Public Governance – Programme in English

„Public Governance is a major which is not only based on theory but also on practice”

Patrycja Nalepa, student of Public Governance

Duration: 4 semesters (full-time).
Studies in English.

Tution fee:

  • 4000 PLN per year for candidates studying under the same principles as Polish citizens
  • 1500 € per year for candidates studying under principles other than those applicable to Polish

Contact: Natalia Pastucha-Kalla, tel. 61 829 6510,



For whom?

The purpose of the public governance major is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they will need to find employment in state administration bodies and institutions involved in local social activities (NGOs), political (local government entities) and business (business institutions and enterprises) life.

Alongside general and professional competence in the field of governance, public institutions, administration, European law and human rights, the program also features supplementary courses to boost the attractiveness of studies, such as the module of soft and social skills, practical tasks accomplished within the framework of the FUTURE CHANGEMAKERS summer school, classes in English for Specific Purposes and modern teaching methods (teaching games, e-learning/b-learning). Students will also be involved in an interesting job placements program conducted by the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism.

Dr. Paulina Pospieszna, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

„I teach major subjects such as Fundamentals of Management and Organisation Science at the Public Governance. Within these classes, we first get to know the basics of effective management, and then discuss with students what is the management of non-governmental, commercial and public organisations. The purpose of the Public Governance is to educate students, who in the future, will take positions in the public sector or in the non-profit sector. Therefore, such knowledge and understanding the importance of good governance, is essential for these organisations to be successful. Moreover, during my classes, I put an emphasis on the development of critical thinking, which is why classes are based on interaction with students, discussing case studies and team work. As a researcher, I investigate the impact of NGOs on social activation and I cooperate with an organisation which directs its activities to young people from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Moldova.”




Good Governance and Civil Society

The dynamic progress of young democracies generates demand for large numbers of experts to work for the entities and institutions that constitute a civil society and collaborate with EU institutions and European peer institutions on the basis of the principles of good governance. The new program of studies offered by the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism is a response to these challenges. Well-trained experts in the field of civil society and good governance at the local level will also be able to find employment in entities and institutions that collaborate with state and local governments as well as enterprises which – in the age of technological progress – have already started seeking highly qualified personnel.

The courses offered under the international program will be taught by seasoned specialists and practitioners in the field of good governance, supported by scholars and experts from abroad.

The program provides for an international summer school to be organized, where students from Poland and abroad will be able to share experience and study in an international environment.


Join us

Application procedure:

Recruitment requirements:

Eligible for this program are:

  • graduates of first-cycle (BA) studies who obtained the professional title of licencjat or its equivalent in social science or humanities recognized by the competent state authority as authorizing enrolment on a master’s degree in Poland are eligible for this program
  • candidates who confirm their command of this language at B2 level. To this end, they will be required to submit a relevant certificate confirming their level of English at this or an equivalent level
  • Average point grade in the previous year/grade on diploma

Graduates of other majors are required to pass exams in the following teaching modules (courses), throughout the period of study, unless they have covered them in the course of earlier studies: Political System of Poland (exam); International Political Relations (exam), Administrative Law (exam). The list of mandatory courses and the manner of obtaining credits for them is determined by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty on the basis of an analysis of the supplement documenting the course of previous studies.