Interdisciplinary MA Programme
Our graduates will obtain general knowledge and orientation in the field of humanities with a broad perspective on Polish history and culture from ancient times until now. They will explore in detail the transformations of Polish language, literature, theatre, and Jewish traditions that developed in Poland.
MA Studies at CASH allow students to take on independent research challenges with the support and direction of their advisers, and such projects may be a great step on the way to start a PhD programme. After receiving an MA diploma graduates will be well prepared to work in cultural and public institutions that promote knowledge about Polish history, culture, and language, as well as Jewish traditions, they might work for schools, universities, research centers, archives, libraries, and editing houses.
Our MA Programme consist of four concentrations:
* History of Poland and Central Europe
* Jewish Studies
* Comparative Literature
* Theatre Studies
Every course in the programme is taught by leading professors and experts of their respective fields. Every semester distinguished scholars from Europe and the United States are invited to lecture and run seminars. Internships in cultural institutions are also part of the program.
Programme Duration and Conditions
* The study period will last four semesters with a possibility of shortening it to three semesters (after completing all requirements and defending an MA thesis).
* The program is open to students with a bachelor degree, good academic standing, and good command of English.
* Rolling Admissions - applications are reviewed for Fall and Spring semesters.
Other programmes offered by the Centre of Advanced Studies in the Humanities:
* Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in Comparative Literature Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones, held in cooperation with 16 universities from around the world,
* Study Abroad Programme in Polish Studies,
* Summer Programmes organized in conjunction with Princeton University, Brown University, University of Illinois at Chicago and others
In addition, each semester we organize a Study and Travel programme. Destinations are chosen to combine education and tourism. Past destinations included:
* St. Petersburg - In the Shadow of Empire
* Krakow, Prague, Vienna or Lviv - The Melting Pot of Central Europe
* Auschwitz - Memory and Trauma
* Warsaw, GdaDsk - Communist Past and Capitalist Present
* Wieliczka - History Sculpted in Salt
* Shtetl Tour - Jewish Past & Present
* The Tatra Mountains - The Highlanders and Their World