Psychology of children and adolescents

Type:
first-cycle studies long-cycle studies
Field of study:
Psychology
Type:
first-cycle studies long-cycle studies
Field of study:
Psychology
Duration of study:
5 years (10 semesters)
Mode of study:
full-time | part-time | online
Obtained title:
master
Language:
Polish | English
PolishEnglish

Why are these studies worth choosing?

The specialization is a response to the growing demand for specialists who will be able to provide professional psychological help and support to children and adolescents.

Because of the rates of depression and other psychological disorders among young people, the services of qualified developmental psychologists are in a growing demand. 

What can you do after graduation?

After completing the specialization - Psychology of children and adolescents, you will have practical skills related to boosting educational potential of children, helping children with special educational needs, dealing with psychological disorders among young people, counselling teachers, parents and other stakeholders involved in education. As a graduate you will be able to find employment in a variety of institutions, such as kindergartens, schools, care institutions, psychological counselling centres, courts or, hospitals.

This program
is for you if:

You are a person open to other people and their needs
In the future, you would like to face the extraordinary challenge of helping the youngest
Psychology and the secrets of the human mind remain in the area of your interest

Curriculum and study structure

Bachelor's Studies

they last
5 years (10 semesters)
are worth
300 ECTS credits
(European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
end with a
master's degree

The study program covers a broad array of subjects whose aim is to equip you with the deep understanding of psychological processes and corresponding skills to be used in your professional life as  developmental and educational psychologist. 

First year of studies

The first year of studies covers a broad array of subjects that provide you with solid and versatile knowledge of core psychological concepts, theories and methods as well as essential psychological skills. From the second semester onwards, classes introduce more and more detailed content specific to the selected field of study.

 

First semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 0 LECTURES 8/4
ACADEMIC SKILLS 2 LECTURES 15/8
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 4 LECTURES 30/16
FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION 4 LECTURES 30/16
STUDY OF STATE, LAW AND POLITICS 5 LECTURES 30/24
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 4 LECTURES 30/24
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT THEORY 5 LECTURES 30/24
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMICS 5 LECTURES 30/24
Second semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES 4 DISCUSSION 24/16
QUANTITATIVE METHODS - STATISTICS 5 LECTURES, EXERCISES 60/40
LOGICS 4 LECTURES 30/24
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 6 LECTURES+EXERCISES 60/40
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 4 LECTURES 30/24
HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL THOUGHT 4 LECTURES 30/16

Second year of studies

During the second year of studies, you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the core branches of psychology, such as personality, developmental, social psychology and many more.

 

 

Third semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
EMOTIONS AND MOTIVATION 8 EXERCISES, LECTURES 54/40
PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY 5 LECTURES 30/24
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 5 LECTURES 30/24
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 8 LECTURES, EXERCISES 54/40
Fourth semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
STATISTICS – APPLICATIONS TO PSYCHOLOGY 7 EXERCISES,LECTURES 60/48
NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 5 LECTURES 30/24
PSYCHOLOGY OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES 5 LECTURES, EXERCISES 30/24
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 5 LECTURES+EXERCISES 30/24
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 5 LECTURES 30/24

Third year of studies

In the third year of studies you will consolidate and further extend your knowledge of various fields of psychology  At this stage of you education, the study program will be ready to choosthe specialization path that suits you interests and career plans best. 

 

Fifth semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
PSYCHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS 8 EXERCISES, LECTURES 54/40
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 5 LECTURES 30/24
METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS (INTELLIGENCE) 5 LECTURES 30/16
PROSEMINAR 8 DISCUSSION 30/24
OPTIONAL COURSES 18 DISCUSSION 120/80
Sixth semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
PSYCHOMETRICS 8 LECTURES,EXERCISES 54/40
BASICS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING 5 EXERCISES, LECTURES 30/24
ETHICS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFESSION 3 EXERCISES, LECTURES 24/16
PROSEMINAR 8 DISCUSSION 30/24
OPTIONAL COURSES 18 DISCUSSION 120/80

Fourth year of studies

In the fourth year of studies, you will take the courses within the specialization path you have chosen. You will start acquiring specialized knowledge about the provision of help and support to children, adolescents and their families. 

