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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Social Sciences

Katowice

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

What do we teach?

Public and Political Counselling is the only such degree course in the offer of Polish universities. He combines knowledge in the political science, journalism and psychology as well as practical skills of self-presentation, teamwork and public appearance. During your studies you will get to know the basics of voice emission, techniques of creative thinking, basic mechanisms of social influence, methods of public opinion polls and mechanisms governing the choices and behavior of voters. You will design, conduct and present research results yourself. You will also learn how to create political advertising, how to perform well in a debate, and how to convincingly communicate with different audiences (voters, customers and NGOs).

What makes us different?

• We are the only such degree course in Poland that teaches politics in practice.

• We do not want a large number of students, but high quality of studies.

• We approach each student individually - you are not anonymous to us; we know your strengths and weaknesses, so we try to help you develop your passions.

• Classes are also conducted by practitioners (media workers and local politicians).

• During the course, students not only gain knowledge, but also practical skills (creating election spots, organizing debates, appearing in front of the camera, photography, conducting political talks, creating podcasts).

• The studies offer many additional activities - meetings with politicians, political debates, activities in the Political Counseling Science Club (organization of conferences, student research projects, student publications, research camps), cooperation with other universities and research trips (also abroad).

Where do our graduates work?

Our graduates successfully work in: public institutions (including deputy and senatorial offices), non-governmental organizations, local, regional and national election committees. They deal with: Public Relations, political and image consulting, creating marketing strategies, supporting social media as well as planning, coordinating and implementing marketing activities. They also run their own image consulting companies.

What can our graduates do?

After graduation, graduates are able to:

• think creatively, work in a group and consciously build your own image;

• build the image of political parties and politicians as well as create and manage political brands;

• independently design and organize research to check the effectiveness of social and political campaigns;

• skillfully plan and implement marketing strategies, evaluate the advertising and election materials, taking into account the target audience (market segmentation).

We haven't convinced you yet? Do you want to get to know us better? Visit our social media and websites.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doradztwopolityczneipubliczne

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doradztwo_polityczne/

Meetings with politicians, spots and recordings made during the classes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7kQnIKh24k4WtFNPKo52Aj32QfT8Ricm

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
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 Niemieckiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Języka Rosyjskiego laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Państwie i Prawie 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