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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

English, Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Humanities

Sosnowiec

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Offered major: Culture of the English Speaking Countries

Foreign language classes offered: German, French, Spanish

Characteristics of the programme:

full-time, 1st cycle studies with a major in the Culture of the English Speaking Countries end with the graduation with a Bachelor’s degree. Apart from subjects traditionally included in the curriculum of English Philology, such as written language, practical grammar and reading comprehension, the curriculum includes specialist subjects, which allow students to get to know more in-depth the relevant aspects of literary and cultural studies. The major therefore includes subjects such as literary theory, the culture of the English language area, literary prose and narrative issues, drama issues, poetry and poetics.

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;

The graduates of the Culture of the English Speaking Countries major are thoroughly educated English speakers whose professional competencies combine the highest level of practical language skills with theoretical knowledge of cultural, literary, and (to a lesser extent) linguistic issues. An important advantage of the major is that, apart from the strictly philological field, the studies predispose students to work in the media, administration, 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. Apart from imparting factual knowledge, the major is oriented towards developing a humanistic view of reality in the graduates, which is a rare asset on the job market, especially valued by employers in the Western cultural area.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM:

Competitive admission based on diploma grades, which takes into account the result in the written part of Matura exam in English (as a modern foreign language), converted to ranking points.

The rules of converting the results of Matura exam expressed in percent to ranking points:

  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the basic level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 1 point.
  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the advanced level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2 points.
  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the bilingual level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2.5 points.

In the case when the secondary school-leaving certificate contains the exam results at different levels, and when the candidate improved the Matura exam result, the result which gives the higher number of points after conversion (more favourable for the candidate) is taken into account.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "old" Polish maturity exam (issued before 2005)

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM:

Competitive admission based on diploma grades, which takes into account the result in the written or oral part of Matura exam in English. In the case when the secondary school-leaving certificate contains the exam results in the written and oral part, the result which gives the higher number of points after conversion (more favourable for the candidate) is taken into account.

The results of Matura exam will be converted to percentage points in following way:

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

 

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 80 %

4 — 70 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 30 %

3 — 50 %

 

2 — 30 %

The percentage result in the written or oral part of Matura exam achieved by the candidate will be converted to ranking points according to the following rules:

  • Percentage in the written or oral Matura exam is converted to points as follows: 1% = 4 points.
  • Percentage in the Matura exam in a bilingual school or school with English language is converted to points as follows: 1% = 4 points.

Admissions criteria for candidates with International Baccalaureate

For candidates with INTERNATIONAL MATURA EXAM — IB DIPLOMA:

The exam result in English as a foreign language (Language B) will be converted proportionally to the new Matura exam scale as follows:

IB diploma

Basic level (SL)

Advanced level (HL)

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85.71%

5

72%

71.43%

4

58%

57.14%

3

44%

42.86%

2

30%

28.57%

1

0%

14.29%

The percentage result achieved by the candidate will be converted to ranking points according to the following rules:

  • Percentage in the written IB Matura exam at the basic level (SL) is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2 points.
  • Percentage in the written IB Matura exam at the advanced level (HL) is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2.5 points.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Admissions criteria for candidates with a document obtained outside of Poland

For the candidates — Polish citizens who graduated from high school abroad or foreigners — the possibility to conduct an exam in English is allowed in the situation when a candidate has a secondary school-leaving certificate which does not include English language as a subject. A written exam will correspond in level to Matura exam in English at the advanced level. The exam results expressed in percent, on a scale of 30% - 100%, will be converted to ranking points in accordance with the same rules as for candidates with the new Matura exam.

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

For foreign candidates and candidates with the Card of the Pole

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

Exceptions from admission procedures

Nazwa olimpiady / konkursu Tytuł uprawniający do ulgi Limit miejsc Uwagi
Ogólnopolski Konkurs Wiedzy o Kanadzie – Discover Canada laureat 5
Olimpiada Języka Angielskiego laureat lub finalista

Szczegółowa procedura uznania powyższych uprawnień dostępna jest na stronie https://us.edu.pl/kandydat/rekrutacja-na-studia-krok-po-kroku/olimpiady-i-konkursy/

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

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

Tuition paid in full

PLN2,850.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN990.00
  • PLN990.00
  • PLN1,020.00

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