Enrolment

Will begin in late
April 2018

Admission Requirements

The BA diploma (or equivalent) constitutes the basic admission criterion. We require English language skills at B2 level, confirmed by a certificate.

About the Programme

Master of Liberal Arts is, for the University of Opole, a brand new approach to the field of study that has always been defined from the top down and divided arbitrarily. The University of Opole has prepared a programme, holistic and interdisciplinary in its nature, which combines humanities and art with elements of social and juridical sciences. Master of Liberal Arts Programme is the response to the limited specialisations of STEM type of studies where neither human and social factors nor critical approach towards technology are taken into consideration. Our programme differs from the traditional form of Master of Liberal Studies mainly due to specialisations that are adjusted to demands of the labour market. Studying at the University of Opole you can choose from a number of specialisations.

Why choose Master of Liberal Arts?

Master of Liberal Arts is a programme that provides students with the competences necessary on a rapidly evolving labour market: critical thinking, communication skills, teamwork, interpersonal competences, and above all, intellectual independence as well as the ability to learn and quickly adjust to the new tasks and challenges. The main difference between the classic Anglo-Saxon MLS and our approach is that we can give you an opportunity to choose a specialisation that will be best suited for you: Creative Industries; Digital Cultures; Applied Gender Studies; Public Communication; Cross-Cultural Business Communication.

Specialisation

Applied Gender Studies In the times of social media we want to explore the creative processes behind the social construction of gender as well as engage in creation. This programme is meant to enhance your English language skills and use them as a tool and not to study language as such. Opole is the smallest of capitals of Poland’s 16 regions, combining administration hub importance with nice town characteristics. We emulate it in our master programme carried at a fine University but in small groups with a personal approach to each and every of our students.
Public Communication The programme offers an integrated approach to public communication in such domains as politics, culture, society, management, business, and technology. As the programme is a comprehensive approach to public communication, it not only acquaints the students with a range of theoretical issues but, more importantly, aims to increase the students’ communicative abilities. Specifically, the students will learn to communicate effectively using various technologies and to develop their abilities to cooperate with others. Moreover, they will be given opportunities to recognize, increase and demonstrate their leadership potential. Nowadays employers are looking for employees with more than just the knowledge and skills in their particular field of study. Critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, and most of all intellectual independence are highly valued among potential employers, and so we will help you develop them too.

The Most Important Courses

Cultural studies

The course is a practical introduction to culture as an object of academic study. It looks at the interdisciplinarity of Cultural Studies and the evolution of research orientations. It shows how cultural forms and practices can be analysed, evaluated and explained in the context of various theoretical models (e.g., psychological, sociological, anthropological).
 

Gender and society

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the various forms gender determines and is determined by other factors in differentiated dimensions of social life. Gender is thought here as one of the crucial indicators of a person’s position within social structure which is intertwined with other indicators, like class, ethnicity and race, often in very subtle ways.
 

Visual arts

In the times of instagramstumblers or snapchats we want to explore the creative processes behind the social construction of gender as well as engage in creation as well.

Advantages of the Programme

Unique Programme

Our programme differs from the traditional form of Master of Liberal Studies, mainly due to specialisations that are adjusted to demands of the labour market. It’s aim is to equip you with the competences neccessary for work on the position of authority and creativity, in many industries.  

 

Professional training

There is a great demand for graduates with skills we teach: analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, project work, teamwork, not to mention communication and understanding of the other.  Some of the classes are even taught by practitioners themselves.  If you are looking to work in sectors spanning from public administration to advertizing – you will get the necessary knowledge and training with us.

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