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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Wydział Humanistyczny

Katowice

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Offered majors:

  • Public Discourse;
  • Journalism and Cultural Communications;
  • Editorship and Editing for Publishing Purposes;
  • Literary Studies;
  • Polish Language, Literature and Non-Literary Culture for Teachers.

When is the major chosen: During the first semester of studies

Offered foreign language courses: to be chosen from the offer of the Foreign Language Centre of the University of Silesia (a language course chosen by the student lasts 4 semesters)

Characteristics of the programme:

Polish Philology studies provide knowledge about the Polish language, the history of native literature and contemporary literary life. They teach independent intellectual activity, deep understanding of literary texts and other statements. They prepare for active participation in literary culture and for a reflective perception of changes in contemporary language. Classes within the chosen major allow students to acquire skills and qualifications useful in professional career (see details below).

Since the academic year 2000/2001, Polish Studies at the University of Silesia have been an accredited degree programme (PKA, UKA) and are included in the ECTS credit points system (the European Credit Transfer System), which facilitates, among others, students' mobility in the country and the European Higher Education Area.

Career prospects:

  • Public Discourse – the student learns about the role of media in contemporary culture, acquires the skills of editing, preparing and evaluating spoken and written statements. They can create messages in public and media relations and have substantive basis to prepare a draft of an advertising or political campaign. The graduates of the major are prepared to take a job in advertising agencies, in the media services sector, editorial offices, etc.
  • Journalism and Cultural Communications – the student learns the conditions of a journalistic statement resulting from different receiving addresses, as well as the character of a given medium. They are prepared for an independent analysis of contemporary culture phenomena occurring at the meeting point of artistic creativity and social life.  The graduates of the major are prepared to work in cultural institutions, press or electronic media editorial offices.
  • Editorship and Editing for Publishing Purposes – the student learns the rules of editing of different types of publications, works with basic computer software for text editing and typesetting. The graduates of the major are prepared to work as editors, textologists and text editors.
  • Literary Studies – the student broadens their knowledge of contexts necessary to understand literary works. In practical classes they learn about the Polish language expert's work and how to gather scientific information with the use of electronic sources. The graduates of the major are prepared to work in cultural institutions and for further stages of literary education.
  • Polish Language, Literature and Non-Literary Culture for Teachers - the graduates of the major obtain the first part of preparation for the profession of a Polish language teacher at the level of primary school – with the possibility to obtain qualifications to practice after graduating from Master's studies – in accordance with the teacher training standards specified in the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 2019. The program of the major includes preparatory subjects: psychology and pedagogy, supporting students with special educational needs, other than didactic dimensions of educational activities (psychological and pedagogical workshops), the basis of didactics, voice emission, didactics of Polish language and literature in primary school; and supplementary subjects: literature for children and youth, spelling and punctuation (workshops). Practical classes include: psychological and pedagogical work placements, mid-year and continuous didactic work placements in primary school.

Career prospects (graduate's profile):

Career prospects in front of the graduate include both traditional career paths (a Polish teacher with qualifications to conduct classes in primary and secondary schools after obtaining the first and second part of preparation for the teaching profession; the second part is obtained by the student after completing the 2nd cycle studies) and careers of modern practical activity: work in the media (journalist, textologist, text editor, editor), in cultural institutions, PR departments (copywriter, press spokesman), in the Internet (blogger, portal administrator).

Other additional information: Polish Studies are conducted at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Silesia in Katowice. The building is adjusted to the needs of people with disabilities. The studies include obligatory work placement connected with the major profile chosen by a student.  Students can take up an apprenticeship in an association or company of their choice. They can also choose an option of apprenticeship in one of the institutions cooperating with the Faculty of Humanities.

  • Radio Katowice;
  • Radio eM;
  • University of Silesia Press;
  • The Silesian Library;
  • Sonia Draga Publishing House;
  • Katowice – the City of Gardens, Institution of Culture;
  • Katowice branch of Gazeta Wyborcza daily;
  • Dziennik Zachodni daily.

During studies, students can pursue their passions, participate in literary meetings, edit newspapers and magazines, participate in the work of research clubs.

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

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM

Polish language

written

(basic or advanced level*

weight: 100%

* Basic level result multiplied x 1.0

* Advanced level result multiplied x 1.5

The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

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

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM

Grades in the Matura exam in Polish language will be converted to percentage points in the following way:

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

5 – 150%

4 – 120%

3 – 75%
 

6 – 150%

5 – 130%

4 – 110%

3 – 75%

2 – 40%

International Baccalaureate

  • The candidate who obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureat Organization based in Geneva, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of International Baccalaureate are calculated according to the following indicators:

IB Diploma

Standard level

Higher level

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%

In case the candidate does not submit the International Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the IB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the IB 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 IB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

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.

Secondary education certificate, or equivalent, obtained outside of Poland

The candidate who has obtained the secondary school graduation certificate (or another document) issued outside Poland may apply for studies. The document has to entitle the holder to undertaking Bachelor studies in the country in which the document was issued.

For candidates which are Polish citizens or apply for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens, the admission procedures defined in the programme’s description apply.

Foreign candidates applying for studies on other basis (tuition-paying, tuition-free, scholarships) are accepted for studies under regulations other than noted in the admission criteria. 

If programme’s admission criteria require mark in Polish language :
The candidates applying as Polish citizens or on the same rules as Polish, which finished secondary education outside Poland, will have the mark of that country’s language taken into account instead of Polish language mark.

In the case of candidates who have a secondary school-leaving certificate or other document authorising them to take up 1st cycle studies or long-cycle studies issued abroad, the grades in the document authorising them to take up studies in the country of document issue are taken into consideration. Additionally, WKR may take into consideration the grades in external exams in the countries where such exams are conducted, e.g.: result of CT exam in the case of Belarus, result of EGE exam in the case of Russia, and result of ZNO exam in the case of Ukraine. The results of these exams shall be regarded as equivalent to Polish advanced Matura exam.

Note: If programme’s admission criteria under “new” Polish maturity exam include additional entrance exams the results of BOTH entrance exam and secondary school graduation certificate are considered.

Exceptions from admission procedures

Nazwa olimpiady / konkursu Tytuł uprawniający do ulgi Limit miejsc Uwagi
Konkurs „Punkt krytyczny” – organizowany przez INoLP laureat 1 laureat pierwszej nagrody
Olimpiada Literatury i Języka Polskiego 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
dla Polaków i cudzoziemców uprawnionych do kształcenia na studiach stacjonarnych w języku polskim bez ponoszenia opłat za studia.

No tuition fees


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

Opłata wnoszona w całości

2 850,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 990,00 PLN
  • 990,00 PLN
  • 1 020,00 PLN

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Wydział Humanistyczny

ul. Uniwersytecka 4
40-007 Katowice
32 200 95 04

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

filologia.polska.wh@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

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