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Correctional Rehabilitation

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?

Do you want to develop professionally in the field of rehabilitation and sociotherapy, and through professional rehabilitation activities, help people from the most difficult environments? Are you eager to gain the specialized knowledge and practical skills needed to work in correctional and rehabilitation facilities? Or maybe you are already working in a rehabilitation institution and want to improve your professional competencies by obtaining a master’s degree in correctional rehabilitation? All of this will be possible if you pursue a Master’s Degree in Correctional Rehabilitation at the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw. Completing it will also equip you with practical psychological skills in communication, stress management, and the ins and outs of rehabilitation work.

This graduate program is a proposal for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree obtained in the field of correctional rehabilitation or related fields (such as pedagogy, sociotherapy, psychology, criminology, and forensic science), who want to gain practical skills in designing and conducting the process of correctional rehabilitation and preventive and therapeutic activities. A Master’s Degree in Correctional Rehabilitation will equip you with the latest diagnostic methods and techniques to work with adults, children, and adolescents from different social groups and of varied psychological profiles. You will also be taught how to design and implement programs based on the individual needs of socially maladjusted people or those from high-risk groups. Within the field of study, we also conduct undergraduate studies – see: Correctional Rehabilitation and Correctional Rehabilitation with Teaching Credentials.

Correctional Rehabilitation (graduate studies) – what sets us apart:

  • You will expand your specialist knowledge of the psychology of those at risk of becoming criminals and those who have turned to crime.
  • Through internships, you will experience first-hand modern methods of correctional rehabilitation and learn how to implement them in your future work.
  • Study at your convenience – full-time, part-time, or online.
  • Develop your psychological skills and soft skills to work with people with various socialization disorders.
  • Take part in a variety of classes taught by lecturers with research and practical experience.
  • Become part of an intercultural student community (UEHS was recognized as the most internationalized university in Poland by the Perspektywy University Ranking).

Correctional Rehabilitation (graduate studies) – what can you do after graduation?

As a graduate of the Master’s Degree in Correctional Rehabilitation at the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw, you will be able to find employment in specialized and managerial positions in:

  • prisons and detention centers
  • correctional institutions and other special education centers
  • youth sociotherapy centers, community centers, or juvenile shelters
  • institutions and bodies for crime prevention and prevention of social pathology
  • non-governmental organizations and foundations dealing with outreaching, social assistance, or socialization of individuals facing exclusion or difficulties
  • judiciary (e.g., as a probation officer, mediator, or expert witness)
  • addiction treatment centers

You can also set up your own business, running a private facility in the field of correctional rehabilitation and prevention of social pathologies.

This program
is for you if:

You have a bachelor’s degree in correctional rehabilitation or related fields and want to effectively improve your professional qualifications or acquire new skills.

You are keen to gain highly specialized knowledge in the field of correctional rehabilitation and expand the psychological, social, and communication competencies necessary to work with socially maladjusted people.

Helping people is your calling, and you are not afraid of the challenges of working in particularly difficult environments.

Programme and structure of studies

Graduate
(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

Correctional Rehabilitation (graduate studies) includes courses dealing with detailed field-related issues and methodology of rehabilitation work. Students shall also participate in field placements (a total of 380 hours). Graduates receive a master’s degree in correctional rehabilitation and become competent to conduct correctional rehabilitation activities in open and closed institutions.

FIRST YEAR OF STUDY

In the first year, students explore specialized specific knowledge in psychology, law, sociotherapy, and specific areas of rehabilitation work. They also receive training in psychological and social skills, and attend the initial part of their master’s seminar.

SEMESTER I
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
OHS 0 L 8/8
METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL INTERACTIONS / ANDRAGOGY (ELECTIVE) 4 L 30/30
ELEMENTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 3 L, T 45/24
FORENSIC AND PENITENTIARY PSYCHOLOGY 3 L 30/16
SOCIOTHERAPY 4 L, T 60/32
MODERN TOTAL AND ISOLATION INSTITUTIONS 3 D 30/16
GROUP DYNAMICS / STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING 3 WS 30/16
EXECUTIVE PENAL LAW 4 L, T 45/24
AGGRESSION REPLACEMENT TRAINING 3 WS 30/16
METHODOLOGY OF PENITENTIARY REHABILITATION 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
PRISON SUBCULTURES 3 D 30/16
PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTION 3 T 30/16
CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL LAW 3 L, T 45/24
SOCIAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS CRIME AND OFFENDERS 2 D 30/16
SOCIAL REHABILITATION WORK WITH THE FAMILIES OF SOCIALLY MALADJUSTED PERSONSS 3 WS 30/16
PERSONALITY ANALYSIS OF PERPETRATORS AND VICTIMS OF SEX CRIMES 3 L 30/16
SOCIAL REHABILITATION THROUGH VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 3 L 30/16
CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIOTHERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS 3 WS 30/16
RELIGIOUSNESS, SPIRITUALITY, AND VALUES IN REHABILITATION / REHABILITATION THROUGH ART 3 D 30/16
MASTER’S DEGREE SEMINAR 2 SEM 15/8

L – lectures; T – tutorials; D – discussions; WS – workshops; LAB – labs; LEKT – foreign language classes; SEM – seminar; PR – practicum

SECOND YEAR OF STUDY

The second year involves the enhancement of specialized knowledge through specialized courses and the development of expertise regarding the methodology of working with socially maladjusted people, those suffering from addictions, or those requiring specialized assistance in the process of social reintegration. Students also complete the second part of their placement and prepare a master’s thesis on a selected topic in the field of correctional rehabilitation.

SEMESTER III
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3 LEKT 30/16
PSYCHOPROPHYLAXIS OF SOCIAL PATHOLOGY 2 L 30/16
PENITENTIARY RECORDS 2 L 30/16
REHABILITATION OF SEX OFFENDERS 3 L 30/16
SELECTED ISSUES OF REHABILITATION IN WOMEN'S PENITENTIARY INSTITUTIONS 3 D 30/16
READAPTATION OF MEMBERS OF DESTRUCTIVE RELIGIOUS GROUPS 3 D 30/16
METHODOLOGY OF COURT SUPERVISION / METHODOLOGY OF MEDIATION 3 WS 30/16
MASTER’S DEGREE SEMINAR 3 SEM 30/16
INTERNSHIP I 8 PR 200/200
SEMESTER IV
Subject name Cummulative amount of ECTS points Lecture method Cummulative amount of hours (FT/PT)
PLANNING THERAPEUTIC AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT 3 L, WS 45/24
SUICIDOLOGY 3 L 30/16
HATE SPEECH AND HATE CRIME 2 D 30/16
PREVENTION AND THERAPY OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION / PREVENTION AND THERAPY OF DRUG ADDICTION 3 WS 30/16
SOCIAL REINTEGRATION OF PERSONS LEAVING PENITENTIARY UNITS / REHABILITATION AND REVALIDATION OF OFFENDERS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES 4 L 30/16
MASTER’S DEGREE SEMINAR AND PREPARATION FOR THE DIPLOMA EXAM 8 SEM 60/32
INTERNSHIP II 7 PR 180/180

L – lectures; T – tutorials; D – discussions; WS – workshops; LAB – labs; LEKT – foreign language classes; SEM – seminar; PR – practicum

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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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