the quality of your research and your self-development seriously

Master Thesis
The Master's course finishes with the Master Thesis. Students choose and shape the topic in close contact with their supervisor, which should start as early as possible. There is a vast range of topics on which students can do research: ethics, applied ethics, anthropology, social philosophy, philosophy of politics, history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of God, Russian philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of nature, logic and many others. If you already have a Master's thesis project and wonder if we can support you, do not hesitate to contact us.

Financial Issues
The Tuition fee for students who start studies from October 2020 is 4300 PLN (1000 Euro) per semester. There are also some small administration costs that must be covered like a fee for recruitment procedure (85 PLN) or for the student ID.

Scholarships
Polish students can apply for scholarships in the same way as when enrolling to a Master's course in the Polish language.
Foreign students are eligible for scholarships if they are UE citizens, EFTA citizens, Legal refugees, Karta Polaka and other mentioned in art. 43 par 2 Higher Education Act. In this case, the scholarship request will be evaluated on the basis of the same documents submitted by Polish citizens.
Foreign students are recommended to visit the page of NAWA, Polish Government's institution that also offers scholarships: https://nawa.gov.pl/en/students/foreign-students
Foreign students from Eastern and Central Europe can apply for a scholarship of the John Paul II foundation – 1000 PLN/month (October – June).

Need more information?
Contact project coordinator dr Jakub Synowiec - jakub.synowiec@upjp2.edu.pl

 

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