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Archaeology, full-time, first cycle

Details
Code S1-AR-ANG
Organizational unit Faculty of Archaeology
Field of studies Archaeology
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education First cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 6
Admission limit 20
Duration 3 years
Recruitment committee address rekr.archeo@uw.edu.pl
WWW address http://www.archeo.uw.edu.pl/
Required document
  • Maturity or equivalent document
  Ask about this programme
There is currently no active phase for this programme.

Past phases in this registration:
  • Phase 1 (07.06.2021 00:00 – 05.07.2021 23:59)

 

  • Area of study: humanities
  • Discipline: archaeology

 

First-cycle full-time studies in Archaeology are the only such course with instruction in English offered in Poland. Over the last few years, our courses have garnered increased interest among foreign candidates.

The course programme extensively covers new trends in archaeological research and discusses archaeology’s social functioning. This lays a foundation for studies which, being focused mostly on the Mediterranean archaeology, aim to provide students with elementary knowledge and practical skills enabling them to participate in excavations anywhere around the world.

The programme includes a wide range of courses, from general introduction to ancient cultures of the Mediterranean and South America, through excavation methodology, to practical field documentation, data acquisition and processing techniques indispensable in the modern academic practice, or museology which prepares students to organise their own exhibitions and cooperate with cultural institutions. The final year of the first-cycle full-time studies, in addition to continuation of previous learning, requires students to choose a BA seminar and prepare their bachelor’s thesis.

 

A significant role within the programme is played by fieldwork practicum:

  • field survey, usually performed in spring or autumn;
  • no less than 3 excavation seasons, performed usually in summer. The excavations are directed by researchers affiliated by the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw, or abroad – in Egypt, Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Italy (Sicily), South America, and many more locations.

 

The classes are held in the Main Campus of the University of Warsaw, namely the Main School which has housed the Institute of Archaeology for over a decade.

Detailed information about the first-cycle full-time studies in English can be found at the website: http://www.archeologia.uw.edu.pl/en/studies.

During the studies, students acquire specialist knowledge in archaeology enabling their active participation in excavations at sites of diverse character – reading and documenting stratigraphy, handling measuring devices, preparing research or museum catalogue entries, searching archives, performing scholarly analyses, drawing conservation records, as well as realising exhibitions.

Professional and general knowledge developed in the course of the studies, as well as competences in individual work and cooperation within a team, form a strong base for further studies at the second-cycle level in archaeology and other fields.

 

 

 


Admission rules

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

Polish new maturity exam 2005 – 2021

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

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 chosen subject: History, History of art, Geography, Latin and ancient culture, Greek and ancient culture, Philosophy

advanced level x 1

 

Obligatory subject

English language

advanced level x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 15%

weight = 15%

weight = 40%

weight = 10%

Points are calculated as follows:

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

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish language on basic or advanced level
M - result from Mathematics on basic or advanced level
J – result from foreign language on basic or advanced level
X - result from additional subject on advanced level
Y - result from English language on advanced level
a, b, c, d, e – weights.

 Information on documents certifying knowledge of English language. >> Check! <<

Candidates who obtained result in English language at advanced level at Polish maturity exam („new maturity diploma”) lower than 60%, are obliged to upload the document certifying English language knowledge (according to the requirements) at the registration account in IRK system (section “Education” – “Certificates and other documents required to start studies”) and contact the Admissions Commission.

 

Old maturity exam

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

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 chosen subject:  History, History of art, Geography, Latin and ancient culture, Philosophy

advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

Obligatory subject

English language

advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

weight = 20%

weight = 15%

weight = 15%

weight = 40%

weight = 10%

 Points are calculated as follows:

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

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish language on basic or advanced or undefined level
M - result from Mathematics on basic or advanced or undefined level
J – result from foreign language on basic or advanced or undefined level
X - result from additional subject on advanced or undefined level
Y - result from English language on advanced or undefined level
a, b, c, d, e – 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 %

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

Information on documents certifying knowledge of English language. >> Check! <<

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

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 chosen subject:  Anthropology, History, Subject from the group "Art", Geography, Latin, Classic Greek, Philosophy

higher level (HL) x 1

Obligatory subject

English language**

higher level (HL) x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 15%

weight = 15%

weight = 40%

weight = 10%

*In case of lack of Polish language; languages in columns 1 and 3 must differ
**English language on higher level (HL) can be indicated twice

Points are calculated as follows:

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

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish language on standard or higher level
M - result from Mathematics on standard or higher level
J – result from foreign language on standard or higher level
X - result from additional subject on higher level
Y - result from English language on higher level
a, b, c, d, e – weights.

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

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

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

Information on documents certifying knowledge of English language. >> Check! <<

 

European Baccalaureate (EB)

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

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 chosen subject:  History, Arts, Geography, Latin, Classic Greek, Philosophy

advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

English language**

advanced level x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 15%

weight = 15%

weight = 40%

weight = 10%

*In case of lack of Polish language; languages in columns 1 and 3 must differ
**English language on advanced level can be indicated twice

Points are calculated as follows:

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

where:

W – the final result
P – result from Polish language on basic or advanced level
M - result from Mathematics on basic or advanced level
J – result from foreign language on basic or advanced level
X - result from additional subject on advanced level
Y - result from English language on advanced level
a, b, c, d, e – 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%

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

Information on documents certifying knowledge of English language. >> Check! <<

 

Foreign diploma

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

Obligatory subject

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

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language

Obligatory subject

One chosen subject:  History, Arts, Geography, Latin, Classic Greek, Philosophy

Obligatory subject

English language**

weight = 20%

weight = 15%

weight = 15%

weight = 40%

weight = 10%

*Languages in columns 1 and 3 must differ
**English language can be indicated twice
 
Points are calculated as follows:

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

where:

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

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

Information on documents certifying knowledge of English language. >> Check! <<

 

Checking Candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language 

Candidates are obliged to hold an accepted by the UW document confirming English language knowledge at least at B2 level.

Information on documents certifying knowledge of English language. >> Check! <<

 

Deadlines

Announcement of results: 19th of July, 2021

Reception of documents: 

  • I round: 20th-22nd of July, 2021
  • II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 23rd, 26th of July, 2021
  • III round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during II round): 27th-28th of July, 2021
  • IV round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during III round): 29th-30th of July, 2021
  • additional rounds will be announced in case of not fulfilling the limits

 

Payments

Application fee

Student's ID payment (ELS)

 

Required documents

List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies

Additionally a health certificate is required.

 

Additional information

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