Philosophy And Culture Of East-Central Europe

Specialization: Philosophy

Level of education: grade II (MA)

Form of study: full-time

Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

Language: English

Candidates for the second degree studies in English do not take the Polish language exam

Program’s principal subject: Philosophy and Culture of East-Central Europe - Experience and Thought

Unit responsible: Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (Poland)

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After graduation, the graduate has knowledge corresponding to standards of philosophical education at Master's degree level in the field of the following disciplines: history of philosophy, logic, ontology, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and ethics. In accordance with the program’s principal subject s/he has the opportunity to get to know particular traditions and conceptions as well as specific philosophical issues related to the experience and thought characteristic of Central and Eastern Europe. Using the knowledge and competences related to self-presentation techniques and media technology, combined with his/her advanced philosophical knowledge, the graduate of the program can cooperate as an expert, guest editor, commentator or moderator with the media and other cultural institutions (radio, television, newspapers, publishing companies, editorial boards of magazines, web portals, culture centers, etc.).  



After completing the program the graduates have all necessary skills to undertake the analysis, presentation and interpretation of philosophical texts and other forms of cultural output, to understand and translate texts written in foreign languages, as well as to effectuate creative and critical thinking. They have the opportunity to acquire skills empowering them to carry out autonomous philosophical and ethical research, to come up with their own interpretation of events and to identify and analyze the main problems and challenges of contemporary times. They understand the specificity of the tradition, culture and philosophical thought characteristic of Central and Eastern Europe and can employ its legacy and achievements. They recognize the topicality, cultural importance and practicality of philosophical issues undertaken in the area of Central and Eastern Europe, revealing the present-day aspects of human experience and thought. The graduates obtain the ability to communicate effectively and think synthetically, which, in turn, allows them to take the challenges that involve finding efficient solutions to problems, creating plans of action and preparing comprehensive strategies. Thus, they may find employment in the field of broadly understood consulting. They can make valuable contributions to projects concerning matters related to bioethics, the creation of codes of ethics for institutions and companies, the development of coaching schemes for individual clients, as well as the enhancement of social skills and proper argumentation techniques.


Social competences

After completing the program the graduates are prepared to take jobs that require advanced planning skills and involve strategic, innovative and creative thinking, taking analytical and critical approach to problem solving as well as having sufficient knowledge of the traditions, experiences and thought characteristic of the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Such jobs may be offered by institutions concerned with preparing various strategies in specific social, political, religious areas, cultural institutions, the media, companies involved in advertising, marketing and promotion, governmental and non-governmental organizations, public administration, foundations and associations. Outstanding graduates are prepared to pursue the 3rd cycle (doctoral) studies and undertake research work in the field of philosophy.


Once being qualified to submit documents for studies, the candidates who do not have a residing address in the European Union at that moment will be asked to provide a mailing address within the EU. Optionally, they can appoint a representative for the case residing in the Republic of Poland or a proxy for correspondence in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

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