German Philology

Type:
Undergraduate (Bachelor)
Field of study:
Duration of study:
3 years (6 semesters)
Mode:
full-time
Now also available online
Obtained title:
bachelor's degree
Language:
English | German
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Why should you choose this program?

Germany is the economic heart of the European Union. Companies from all over the world are constantly seeking employees who speak fluent German. The knowledge and skills in communication and language services are invaluable in every sector of the job market, also for independent entrepreneurs.

Our German philology program not only teaches German at an expert level, but also provides practical abilities and skills necessary for a successful career in language services as a teacher, translator, communication and intercultural integration specialist, editor, or entrepreneur.

We offer three extension modules within our program: Translation Studies, Business, and Language Education. Each module will allow you to gain knowledge and practical skills necessary to work in the broad sphere of language services.

What makes our program unique:

  • We emphasize teaching practical and directly applicable language skills.
  • Our teaching staff has extensive experience and expertise.
  • You will study in at an international school together with other ambitious students from all over the world.
  • We offer flexible study programs and online studying.
  • You will learn fluent German, even if you are starting from scratch.
  • You will learn an additional second language of your choice.
  • You will become proficient in using modern technologies and solutions in language services.
  • You will learn how to work in project-oriented teams and gain entrepreneurial skills.
  • You won’t have to write a boring BA thesis; you will develop and implement your own language-oriented or interdisciplinary social project.

German Philology - What can you do after graduation?

After you graduate, a wide range of career paths will open for you. You will find employment in, among others, translation agencies, publishing houses, government institutions, international companies, and educational institutions. Depending on your choice of module, you can also gain basic knowledge which will enable you to start your own business on the market of language services.

This program
is for you if:

You wish to become fluent in German
You want to know the modern state and perspectives on the language services market
You value practical skills and career development
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Structure of the program

First cycyle studies
(bachelor's degree)

Duration
3 years (6 semesters)
Credit value
180 ECTS credits
(European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
You will obtain a
bachelor’s degree

The studies are centered around the major subjects in the field of German philology and three elective extension modules: Translation Studies, Business, and Language Education.

First
year of study

During the first two terms, all students in the current academic year will realize the following subjects together.

First term
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Occupational Health and Safety 0 L 8/8
Academic Skills 1 L 15/8
Latin: the Language and its Significance for Modern Philologists 3 LC 30/16
Practical German (lexis and reading) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (practical grammar) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (speaking) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (writing and stylistics) 3 T 30/16
Additional foreign language 5 LC 60/32
Introduction to Linguistics 3 L 30/16
Elective courses 6 L 60/32
Second term
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3 L 30/16
Physical Education T 30/16
Practical German (practical grammar) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (lexis and reading) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (speaking) 3 T 30
Practical German (writing and stylistics) 3 T 30/16
Additional foreign language 5 LC 60/32
Descriptive Grammar of German 3 T 30/16
German Phonetics 4 L, Lab 45/28
Elective courses 3 T 30/16

L – lectures; T – tutorials; LC – language classes; LAB – laboratory classes; W – workshops; WE – work experience

During the first year, students choose a total of three elective courses. The choices are: (a) Anthropology or Introduction to Philosophy, (b) Introduction to Social Communication or Introduction to Psychology, (c) Society and Politics of Modern Germany or History and Culture of Germany.

SECOND
YEAR OF STUDY

During the third term, students continue the major subjects, aimed at mastering German and an additional language. During the fourth term, students choose one of the three extension modules: Translation Studies, Business, or Language Education.

Third term
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Physical Education T 30
Practical German (lexis and reading) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (practical grammar) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (speaking) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (writing and stylistics) 3 T 30/16
Additional foreign language 5 LC 60/32
Morphology and Syntax of the German Language 3 L 30/16
Introduction to Literature Studies 4 L 30/16
Elective courses 6 L, W 60/32
Fourth term
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Practical German (lexis and reading) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (practical grammar) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (speaking) 3 T 30/16
Practical German (writing and stylistics) 3 T 30/16
Additional foreign language 5 LC 60/32
Literature of German-speaking Countries 4 T 30/16
A Philologist’s Workshop: Modern Technologies and Career Paths 4 Lab, W 60/32
Extension module – Translation Studies: Translation Theory and Techniques
Extension module – Business: Introduction to Marketing and Marketing in Language Services
Extension module – Education: Educational Psychology and Foreign Language Teaching
5 L, T 60/32

L – lectures; T – tutorials; LC – language classes; LAB – laboratory classes; W – workshops; WE – work experience

In the third term, students choose a total of two elective courses. The choices are: (a) Entrepreneurship or Project Management, (b) Language Acquisition or Psycholinguistics.

