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Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Social Sciences

Katowice

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Journalism education in the University of Silesia started in 1969.

The current course structure in Journalism and Social Communication includes a course block of general subjects such as political science, history, economics, psychology, sociology, and elements of law, as well as a course block of subjects directly related to the profession of journalist and other similar professions.

The fundamental idea of education in Journalism and Social Communication is to prepare students for employment in all contemporary types of media and media-related professions (in particular in Public Relations, promotion and advertisement, and spokespersonship), which in times of the progressing media convergence will strengthen their position in the labour market. Consequently, the curriculum does not include majors related to particular types of media, but instead, each student is required to complete a class focused on each of them. At the same time, a broad choice of practical classes and internships gives students an opportunity to specialise in a given type of media or in a given media-related profession.

Journalism and Social Communication graduates can find employment in all types of mass media: in press, radio, television, and on the Internet. They posses knowledge allowing them to work not only as journalists or editors, but also as leaders and managers of media institutions. Students gain knowledge and skills, which allow them to learn and understand the main development trends in particular segments of media markets and as a whole. They are able to evaluate their role in various aspect of functioning of a modern information society. Graduates are able to fulfil the role of a journalist as a profession of public trust. They understand the mechanisms of mass media functioning in a modern information society. They are aware of the significance of digital media in the life and functioning of a modern society.

Graduates also gain fundamental skills allowing them to undertake various professions related to the broadly defined area of social communication (promotion, advertisement, spokespersonship, and Public Relations). They are prepared for employment in institutions researching mass media and their effects and are prepared to cooperate with periodical research centres.

They can find employment also as specialists in media education in educational institutions and as communication coaches. They are also highly valued as negotiators and specialists in crisis communication. They can fulfil advisory roles for public institutions regarding image building and political communication.

Many practical classes are conducted by professional journalists, spokespersons, and public relations specialists. In order to provide students with practical training, the Faculty of Social Sciences has set up radio and television studios and an editing studio, all with professional equipment.

Employment prospects:

  • work in all types of periodical mass media and social media,
  • advertisement, promotion, Public Relations,
  • media education and communication coaching,
  • management of media institutions,
  • media market and public opinion research,
  • public and political communication.

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 written part of Matura exam are taken into consideration:

Matura exam from 2010:

Polish language
 

basic or advanced level*

Mathematics
 

basic or advanced level*

Modern foreign language
 

level
basic or advanced*

One chosen subject**
basic or advanced level*

Weight = 20% (a)

Weight = 20% (b)

Weight = 20% (c)

Weight = 40% (d)

* Basic level result multiplied x 0.6; advanced level result multiplied x 1.

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

** Chosen subject is understood as a subject taken by the candidate in the Matura exam as additional or mandatory. The chosen subject can also be Polish language, mathematics, modern foreign language,  provided that these subjects were taken at the basic and advanced level. The same subject cannot be indicated at the same level twice. The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

Method of calculating the final result:

W = a*JP + b*M + c*JO + d*DowolnyP
where:
W — candidate’s final result
JP  – result in the Polish language
M — result in mathematics
JO  – result in a modern foreign language
Dowolny P — result in the chosen Matura exam subject
a, b, c, d — weights.

Matura exam until 2009 inclusive:

Polish language
 

basic or advanced level*

Modern foreign language
 

basic level
or advanced*

Two chosen subjects**
basic or advanced level*

Weight = 30% (a)

Weight = 20% (b)

Weight of each of them = 25%(c/d)

* Basic level result multiplied x 0.6; advanced level result multiplied x 1.

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

** Chosen subject is understood as a subject taken by the candidate in the Matura exam as additional or mandatory. The chosen subject can also be Polish language and modern foreign language, provided that these subjects were taken at the basic and advanced level. The same subject cannot be indicated at the same level twice. The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

Method of calculating the final result:

W = a*JP + b*JO + c*InnyP1 + d*DowolnyP2
where:
W — candidate’s final result
JP  – result in the Polish language
JO  – result in a modern foreign language
DowolnyP1; 2 — results in chosen Matura exam subjects
a, b, c, d — weights.

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

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM

Admission to studies is based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of all Matura exam subjects are taken into consideration.

The basis for admission is the arithmetic mean of the number of points, converted from grades in line with the below formula:

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

5

100 points

6

100 points

4

85 points

5

90 points

3

30 points

4

75 points

 

 

3

50 points

 

 

2

0 points

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 "Olimpiada Wiedzy o Górnym Śląsku" laureat 1
Konkurs Olimpiada Wiedzy o Mediach laureat 3
Olimpiada Języka Angielskiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Filozoficzna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Języka Francuskiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Geograficzna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Historyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Języka Białoruskiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Losy Żołnierza i Dzieje Oręża Polskiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Medialna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Języka Niemieckiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Literatury i Języka Polskiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Języka Rosyjskiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Polsce i Świecie Współczesnym laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Państwie i Prawie laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Planowaniu i Zarządzaniu Karierą Zawodową laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Unii Europejskiej 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

2 150,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 759,00 PLN
  • 759,00 PLN
  • 782,00 PLN

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Social Sciences

ul. Bankowa 11
40-007 Katowice
32 359 18 14

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

aleksandra.galas@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