Seventh semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
OPTIONAL COURSES 3 DISCUSSION 20/12
MASTER SEMINAR 5 DISCUSSION 30/30
METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL INTERACTION 3 LECTURES 30/16
METHODS OF EXAMINING A CHILD IN THE FAMILY 3 LECTURES 30/16
PSYCHOLOGY OF THE FAMILY AND CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS 6 LECTURES, EXERCISES  54/32
PSYCHOLOGY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 3 LECTURES, EXERCISES 54/32
Eighth semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 6 LECTURES, EXERCISES  48/32
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS 4 LECTURES, EXERCISES 30/16
PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTIONS 4 DISCUSSION 30/24
DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS 4 DISCUSSION 30/24
OPTIONAL COURSES 3 DISCUSSION 20/12
MASTER SEMINAR 5 DISCUSSION 30/30

Fifth year of studies

In the fifth year of studies, you will systematize and organize your knowledge and skills in educational and developmental psychology. You will learn more about developmental disorders, the use of psychological games in child psychology, and also work on your MA thesis. 
 

Ninth semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
TREATMENT - TRAINING METHODS AND INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY 3 EXERCISES 30/16
TREATMENT OF ABUSERS AND VICTIMS ON A SEXUAL BACKGROUND 3 EXERCISES 30/16
JUDICIAL-SEXUOLOGICAL JUDGMENT 3 LECTURES 30/16
BASIC PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES 4 EXERCISES 30/16
PSYCHOSOMATICS 3 LECTURES 30/16
PARTNERSHIP PSYCHOTHERAPY AND THE CLINIC OF SEXUAL DISORDERS 3 DISCUSSION 30/16
OPTIONAL COURSES 3 DISCUSSION 20/12
MASTER SEMINAR 8 DISCUSSION 60/60
INTERNSHIP 4 INTERNSHIP 100/100
Tenth semester
Subject ECTS Form of classes Total number
of lesson hours
(STATIONARY / NON-STATIONARY)
OPTIONAL COURSES 3 DISCUSSION 20/12
MASTER SEMINAR 8 DISCUSSION 60/60
INTERNSHIP 4 INTERNSHIP 100/100
DIPLOMA THESIS (OWN WORK) 20 OWN WORK 500/500

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.

Reduce the cost of your studies

As part of the UEHS discount programme, you can take advantage of various reductions and promotions. They are usually applied in the first year of study. It means that your tuition fees will be reduced by the amount of the discounts granted. Candidates who register and pay their tuition fees within one month of registration will receive an English language course for free. The course covers 80 hours of English classes and 20 hours of  classes of Polish culture.

Fees

EU&CIS COUNTRIES
Year of study Annually Per semester
1st year 2600 EUROS 1450 EUROS
2nd year 2600 EUROS 1450 EUROS
OTHER COUNTRIES
Year of study Annually Per semester
1st year 3600 EUROS 1950 EUROS
2nd year 3600 EUROS 1950 EUROS

CIS COUNTRIES
Commonwealth of Independent States: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgystan, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

EU COUNTRIES
All member states of the European Union. List of member states: https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/countries_en.

OTHER COUNTRIES
Countries that are not members of the CIS or EU.

Scholarships - easier than you think

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.

Social scholarships

A social scholarship may be awarded to a student who is in a difficult financial situation. In the academic year 2020/2021, the amount of income per person in the student’s family entitling to receive a scholarship was set at an amount not higher than PLN 1,051.70.

Depending on the monthly net income, scholarships ranging from PLN 1,050 / month to PLN 1,250 /month were awarded per one student’s family member.

Detailed information on the possibility of applying for a social 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