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Graduate Programme in Political Science, full-time, second cycle

Code S2-PO-ANG
Organizational unit Faculty of Political Science and International Studies
Field of studies Political Science
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education Second cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 15
Admission limit 20
Duration 2 years
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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.

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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.

Examination issues:

  1. The concept and understanding of politics
  2. Political system – definition and examples
  3. Political regime. Democratic and non-democratic regimes
  4. Characteristics of democracy
  5. The concept of civil society
  6. The concept of a state
  7. Functions of a state
  8. The origins of the concept of a state
  9. Political ideology
  10. 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.

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Date of qualification interview: 12th-14th of July, 2021

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



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The studies are payable - tuition fees


Required documents

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