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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:

1. Classical Philosophy

2. Philosophy of New Media and Communication

When is major chosen: After the first semester

Offered foreign language classes: English, French, German, Russian

Characteristics of the degree programme:

Philosophy is a programme in which creative thinking skills are developed. It enables students to think critically, develop in-depth knowledge about reality, see themselves and the world from a broader perspective, analyse problems from many angles, avoid patterns and justify their beliefs. Philosophy programme develops the culture of logical thinking, teaches how to discuss, argue, analyse complex situations, creates new ideas and visions. It makes it possible to reflect on the fundamental issues of existence, truth, goodness, human, the principles of social life, and the methodological foundations of sciences. The studies show the changes in thinking over the centuries, the dependence of contemporary ways of viewing the world on the traditions of the European cultural heritage. Philosophy enables students to deepen their self-awareness, provides a good basis for acting in any areas that require creativity, teaches thinking outside the box and responding creatively to changes.

The graduates of Philosophy demonstrate high intellectual culture supported by knowledge of a wide range of problems. The curriculum enables the students to acquire basic philosophical knowledge and, at the same time, a possibility to deepen their knowledge of detailed and specialised issues. The graduates of the Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy are familiar with the disciplines and directions of philosophy, the research methods applied within their frameworks and the ways of argumentation. They are able to analyse and interpret texts and familiar with the principles of publishing scientific texts. The acquisition of general education and the ability to think and acquire knowledge independently enables students to adapt flexibly to the changing job market and provides them with universal foundations for a responsible and mature approach to life. The exchange of views that accompanies discussions in class and in social contacts develops an attitude of tolerance and openness. The knowledge and skills acquired allow for a critical attitude towards the modern world. The distance and openness towards the issues of everyday life give room for creativity in the face of its problems.

Apart from general philosophical education, the graduates are specialists in one of two majors: Classical Philosophy or Philosophy of New Media and Communication, which is an additional advantage and a chance to take the position of an expert in various spheres of social life.

Career prospects (graduate profile):

  • work in organisations looking for employees who are creative and easily acquire new skills;
  • running one’s own business using the knowledge, skills and social skills developed in the course of study;
  • work in the field of education (philosophy, ethics, logic);
  • work in editorial offices and companies operating in the media market;
  • jobs in public administration;
  • supporting positions in research or consulting companies;
  • work in cultural institutions or non-governmental organisations dealing with the organisation of social and cultural life.

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.

Exceptions from admission procedures

Nazwa olimpiady / konkursu Tytuł uprawniający do ulgi Limit miejsc Uwagi
Ogólnopolski Konkurs Negocjacyjny Mała Diploma laureat 3
Olimpiada Artystyczna Sekcja Muzyki laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Artystyczna Sekcja Plastyki laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Astronomiczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Filozoficzna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Fizyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Historyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Informatyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Matematyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Medialna 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. 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