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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction



2 years

Faculty of Social Sciences


Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook


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

Admission is based on the assessment of required documents submitted by the candidate (upon prior registration in Online Application System).

In the case when the number of candidates exceeds the limit of places, admission is decided by means of the ranking list, created on the basis of the arithmetical mean of all grades in 1st cycle studies, in line with the following rules:

  • completing studies in the field of other sciences — average multiplied x 3;
  • completing studies in the field of humanities — average multiplied x 2;
  • completing studies in the field of other sciences — average multiplied x 1.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees

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

Tuition paid in full


Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN759.00
  • PLN759.00
  • PLN782.00


Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Social Sciences

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

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73