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

American studies

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time 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





The minimum number of persons admitted (within all paths of qualifications) to being the subject of study start: 30

Graduates of the two-year tuition-free American Studies MA program at the ASC are equipped with specialized knowledge to understand the various cultural and social phenomena of the Western Hemisphere, those of the United States of North America and selected countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. They also have systematized and specialized knowledge of the terminology, theory, and methodology of interdisciplinary American Studies concerned with both Americas, North and South.

Thanks to the interdisciplinary curriculum, the graduates of the American Studies Center can not only recognize and understand the facts and processes of American traditions and societies but also collect, combine, interpret them and on their basis offer their judgments and opinions. They can explain, critically and creatively, the phenomena and processes observable in both Americas. They know how to acquire knowledge on their own and develop their research skills. The MA graduates can communicate with specialists in American studies and related fields using various communication channels and techniques. They know how promote knowledge about the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the entire Western Hemisphere. They can communicate in written and spoken English in the field of American studies at the B2+ level. They can write end-of-semester research papers and an MA thesis in expert English, using specialized terminology, and relying on interdisciplinary research methods. Our graduates have a good command of basic Spanish, at least at the A2.1 level, and in the course of studies they can choose to specialize in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

MA graduates have skills and competences allowing them to launch their careers in an array of professions—in business, foreign trade, journalism, media, culture, education, administration, foreign service and international organizations, as well as tourism. Besides, our alumni are ready to constantly develop and update their skills and they are encouraged during their studies to continue further their professional and academic development. They have skills and methodological competence to continue their studies at the doctoral and postgraduate levels.

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Admission rules

The basis for qualification to study is a written exam, which is a test of predisposition to study in English. The test consists of questions checking reading comprehension and ability to work with written text.

Candidates must obtain at least 30% out of the 100 possible points. Based on the results of the qualification procedure, the ASC Selection Board draws up ranking lists of all candidates.

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

Candidates are qualified on the same rules as applicable to candidates with Polish diplomas.

Exceptions from admission procedure

The winners of the third stage of the "Know America" Competition, organized by the Rural Development Foundation and the UW American Studies Center, are exempt from the qualification procedure. They are accepted for studies in the first place.

Date of exams

Date of exam: June 26th 2018,10.00-12.30, Auditorium Maximum sala im. A. Mickiewicza, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Warszawa

Place of results' announcement

Announcement of results: June 29th 2018

Tuition fee

The studies are payable - tuition fees

Additional information

Reception of documents: 3-5 July 2018

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