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Political Science

Field of study:
Political Science
Type:
Graduate (Master)
Field of study:
Duration of study:
2 years (4 semesters)
Mode:
full-time
Now also available online
Obtained title:
master
Language:
Polish | English
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Why choose this field of study?

A two-year master’s degree program in Political Science at the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw is designed for those interested in acquiring in-depth, specialized knowledge based on the analysis of key aspects of contemporary politics at different levels: local, national, and international. The curriculum includes courses that will allow you to gain a thorough understanding of the field of political science and related issues of economic, social, and cultural nature. Most importantly, as you progress through the program, you will also participate in workshops that develop the practical and social skills necessary for a career in social work and public service.

Graduate studies in Political Science at UEHS are open to holders of at least a bachelor’s degree in any field of study. If you already have a degree in Political Science or related social sciences – a Master’s degree will allow you to supplement your education with knowledge of specialized field-specific issues and develop the aptitude necessary for political, administrative, media-related, or consulting activities. However, if you are a graduate in another field, you can be sure that these studies will give you additional qualifications and open up new career prospects. 

Political Science (Graduate) – what sets us apart?

  • You will learn how to apply the fundamentals of political science to the realities of political, social, and economic life.
  • You will gain valuable experience during your placement.
  • You will be taught by an exceptional faculty with extensive scientific, practical, and teaching experience.
  • As you expand your theoretical knowledge, you will develop practical skills and social competencies.
  • If you want to fit your studies around other commitments – you can study online.
  • You will be exposed to a unique international academic environment! (UEHS was recognized as the most internationalized university in Poland by the Perspektywy University Ranking)

Political Science – what can you do after graduation?

Graduates of the Political Science program at the University of Economics and Human Sciences may find interesting career opportunities in the following areas:

  • parliamentary offices, government and local government institutions and agencies;
  • public administration: for example, as a political advisor, civil servant, regional, economic or social policy development specialist;
  • political marketing and media – for example, as a commentator or political journalist or PR specialist;
  • think tanks and polling centers, for example, as a political analyst;
  • political consulting or public image consulting firms.

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This program
is for you if:

You are already working in the field of politics, government or social communication – and you want to effectively improve your professional skills or advance to a management position.

You want to acquire advanced political science knowledge that reflects today’s realities and challenges.

You want to develop your ability to think critically, make decisions, present yourself, or work effectively in a team.

Programme and structure of studies

GRADUATE STUDIES
(MASTER’S DEGREE)

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

The curriculum of the graduate program in Political Science is based on providing students with advanced knowledge in the field – taking into account current issues, contemporary challenges, and real career prospects for political science majors. The program also includes workshop classes and placement, through which students develop practical skills and build key social competencies.

FIRST YEAR OF STUDY

In the first year, students are exposed to a range of topics in lectures and discussion classes, and participate in workshops to develop analytical and communication skills.

SEMESTER I
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
OHS 0 L 8/8
ETHICS AND CULTURE 5 L 30/16
PARTIES AND PARTY SYSTEMS 3 L 30/16
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 3 LAB, WS 45/24
SOCIOLOGY OF POLITICS 3 L 30/16
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 4 W, WS 60/32
QUALITATIVE METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 3 D 30/16
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL SCENE OF POLAND 3 L 30/16
HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS 3 L 30/16
ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS OF SELECTED COUNTRIES 3 D 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
ELECTORAL SYSTEMS 3 D 30/16
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF DEMOCRACY 4 D 30/16
CONTEMPORARY ETHICAL AND RELIGIOUS CHALLENGES 3 D 30/16
PSYCHOLOGY OF POLITICS 3 L 30/16
HISTORY OF POLITICAL AND LEGAL DOCTRINES 3 L 30/16
INFORMATION VALIDATION AND VALUATION METHODS 3 WS 30/16
POLITICAL CONSULTING 3 D 30/16
EUROPEAN UNION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS / EUROSCEPTICISM (ELECTIVE) 3 D 30/16
PROSEMINAR 3 D 30/16

L – lecture; T – tutorials; D – discussion; WS – workshops; LAB – labs; LEKT – foreign language classes; PR – practicum/internship; SEM – seminar;

SECOND YEAR OF STUDY

The second year of study is devoted to expanding knowledge of additional specialized topics and developing professional competence. Students also participate in a master’s seminar, where, under supervision, they prepare a thesis on a topic of their choice in the field of political science.

SEMESTER III
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3 LEKT 30/16
CRISIS MANAGEMENT / MIGRATION MANAGEMENT (ELECTIVE) 4 D 30/16
PUBLIC DECISIONMAKING 4 L, T 60/32
POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 3 K 30/16
DEMOCRACY AND TECHNOLOGY / SMART CITY (ELECTIVE) 2 T 30/16
POLITICAL CULTURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY 3 D 30/16
POSTMODERN TERRORISM AND COUNTER-TERRORISM / DECISION-MAKING GAMES - NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES AND THREATS (ELECTIVE) 3 D 30/16
MODERN WORLD POWERS / SOCIETY, RELIGION AND CULTURE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (ELECTIVE) 4 D 30/16
MASTER’S DEGREE SEMINAR 4 SEM 30/16
SEMESTER IV
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
POLITICAL LEADERSHIP 3 WS 30/16
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION / ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING (ELECTIVE) 3 WS 30/16
GLOBALIZATION AND GLOCALIZATION 3 WS 30/16
THREATS TO STATE SECURITY 2 D 30/16
WAR AND POLITICS / ECONOMICS AND POLITICS (ELECTIVE) 3 D 30/16
GENDER, MEDIA, CULTURE / CULTURE AND POLITICS (ELECTIVE) 3 D 30/16
EUROPEANIZATION / POLISH PEOPLE AND POLISH COMMUNITIES IN THE WORLD (ELECTIVE) 3 D 30/16
MASTER’S DEGREE SEMINAR AND PREPARATION FOR THE DIPLOMA EXAM 6 SEM 30/16
INTERNSHIP 4 PR 100/100

L – lecture; T – tutorials; D – discussion; WS – workshops; LAB – labs; LEKT – foreign language classes; PR – practicum/internship; SEM – seminar;

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*
 
  3400 € 1850 €

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

EU&OTHER COUNTRIES GROUP
Year of study Annually Per semester*
 
  2400 € 1350 €

*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