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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 foreign language courses: English, German, French, Russian

Frequency of sessions/classes for part-time students and days of the week when classes are held: Every week or two weeks based on the schedule; sessions on Saturdays and Sundays.

Characteristics of the degree programme:

Cognitive Science uses many sources. Interdisciplinary research into the mind, cognitive processes, their neurobiological basis, artificial intelligence research using the achievements of computer study, referring to psychology, linguistics and philosophy of mind shape the profile of the programme graduates. They can comprehensively analyse problems and conflicts, indicating their underlying causes. They apply the tools of various disciplines such as logic, epistemology, neurobiology and computer science. They have basic knowledge of human behaviour, covered by psychophysiology, ethology, sociobiology, memetics, and psychiatry. They are also familiar with programming languages and text analysis.

Studying Cognitive Science allows to acquire practical skills and social competencies built on the basis of knowledge of biological, psychological, and social aspects of the formation and development of human subjectivity. One of the important tools that can be used in this regard are IT means, knowledge, and practical mastering, which are an important part of the curriculum. Cognitive Science graduates will have skills and competencies to adapt flexibly to a dynamically changing labour market including, in particular, the ever-expanding process of intellectualisation of work and the importance of the so-called soft skills that provide opportunities to respond flexibly to emerging changes and challenges.

Career prospects (graduate profile):

  • member of teams designing interactive products: programs, devices or device interfaces (e.g. websites) that optimise human performance or support the performance of people with cognitive impairments (e.g. the elderly);
  • employee of research and development institutions that implement RRI programmes;
  • Head of the Research and Development department in companies (R&D Manager);

employee of HR department in corporations (optimising the performance of the organisation);

  • employee of IT-related companies;
  • employees of processing data centres, (e.g. market research and consumer behaviour);
  • advertising agency employee;
  • public-relations specialist;
  • employee in the mass media (as people responsible for optimising the message);
  • employee in local and government institutions supporting creativity and innovation;
  • people employed in one of the new professions, which require specific skills and knowledge about the operation of the human mentality and stimulating cognitive processes (mediator, company culture specialist, police employee or cultural institutions);
  • scientist/university employee.

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

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM:

Admission to studies is based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of the below-indicated written part of Matura exam are taken into consideration:

Polish Language

 

basic level x 1

or

advanced level x 2

Modern foreign language

 

basic level x 1

or

advanced level x 2

 

Elective subject

basic or advanced level x 1;

 

in the case of selecting:

Philosophy

basic level x 1

or

advanced level x 2

weight = 20% (a)

weight = 20% (b)

weight = 60% (c)

If the candidate took the subject during the Matura exam at both levels, the result which is more favourable for the candidate is taken into account.

Method of calculating points:

W = a * JP + b * JO + c * X

where:

W – candidate’s final result
JP  – result in the Polish language;
JO  – result in a foreign language;
X – result in the third (elective) Matura subject;
a, b, c — weights.

"Old" Polish maturity exam

In the case of the candidates who took the “old” Polish maturity exam, the results of particular subjects taken orally or in writing (specified in the relevant programme admission criteria for candidates who passed the “new” Polish maturity exam), placed on the certificate of secondary education and certificate issued by Regional Examinations Board, are taken into consideration.

The method of converting results of the Polish maturity exam is adjusted to the evaluation system for the candidates who took the “new” Polish maturity exam.

The maturity exam grades will be converted to percentage points as follows:

Maturity exam to 1991

Maturity exam after 1991

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 80 %

4 — 70 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 30 %

3 — 50 %

2 — 30 %

In the case when there are programme entrance exams, both the results of these exams and the results of maturity exams are taken into consideration.

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.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Opłata wnoszona w całości

1 950,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 693,00 PLN
  • 693,00 PLN
  • 714,00 PLN

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

W przygotowaniu

Wysokość opłaty semestralnej zostanie podana w późniejszym terminie.

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Wydział Humanistyczny

ul. Bankowa 11
40-007 Katowice
32 359 12 17

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

mateusz.gebka@us.edu.pl
magdalena.wolek@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