Master Programme in Sociology, Specialisation Intercultural Mediation

Program Coordinator
dr hab. Katarzyna Kajdanek, prof. UWr

MA in Sociology Intercultural Mediation programme gives you a unique chance to ask and seek answers to the big questions about social changes taking place every day around you (think about migrations, social movements, cultural transformations and many more). What are the reasons for these changes? What are their implications for the individual and for the whole society?

 We put great emphasis on the topic of Intercultural Mediation which means we help you understand how culture (in its great variety) informs social change and how it can be facilitated using the knowledge on how people create social groups, how they communicate, what kind of internal and external factors influence how society works. MA in Sociology Intercultural Mediation programme is an opportunity to study in an culturally open and intelectually stimulating environment with a guidance by scholars and experts in a diverse range of fields of reseach and social practice of intercultural communication.  The master programme in sociology, specialisation "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant professors and 12 associate professors and full professors. The Institute cooperates with a range of national and international academic partners.

The programme involves 905 teaching hours (121 ECTS). The particular focus of the "Intercultural mediation" programme is on the local, regional (Central and Eastern European) and global dimensions of culture and multiculturalism.

The graduates of the Intercultural mediation programme will acquire knowledge, skills and competences which they can use in their professional work in the areas of intercultural communication (on the local and corporate levels), conflict resolutions and actions aimed at social integration as well as practical (quantitative and qualitative) social research on the problems of multiculturalism, migration and social changes taking place globally and in Central and Eastern Europe. The programme will prepare them to work as experts in the state and local administration, non-governmental organisations and private sector companies offering them transferable skills in the areas of multiculturalism, diversity management and cultural conflict resolution.


The entry requirements for the English language Master Program in Sociology - Intercultural Mediation.

- BA degree or recognized equivalent

- proficiency in English certified by a test (IELTS with minimum score 6
or TOEFL with minimum score 550 or equivalent test), N/A if English was a BA
studies language of tuition or is a native language.

- a candidate must fulfill the procedural and administrative conditions
defined for all the candidates for studies at the University of Wrocław (

- all the applications are evaluated by Coordinator of the Master
Program in Sociology - Intercultural mediation

- documents needed: secondary school certificate, bachelor degree certificate, secondary
school transcript, bachelor degree transcript, proof of English proficiency, confirmation
of registration fee payment, medical certificate, passport photocopy, photo.


The programme is based on the synergy with the international Master Programme Erasmus Mundus MITRA (Médiation interculturelle : identités, mobilités, conflits) in which the Institute of Sociology is also involved.

EMMC MITRAErasmus Mundus

1st semester, Compulsory courses

* Note: Polish for foreigners is a two-semester module (60h, 5 ECTS)


2nd semester, Compulsory courses

Course nameECTSLectureClassesSeminarLaboratory
Applied Statistics330
Intercultural communication and mediation44530
Polish for foreigners530

* Note: Polish for foreigners is a two-semester module (60h, 5 ECTS)


2nd semester, Optional courses 

It is required to choose a Master seminar (3 ECTS) and two elective courses (5 ECTS each). 


3rd semester,  Compulsory courses


3rd semester, Optional courses

It is required to continue the Master seminar chosen (8 ECTS), to choose a physical education class (1 ECTS) and one elective course for 3 ECTS.  


4th semester, Compulsory courses 

Course nameECTSLectureClassesSeminarLaboratory
Academic English530


4th semester, Optional courses

It is required to continue the Master Seminar chosen (20 ECTS) and choose one Research seminar (5 ECTS).