Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Poland

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

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Master in Empirical and Theoretical Linguistics (ETHEL)

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will... [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Poland 2017. Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will provide students with cutting-edge skills and competences and enhance their career options in the world of education and training as well as in the world of work. Specifically, the proposed programme provides a thorough exposure to theoretical as well as empirical linguistics. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of linguistic theories for all levels of language, and will learn how to apply them to analyse new sets of linguistic data. They will also be instructed on how to perform empirical studies to test linguistic hypotheses, both in terms of experiments and corpus studies. Great emphasis will be put on the way in which the two research fields can mutually benefit from each other. Students will not only know linguistic theories for their own sake, they will learn how to derive from them empirical research questions that can be validated experimentally. At the same time, empirical approaches to linguistics will always be grounded in theoretical work to suggest potential topics for experiments and for the discussion and interpretation of empirically derived results. The resulting study programme can be summarised as follows. The programme consists of courses for a total of 90 ECTS credit points plus a Master's thesis of 30 ECTS credit points. Courses are distributed over the first three (3) semesters, while most of the work on the Masters thesis is completed in the fourth (4th) semester. This results in a 2-year programme of 120 ECTS credit points. The programme is highly modular: it consists of core and specialized modules. Core modules aim at establishing a firm and uniform foundation for all students attending the programme, independently of their previous background. These modules are compulsory and cover a set of core topics in Linguistics. Specialised modules, on the other hand, may be subject to change. This flexibility is crucial, since the programme needs to respond successfully and effectively to the fast pace of evolution that characterises the study of language, and also wants to maintain its ability to react and adapt quickly to changes on the job market for our graduates. The resulting programme is both student-centred and output-oriented, for it can be adapted to the needs of each student while scientific excellence is always ensured, and it allows for a clear evaluation of the results achieved by the student at each step of their education. Modularity, and the strict regularity imposed in the programme, furthermore ensures that student workload is balanced. ECTS credit points have been carefully assigned to the different courses within each module, taking into account the number of theoretical and practical (study) hours each one requires. A study plan consists of 60 ECTS credit points per year, with a first year dedicated to 50% to the study of foundations of Linguistics, and a research specialisation in the second year of studies. Studying in multi-national and most importantly multilingual groups chosen from different universities in Europe and outside Europe, with English as the instruction language, accompanied by language classes in another European language, contributes in the best possible way to preparing students for the increasing globalisation of science, industry, and commerce. [-]

Master in Intercultural Mediation

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

The master programme in sociology, specialty "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant... [+]

The master programme in sociology, specialty "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant professors and 12 associate professors and full professors. The Institute cooperates with a range of national and international academic partners. The programme involves 890 teaching hours (120 ECTS). The particular focus of the "Intercultural mediation" programme is on the local, regional (Central and Eastern European) and global dimensions of culture and multiculturalism. The graduates of the Intercultural mediation programme will acquire knowledge, skills and competences which they can use in their professional work in the areas of intercultural communication (on the local and corporate levels), conflict resolutions and actions aimed at social integration as well as practical (quantitative and qualitative) social research on the problems of multiculturalism, migration and social changes taking place globally and in Central and Eastern Europe. The programme will prepare them to work as experts in the state and local administration, non-governmental organisations and private sector companies offering them transferable skills in the areas of multiculturalism, diversity management and cultural conflict resolution. Requirements The entry requirements for the English language Master Program in Sociology - Intercultural Mediation. - BA degree or recognized equivalent in social sciences, humanities or economics; - proficiency in English certified by a test (IELTS with minimum score 6 or TOEFL with minimum score 550 or equivalent test), N/A if English was a BA studies language of tuition or is a native language. - a candidate must fulfill the procedural and administrative conditions defined for all the candidates for studies at the University of Wrocław. - all the applications are evaluated by Coordinator of the Master Program in Sociology - Intercultural mediation - documents needed: secondary school certificate, bachelor degree certificate, secondary school transcript, bachelor degree transcript, proof of English proficiency, confirmation of registration fee payment, medical certificate, passport photocopy, photo. The programme is based on the synergy with the international Master Programme Erasmus Mundus MITRA (Médiation interculturelle : identités, mobilités, conflits) in which the Institute of Sociology is also involved. [-]

Master in European Studies

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Program is offered by the Chair of European Studies at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions and policies but also on the specific knowledge related to European Civilisation and Cultural Identities in Europe. In seminars and workshops students will analyze problems related to EU external relations, area of freedom, security and justice, EU governance and social policy in the... [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Poland 2017. Program is offered by the Chair of European Studies at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions and policies but also on the specific knowledge related to European Civilisation and Cultural Identities in Europe. In seminars and workshops students will analyze problems related to EU external relations, area of freedom, security and justice, EU governance and social policy in the EU. Particular emphasis will be put on various aspects of EU regional policy and skills associated with management of EU funds and projects. The MA program is postgraduate one, that requires from candidate to hold BA or MA degree in any area. The programme is taught entirely in English by experts in their fields. The course lasts two years, structured in four semesters, the first of which runs from the end of September to mid-February, the second from the beginning of March to the end of June. In order to receive the Master's degree, the graduates will be required to complete 120 ECTS points in up to four semesters and write a Master's thesis. The project is supported by European Commission and subsidized in the framework of Human Capital Operational Programme. [-]

