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 ...


Alumni of the MA and PhD programmes pursue careers in academia, journalism, politics, with NGOs and in business. Their varied professions reflect the interdisciplinary nature of GSSR programmes, the important  skills taught and the wide range of questions ...


  Lecturers at the GSSR include researchers from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, scholars from Polish universities and from universities in Australia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA.


A School Council advises on School policy. The Council also formulates the curriculum of the  the PhD  programme. An elected student representative attends Council meetings and those of the scientific council of IFiS PAN, of which the School is a part. ...


The mission of the Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) is to promote post-graduate education in accordance with the highest European standards. Our MA and PhD programmes have been developed over the years based on the knowledge and experience of...

MA Programme

Who can apply to the MA programme?  When and how to do it.

PhD Programme

Who can apply to the PhD programme?  When and how to do it.

Stipends and Fee-Waivers

Fee waivers and stipends. Who is eligible? How to apply for them.

The result of your application

When can you expect to find out ?


How much does it cost to study at the GSSR?

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  Studiuj w Centrum Doskonałości   Szkoła Nauk Społecznych Instytutu Filozofii i Socjologii PAN prowadzi studia dające możliwość otrzymania brytyjskiego dyplomu MA "Master of Arts" uniwersytetu Lancaster) oraz studia doktoranckie. Szkoł...

Conference to inaugurate the new academic year

Our inaugural conference  'Pivotal Ideas of the Last 30 Years : Democracy, Society and markets at the Turn of the Century' will take place on October 19th  and 20th , 2018

MA Programme

Students who successfully complete one of three 'tracks' of our postgraduate programme have the possibility of being awarded one of three diplomas by Lancaster University: Master of Arts in Society and Politics ; Master of Arts in Economy and Society ...

PhD Programme

Students conduct studies according to their own choice of courses. Courses of lectures and seminars available in the given academic year are listed in the School Catalogue. Students select courses by completing the declaration / registration form to be...

Research Summer Schools

The first International Research Summer School in Genetic Phenomenology took place in Warsaw from September 24th to 28th 2018 at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology / Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences A second...

Calendar and Timetables

A calendar of important GSSR events & deadlines and the MA teaching timetables: MA programme first teaching period 2018-2019 MA programme 2018-2019 Second Teaching Period MA programme second teaching period: LHolmes, Intensive course 2019...


GSSR PhD students may participate in mobility within the framework of the Erasmus + scheme regardless of nationality /citizenship. Incoming graduate students are  welcome to take GSSR courses .

GSSR visual identity

Download GSSR posters and brochures.  


In this section you will find information about the opening hours of the GSSR library, its rules and resources along with details of the library's holdings.  

Practical information

How to live in Warsaw and how much does it cost? Here is a student's guide to living in Warsaw prepared and updated by GSSR students.


Log in to turnitin to check for yourself that your work is properly referenced before you submit it for assessment (Course IDs and passwords are sent by e-mail  before the end of each teaching period).