University of Warsaw / Institute of the Americas and Europe / American Studies Centre

American studies

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: part-time (evening) Education profile: academic Duration: 3 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units

Enrollment

from 2018-06-05 to 2018-07-04 23:59:59

Limit of students

13

Language

English

Description


The minimum number of persons admitted (within all paths of qualifications) to being the subject of study start: 1

Graduates of the three-year American Studies licencjat degree program offered by the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw have basic knowledge about the culture and society of the United States of North America. They also have systematized knowledge of the terminology, theory, and methodology of the interdisciplinary American Studies focused on the study of the United States. 

Thanks to the interdisciplinary curriculum, the graduates of the American Studies Center can not only recognize and understand the basic facts and processes of American life but also collect, combine, interpret them and on their basis offer their judgments and opinions. They can frame their own research questions; they can seek, select and use information from many sources; they know how to analyze and present research results with the help of modern audiovisual technologies. Graduates have a high good command of professionally useful written and spoken English (at least at the B2 level); they also write their BA theses in English.

The graduates of the Center find employment in an array of professions--in business, foreign trade, journalism, media, culture, education, administration, foreign service and international organizations, as well as tourism. Besides, in the course of studies they are shown the need to constantly develop and update their skills and to continue professional development. They are also provided with skills and methodological competence to continue their studies at the graduate level.

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Admission rules

All candidates are obliged to submit document confirming knowledge of English language at minimum B2 level (does not apply to holders of European Baccalaureate (EB) with English as a language of instruction and International Baccalaureate (IB) with English as a language of instruction). List of accepted documents is available at: http://www.rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/files/pdf/Documents-knowledge_of_English_EN.pdf

PLEASE NOTE: In case of not holding a document confirming knowledge of English language candidate may participate in the Central Foreign Language Proficiency Examination at the University of Warsaw.


Admission procedure for candidates with polish new maturity exam (since 2005)

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 subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics, History of Art, Portuguese, Spanish

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

waga = 5%

waga = 10%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam on the basic or advanced level;
M – result from the Mathematics exam on the basic or advanced level;
J – result of the English language exam on the advanced level;
X – result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d  – weights

Admission procedure for candidates with old maturity exam

Obligatory subject

Polish language

Obligatory subject

Mathematics


Obligatory subject

English language


Obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics, History of Art, Spanish

 

waga = 5%

waga = 10%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

Important information for candidates with Polish "old" maturity. >> Check! <<

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam;
M – result from the Mathematics;
J – result of the English language exam;
X – result of the additional exam
a, b, c, d  – weights.

Grade will be converted to percentages in the following way:

Old Matura, after 1991

grade 6 = 100 %
grade 5 = 90 %
grade 4 = 75 %
grade 3 = 50 %
grade 2 = 30 %

Old Matura, before 1991

grade 5 = 100 %
grade 4 = 85 %
grade 3 = 40 %

Admission procedure for candidates with European Baccalaureate

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 subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography,  Economics, Art, Portuguese, Spanish

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

waga = 5%

waga = 10%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

*If the candidate has not passed Polish language.  
 Candidates with English language as the language L1 with the result of English will count twice, that is, with a total weight of 85%.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results  and how their are counted in the qualification process >>Check!<< 

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam at the basic or advanced level
M – result from the Mathematics exam at the basic or advanced level;
J – result of the English language exam at the advanced level;
X – result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d  – weights

The EB results will be converted to Polish Matura  results according to the table below:

9.00 – 10.00 = 100%
8.00 - 8.95 = 90%
7.00 - 7.95 = 755
6.00 - 6.95 = 60%
5.00 - 5.95 = 45%
4.00 - 4.95 = 30%

Admission procedure for candidates with International Baccalaureate

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
A1 language from group 1/A language*

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

advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Psychology, Anthropology, Business and Management, Economics, Politics, Subject from group "The Arts", Portuguese, Spanish

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

waga = 5%

waga = 10%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

*If the candidate has not passed Polish language.
Candidates with English language as the language A1/A with the result of English will count twice, that is, with a total weight of 85%.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results  and how their are counted in the qualification process >>Check!<< 

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam at the SL or HL
M – result from the Mathematics exam at the SL or HL
J – result of the English language exam at the HL
X – result of the additional exam at the SL or HL
a, b, c, d  – weights

The IB results will be converted to Polish Matura results according to the table below:

7 = 100%
6 = 90%
5 = 75%
4 = 60%
3 = 45%
2 = 30%

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

Admission procedure for candidates qualified on the basis of high school diploma (maturity diploma) exams results (please check if it applies to you)

Obligatory subject

Polish language

or

Original language of the maturity (high school) exam

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

Obligatory subject

English language

Obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Art, Economics, Portuguese, Spanish

waga = 5%

waga = 10%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

Candidates who passed English language as original language of the maturity exam will have their result counted twice, with a total weight of 85%.

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam;
M – result from the Mathematics exam;
J – result of the English language exam;
X – result of the additional exam

a, b, c, d  – weights 

Admission procedure for candidates qualified on different terms (please check if it applies to you)

Candidates are qualified on the basis of their high school certificate (maturity) GPA. The results of maturity exams will be expressed in percentage points as a ratio of grade obtained by a candidate to the highest grade in force in the country, in which the certificate was issued. 

The maximum number of points to obtain is 100.

Candidates must certify their English language proficiency at the minimum level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent.

Place of results' announcement

Announcement of results: July 18th 2018

Tuition fee

The studies are payable - tuition fees

Additional information

Reception of documents: 19-20 July 2018

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