Master in English Philology

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

This program is designed for students with a B.A. degree in English or in Humanities. It offers seminars in literary studies, theoretical linguistics, and applied linguistics. Literary studies focus on British and American literature, cultural studies, and literary theory. Courses in theoretical linguistics cover a variety of approaches to language, ranging from generative and cognitive linguistics to pragmatics and... [+]

This program is designed for students with a B.A. degree in English or in Humanities. It offers seminars in literary studies, theoretical linguistics, and applied linguistics. Literary studies focus on British and American literature, cultural studies, and literary theory. Courses in theoretical linguistics cover a variety of approaches to language, ranging from generative and cognitive linguistics to pragmatics and anthropological linguistics. Applied linguistics courses deal with theories and methods of teaching English as a foreign language and with translation studies. The M.A. seminars are accompanied by supplementary courses designed to further students' interests in the chosen field of research and by an advanced academic writing course. Requirements All applicants to the M.A. program must have an excellent command of English, corresponding to the level of the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or the IELTS score of at least 8. In addition, all applicants must submit a research project in the field of study they wish to investigate during the M.A. program. The project should be approximately 1500 words in length and not exceed double-spaced five pages. It should consist of the following parts: 1. The formulation and justification of a research problem 2. An outline of the planned research 3. An preliminary hypothesis that follows from the initial research carried out by the candidate. The hypothesis may not be a self-evident statement or an argument that has already been examined in depth. 4. Detailed research questions that will be addressed by the applicant during the M.A. project. 5. A bibliography listing at least 10 publications. [-]

Master in Journalism and Social Communication

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years Poland

The curriculum we offer is designed to help students develop competences necessary in both these professions. It comprises classes (mainly workshops) that will allow graduates to achieve competencies and skills in the area of broadly defined professional public communication, which will enable them to start a career as... [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Poland 2017. The curriculum we offer is designed to help students develop competences necessary in both these professions. It comprises classes (mainly workshops) that will allow graduates to achieve competencies and skills in the area of broadly defined professional public communication, which will enable them to start a career as: journalists in all kinds and all ranges of media (print media, radio, television, the Internet; local and sublocal media, countrywide and global media; general as well as trade and expert media); specialists in the area of broadly defined image communication: Public Relations, branding, advertising communication, Corporate Identity, etc.; editors/editorial assistants (gatekeepers) in the above mentioned types of media; journalists specializing in a given category of topic-specific journalism (investigative, sports, economic, etc.); radio and TV presenters and producers (work with a camera and microphone); spokespeople and counselors/coaches in the field of communication; coaches and counselors in the field of intercultural communication (in organizations, public institutions, NGOs, etc); counselors in the field of creating public people's image; employees of advertising and PR agencies. Our graduates will also be prepared to operate in the market independently by organizing a media institution or founding an advertising or PR agency. Compulsory Courses 1st semester Foreign Language Journalism Philosophy of Communication Press Workshop War and Foreign Despatch 2nd semester Media and public sphere 3rd semester Audiovisual Forms of Communication TV Workshop 4th semester CMC - Alternative Journalism Culture-Publicistic Journalism Optional Courses 1st semester Intercultural Workshop 2nd semester Advertising Workshop Corporate Design Corporate Identity Creative writing Organizational Culture Radio Workshop 3rd semester Branding Investigative Journalism TV Production Workshop 4th semester Camera Workshop Magazine journalism Radio Programme Sports Journalism [-]

MA in European and Global Governance (International Double Award)

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time 2 years Poland

The European Union profoundly shapes the way politics and democracy work in Europe and is an influential actor on the global stage. It is a fascinating political system, whose complex nature generates passions and controversies and [+]

The European Union profoundly shapes the way politics and democracy work in Europe and is an influential actor on the global stage. It is a fascinating political system, whose complex nature generates passions and controversies and is at the forefront of today’s political debates. The MA in European and Global Governance is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the EU within a global context to those wishing to specialise on European affairs and prepare for a career in the EU policy-making sphere or as a specialist on Europe in the rest of the world. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach drawing from a wide range of courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Law, with particular focus on the constitutional design, processes of decision-making, public policy analysis, and the role of the EU in the world. The programme draws on Kent’s vast pool of expertise on European International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Law and benefits from the presence of the Global Europe Centre, a multidisciplinary research centre focussed on the study of Europe within a global context. This version of the programme offers you the unique opportunity to spend a second year at a leading institution in mainland Europe and earn a second Master’s degree. Programme Structure The MA in European and Global Governance (International Double Award) – which can be taken on a full time basis only – is a two year degree, with the first year spent at Kent and the second year at our partner institutions in Grenoble – where teaching is in French – or Krakow – where teaching is in English. Successful completion of the programme – worth 240 Kent [120 ECTS] credits – leads to the award of the MA in European and Global Governance (International Double Award) from the University of Kent and either the Master Gouvernance européenne of the IEP of Grenoble or the Master in European Studies of the Jagiellonian University of Krakow. [-]

