The Graduate Programme in Political Science is addressed to candidates who hold a Bachelor, Master of Arts or equivalent degree from Poland or from abroad. This is a full-time graduate programme. The language of instruction is English.
The courses offered in the study programme are both theoretical and practical. Our students, besides regular courses, actively participate in the academic life by being members of various political science associations; presenting at conferences, taking part in debates and lectures of distinguished guests from all over the world visiting our university. Social events are also important in students’ everyday lives. The knowledge and skills developed during the studies allow them to win scholarships and awards in different competitions, e.g. for the best foreign students in Poland.
Classes are held from Monday to Friday from 8:00-20:00, mainly at the University of Warsaw's Main Campus, Krakowskie Przedmieście St.
Graduates will acquire the intellectual qualifications necessary to analyse political science problems and challenges. Thanks to skill-building activities provided during their classes, they will be well-trained in the art of communication, negotiation and persuasion. Particular emphasis is placed on issues concerning European integration, as well as Poland and Eastern Europe.
More information: https://admission.wnpism.uw.edu.pl/
Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas
The minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 12
Admission to the first year of second-cycle studies is open to persons holding a BA, Master’s or BSc or equivalent diploma in any degree subject.
Qualification is based on an oral examination conducted in English language.
- The concept and understanding of politics
- Political system – definition and examples
- Political regime. Democratic and non-democratic regimes
- Characteristics of democracy
- The concept of civil society
- The concept of a state
- Functions of a state
- The origins of the concept of a state
- Political ideology
- The concept of the separation of powers
The final result is the sum of points awarded for each part of the exam. Candidate may score a maximum of 30 points.
The interview may be conducted using electronic means of communication which allow candidate identity to be confirmed and ensure that candidates work unaided in real time.
Admission rules for candidates with foreign diplomas
The admissions criteria are the same as for candidates with Polish diplomas.
Checking the Candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language
The language competences of candidates who do not have a document confirming their knowledge of English at a minimum of a B2 level, recognized by the University of Warsaw, are checked during the interview. A positive assessment in the qualification procedure confirms the candidate’s ability to study in English.
Date of qualification interview: 19th-21st of May, 2021
Announcement of results: 25th of May, 2021
Reception of documents:
- I round: 26th-27th of May, 2021
- II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 28th, 31st of May, 2021
The studies are payable - tuition fees
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