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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction



2 years

Faculty of Law and Administration


Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook


Characteristics of the programme and offered majors:

Environmental Administering is an interdisciplinary programme combining education in two areas of science – social sciences and natural sciences. It is a response to the growing environmental problems in the modern world. Therefore, it is a substantive and operational preparation in the field of rational use of environmental resources by current and future generations of people, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. Thus, in order to meet the real market demand, the curriculum of the major Environmental Administering includes the knowledge of environmental administering based on the legal and environmental basics of managing its resources. The aim of the education in the programme is the development of comprehensive competencies, including the application of legal instruments in environmental protection, combined with aspects of practical knowledge in the field of its functioning, supported by administrative competencies. The curriculum enables synchronised education in law and natural sciences in relation to the application of environmental protection instruments.

The content of curriculum in the Environmental Administering programme comprises of 3 blocks of modules. The first block, i.e. obligatory modules, allows getting acquainted with the legal basis of administration functioning as a structure directly obliged to use the instruments of environmental protection. Participants gain knowledge about the sources of law, its interpretation and the structure of public administration bodies, and they acquire skills to identify basic processes and phenomena occurring in the environment and factors threatening them. In this group there are also classes where students learn about the instruments and tools used in different branches of environmental law and their practical application. The second block consists of modules presenting tools supporting the implementation of environmental objectives in enterprises (organisations) through management and acquisition of financing for their implementation with respect to elements of the natural environment. The subject matter of elective modules allows broadening the knowledge possessed by the students with regard to legal and environmental aspects of energy, principles of management in protected areas, as well as to participate in pro-seminars and seminars and a specialist laboratory. The third block of classes – diploma modules – includes obligatory and optional modules that are directly related to legal regulation and natural aspects of the application of environmental law instruments.

The curriculum uses innovative educational methods appropriate to both law (administrative) and natural sciences. The essence of the studies in Environmental Administering is cooperation with the economic environment of the university. This is why the major was developed in close correlation with the needs of the labour market, both public administration and entrepreneurs.

The innovative aspect of the programme is the preparation of a Master’s thesis, which is a solution to a specific legal and environmental problem, under the guidance of two supervisors – a specialist in law and specialist in natural sciences.

Career prospects (graduate profile):

Graduates of the Environmental Administering (ES) have knowledge of both environmental protection law and the functioning of the natural environment; they will be able to apply legal instruments to the identified valuable objects, resources and threats to the elements of the environment, including man, using natural methods, which will allow them to make decisions in the field of practical activities. Educated high-class ES specialists will be able to provide both research services and implement projects in cooperation with economic entities and perform expert activities. Broad competencies will certainly facilitate obtaining an interesting and finance ally rewarding job, both in public administration bodies and in the industry.

Other, additional information about the qualification: The student will be able to obtain a certificate, e.g. ISO 14001 EMS, for a fee.

Admissions criteria

The candidates with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree diploma may apply for admission.

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 average grade in 1st cycle studies, 2nd cycle studies or long-cycle studies.

Average study grade for graduates of: administration, law, environmental protection — will be multiplied x 2.

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

  • PLN957.00
  • PLN957.00
  • PLN986.00


Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Law and Administration

ul. Bankowa 11 B
40-007 Katowice
32 359 15 95
32 359 20 67
32 359 20 64

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

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