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International Studies in Philosophy, full-time, first cycle

Details
Code S1-FF-ANG
Organizational unit Faculty of Philosophy
Field of studies International Studies in Philosophy
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education First cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 10
Admission limit 26
Duration 3 years
Recruitment committee address rekrutacja.wfz@uw.edu.pl
WWW address https://filozofia.uw.edu.pl/
Required document
  • Maturity or equivalent document
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Upcoming phases in this registration:
  • Phase 1 (07.06.2021 00:00 – 05.07.2021 23:59)

International Studies in Philosophy (ISiP) is a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme taught entirely in English which took off in October 2007. All tutorials, lectures, seminars, and exams take place in English. The teaching staff are young, well-prepared and have a wealth of teaching experience both within Poland and in other countries.

During the three–year period of study, ISiP students obtain a thorough grounding in the current state of research in various philosophical disciplines. They are also familiarised with the main historical traditions within European philosophy, with particular attention to analytical philosophy and the Lvov-Warsaw School. According to the tradition of that school, the basis for a philosophical education lies in ontology and epistemology. Courses in these branches provide a broad overview of the world and cognition: compatible with but deeper and more general than that offered by the natural sciences. At the same time, the main accomplishments of the latter are also studied. Supplemented by tutorials on the history of philosophy, all these courses make it possible to understand the content and evolution of the most important ideas and research of the Western civilization. Courses in ethics and aesthetics develop a theoretical understanding of the realm of values as well as emotional and moral sensitivities. They cultivate respect for civic responsibilities and show the interrelations between legal, moral, and religious normative domains. Courses in logic and logical semiotics (areas in which the work of Polish philosophers has had a world-wide impact) teach thinking skills—significant both within science and public life. Together with philosophy of language, they also provide the tools to formally analyse natural language and the structure of scientific theories. Studying philosophical anthropology, social philosophy and philosophy of culture allow ISiP students to comprehend intricate relations between a manner of living, the dominant intellectual culture, and the goals of social elites in diverse times and societies. Other specialist and interdisciplinary courses give students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with issues in such fields as philosophy of action, philosophy of mind, political and legal philosophy. Studies end with preparing bachelor’s thesis and passing the bachelor’s exam.

The broadening of students’ intellectual horizons is promoted by a varied programme of lectures, tutorials, and seminars. During lectures, students obtain knowledge of a subject, while during the tutorials and other classes they learn how to actively participate in philosophical debates, how to analyse basic philosophical ideas, and how to individually formulate and deal with challenging theoretical problems.

Philosophy develops students’ intellectual abilities like no other academic discipline. It trains intelligence, the ability to assimilate and understand new information, the capacity for understanding other people and cultures; philosophy teaches how to interpret the behaviour of individuals and societies correctly. It fosters imagination and, most of all, makes it easier to put together a coherent and general worldview as well as to determine the purpose of human existence. Philosophy graduates are seen by many employers as particularly important and valuable employees. They find employment in various educational institutions, publishing companies, PR firms, marketing agencies, mass media and, on top of that, in government offices, political organizations and local government institutions.

Those philosophy graduates who are not native speakers gain a fluent command of English which makes them more employable in Poland and the European Union. Their qualifications can provide a good basis for applying for prestigious grants and scholarships as well as for places in MA and PhD programmes across Europe and beyond.

Most classes take place in the Department of Philosophy building located at 3 Krakowskie Przedmieście St. in Warsaw. They are taught on weekdays, mostly from 9.45 am to 16.30 pm. The Department of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, has a well-supplied library—the best philosophical library in Central and Eastern Europe.

Website: www.philosophy.uw.edu.pl


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

English language

advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy/Physics, Geography, History, Computer science, Social studies

advanced level x 1

weight = 30%

weight = 30%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

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 English language
X - result from additional subject
a, b, c, d – 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

English language

advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, Computer science, Social studies

advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

weight = 30%

weight = 30%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

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 English 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 %

Important information for candidates with Polish old maturity exam. >> 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

English language

higher level (HL) x 1

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, Computer science, Management, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Politics

higher level (HL) x 1

weight = 30%

weight = 30%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

*In case of lack of Polish language

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 English 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%

Important information for candidates with IB and EB. >> 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

English language

advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, Computer science, Economics

advanced level x 1

weight = 30%

weight = 30%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

*In case of lack of Polish language

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 English 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%

Important information for candidates with IB and EB. >> 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

English language

Obligatory subject

One of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Philosophy, Physics, Astronomy, Geography, History, Computer science

weight = 30%

weight = 30%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

*In case of lack of Polish language

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 English language
X - result from additional subject
a, b, c, d – 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

 

Additional information

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