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Family studies

Field of study:
Family studies
Type:
Graduate (Master)
Field of study:
Duration of study:
2 years (4 semesters)
Mode:
full-time
Obtained title:
master
Language:
Polish | English
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Why choose this field of study?

A master’s degree in family studies is a choice for those considering working in educational institutions or family counseling. Graduating from the program, you will receive pedagogical preparation and the right to practice as a teacher of the classes Family life preparation.

As part of your studies, you will also receive education in psychology, so you will be able to understand the complexity of family relationships and the psychological dynamics of family functioning.

What sets us apart:

  • We rely on extensive psychological training, which will be useful to you in your work with families and beyond.
  • The program is practice-oriented, the vast majority of the implemented courses teach practical professional skills.
  • In addition to a degree in family studies, you also gain a teaching qualification.
  • Among our staff are experienced psychologists and other specialists with a practical background in helping families.
  • We are the leader among universities in the “Internationalization” category according to the Perspektywy University Ranking. The University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw Warsaw will be your gateway to the world.
  • We make it possible to study online in an effort to make it possible to reconcile your many family and professional responsibilities.

What can you do after graduation?

Graduating with a master’s degree in family studies, you can take up a job as a teacher of the Family life preparation classes. In addition, you will also be able to find employment in the private family counseling sector or apply for management positions in social welfare institutions. Potential jobs include social service centers, social service centers, day care centers, and child care facilities. With a comprehensive education, you will also be able to start your own business involving professional psychosocial support services. You can also open your own business providing educational services such as workshops, training, coaching, or prevention programs.

This program
is for you if:

You enjoy interacting with children and adolescents, and being a teacher is your calling.

You are looking for a worldview-neutral study aimed at providing up-to-date and modern knowledge in family studies.

You want to have a real impact on the world by influencing your immediate environment.

Programme and structure of studies

Graduate
(master’s degree)

are worth
120 ECTS credits
(European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
they last
2 years (4 semesters)
concluded with obtaining
a master’s degree

The study program implemented at the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw is fully compliant with the Standard of education preparing for the teaching profession. Upon completion of the study, the graduate obtains the right to practice as a teacher of Family life preparation classes. As part of their studies, students simultaneously receive training in psychology and social welfare in the broadest sense.

FIRST YEAR OF STUDY

Beginning with the first semester, the courses necessary to obtain teaching credentials for the Family life preparation classes are included. As part of the first year, the student receives comprehensive psychological and pedagogical preparation and workshop preparation for teaching in educational institutions. Starting from the second semester, the first block of courses is devoted to the didactics of the Family life preparation classes In addition to courses preparing to work at schools, family studies includes courses designed to provide in-depth knowledge and skills related to the work of a family assistant.

SEMESTER I
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Marriage and youth counseling 4 L, T 60/32
Family mediation 3 W 30/16
School psychology 3 T 30/30
General education 2 L 28/28
Information technology and media in education 1 L, T 16/16
Safety of children and adolescents in educational institutions (first aid) 0,5 T 8/8
Vocal emission 0,5 T 8/8
General pedagogy with elements of special needs pedagogy 5 L, W 60/60
Methods of educational influence 4 L 30/30
Adoptive and foster parenting 3 D 30/16
Methods of assessing children in the family 4 T 30/16
SEMESTER II
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Foreign language 2 Lekt 30/16
Psychological development of the child 5 D 30/30
Personal development training 3 T 30/30
Family life preparation didactics – elementary school 4 L, T 60/60
Training, workshops, and psychological trainings 1 T 16/16
Educational and vocational counseling 1 T 16/16
Family planning and preparation for parenthood 3 W 30/16
Master’s degree seminar 3 D 15/15
Basics of systemic therapy 4 L 30/16
Developmental disorders in childhood and adolescence 3 L 30/24

L – lectures; T – tutorials; W – workshops; D – discussions; LEKT – foreign language classes

SECOND YEAR OF STUDY

The second year of study continues with courses that directly prepare students to teach Family life preparation classes. The curriculum includes a greater share of family psychology courses aimed at teaching the necessary skills for their profession. As part of the second year, students begin preparing their master’s thesis. Beginning in the third semester, students are required to complete an internship (placement), divided into three separate blocks.

SEMESTER III
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Foreign language 2 Lekt 30/16
Family life preparation didactics - secondary school 4 L, W 60/60
Psychology of the elderly 2 L 30/16
Sickness in the family 2 T 30/16
Psychoprevention of social pathology 2 D 30/16
Child and adolescent psychotherapy 3 L, T 45/24
The psychology of bereavement 3 W 30/16
Psychological games: application in child and adolescent psychology 3 T 30/24
Internship I: Psychological and pedagogical preparation 1 PR 30/30
Internship II: Didactic preparation 5 PR 5 PR 120/120
Master’s degree seminar 3 Sem 30/16
SEMESTER IV
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
Foreign language 2 Lekt 30/16
Support and care for women with an at-risk and pathological pregnancy 3 W 30/16
Didactics of sex education 3 W 30/16
Psychology of addiction 3 T 30/16
Supporting the development of a child with emotional problems 3 W 30/16
Planning therapeutic and community support 3 W 45/24
Internship III 8 PR 210/210
Master’s degree seminar and preparation for the diploma exam 5 Sem 60/32

L – lectures; T – tutorials; W – workshops; D – discussions; SEM – Seminar; LEKT – foreign language classes; PR – practicum/internship

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.

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Fees (academic year 2023/2024)

OTHER COUNTRIES
Year of study Annually Per semester*
 
  3600 € 1950 €

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

EU&OTHER COUNTRIES GROUP
Year of study Annually Per semester*
 
  2600 € 1450 €

*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 2022/2023, the University of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw awarded 350 Rector’s Scholarships, ranging from PLN 525 /month to PLN 1025 /month, depending on the average or achievements. For outstanding sport, artistic or scientific achievements, the Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships of PLN 600 /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 600 /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 2022/2023 academic year, depending on the degree of disability, 150 scholarships for people with disabilities were awarded, ranging from PLN 1275 /month to PLN 1575 /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 2021, we granted 40 allowances for a total of PLN 197,200. The allowances, depending on the student’s situation, were paid in the amount of PLN 3,000 to PLN 5,000 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

2022/2023 academic year
355 Rector’s Scholarships
179 social scholarships
181 scholarships for people with disabilities

PLN 1,890,289.35 was spent in 2019/2020 on scholarships
PLN 2,911,662.50 was spent in 2020/2021 on scholarships
PLN 4,158,177.00 was spent in 2021/2022 on scholarships
PLN 7,829,950.00 was spent in 2022/2023 on scholarships

Rector’s Scholarship – highest average: 5,44