Masters in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies

These are general, second-cycle studies, combining research with action research, relating to Polish and European legal and socio-cultural regulations related to research, activities and protection of children's rights (Convention on the Rights of the Child, EU and Polish strategies for children, UNICEF monitoring the situation of children, initiatives of the Ombudsman for Children, etc.). Students receive pedagogical tutoring.

A graduate of interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies (MICRACS) a Master's Degree confirming completion of second-cycle studies in the field of Interdisciplinary Childhood and Children’s Rights Studies – with the leading discipline – pedagogy. Such qualifications will allow our alumni to act as a leader and defender of children's rights in various educational institutions and environments.

A graduate of the interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies (MICRACS) may also obtain employment in the media dealing with children's problems, in non-governmental organizations in local government as an expert, specialist, evaluator and creator of systemic solutions at any level of social policy: local government, commune, district, voivodeship, nationwide. They may occupy special positions related to research and activities for children's rights, may act as an advisor, social spokesperson, defender or educator of children's rights.


Programme Description - link to the page

Employment Perspectiv - link to the page

Academic Staff - link to the page

Knowledge, skills and competencies developed during the programme of study - link to the page

Recruitment requirements - link to the page

Programme and Plan of Study - link to the page

Resolution of the Senate - link to the page

Order No. 341/2022 on the amount of the fee for applicants for the first year of full-time and part-time first-cycle, second-cycle and long-cycle programmes in recruitment for the
academic year 2022/2023 - link to the page

Registration for Studies - link to the page



Important updates:

Registration for studies has started – register here and upload scans of your documents: 

Candidates form Ukraine, who registered as refugees on or after 24.02.2022 are treated like Polish candidates, which means they can study for free* if they register and fulfil the recruitment criteria (*registration fee applies the same as for Polish students).

We have secured a number of UNESCO stipends for candidates from B and C countries to support inclusion**. The stipend is 1500 PLN (approx.. 320 euro). It is initially granted for 5 months with possibility to extend if conditions are met. Candidates should be in Poland during the duration of their stipend. Check if your country is classed B or C in the OECD classification:

UNESCO stipend is meant to support your stay in Warsaw it does not elevate study fees if you are not a Polish resident or a refugee from Ukraine.

What to do to apply for the stipend:

Register for studies 

Apply for the stipend by preparing an email containing:

  • First and middle names:
  • Family name
  • Nationality
  • E-mail:

State, in a few sentences, why you wish to study at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw and how you feel the MA in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies may enrich your academic achievements and the future employment.

Send the letter to:  
Email title: MICRACS 2022/2023

A transparent selection of candidates will be ensured by special committee. Successful candidates will be notified within 4 weeks from the decision about their acceptance to the MA pending all the required documents are delivered in good order.

If you do not qualify for the stipend you may opt for studying the first and the last semester online to cut down on your living costs or give yourself more time to apply for appropriate VISA. Successfully recruited candidates are entitled to student VISA. Our University provides a letter confirming your status as a student in Poland.

To find out if your bachelor’s degree is recognized in Poland, you can use this search engine  [you can select English on the top of the page].


PS. **If you do not qualify for UNESCO stipend and only wish to take part in a selected module of our MA you may be able to obtain CEEPUS stipend for short-term stays (conditions apply):