University of Warsaw / Faculty of Modern Languages / Institute of English Studies

English studies

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: part-time (extramural) Education profile: academic Duration: 2 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


from 2999-01-01 to 2999-01-01

Limit of students





Minimum number of persons admitted (in all paths of qualifications) which is necessary to start the programme: 15

Graduate programmes in English philology last for two years and end whith the student obtaining a Master's degree. Students can choose from among the following specialisations:

  • British literature and culture
  • American literature and culture
  • Theoretical and applied linguistics

The programme is based on courses selected by the student, and includes the honing of English language skills.

A detailed description of the study programme is available here

Admission rules

These studies are intended for candidates who hold a BA or MA diploma or its equivalent in some subject.

Application and admission procedure:

1. Candidates with the diploma of English Studies or Teacher Training Colleges (specialization English) are admitted, in an open competition, on the basis of the diploma grade.

2. Candidates with the diploma other than the above mentioned, are admitted, in an open competition, on the basis of the diploma grade and a certificate in English ( level C1 or higher) . Enclosed is the list of accepted certificates:

  • Certificate in Advanced English,
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English,
  • Business English Certificate, 
  • Certificate in English for International Business  and Trade,
  • Test of English as a Foreign  Language; 

Certificates issued by the following institutions:

  • Educational Testing Service (ETS),
  • European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages (ECL),
  • City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications,
  • Pitman Qualifications Institute,
  • Edexcel, Pearson Language Tests, 
  • Pearson Language  Assessments, 
  • Education Development International (EDI),
  • London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board,
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations,
  • British Council,
  • IDP IELTS Australia,
  • University of Warsaw - The Coordination Board for Language Proficiency Certification, 
  • the Institute of English Studies, UW;
  • certificates issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Development or equivalents

Candidates who do not hold a required certificate should pass the exam in English (level C1) at the Institute of English Studies.

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

The admissions criteria are the same as for candidates with Polish diplomas.

Date of exams

Date of C1 level exam: 19 June 2018, 10:00 a.m., Adam Mickiewicz Hall, Auditorium Maximum Building, the main University Campus, 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście St.

Place of results' announcement

Announcement of results: July 6th, 2018.

Tuition fee

The studies are payable - tuition fees

Additional information

Submission of documents: 9-31 July 2018.

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