Basic information

Language of instruction



2 years




The graduate of the programme is competent in the field of pedagogy, sociotherapy, education and organization, and interpersonal communication. Apart from being aware of the significance of resocialization, the student will gather deep knowledge of work organization, forms of work and management in resocialization, sociotherapeutic, diagnostic, guardian-educational, therapeutic, and other aid institutions.

The graduate of the programme has obtained detailed knowledge of historical and contemporary achievements in the field of educational, resocialization and sociotherapeutic work, as well as the knowledge of the theory and methodology of resocialization work and sociotherapy. The graduate understands the methods and principles of resocialization and psycho-pedagogical diagnosing of children and other groups needing support and has the ability to cooperate in interpersonal relations. The studies highlight also the importance of undertaking educational, therapeutic and intervention activities and provide with skills of conducting scientific research.

The classes will be conducted by practitioners and coaches who daily deal with the care and education of the young. Some classes will be carried out by distance learning with the application of e-learning materials.


Career opportunities

The graduate of this specialization is equipped with reliable knowledge of resocialization pedagogy with the basics of intercultural education and with the skills of conducting scientific research, independent solving of theoretical and practical problems related to the specialization and the orientation towards pro-social activity and self-perfecting.

The graduate of the specialization of resocialization with intercultural education can be employed as:

  • tutor in youth educational centres and youth sociotherapy centres (Journal of Acts, No 50, item 400),
  • tutor in youth detention centres and juvenile shelters, (Journal of Acts, No 50, item 400),
  • educationalist /educational counselor/ in schools, institutions of non-school education, institutions providing care and education for learners educated outside the place of their permanent residence,
  • educationalist /educational counselor/ in psychological-pedagogical centres,
  • tutor in school and environmental care centres,
  • tutor in boarding schools,
  • educationalist /educational counselor/ in diagnostic-consulting centres,
  • worker of crisis intervention points and points of work with perpetrators and victims of crimes,
  • educationalist /educational counselor/ in social prevention centres,
  • tutor in guardian-educational institutions of various types,
  • educationalist /educational counselor/, tutor, animator in government, non-government and commercial organizations, promoting socialization and organizing support for people from multicultural environments.

Moreover, the graduate possesses the required professional qualifications to apply for the position of court probation officer and of a tutor in a penitentiary unit (after fulfilling the remaining competition requirements specified by separate legal regulations).


The graduate will acquire the following competences:

  • knowledge of:
  • psychological-pedagogical foundations of human development
  • the process of education and socialization in culturally diversified environments
  • psychopathology and psychology of disorders
  • basic behavioural disorders, social maladjustment, developmental threads and selected social pathologies
  • law concerning resocialization of juveniles and adults with elements of security
  • didactics and methodology of resocialization
  • basics of resocialization diagnostics and diagnosis, also in the multicultural environment
  •  social prevention and principles of designing therapeutic and preventive programmes
  • history of resocialization and contemporary resocialization systems in Poland and worldwide
  • basics and principles of organization and management of resocialization centres in Poland and worldwide
  • specificity of the process of resocialization, its stages, mechanisms and elements
  • multicultural education and its methodology
  • skills of:
  • conducting resocialization and sociotherapeutic (individual and group) diagnosis, diagnosis of the school, family, peer situation, and social diagnosis in culturally diversified communities
  • solving social and/or individual problems concerning adjustment and social adaptation
  • designing therapeutic, resocialization, preventive programmes, especially those aiming at behaviour correction, resocialization, counteracting social maladjustment, addictions and violence as well as at shaping skills of team work and dialogue with others
  • conducting classes with application of the concept of creative resocialization – constructing psycho-correctional situations providing positive experiences and changing negative attitudes and behaviours
  • conducting documentation and planning and organizing work in the open environment (probation) and in penitentiary isolation
  • organization of work of socio-therapeutic care centres, of psycho-correctional classes for children and youth in schools and psychological-pedagogical centres
  • applying the techniques of negotiation and mediation in resocialization work
  • creating appropriate attitudes of tolerance in the local environment
  • organization of social and educational space in order to build cultural identity
  • work with educational groups in the multicultural environment
  • social and cultural animation in culturally diversified communities
  • and the following social competences:   
  • communication skills, including intercultural communication
  • building bonds with others, building a therapeutic relationships based on trust
  • awareness of the necessity of individual approach to each person
  • awareness of the significance of professionalism in work and of following the ethical code
  • awareness of the necessity to broaden one's own professional competences
  • awareness of the necessity of reflection on one's own work and the need of personal development
  • attitudes of acceptance and tolerance
  • competencies to transgressive and emancipatory behaviours.

Admissions criteria

Admission requirements

Master's degree studies in pedagogy are designed for graduates of Bachelor studies in pedagogy, education or education with teacher training specialization.

Graduates of other programmes in the field of social sciences or humanities may also apply for studies. Such candidates are expected to meet the curriculum differences. An additional requirement is documented knowledge English language level B2.

A candidate applying for admission has the knowledge, skills and social competencies necessary to undertake Master studies in the programme, in particular:

  • Should know the basic knowledge of pedagogy as a science or field of art;
  • Has graduated from an undergraduate programme;
  • Has knowledge of the principles and ethical standards;
  • Is able to observe, study and draw conclusions from the various areas of social activities and the humanities;
  • Has skills in interpersonal communication;
  • Can develop their professional skills in the field of knowledge, skills and social competencies;
  • Knows the English language at the B2 level.

Qualification is based on the average grade of the diploma and the course of higher education.

Rating diploma = weight of 50%

The average grade of the course of studies = weight of 50%

Who can apply?

The candidate for studies on the programme should graduate the Bachelor studies on the teacher-training programme.

The participants of studies in the English language can be the candidates who will provide certification of their competence in English at the B2 level.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2017/2018

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreign candidates applying for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens

No tuition fees

Polish citizens and foreigners applying for studies on the rules applicable to Polish citizens do not settle the tuition fee for full-time studies on the University of Silesia.

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

€ 1300.00