Interdisciplinary MA studies are conducted within the framework of the cooperation of the three university units:

The Faculty of Polish Studies:

Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities; (CASH) was established in March 2007 by virtue of the ordinance of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University issued on the motion of the Dean of the Faculty of Polish Studies. CASH is a research and study unit forming a part of the structure of the Faculty of Polish Studies. In 2010 the Department of International Polish Studies became a part of it. The programmes of the Centre go beyond the strictly Polish-centred model of education and aim at developing studies of the Polish culture in a broad context of the humanities and world culture. At present the Centre offers the following programmes: international doctoral studies in English financed by the European Union as a part of the Erasmus Mundus programme (jointly with 16 other partner institutions from Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America), semester-long and year-long programmes for foreign students (Study Abroad), summer schools for foreign students, courses in foreign languages for students of the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University as well as open conference and seminar cycles with the participation of some most distinguished representatives of world humanities (which include the meetings organised as a part of the International Joseph Conrad Literature Festival).

The Faculty of History:

Institute of History: The Faculty of History of the Jagiellonian University was launched in its present shape in 1992, after the division of the Faculty of Philosophy and History into two separate units took place. It is formed by the long-established Institute of Archaeology, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Institute of History, Institute of Art History and the Institute of Jewish Studies. The research carried out at the Institute of History covers a very broad chronological spectrum: from antiquity to the present times, in 40 thematic groups, including history of Poland and world history. The Institute of History offers full-time and part-time undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies in the field of history.

The Institute of Jewish Studies:

The Institute of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University was established in 2000 as an autonomous unit of the Faculty of History, as a result of the transformation of the Interdisciplinary Department of the History and Culture of Jews in Poland (founded in 1986). The Head of the Institute of Jewish Studies is Professor Edward Dąbrowa, PhD. At present the Institute of Jewish Studies consists of three units:

  • The Section of the History of Jews
  • The Section of the Jewish Culture
  • The Section of the History of Judaism and Jewish Literatures

The academic activity of the Institute Jewish Studies is focused on cataloguing and publication of sources concerning the history and culture of Jews in Poland, organising and conducting interdisciplinary academic studies connected with the history and culture of Jews from antiquity to the present day, with particular focus on religion, literature and Jewish languages as well as architecture and art. A significant position in the work of the Institute is also occupied by studies in the fields of Anti-Semitism, Holocaust and the post-war history of Jews.

The academic staff responsible for the implementation of the specialty programmes:

Professor Jakub Basista, PhD, Institute of History, Faculty of History, Jagiellonian University (History)
Professor Michał Galas, PhD, Institute of Jewish Studies, Faculty of History, Jagiellonian University (Jewish Studies)
Full Professor Małgorzata Sugiera, PhD, Chair in Performance Studies, Faculty of Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University (Theatre Studies)
Professor Tomasz Bilczewski, PhD, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Faculty of Polish Studies. Jagiellonian University (Comparative Literature)