Third
year of study

During the third year, students continue the subjects in their extension module. From the fifth term on, students take part in and complete internships and initiate their own social projects, which replace the written BA thesis.

Fifth term
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Practical German (integrated skills) 3 T 30/16
Additional foreign language 5 LC 60/32
Protection of Intellectual Property and CSR 3 W 30/16
Social Project 3 T 30/16
Translation-supporting Technologies /Management Competencies/Legal and organizational bases for educational services 3 Lab, W, T 30/16
Work Experience I 14 WE 360
Sixth term
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Work Experience II 14 WE 360
Practical German (integrated skills) 3 T 30/16
Additional foreign language 5 LC 60/32
Specialized Translation/Start-up in Business/E-learning and Distance Teaching: Modern Technologies in Language Education 3 W 30/16
Social Project and Diploma Exam 6 T 60/32

L – lectures; T – tutorials; LC – language classes; LAB – laboratory classes; W – workshops; WE – work experience

Tuition fees

Fixed tuition - flexible payments

By choosing to study at UEHS, you can be sure that the tuition fee will not change throughout the duration of your studies. You can pay the tuition fee once for the entire year of study or spread over a semester payment. This allows you to decide how you want to plan your expenses.

Fees

EU&OTHER COUNTRIES GROUP
Year of study Annually Per semester*
1st year 2 300 EUROS 1 300 EUROS
2nd and 3rd year 2 400 EUROS 1 350 EUROS

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

OTHER COUNTRIES
Year of study Annually Per semester*
1st year 3 300 EUROS 1 800 EUROS
2nd and 3rd year 3 400 EUROS 1 850 EUROS

*Semester payment is possible from the second year of studies.

EU and other countries group
This group includes citizens of the countries member states of the European Union and the following countries citizens: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latin America, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Other countries
The citizens of all the remaining countries.

Scholarships - easier than you think

scholarship program

While studying at UEHS, you can take advantage of a wide range of financial support from the state budget and European funds, as well as benefit from special discounts with UEHS discount program

You can submit most scholarship applications quickly and easily through your online account.  

Scholarship
The scholarship may be awarded to any student who obtained an average grade not lower than 4.5 in a academic year given.

In the academic year 2020/2021, the University of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw awarded 292 Rector’s Scholarships, ranging from PLN 450 /month to PLN 650 /month, depending on the average or achievements. For outstanding sport, artistic or scientific achievements, the Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships of PLN 450 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the Rector’s Scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Sports scholarships

A sports scholarship may be awarded to a student who excels in sport achievements at least national level. In addition we also encourage our students to take part in additional support programs- eg. the National Academic Representation.

Young sportsmen can count on financial support in the amount of PLN 450 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for sports scholarship is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Special scholarships for disabled people

A scholarship for people with disabilities may be awarded to a student who has a disability certificate, a disability degree certificate, a ZUS certifying physician’s certificate, a disability group certificate or a certificate of permanent or long-term incapacity to work on a farm.

In the 2020/2021 academic year, depending on the degree of disability, 79 scholarships for people with disabilities were awarded, ranging from PLN 800 /month to PLN 1000 /month.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for a scholarship for people with disabilities is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

Allowances

The allowance is a form of emergency financial assistance. Any student who found himself temporarily in a difficult life situation resulting from random events beyond the student’s control can apply for it.

The allowance may be granted twice in one academic year, and the allowance is not granted twice for the same random event. Difficult life situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are an exception.

In 2020, we granted 64 allowances for a total of PLN 113,200.50. The allowances, depending on the student’s situation, were paid in the amount of PLN 1,000 to PLN 2,500 at a time.
Detailed information on the possibility of applying for the allowance is available in the “MojeAEH” system.

This is what makes us different

2020/2021 academic year
292 Rector’s Scholarships
106 social scholarships
79 scholarships for people with disabilities

PLN 1,890,289.35 was spent in 2019 on scholarships
PLN 2,911,662.50 was spent in 2020 on scholarships

Rector’s Scholarship – highest average: 5.79