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Undergraduate Programme in Internal Security
Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw


 

Address Nowy Swiat 69, room 212, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. No. Tel. No. +48 22 826 54 28 (Institute of Political Science);
+ 48 22 55 22 925 (administration of all studies in English)
Fax No. +48 826 77 70 (Institute of Political Science)
E-mail address securitystudies.inp(at)uw.edu.pl
Web address www.inp.uw.edu.pl/upiis/
Degree programme Undergraduate Programme in Internal Security
Type of programme First-cycle full-time studies
Length of programme 3 years (6 semesters)
Date of commencement The Winter semester begins on 1 October and extends until the end of January, with the Christmas and New Year break. The Summer semester begins in mid-February, after the semester break, and extends until the last week of June, with a short break for Easter holidays. There is also an additional exam session in September – after the long summer holidays (July-August).
Class size The maximum number of students who can study the Programme is 25.
Accommodation The Institute of Political Science has to its disposal about 10-15 rooms in student dormitories for students studying within the Programme. There are in Warsaw also a lot of opportunities to rent a flat.
Fees Tuition fees cover the cost of participation in the program and have been set for the academic year 2017/2018 at 1,500 euros per semester. Students from outside the EU/EFTA area should pay additional single fee which amounts to 200 euros.
Exchange partner schools 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 United Kingdom (selected students of the Undergraduate Programme in Political Science can study one semester at one of these universities).
Major recruiters of graduates of these programmes Many different job opportunities are available for graduates of the Programme such as working in public and state institutions, local governments and schools of higher education and law enforcement agencies.
Admission requirements Any person who completed a secondary school in Poland or in another country is eligible for admission. The programme language is English; therefore, a candidate should speak English fluently enough to be able to study in this language. Candidates will be admitted on the basis of the submission of the required documents. All the necessery information about the registration process are available here: https://irk.uw.edu.pl/katalog.php?op=info&id=S1-BW-ANG&kategoria=studia_5&lang=en Candidates should also register on-line (https://irk.uw.edu.pl/?change_lang=en), fill in an application form and pay a non-refundable application fee (80 PLN). See more: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/en/index.php/application-and-tuition-fees/
Programme Co-ordinator Magdalena Tomaszewska-Michalak
E-mail address: m.tomaszewska(at)wpia.uw.edu.pl
Contact for application Ms Valentina Prudskaya
Address: Nowy Swiat 69, room 212, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland
Telephone / Fax: +48 22 55 22 925
E-mail address: securitystudies.inp(at)uw.edu.pl


 



About the Undergraduate Degree Programme in Internal Security


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.

It was the answer to the growing demand for the theoretical knowledge and its practical use in the area of internal security and public order. The Institute of Political Science provides educational opportunities at both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. To improve its educational offer the Institute of Political Science decided to start a new and innovative Undergraduate Programme in Internal Security (UPIS) which is addressed to all international and Polish applicants who are interested in gaining knowledge about the security issues in the age of globalization. UPIS covers the variety of courses which are taught in English.

Apart from the regular courses our students are also invited to take part in the academic life by participating in events such as: conferences, debates, lectures of guests from all over the world and numerous social events.

FIRST YEAR

The first year

1st semester

Subject

Lecture/

number of hours

Tutorials/

number of hours

Classes/

number of hours

ECTS

Form of completion

Introduction to Security Studies

30

30

 

8

Exam

Political Violence

 

45

30

8

Credit/Grade

Security Systems

30

30

30

10

Exam

BHP

internet

 

 

0,5

Credit

Protection of Intelectual Property

3

 

 

0,5

Credit

Foreign language

 

60

 

2

Credit/Grade

PE

 

30

 

1

Credit

Total: 30 ECTS

 

2nd semester

Subject

Lecture/

number of hours

Tutorials/

number of hours

Classes/

number of hours

ECTS

Form of completion

Optional:

1.  Contemporary Threats and Challenges for Security

2.  Globalized world

30

30

15

9

Exam

Cyber Security

 

30

30

9

Credit/Grade

Strategies in Crime Prevention

30

30

30

9

Exam

Foreign language

 

60

 

2

Credit/Grade

PE

 

 

30

1

Credit

Total: 30 ECTS

 

The second year

 

3rd semester

Subject

Lecture/

number of hours

Tutorials/

number of hours

Classes/

number of hours

ECTS

Form of completion

Sociology of Security

45

30

 

8

Exam

Optional:

1.     International Cooperation

2.     Human Security

15

45

 

8

Credit/Grade

International Law

45

30

 

8

Exam

OGUN*

 

30

 

3

Credit/Grade

Foreign language

 

60

 

2

Credit/Grade

PE

 

 

30

1

Credit

Total: 30 ECTS

 

4th semester

Subject

Lecture/

number of hours

Tutorials/

number of hours

Classes/

number of hours

Seminar/number of hours

ECTS

Form of completion

Information Analysis

 

30

30

 

10

Credit/Grade

Military Studies

30

30

 

 

10

Exam

Bachelor's degree seminar

 

 

 

30

5

Credit

OGUN*

 

30

 

 

3

Credit/Grade

Foreign language

 

60

 

 

2

Credit

 

*an individual choise from the Erasmus courses

Total: 30 ECTS

 

The third year

5th semester

 

Subject

Lecture/

number of hours

Tutorials/

number of hours

Classes/

number of hours

Seminar/

number of hours

ECTS

Form of completion

Emergency Managment

30

30

30

 

12

Exam

Bachelor's degree seminar

 

 

 

30

5

Credit

OGUN*

 

30

 

 

3

Credit/Grade

Security Workshops

10

30

 

7

Credit/Grade

Faculty

 

30

 

 

3

Credit/Grade

*an individual choise from the Erasmus courses

Total: 30 ECTS

 

6th semester

Subject

Lecture/

number of hours

Tutorials/

number of hours

Classes/

number of hours

Seminar/ number of hours

ECTS

Form of completion

Optional:

1.       Negotiations

2.       Diplomacy

 

30

15

 

10

Credit/Grade

Foreign language exam

 

 

 

 

2

Exam

Supervision in Security Systems

 

45

 

 

4

Credit/Grade

Faculty

 

30

 

 

4

Credit/Grade

Bachelor's degree seminar

 

 

 

30

10

Exam

Total: 30 ECTS




About the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw


Institute of Political Science at University of Warsaw was founded in 1967 - initially as a part of the Philosophy Faculty.

Currently, the Institute operates in the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies. The Institute is the oldest, largest and - for several years - has been rated the best of all political science centers in Poland. The Institute of Political Science provides teaching and research of the highest standard. It has undergone voluntary academic audit procedures and has received the Teaching Quality Certificate from the University Accreditation Committee - with distinction. This enabled the Institute to receive the pro-qualitative financial support from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education given only to the best Faculties in Poland.

The teaching includes political science studies in the following programs: BA and Master's degree studies (both in Polish and English), different postgraduate studies in Polish and doctoral studies (in Polish and English). Moreover, the Institute offers BA and Master's degree studies in Internal Security (Polish and English). The Institute employs over 80 academic staff.

Several factors contribute to the high level of teaching, among which is the location of the Institute in Poland's capital, its tradition, experience and prestige. The Institute readily adapts to the changing world modifying existing curricula and embracing new teaching methods. Various job opportunities are available for our graduates such as working in a public and state institutions, local governments and schools of higher education and law enforcement agencies.




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