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Graduate Programme in Security Studies



Address
Collegium Politicum, Room 127 (1st floor), Main Campus, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland

Telephone
+48 (22) 55-22-969 (administration of studies)

Facsimile
+49 (0)631 205 4940

E-mail address
graduate.politicalscience@uw.edu.pl - (administration of studies)

inp@uw.edu.pl



Type of course
Second-cycle full-time graduate studies

Language of tuition
English

Length of course
2 years (4 semesters)

Date of commencement
The Winter semester begins on the 1st October and lasts until the end of January, with the Christmas and the New Year break.
The Summer semester begins in mid-February, after the semester’s break, and lasts until the last week of June, with a short break for Eastern holidays.

Class size
At least 25 students.

Cost/fees
Tuition fee in the academic year 2018/2019: EU/EFTA citizens and other students admitted on equal terms with Polish citizens: 3200 euro/year. Students from outside the EU/EFTA area should pay additional single fee which amounts to 200 euros.
Other international students admitted on fee-paying basis: 3200 euro/year.
Tuition fees cover the cost of participation in the program.

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Many different job opportunities are available for graduates of the Graduate Programme in Security Studies. For instance, you will be able to work for security institutions, enforcement agencies or as an analyst etc.

Exchange partner schools
The Institute of Political Science co-operates with many foreign universities. Within the Erasmus Program it has signed agreements with about 50 universities from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and The United Kingdom.

Student profile
1. Countries of origin (number): 17
2. Ratio Men/Women: 7/1
3. Average Age: 35 years

Admission requirements
Candidates should register on-line via Internet Registration of Candidates – IRK.
You can learn about registration requirements at: https://irk.uw.edu.pl/katalog.php?op=info&id=S2-BW-ANG&kategoria=studia_5&change_lang=en

Contact details for application
Ms Aneta Rachwał
Collegium Politicum, Main Campus
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warszawa
Room 127 (1st floor)
Phone: +48 (22) 55-22-969
E-mail address: graduate.politicalscience(at)uw.edu.pl



University of Warsaw
Institute of Political Science

Master's Degree Programme in Security Studies


Graduate Programme in Security Studies is a full-time, two years (4 semesters), 120 ECTS credits (30 ECTS credits / semester, 60 ECTS / year) study. NOTE: The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centered system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a study programme.

1st Semester

Subject

 Courses

Number of hours

ECTS

Credits

Form of completion

Lecture

Seminar

Diploma Seminar

Tutorial

Theory of security (PO)

30

 

 

30

60

5

Egz.

International security (PO)

30

 

 

 

30

4

Egz.

Contemporary terrorism (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

4

Zal./oc

Optional subject* (POW)

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

Psychology of emergency situations (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

4

Zal./oc.

 Reinventing urban democracy/ smart cities (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

3

Zal./oc.

Military security (PO)

30

 

 

 

30

4

Egz.

Total: 30 ECTS

 

 

 

 

2nd Semester

Subject

Courses

Number of hours

ECTS

Credits

Form of completion

Lecture

Seminar

Diploma Seminar

Tutorial

Introduction to critical methods in security studies

(PO)

30

 

 

30

60

4

Egz.

Intermestic security (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

5

Zal/oc.

Human rights (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

5

Zal./oc

Introduction to criminology (PO)

30

 

 

 

30

4

Egz.

Civil protection and defence (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

4

Zal./oc.

Emergency management (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

5

Zal./oc.

OGUN (1)* (PSW)

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Total: 30 ECTS


3rd Semester

Subject

 Courses

Number of hours

ECTS

Credits

Form of completion

Lecture

Seminar

Diploma Seminar

Tutorial

Policing and community safety (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

3

Zal/oc.

International and domestic conflicts (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

3

Zal/oc.

Internal security institutions

 (PO)

30

 

 

 

30

3

Egz.

Economic security (PO)

 

15

 

 

15

2

Zal/oc.

Diploma seminar (POW)

 

 

30

 

30

6

Zal.

Justice and home affairs (PO)

30

 

 

 

30

3

Egz.

Energy security (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

4

Zal/oc.

Optional subject (POW)

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

Total: 30 ECTS

4th Semester

Subject

 Courses

Number of hours

ECTS

Credits

Form of completion

Lecture

Seminar

Diploma Seminar

Tutorial

 

Cyber security and cyberspace (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

3

Zal./oc

Migration in the modern world

 (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

3

Zal./oc

Diploma seminar (POW)

 

 

30

 

30

12

Zal.

OGUN (2)* (PSW)

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Counterterrorism strategies (PO)

 

30

 

 

30

3

Zal./oc.

Strategic intelligence analysis (PO)

30

 

 

 

30

3

Egz.

Art. Of Negotiation (PO)

30

 

 

 

30

3

Egz.

Total: 30 ECTS

 

 



About the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw

The Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw, as one of the first academic centres in Poland, decided to launch a new field of study – Internal Security.

It was the answer to the growing demand for the theoretical knowledge and its practical use in the area of internal security and public order. The Institute of Political Science provides educational opportunities at both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The educational profile is the answer to the demand for both the knowledge as well as the practical preparation in the area of national security and public order. The Institute of Political Science provides educational opportunities at the first- and second-cycle (full-, part-time and extramural) studies as well as it offers numerous postgraduate programmes.

Improving its educational offer, the Institute of Political Science decided to start a new and unique Graduate Programme in Security Studies (GPSS) which are addressed to persons with a Bachelor’s degree awarded upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree program (undergraduate studies) in Poland or elsewhere. They are second-cycle full-time graduate studies (2 years). The language of tuition is English.

The study programme covers both theoretical (such as Theory of security) and practical (f.ex. Emergency management) courses. Apart from the regular courses our students are also invited to take part in the academic life by participating in events such as: conferences, debates, lectures of guests from all over the world and numerous social events.

The course lasts two years. In order to receive the Masters’s degree, the graduates will be required to write a Masters’s thesis and pass all the exams.