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English Studies, part-time (extramural), second cycle

Details
Code NZ2-FLA
Organizational unit Faculty of Modern Languages
Field of studies English Studies
Form of studies Part-time (extramural)
Level of education Second cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 20
Admission limit 80
Duration 2 years
Recruitment committee address rekrutacja.angli@uw.edu.pl
WWW address http://www.ia.uw.edu.pl/
Required document
  • Higher education
There is currently no active phase for this programme.

Past phases in this registration:
  • Phase 1 (03.08.2020 00:00 – 10.09.2020 23:59)

Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas

The studies are intended for candidates holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree or their equivalent in any field of study.

Qualification to studies is based on an entrance exam for all candidates, checking their preparation for second-cycle studies in English philology.

The test exam is in English and consists of 3 parts: British literature and culture, American literature and culture, and theoretical and applied linguistics.

The maximum amount of points in each part is 40. The candidate chooses one part. The qualification threshold is 12 points, or 30%.

The scope of the exam:

British literature and culture

Literary periods and their historical background:

  1. Heroic and religious tradition in the early Middle Ages
  2. Knightly romance and medieval allegory
  3. Elizabethan drama
  4. English poetry of the 17th century, metaphysical poets and epic
  5. Romantic poetry
  6. Victorian novel
  7. Modernism
  8. Contemporary novel

British culture:

  1. Geographical and economic regions as well as historical and cultural regions
  2. Basics of British statehood: basic political instruments
  3. Social institutions and phenomena, e.g. school system, ethnic relations
  4. Cultural institutions and phenomena: e.g. press, television
  5. Current events

American literature and culture

Literary periods and their historical background:

  1. Literature of the colonial period
  2. Transcendentalism
  3. Romanticism in fiction and poetry
  4. Fiction of realism and naturalism
  5. Modernist poetry and fiction
  6. Postmodernism and literature
  7. Drama in the 20th century
  8. Contemporary literature

American culture

  1. Geographical and economic regions as well as historical and cultural regions
  2. Political institutions
  3. Social institutions and phenomena, e.g. school system, ethnic relations
  4. Cultural phenomena and media
  5. Current events

Linguistics:

  1. Important feature of natural language (e.g. conventionality, two-level structure, creativity, cultural learning)
  2. Phonetics and phonology (classification of sounds, phonemes, allophones, syllable, etc.)
  3. Morphology (types of morphemes, derivation and inflection, word-formation processes, etc.) and syntax (syntactic processes and categories, syntactic analysis, etc.)
  4. Semantics (linguistic meaning, thematic roles, lexical relations, etc.) and pragmatics (context, anaphora, reference/ connotation, etc.), deictic expressions, presupposition, conversational implicatures, speech acts, language politeness)
  5. Discourse analysis
  6. Geographical and social diversity of language
  7. Language acquisition and second/foreign language learning

Checking the candidate’s linguistic competence to study in English

In addition to the test exam in English constituting of 3 parts (British literature and culture, American literature and culture, as well as theoretical and applied linguistics), candidates take the C1 level English exam or present a certificate confirming proficiency in English language at C1 level or higher according to the CEFR. The result of the exam is valid for 5 years from the date it was taken. The candidate must have a valid exam on the day on which the recruitment results are announced.

Enclosed is the list of accepted certificates:

  • Certificate in Advanced English / Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / C1 Advanced issued by Cambridge Assessment English (previously Cambridge English Language Assessment and University of Cambridge ESOL examination)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) / C2 Proficiency issued by Cambridge Assessment English (previously Cambridge English Language Assessment and University of Cambridge ESOL examination)
  • C1 Business Higher / Cambridge English: Business Higher (BEC Higher) issued by Cambridge Assessment English (previously Cambridge English Language Assessment and University of Cambridge ESOL examination)
  • UW Certificate Examination (C1 or C2 level) issued by the University of Warsaw Council for the Certification of Language Proficiency
  • C1 exam conducted by the UW Institute of English Studies
  • ECL Language Test level C1 (min. score 80), issued by European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages
  • Edexcel ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Level 2 issued by Pearson
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic (min. score 64) issued by Pearson
  • International English Language Testing System Academic (min. score 7) issued by International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (min. score 94) issued by Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Candidates who do not hold a required certificate should pass the exam in English (level C1) at the Institute of English Studies.

 

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

The admissions criteria are the same as for candidates with Polish diplomas.

A candidate who has completed first-cycle studies, entitling him/her to continue Master-level studies, conducted in English language may be exempted - by the decision of the Admission Committee - from the C1 level English exam checking competence to study in English.

 

Deadlines

C1 level exam: 15th of September, 2020, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., (the exam will be conducted online via Kampus-rekrutacja platform)

Test exam: 18th of September, 2020, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., (the exam will be conducted online via Kampus-rekrutacja platform)

Announcement of results: 23rd of September, 2020

Reception of documents: 

  • I round: 24th-25th of September, 2020
  • II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 28th-29th of September, 2020

 

Payments

Application fee

Student's ID payment (ELS)

The studies are payable - tuition fees

 

Required documents

List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies

 

Additional information

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