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Psychology

Details
Code SJ-PS
Organizational unit Faculty of Psychology
Field of studies Psychology
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education Long cycle (first + second cycle)
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English, Polish
Minimum number of students 65
Admission limit 200
Duration 5 years
Recruitment committee address rekrutacja@psych.uw.edu.pl
study@wisp.uw.edu.pl
WWW address http://psych.uw.edu.pl/
Required documents
  • Maturity or equivalent document
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Phase 1 (13.07.2020 09:00 – 12.08.2020 23:59)

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Name of the programme of study: Psychology (Psychology) Master's degree in English, full-time

Fields of study: social sciences, humanities, medical sciences and health sciences

Disciplines of science: Psychology, philosophy, health sciences

Programme of studies:

Studies in Psychology is a five-year master's academic programme in psychology conducted in English.

A unique programme of classes typically taking place in small groups and in an international environment provides the opportunity to acquire a universal education and a range of practical skills. Psychology in English taught at The University of Warsaw is multidirectional and interdisciplinary studies that develop an openness to various ideas, teach exploration and taking into account various types of argumentation.

Psychology programme of study is characterised by relative flexibility, which means that students, within certain limits, can shape their own schedule of classes and their own learning profile. This goal is achieved by providing a broad range of electives and specialisation courses in various areas of psychology to choose from.

You can read more about the programme and the nature of psychology studies at wisp.uw.edu.pl

Specializations

By the end of the third year of study, the students choose a specialisation from the four offered:

  • Clinical psychology — path Psychotherapy
  • Clinical psychology — path Neuropsychology and neuroscience
  • Business psychology
  • Experimental Social Psychology.

Important information

Classes are conducted typically in the Faculty of Psychology Building at ul. Stawki 5/7 in Warsaw, although some specialisation and optional classes may take place in external institutions such as hospitals or research institutes. The average size of course group is 20-25 people, with a total of over 150 students from 25 different countries studying simultaneously at WISP. This allows not only to acquire knowledge in an international and multicultural environment but also for personal contact with lecturers, which provides many opportunities for personal development. Both lecturers and administrative staff know the names of the students, which contributes to a pleasant and productive atmosphere.

Graduate's silhouette

The aim of the studies is to prepare future graduates to describe and explain the complex mechanisms of human functioning in the modern world.

The program of studies provides knowledge in the field of academic psychology and enables further professional development of graduates both in the area of scientific research and application activities. In addition, through everyday contact with students from around the world, graduates of English language courses acquire unique cultural competencies more and more desirable on the international labour market.

In the course of the programme, students gain thorough and reliable knowledge about various theoretical approaches explaining human behaviour and learn modern research and computational methods.

In addition, students acquire practical psychological and interpersonal skills, as well as learn how to plan empirical research, carefully analyse, correctly interpret, and present their results. A principal goal of education is to develop critical thinking skills and the ability to reflect on the analysed phenomena and processes, as well as the need to continuously improve knowledge and professional competence of the students.

Moreover, a fundamental task in shaping future psychologists is to develop interpersonal competencies, the ability to collaborate in a team and the ability to apply psychological knowledge in everyday life.

Graduates of “Psychology” receive the masters degree and professional title of a psychologist, which allows them to undertake work in various types of medical, educational, research or business institutions, etc. Graduates may pursue their education as part of third-cycle doctoral and post-graduate studies.

 


Admission rules

1. Studies may be conducted in Polish or in English language

 

a) Qualification for studies conducted in Polish language is based on maturity exam results. 

Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

 

b) Qualification for studies conducted in English language is based on maturity exam results and additional entrance exam conducted in English language.

Minimum number of points needed from maturity exams results: 50

Minimum number of points needed from additional entrance exam: 60

 

Polish new maturity exam 2005 – 2020

Obligatory subject

Polish language

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

One chosen foreign language*: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Swedish, Slovak

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Modern foreign language*, National minority language (Belarusian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, German), Ethnic minority language (Lemko), Regional language (Kashubian), Latin and ancient culture, Greek and ancient culture, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics and astronomy/Physics, Geography, History, Computer science

advanced level x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 40%

*Languages in columns 3 and 4 must differ

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish language
M – result from Mathematics
J – result from foreign language
X - result from additional subject
a, b, c, d – weights.

Additional entrance exam for studies conducted in English language

Oral exam conducted in English is based on a publication read by the candidate, a popular science book in the field of psychology. For the admissions in 2020, we ask our candidates to read 'The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion' written by Jonathan Haidt.  

Admission Committee can give maximum of 50 points for each aspect that is graded:

  • reading comprehension
  • critical thinking.

In order to verify whether candidates read and understand the book, Admission Committee will ask them to explain essential topics and ideas mentioned in the publication.

