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


 

Address Nowy Swiat 67, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland
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 graduate.politicalscience@uw.edu.pl (administration of all studies in English)
Web address http://www.inp.uw.edu.pl/upips/
Head of Programme Professor Adam Szymanski, Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw
ar.szymanski@uw.edu.pl
Degree programme Undergraduate Programme in Political Science
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 within the Programme is 25, but the class size is usually about 15-20.
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. Political parties and state institutions, local governments and schools of higher education, banks and offices, companies and media, the diplomatic service and international organisations all require employees with Political Science diploma.
Admission requirements See below
Student profile 1. Ratio of National / Overseas students - Candidates are first of all foreign students from outside the EU/EFTA area. However, the exact number of students from EU/non-EU countries depends on a year of studies.
2. Ratio of Men / Women - The number of male and female candidates are similar (however, it depends on a year of studies). 3. Age - from 19 to 45. Our students are the multicultural group from different countries and continents.
Contact person for application Ms Valentina Prudskaya
graduate.politicalscience@uw.edu.pl
Telephone / Fax: +48 22 55 22 925


 



About the Institute of Political Science


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 centres 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). We have also the agreement with the University in Konstanz (Germany) on the double MA diploma. 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. Political Science has become one of the most popular subject areas, providing qualifications and expertise from the pursuance of various careers in the public sphere.

Many different job opportunities are available for Political Science graduates. Political parties and state institutions, local governments and schools of higher education, banks and offices, companies and media, the diplomatic service and international organizations all require employees with political science diplomas. Understanding problems of the world we live in gives the graduates a head start in today's competitive labor market and makes them capable of meeting the demands of every employer in Poland and abroad.


About the Undergraduate Programme in Political Science


Undergraduate Programme in Political Science is addressed primarily to the high school graduates. The Programme is fee-paying. The language is English.

The courses within the studies are both theoretical (aimed at developing the theoretical knowledge of political science issues) and practical, including courses preparing students to do research. The Programme consists of obligatory and optional courses (the latter enables students to develop their individual path of studies). The particular emphasis is placed on issues concerning the European integration as well as Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.

Our students apart from regular courses take part actively in the academic life, participating in different political science associations; conferences, debates and lectures of distinguished guests from all over the world invited often by our university as well as social events. Thanks to knowledge and skills developed during our studies they can win scholarships and awards within different competitions, e.g. for the best foreign students in Poland.

Graduates of Undergraduate Programme in Political Science will acquire the intellectual qualifications necessary for analysing political problems from an international perspective. Thanks to skill building activities provided during courses, they will be well trained in the art of communication, negotiation and persuasion. In order to receive a Bachelor's degree, the graduates will be required to write the BA thesis and pass the examination.


FIRST YEAR

Semester I

Subject

Lecture

Classes

Tutorial

Form of completion

ECTS

Introduction to Political Science

15 h

30 h

 

Exam

6

Research Methodology I

 

30 h

 

Credit/grade

5

Political Philosophy 

30 h

30 h

15 h

Exam

9

History of European Politics

15 h

 

15 h

Credit/grade

4

Politics in Central and Eastern EuropeTheory and Research

30 h

 

 

Exam

4

BHP (Health and Safety course)

Internet course

Credit

0,5

Protection of Intelectual Property

Lecture (3 hours)

Credit

0,5

Sport course

 

30 h

 

Credit

1

              243 hours, 3 exams, 2 credits/grade, 3 credits, 30 ECTS

Semester II

Subject

Lecture

Classes

Tutorial

Form of completion

ECTS

Basic Concepts of Politics  

30 h

30 h

 

Exam

7

Politics in the EU – Theory and Research

 

30 h

 

 

Exam

4

Transnational PoliticsTheory and Research

30 h

 

 

Exam

4

Contemporary Political Systems – Theory and Empirical Studies

30 h

30 h

15 h

Exam

9

Research Methodology II

 

30 h

 

Credit/grade

5

Sport course

 

30 h

 

