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Graduate Programme in Security Studies
Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw


 

Address Nowy Świat 67, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. No. +48 22 826 54 28; + 48 22 55 22 925 (administration of studies)
Fax No. +48 22 826 77 70
E-mail address securitystudies.inp@uw.edu.pl (administration of studies)
inp@uw.edu.pl
Web address www.gpss.inp.uw.edu.pl
Degree programme Graduate Programme in Security Studies
Type of programme Second-cycle full-time graduate studies
Length of programme 2 years (4 semesters)
Date of commencement 01/10/2016
The Winter semester begins on the 1st October and lasts until the end of January, with the Christmas and the New Year break. The Summer semester begins in mid-February, after the semester’s break, and lasts until the last week of June, with a short break for Eastern holidays.
Class size At least 25 students.
Fees Tuition fee in the academic year 2016/2017: EU/EFTA citizens and other students admitted on equal terms with Polish citizens: 3200 euro/year. Other international students admitted on fee-paying basis: 3200 euro/year + 200 EUR. Tuition fees cover the cost of participation in the program.
Exchange partner schools The Institute of Political Science co-operates with many foreign universities. Within the Erasmus Program it has signed agreements with about 50 universities from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and The United Kingdom.
Major recruiters of graduates of these programmes Many different job opportunities are available for graduates of the Graduate Programme in Security Studies. For instance, you will be able to work for security institutions such as police or border guard or as an analyst etc.
Admission requirements Candidates should register on-line via Internet Registration of Candidates – IRK. Please, regarding admission requirements learn at: https://irk.uw.edu.pl/katalog.php?op=info&id=S2-BW-ANG&kategoria=studia_5&change_lang=en


 



About the Master's Degree Programme in Security Studies


Graduate Programme in Security Studies is a full-time, two years (4 semesters), 120 ECTS credits (30 ECTS credits / semester, 60 ECTS / year) study. NOTE: The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centered system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a study programme.

The Ist year

Semester I

Subject

Lecture/
number of hours

Tutorials/
number of hours

Classes/
number of hours

Form of completion

ECTS
credits

Theory of security

30

 

30

Exam

5

International security

30

 

 

Exam

4

Contemporary terrorism

 

30

 

Credit/grade

4

Psychology of emergency situations

 

30

 

Credit/grade

4

Reinventing urban democracy/ smart cities

 

30

 

Credit/grade

4

Military security

30

 

 

Exam

5

Optional subject

30

 

 

Exam

4

Total: 30 ECTS

Semester II

Subjects

Lecture/
number of hours

Tutorials/
number of hours

Classes/
number of hours

Form of completion

ECTS
credits

Introduction to critical methods in security studies

30

 

30

Exam

5

Intermestic security

 

30

 

Credit/grade

4

Human security and human rights

 

30

 

Exam

5

Introduction to criminology

30

 

 

Exam

4

Civil protection and defence

 

30

 

Credit/grade

4

Emergency management

 

30

 

Credit/grade

4

General University subject

 

30

 

Credit/grade

4

Total: 30 ECTS

The IInd year

Semester III

Subjects

Lecture/
number of hours

Tutorials/
number of hours

Form of completion

ECTS
credits

Policing and community safety

 

30

Credit/grade

3

International and domestic conflicts

 

30

Exam

5

Democratic states’ security systems

30

 

Exam

3

Justice and home affairs

30

 

Exam

3

Financial crime and security

 

15

Credit/grade

2

Energy security

 

30

Exam

5

Diploma seminar

 

30

Credit/grade

5

Optional subject

 

30

Credit/grade

4

Total: 30 ECTS

Semester IV

Subjects

Lecture/
number of hours

Tutorials/
number of hours

Form of completion

ECTS
credits

Cyber security and cyberspace

 

30

Credit/grade

2

White collar crime

 

15

Credit/grade

2

Counterterrorism strategies

 

30

Credit/grade

2

Strategic intelligence analysis

 

30

Credit/grade

3

Negotiation skills

 

30

Credit/grade

2

Diploma seminar

 

30

Credit/grade

15

General University subject

 

30

Credit/grade

4

Total: 30 ECTS


About the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw


The Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw, as one of the first academic centres in Poland, decided to launch a new field of study – Internal Security. Since 2012, these studies have gained a practical profile, due to which they are also a response to the need of improving professional qualifications of officers of different state services (e.g. police, border guard).

The educational profile is the answer to the demand for both the knowledge as well as the practical preparation in the sphere of national security and public order maintenance. The Institute of Political Science provides educational opportunities at the first- and second-cycle (full-, part-time and extramural) studies as well as it offers numerous postgraduate programmes.

Improving its educational offer, the Institute of Political Science decided to start a new and unique Graduate Programme in Security Studies (GPSS) which are addressed to persons with a Bachelor’s degree awarded upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree program (undergraduate studies) in Poland or elsewhere. They are second-cycle full-time graduate studies (2 years). The language of tuition is English.

The study programme covers both theoretical (such as Theory of security) and practical (f.ex. Emergency management) courses. Our students apart from regular courses could take part actively in the academic life, taking part in such events as: conferences, debates and lectures of distinguished guests from all over the world invited often by our University as well as social events.

The course lasts two years. In order to receive the Masters’s degree, the graduates will be required to write a Masters’s thesis and pass the examination.



 



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