In order to verify whether candidates are able to make critical reflection about the text that they read, they will have to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the concept mentioned in the book and formulate their own opinion providing reasonable arguments.

Maximum number of points possible to obtain during the additional entrance exam (second stage of qualification procedure): 100

Minimum number of points needed to pass the entrance exam: 60

The final result for studies in English language consists of:

  • points obtained during the first stage of qualification procedure - calculation of maturity exam results (50%)
  • points obtained during the second stage of qualification procedure - additional entrance exam (50%)

Maximum number of points possible to obtain in the qualification procedure: 100

Verification of candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language

At the stage of qualification procedure candidates are obliged to have document confirming knowledge of English language at least at B2 level. The list of accepted documents is available at: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/files/pdf/Documents-knowledge_of_English_EN.pdf PLEASE NOTE: In case of candidates holding IELTS score of  at least 6,5 is required

 

Old maturity exam

Obligatory subject

Polish language

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

Obligatory subject

One chosen foreign language*: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Modern foreign language*, National minority language (Belarusian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, German), Ethnic minority language (Lemko), Regional language (Kashubian), Latin and ancient culture, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, Computer science, Social studies

advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 40%

*Languages in columns 3 and 4 must differ
 
Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish language
M – result from Mathematics
J – result from foreign language
X - result from additional subject
a, b, c, d – weights.

Maturity exam after 1991

grade 6 = 100 %
grade 5 = 90 %
grade 4 = 75 %
grade 3 = 50 %
grade 2 = 30 %

Maturity exam until 1991

grade 5 = 100 %
grade 4 = 85 %
grade 3 = 40 %

Additional entrance exam for studies conducted in English language

Oral exam conducted in English is based on a publication read by the candidate, a popular science book in the field of psychology. For the admissions in 2020, we ask our candidates to read 'The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion' written by Jonathan Haidt.  

Admission Committee can give maximum of 50 points for each aspect that is graded:

  • reading comprehension
  • critical thinking.

In order to verify whether candidates read and understand the book, Admission Committee will ask them to explain essential topics and ideas mentioned in the publication.

In order to verify whether candidates are able to make critical reflection about the text that they read, they will have to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the concept mentioned in the book and formulate their own opinion providing reasonable arguments.

Maximum number of points possible to obtain during the additional entrance exam (second stage of qualification procedure): 100

Minimum number of points needed to pass the entrance exam: 60

The final result for studies in English language consists of:

  • points obtained during the first stage of qualification procedure - calculation of maturity exam results (50%)
  • points obtained during the second stage of qualification procedure - additional entrance exam (50%)

Maximum number of points possible to obtain in the qualification procedure: 100

Verification of candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language

At the stage of qualification procedure candidates are obliged to have document confirming knowledge of English language at least at B2 level. The list of accepted documents is available at: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/files/pdf/Documents-knowledge_of_English_EN.pdf PLEASE NOTE: In case of candidates holding IELTS score of  at least 6,5 is required

Important information for candidates with Polish old maturity exam. >> Check! <<
 
 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
language A*
or
literature and performance*

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language*

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

 

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Modern foreign language**, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, Computer science, Latin, Classic Greek, Management, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Politics, Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS)

higher level (HL) x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 40%

*In case of lack of Polish language, languages in columns 1 and 3 must differ
**Languages in columns 1, 3 and 4 must differ
 
Points are calculated as follows:

 

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish language
M – result from Mathematics
J – result from Modern foreign language
X - result from additional subject
a, b, c, d – weights.

 

The IB results will be converted according to the table below:

7 = 100%
6 = 90%
5 = 75%
4 = 60%
3 = 45%
2 = 30%

Additional entrance exam for studies conducted in English language

Oral exam conducted in English is based on a publication read by the candidate, a popular science book in the field of psychology. For the admissions in 2020, we ask our candidates to read 'The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion' written by Jonathan Haidt.  

Admission Committee can give maximum of 50 points for each aspect that is graded:

  • reading comprehension
  • critical thinking.

In order to verify whether candidates read and understand the book, Admission Committee will ask them to explain essential topics and ideas mentioned in the publication.

In order to verify whether candidates are able to make critical reflection about the text that they read, they will have to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the concept mentioned in the book and formulate their own opinion providing reasonable arguments.