Credit

1

                 255 hours, 4 exams, 1credit/grade, 1 credit, 30 ECTS

SECOND YEAR

Semester III

Subject

Lecture

Classes

Tutorial

Form of completion

ECTS

Contemporary Political Parties and Movements

30 h

 

30 h

Exam

7

World Politics – Theory and Empirical Studies

30 h

30 h

15 h

Exam

8

1) Political Systems in Central and Eastern Europe  or

2) Economic and Energy Policy in Central and Eastern Europe

30 h

 

 

Credit/grade

3

1)Contemporary Polish Political History  or

2) Poland in the EU

 

 

30 h

Credit/grade

4

Optional course

 

 

15 h

Credit/grade

3

Optional course

 

 

30 h

Credit/grade

4

Sport course

 

30 h

 

Credit

1

                  270 hours, 2 exams, 4 credits/grade, 1 credit, 30 ECTS

Semester IV

Subject

Lecture

Classes

Tutorial

Form of completion

ECTS

Introduction to Political Sociology and Psychology

30 h

30 h

 

Exam

8

BA Proseminar

 

30 h

 

Credit/grade

4

1) EU Political System  or

2) Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU

 

 

30 h

Credit/grade

5

1) Process of Globalization or

2) Transnational Conflicts

 

 

30 h

Credit/grade

5

Optional course

 

30 h

 

Credit/grade

4

Optional course

 

 

30 h

Credit/grade

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

210 hours, 1 exam, 5 credits/grade, 30 ECTS

THIRD YEAR

Semester V

Subject

Lecture

Classes

Tutorial

Form of completion

ECTS

Theories of Democracy

 

 

30 h

Exam

4

Middle Eastern Politics and Societies

30 h

 

30 h

         Exam

7

Political Analysis

 

30 h

 

Credit/grade

5

Foreign Language**

 

 

60 h

Credit/grade

3

General Univ. Subject

 

 

30 h

Credit/grade

3

General Univ. Subject

 

 

30 h

Credit/grade

3

BA Seminar I

 

30 h

 

Credit

5

                      270 hours, 2 exams, 4 credits/grade, 1 credit, 30 ECTS.

                       ** Student has the opportunity to have the course from the Semester I

 

Semester VI

Subject

Lecture

Classes

Tutorial

Form of completion

ECTS

Central Asian Politics and Societies

30 h

 

 

Exam

4

1) Political Marketing

2) Political Rhetoric

 

30 h

 

Credit/grade

5

Foreign Language**

 

 

60 h

Credit/grade

3

Foreign Language Exam***

 

 

 

Exam

4

General Univ. Subject

 

 

30 h

Credit/grade

3

BA Seminar II

 

30 h

 

Exam

11

                    180 hours, 3 exams, 3 credits/grade, 30 ECTS  

** Student has the opportunity to have the course from the Semester I

*** Student has the opportunity to pass the exam from the Semester I

 

Overall number: 1428 hours and 180 ECTS.




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.

1. A secondary school leaving certificate or an IB Diploma (a copy certified by the University of Warsaw) and, in the case of foreign certificates: 2. An application for admission printed out from the Internet Candidate Registration system

3. An application for an Electronic Student ID Card printed out from the Internet Candidate Registration system together with the application for admission (after the student’s photograph has been uploaded to the system)

4. A copy of the ID used to register in the Internet Candidate Registration system

5. A written pledge to pay tuition fees regularly

6. A payment receipt for the administrative fee, if the payment was made abroad (after the registration)

7. A medical certificate stating no contraindications for undertaking studies, provided with a translation, if it was issued in a language other than Polish (applies to foreign nationals)

8. A photocopy of a residence permit in Poland (applies to foreign nationals)

9. Certificate confirming the knowledge of English or any other equivalent document in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 12 October 2006 . On taking by foreigners study and training , and their participation in research and development work , as amended.

When the number of candidates is greater than the limit of places candidates will be qualified based on the average ratings of all the subjects to be taken at the high school. On the basis of the scores obtained by the candidates the recruitment commission creates a ranking list by descending order of the number of points obtained. The list determines the order accepting candidates within the limit of seats. The final result is the number of points in the range of 0 to 100.

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/




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