Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas
The recruitment procedure will take into account the results of the oral exam in English, based mainly on a reading list published in the IRK system and on the website of the Institute of Archaeology UW in the tab - Recruitment. Books will mainly concern general archaeological issues common to all fields of science, including history, methodology of archaeology, methodology of archaeological excavations and the specifics of the specialization that the candidate is going to study during second cycle studies.
In the case of foreign candidates, an oral exam can be organized via an Internet communicator (e.g. Skype), allowing for the visual identification of the candidate in accordance with the documents attached by him in the IRK system.
Candidates will be assessed on a scale of 0 to 30 points.
The first round of examination in July 2021 will be open to candidates with a master's, bachelor's, engineer's diplomas or equivalent, obtained in any field of study and properly registered in the IRK system.
Admission to full-time second cycle studies will depend on obtaining at least 17 points from the oral exam and submitting the set of required documents within deadline, including a university diploma, within the limit of places.
If the limit of places is not reached, in September 2021 after the end of the resit examination session, the second round of registration and exams will be held. Only university graduates will be able to participate in this process. As in the first round, admission to full-time second cycle studies will depend on obtaining at least 17 points from the oral exam and submitting the set of required documents within deadline, including a university diploma, within the limit of places.
Reading list for the oral exam:
- Bahn, P. (ed.), Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past, Smithsonian Books, 2017
- Balme, J., Paterson, A. (ed.), Archaeology in Practice: a Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses, Oxford, 2014
- Coles, J.M., Experimental Archaeology, London, 2010
- Hodder, I., Hutson, S., Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology, Cambridge, 2003
- Renfrew,C., Bahn, P., Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, London, 2012
Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas
Candidates are qualified on the same rules as applicable to candidates with Polish diplomas.
Checking candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language
In the absence of relevant documents confirming knowledge of English at least at B2 level (in accordance with the requirements set out in the general part of the recruitment resolution), the candidate's language competence will be checked during the oral examination for studies.
A positive result of the qualification procedure is tantamount to confirmation of the competence of the candidate to study in English (this applies to people who do not have a document recognized by the University of Warsaw confirming knowledge of English 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
The exam: 12th-13th of July, 2021, from 10 a.m., Faculty of Archaeology, „Main School” building (Szkoła Główna), Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, ground floor, room 1.06 (exam will be conducted in a hybrid form – online or stationary; candidates can choose one form of the exam)
NOTE! After registration for the second cycle Archaeology (Studies in English) and making an application fee payment, please provide information on preferred form of the exam (online/stationary), by sending email to the Admission Committee of the Faculty of Archaeology email@example.com
Announcement of results: 17th 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
- additional rounds will be announced in case of not fulfilling the limits
Student's ID payment (ELS)
List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies
Additionally a health certificate is required.
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