Maximum number of points possible to obtain during the additional entrance exam (second stage of qualification procedure): 100

Minimum number of points needed to pass the entrance exam: 60

The final result for studies in English language consists of:

  • points obtained during the first stage of qualification procedure - calculation of maturity exam results (50%)
  • points obtained during the second stage of qualification procedure - additional entrance exam (50%)

Maximum number of points possible to obtain in the qualification procedure: 100

Verification of candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language

At the stage of qualification procedure candidates are obliged to have document confirming knowledge of English language at least at B2 level. The list of accepted documents is available at: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/files/pdf/Documents-knowledge_of_English_EN.pdf PLEASE NOTE: In case of candidates holding IELTS score of  at least 6,5 is required

Important information for candidates with IB and EB. >> Check! <<

 

European Baccalaureate (EB)

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
L1 language*

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language*

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

 

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Modern foreign language**, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, Computer science, Latin, Classic Greek, Economics

advanced level x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 40%

*In case of lack of Polish language, languages in columns 1 and 3 must differ
**Languages in columns 1, 3 and 4 must differ

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish language
M – result from Mathematics
J – result from Modern foreign language
X - result from additional subject
a, b, c, d – weights.

The EB results will be converted according to the table below:

9,00 - 10,00 = 100%
8,00 - 8,95 = 90%
7,00 - 7,95 = 75%
6,00 - 6,95 = 60%
5,00 - 5,95 = 45%
4,00 - 4,95 = 30%

Additional entrance exam for studies conducted in English language

Oral exam conducted in English is based on a publication read by the candidate, a popular science book in the field of psychology. For the admissions in 2020, we ask our candidates to read 'The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion' written by Jonathan Haidt.  

Admission Committee can give maximum of 50 points for each aspect that is graded:

  • reading comprehension
  • critical thinking.

In order to verify whether candidates read and understand the book, Admission Committee will ask them to explain essential topics and ideas mentioned in the publication.

In order to verify whether candidates are able to make critical reflection about the text that they read, they will have to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the concept mentioned in the book and formulate their own opinion providing reasonable arguments.

Maximum number of points possible to obtain during the additional entrance exam (second stage of qualification procedure): 100

Minimum number of points needed to pass the entrance exam: 60

The final result for studies in English language consists of:

  • points obtained during the first stage of qualification procedure - calculation of maturity exam results (50%)
  • points obtained during the second stage of qualification procedure - additional entrance exam (50%)

Maximum number of points possible to obtain in the qualification procedure: 100

Verification of candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language

At the stage of qualification procedure candidates are obliged to have document confirming knowledge of English language at least at B2 level. The list of accepted documents is available at: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/files/pdf/Documents-knowledge_of_English_EN.pdf PLEASE NOTE: In case of candidates holding IELTS score of  at least 6,5 is required

Important information for candidates with IB and EB. >> Check! <<
 
 

Foreign diploma

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
original language of maturity (high school) exam*

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language*

 

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Modern foreign language*, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Physics and astronomy, Geography, History, Computer science, Latin, Classic Greek, Management, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Politics, Social studies

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 40%

*Languages in columns 1, 3 and 4 must differ

Points are calculated as follows

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish or original language
M – result from Mathematics
J – result from modern foreign language
X - result from additional subject
a, b, c, d – weights.

Additional entrance exam for studies conducted in English language

Oral exam conducted in English is based on a publication read by the candidate, a popular science book in the field of psychology. For the admissions in 2020, we ask our candidates to read 'The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion' written by Jonathan Haidt.  

Admission Committee can give maximum of 50 points for each aspect that is graded:

  • reading comprehension
  • critical thinking.

In order to verify whether candidates read and understand the book, Admission Committee will ask them to explain essential topics and ideas mentioned in the publication.

In order to verify whether candidates are able to make critical reflection about the text that they read, they will have to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the concept mentioned in the book and formulate their own opinion providing reasonable arguments.

Maximum number of points possible to obtain during the additional entrance exam (second stage of qualification procedure): 100

Minimum number of points needed to pass the entrance exam: 60

The final result for studies in English language consists of:

  • points obtained during the first stage of qualification procedure - calculation of maturity exam results (50%)
  • points obtained during the second stage of qualification procedure - additional entrance exam (50%)

Maximum number of points possible to obtain in the qualification procedure: 100

Verification of candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language

At the stage of qualification procedure candidates are obliged to have document confirming knowledge of English language at least at B2 level. The list of accepted documents is available at: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/files/pdf/Documents-knowledge_of_English_EN.pdf PLEASE NOTE: In case of candidates holding IELTS score of  at least 6,5 is required

Calculation of candidates high school diploma results. >> Check! <<

 
 

Deadlines

Additional entrance exam for studies conducted in English language: 19th-21st of August, 2020

Announcement of results: 24th of August, 2020

Reception of documents: 

  • I round: 25th-27th of August, 2020
  • II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 28th, 31st of August, 2020
  • III round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during II round): 1st-2nd of September, 2020
  • IV round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during III round): 3rd-4th of September, 2020
  • additional rounds will be announced in case of not fulfilling the limits

 

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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