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Applied Multilingual and Multicultural Studies, full-time, second cycle

Organizational unit Faculty of Applied Linguistics
Field of studies Applied Multilingual and Multicultural Studies
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education Second cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 12
Admission limit 24
Duration 2 years
Recruitment committee address ikomendacka@uw.edu.pl
WWW address http://wls.uw.edu.pl/
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Phase 1 (06.06.2024 00:00 – 17.09.2024 23:59)

The aim of the programme Applied Multilingual and Multicultural Studies (AM&MS) is to prepare graduates to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment, where proficiency in several foreign languages is mandatory. The main concept of education relies on a combination of current academic knowledge and the effects of progress in scientific disciplines. The programme of Applied Multilingual and Multicultural Studies includes modules that equip graduates with the knowledge, competences and skills in the field of broadly understood issues related to multilingualism and multiculturalism. An important aspect of the programme is its research and interdisciplinary character. It covers a number of issues from the sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic and cultural perspective. It includes courses preparing students to conduct further research and apply for admission to doctoral studies, apply for grants and obtain funds, participate in research conferences and write research articles and projects.

Our programme allows students to model their own learning path. We offer elective courses to choose from, thanks to which students have the opportunity to develop their interests and focus on in-depth study of the selected research field. In addition, in order to individualise the learning path, funding and scholarships for one-week study visits to the best European research centres working in the field of multilingualism and multiculturalism, e.g., University College London, the University of Oslo, the University of the Basque Country, will be provided so that students are also given an opportunity to be educated under the supervision of the best researchers.

A great advantage of the programme Applied Multilingual and Multicultural Studies is mobility consisting in carrying out part-time studies abroad under the Erasmus+ programme or the Eurocampus programme. Mobility of AM&MS students is an integral element of the programme, thanks to which the programme is characterised by a high degree of internationalisation.

The programme relates to the tradition of the school of applied linguistics existing at the University of Warsaw for over 50 years. Moreover, some of the classes will be conducted by outstanding specialists from other Polish universities and foreign research centres.

Graduates of this programme will be able to work as language policy consultants (e.g., in regional agencies, in the ministry, for the government, in EU structures), or as advisors to national and international governmental and non-governmental organisations. They can also become experts in multilingualism and multiculturalism in education, companies, as well as centres for immigrants.


Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas

  1. In order to participate in the recruitment procedure, a candidate must present a degree certificate in the field of: English Philology or Applied Linguistics, Philology and Cultural Studies, Teaching Foreign Languages (English as a B or C Language).
  2. If the candidate cannot submit a degree certificate in any of the fields listed in point 1., they submit a degree certificate of any field of study (BA, BSc, MA, MSc) and an appropriate language certificate confirming their knowledge of English at B2 level or higher according to CEFR, e.g. University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency), or Educational Testing Service (TOEFL), or British Council (IELTS).

The method of converting points:

A candidate can earn a maximum of 100 points.

1. The method of converting grades for candidates with a degree certificate (full-time or part-time first-cycle studies in the field of: English Philology or Applied Linguistics, Philology and Cultural Studies, Foreign Language Teaching (the latter three with English as Language B) is as follows:

  • very good (5) -100 points
  • good plus (4+) - 92.5 points
  • good (4) - 85 points
  • sufficient plus (3+) - 72.5 points
  • satisfactory (3) - 60 points.

2. The method of converting grades from a language certificate for candidates with a degree certificate other than those listed in point 1 is as follows:

  1. University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations:
    • B2 First - Grade A (80 points) or B (70 points)
    • C1 Advanced - Grade A (90 points) or B (80 points) or C (70 points)
    • C2 Proficiency - Grade A (100 points) or B (90 points) or C (80 points)
  2. Educational Testing Service (TOEFL):
    • B2 - 60 points
    • C1 - 80 points
    • C2 - 100 points
  3. British Council (IELTS)
    • B2 - 60 points
    • C1 - 80 points
    • C2 - 100 points

If more than one candidate obtains the lowest number of points qualifying for admission to the programme, and the admission of all these candidates would result in exceeding the limit of available places, the degree certificate grade will be recalculated using the conversion factor 1.2.

Failure to present (not uploading the required candidate’s documents into the registration account in the IRK system) a degree certificate or a language certificate within the registration deadline for the field of study results in awarding 0 (zero) points in the entire qualification procedure and disqualification of the candidate.


Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

The same rules apply as for candidates with a degree certificate obtained in Poland. The grades will be appropriately recalculated and compared with the grading scale applicable at the University of Warsaw.


Checking the candidates' language competences

The candidates' competencies are checked by verifying the submitted documents.



Announcement of results: 24th of September, 2024

Reception of documents: 

    • I round: 25th-26th of September, 2024
    • II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 27th, 30th of September, 2024



Application fee

Student's ID payment (ELS)

The studies are payable - tuition fees


Required documents

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