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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

English, Polish

Duration

2 years

Faculty of Humanities

Sosnowiec

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

The aim of the specialization is to prepare future Americanists and Canadianists for professional work by delivering them knowledge of diplomatic processes, international law, intercultural and internatioanal relations combined with native-like fluency in English.

The programme also supports developing practical diplomatic skills and intercultural expertise which may be facilitated at all levels of intercultural relations. Graduates will be prepared to work as specialists in public administration units and as members of diplomatic corps. They skills they posess will make them valuable employees of territorial administration, local governments, or liaison managers in international companies. Such graduate will be an asset to all organizations seeking experts who have attained a near-native command of English and developed diplomatic skills neccessary in the context of business relations, political negotiations and intercultural mediation.

Admissions criteria

The following may apply for admission:

  • candidates who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English Philology,
  • candidates who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in any subject and who have one of the following documents confirming an advanced level of English language acquisition:
  • British Council IELTS certificate (with minimum total score 7.0),
  • TOEFL iBT certificate (with minimum total score 100),
  • TOEFL BPT certificate (with minimum total score 600),
  • Cambridge CAE certificate (minimum level B),
  • Cambridge CPE certificate (minimum level C),
  • PTE Academic certificate (with minimum total score 70),
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (with minimum grade of 5 in English language exam chosen as Language A or B).

Additional requirements:

Candidates applying for admission to “English Studies – American and Canadian Studies for Intercultural Communications and Diplomacy” should possess knowledge, skills and social competencies requisite for programs of first degree study in English philology.

Candidates who are not graduates of English philology, but who are qualified for second degree studies, will be required to make up during their second degree studies for the differences resulting from the programs of the first degree studies. The program differences and their remediation will be individually specified by the Dean of the Department.

Qualification proceedings:

Candidates will be qualified on the basis of grades in their B.A. or M.A. diplomas.

In case more than one candidate should have the same grade in their diplomas, an additional criterion will be the candidates’ grade point average.

Candidates qualified to be admitted to “English Studies – American and Canadian Studies for Intercultural Communications and Diplomacy,” apart from the above-required documents, must also submit a confirmation (issued by the school from which they graduated) of their grade point average.

“English Studies – American and Canadian Studies for Intercultural Communications and Diplomacy” will open only if the minimum number of applicants described in separate regulations qualifies for admission.

Internship

The aim of the internship is to prepare students to carry out their future professional responsibilities and tasks in workplaces, public administration offices, non-governmental organizations and other institutions whose business profiles allow for acquiring abilities described in the program of studies. The internship will take place in the third semester of studies and will include 60 hours. Students of “English Studies – American and Canadian Studies for Intercultural Communications and Diplomacy” will be expected to seek internship programmes in public businesses and institutions, in cultural institutions and public administration offices dealing with international and intercultural cooperation which require advanced knowledge of foreign languages and knowledge of intercultural and international relations. Such aims comply with the general objectives of students’ internships: to further develop the skills acquired in their course of studies; to develop skills necessary for their future careers; to prepare them for carrying out assigned tasks; and to support their entry into the professional market.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2020/2021

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

To be announced

Semestral fee will be announced at a later date.