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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

Offered majors: Culture-Media-Translation

Frequency of sessions/classes for part-time students and days of the week when classes are held:  sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays, 7-10 classes per semester

Characteristics of majors:

2nd cycle studies in Culture-Media-Translation offer extended studies in the literature and culture of the countries of the English language area, as well as issues related to translation, media and communication in the broadest sense. The studies conclude with a Master's degree. Apart from the subjects traditionally included in the English Philology major at Master's level, such as advanced forms of writing in English or reading comprehension and analysis, the curriculum also includes specialist subjects in cultural studies, media studies and Translation Studies. The graduates have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the language, literature and culture of the countries of the English language area, as well as an awareness of their complexity. They can independently apply a variety of methods of processing information in their possession within the disciplines relevant to English Philology: critical analysis, evaluation, selection, integration. They will be able to make a creative analysis of scientific publications, compare ideas and standpoints, choose the methods to work out particular issues and present their results within the scope determined by the specificity of the disciplines which are part of English Philology; they will be able to prepare various forms of written works, projects, presentations and oral statements in English on linguistic, literary, and cultural topics on a general and specialist level.

Professional prospects (graduate profile):

  • The profession of a translator (including translation of specialist and artistic texts) work in translation agencies;
  • Work in mass media (radio, TV, press, the Internet);
  • Work in tourism and the service sector, in foreign cooperation departments;
  • Work in editorial offices of magazines and cultural institutions, especially those requiring advanced knowledge of English;
  • Management and marketing activities supported by fluency in foreign languages (including advertising, public relations).

The graduates of the major in Culture-Media-Translation are thoroughly educated English-language professionals, whose professional competencies combine practical language skills at the highest level with theoretical knowledge of cultural, literary, and (to a lesser extent) linguistic issues. An important advantage of the major is the fact that apart from the strictly philological field, the studies are an excellent predisposition for work in the media, advertising, public relations, administration and similar areas of business and cultural and social life, where not so much a narrow professional education as a broad understanding of cultural and social mechanisms is particularly valued. In addition to the transfer of factual knowledge, the major also aims to develop a humanistic view of reality in the graduates, which is a rare asset on the job market and is particularly valued by employers in the Western cultural sphere. The major in Culture-Media-Translation has the particular advantage of giving students the opportunity to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical competencies in Translation Studies and the functioning of media (based on the theory of communication as a socio-cultural phenomenon), which directly translates into the attractiveness of employment for the graduates in various institutions where such competencies are required.

Admissions criteria

The following candidates may apply for admission:

  • candidates who obtained the Bachelor’s degree diploma in English Studies or other language studies with a major in English, as well as
  • candidates who completed 1st cycle studies, 2nd cycle studies, or long-cycle studies, and have one of the following documents confirming their level of knowledge of English language:
  • British Council IELTS certificate (with a minimum total score of 7.0),
  • TOEFL iBT certificate (with a minimum total score of 100),
  • TOEFL BPT certificate (with a minimum total score of 600),
  • Cambridge CAE certificate (at the minimum B level),
  • Cambridge CPE certificate (at the minimum C level),
  • PTE Academic certificate (with a minimum total score of 70),
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (minimum grade in the exam in English selected as Language A or B - 5).

For foreign candidates:

The knowledge of Polish at C1 level according to CEFR (advanced) is required.

Additional requirements:

Candidates applying for admission to the above-mentioned major should have knowledge, skills, and social competencies provided for in the curricula of 1st cycle studies in English Studies or other language studies with a major in English.

Candidates who are not graduates of English Studies or other language studies with a major in English, in the case of being admitted to 2nd cycle studies, are obliged to make up for the curriculum differences resulting from the curriculum of 1st cycle studies in English Studies. The scope of curriculum differences, individually for every student, together with the schedule and method of making up, will be determined by the Dean of the Faculty.

Admission process:

Admission is competitive and based on diploma grades.

An additional admission criterion, in the situation when many candidates obtained the same grade on the diploma, and the limit of places does not allow for admission of all candidates, will be the average study grade.

Candidates qualified for admission to studies, together with the required documents, shall submit a certificate confirming the grade average from studies, issued by the authorities of the university where the candidate completed their studies.

Launching particular student groups as part of the above-mentioned major at English Studies depends on the required number of applications depending on the relevant provisions.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester

Tuition paid in full

PLN2,550.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN891.00
  • PLN891.00
  • PLN918.00

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

To be announced

Semestral fee will be announced at a later date.

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Humanities

ul. Grota Roweckiego 5
41-200 Sosnowiec
32 364 08 92

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wh

filologia.angielska.wh@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl