• PhD Programme

    PhD Programme

    The PhD programme is available in full-time and part-time variants.

    The PhD programme is available in full-time and part-time variants.

  • MA Programme

    MA Programme

    MA in Society and Politics ; MA in Economy and Society ; MA in Culture, Media and Society.

    MA in Society and Politics ;
    MA in Economy and Society ;
    MA in Culture, Media and Society.

About us

The Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences educates students in English at the postgraduate level. We offer  programmes giving the possibility of obtaining a British Masters degree from Lancaster University, as well as individual study programmes leading to a doctorate awarded by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The School has a strongly international flavour. The majority of our students come from outside Poland, from Europe, Asia, North America and Africa. Courses are taught by visiting lecturers from universities both within...

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Our partners

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The GSSR is an educational programme of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, one of the research centres of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Institute’s primary objective is to carry out advanced research in philosophy and sociology as well as in cognitive and communication fields. The Institute is also engaged in education, publishing and popularisation of science.

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The University validates our MA programme. Its growing reputation is reflected by high rankings in each of the UK’s major university league tables, scoring particularly highly for student satisfaction and employability. The University is proud of its reputation as a centre for excellence in teaching and research, and of the support and positive feedback that it receives from its students.

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The Open Society Foundations help to support GSSR. Since 1979 George Soros has pursued through his foundations his ambition of establishing open societies in place of authoritarian forms of government. “Open society is based on the recognition that our understanding of the world is inherently imperfect.”
“What is imperfect can be improved.”

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The Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life is a joint project of IFiS PAN in Warsaw and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne. The project started in April 2017. Led by the Institute’s Marcin Serafin, IFiS colleagues in the Partner Group explores the cultural, social and political dimensions of contemporary economies.

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