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

American studies, spec. U.S. Society and Culture, 2ND ROUND

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: academic Duration: 2 years

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The American Studies Center is a cross-disciplinary department of the University of Warsaw. Its faculty research and teach various aspects of the United States culture, society, literature, art, film, media, history, economy, politics, law, ideas, etc. The faculty are both Polish and international scholars; the permanent faculty includes three professors from the US. Classes are taught by the resident and guest faculty.

Graduates of the American Studies Center have specialized knowledge about American society and culture, and the relations between the US and the world, including with Europe.

The MA studies program encompasses introductory lectures on various disciplines that make up the curriculum, and a wide spectrum of electives; students are encouraged to enroll in elective classes which would support their specific MA research projects. The program includes also a writing proseminar, MA seminars, and other types of classes. The program runs for two years (four terms).

The weekday program offers classes from Monday through Thursday. Some students in the weekday program do not pay tuition; this exemption is based on entrance exam scores. However, only Polish nationals and other EU nationals are eligible for this exemption.

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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 40% out of the 100 possible points. The ASC Selection Board reserves the right to reduce the threshold to 30%. Based on the results of the qualification procedure, the Selection Board draws up ranking lists of all candidates.

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 exempted from the qualification procedure. They are accepted for studies in the first place.

Date of exams

10.00-12.00, Al. Niepodległości 22, Warszawa, sala 317 Date of exam: September 11th 2017

Place of results' announcement

Announcement of results: September 12th 2017

Additional information

Reception of documents: 13-15 September 2017

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