Master in International Relations - Global Studies

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Recent political and economic changes in Europe have increased the demand for specialists in the field of international relations. To meet these needs, the Institute of International Studies introduced a program focusing on International Relations. The Program is designed to equip students with a... [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Poland 2017. Recent political and economic changes in Europe have increased the demand for specialists in the field of international relations. To meet these needs, the Institute of International Studies introduced a program focusing on International Relations. The Program is designed to equip students with a significant knowledge in some of the contemporary international issues such as the international system, issues of globalization and regionalization, development economics, international human rights protection, commercial law and international economics. Within seminars students can focus on issues related to areas such as Diplomacy, European Integration, Global Problems, International Communication or International Economic Relations. M.A. studies program offered by Institute of International Studies contains ca. 1150 hours of courses equivalent to 120 ECTS points. Students are obliged to write M.A. thesis under the supervision of a Institute member. 1st semester ... [-]

Master in Psychology (5 Years)

University of Social Sciences and Humanities - SWPS
Campus Full time 10 semesters October 2017 Poland Warsaw

Psychology is a discipline whose goal is to understand and improve functioning of individuals, groups, and societies as a whole. [+]

Master in Psychology (5 Years) Psychology is a discipline whose goal is to understand and improve functioning of individuals, groups, and societies as a whole. Students interested in the unitary "long-cycle" 5 year Master program are usually those who want to work as professional psychologists dealing with diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues (Clinical Psychologists) or in the business world, in marketing and advertising or human relations (Work and Organizational Psychologists). For Whom? Students of the unitary "long-cycle" 5 year Master program are willing to pursue their professional career in psychology with the knowledge, that in order to work as a psychologist you often have to gain credentials other than just the Master-level diploma. What is needed are competencies and skills gained during 5 years of study (300 ECTS) and, very often, a supervised training process. Specific requirements vary between countries and regions. For examples please refer to EuroPsy Regulations or Norwegian National Curriculum for Professional Education in Psychology. Advantages Clinical Psychology specialization is an unique mixture of clinical and research training program with strong cross-cultural aspects. Studying Psychology in English brings you up-to date with the latest textbooks and standards in psychological practice You take part in a unique set of the best Bachelor-level modules that SWPS has to offer: Behavioral Studies, Conflict Resolution and Management, Mind-Communication-Technology, Cross-cultural Psychology. Program designed with the best European qualification standards in mind (eg. EuroPsy). Our goal is to guarantee up-to-date European-level standards of education, training and professional development in the field of psychology. Detailed Program Description The first year of the program provides an intensive training in every field of psychology (developmental, emotions and motivations, social, psychopathology, cognitive, individual differences, etc.) and basics in methodology and statistics. We also focus on academic skills and cultural competencies of international students in intercultural and multilingual world. On the second year, majority of modules are dedicated to 4 thematic areas: Behavioral Studies, Conflict Resolution and Management, Mind-Communication-Technology, Cross-cultural Psychology. Students get to know how to conduct measurement, behavioral assessment and behavior change procedures. They develop communication skills, gain knowledge on interpersonal relations and conflict management: negotiations and mediations. Third year involves a continuation of the 4 thematic areas. During years II and III students complete 5 elective modules and 4 foreign language courses as well. Students gain competencies in: bilingualism and multicultural school education, psychology of acculturation and economic migrations, use of eye-tracker and visual communication. They know what is the psychology of leadership and can apply behavioral techniques to various populations and problems. Fourth year of the program provides an intensive theoretical education accompanied by some clinical applications in certain modules. Students are expected to acquire extensive knowledge on child and adult psychopathology and possess basic understanding and skills in psychological help, assessment and clinical research. Students start their MA thesis in the first semester. On the fifth year, majority of modules are dedicated to gaining knowledge on psychotherapeutic process and developing clinical practical skills. There are also two 90-hour applied modules, which include clinical training. Students finish and defend their MA thesis. Specializations Clinical Psychology program complies with the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing both clinical and research training. The program is thought to be theoretically integrative as we aim to expose students to a broad spectrum of theoretical and empirical approaches to clinical research and practice. As our faculty strongly adhere to evidence-based practices, the program puts more emphasis on cognitive and behavioral approaches. Program places an emphasis on competencies specified in the European qualification standard for psychologists. What Next? Students interested in Clinical Psychology should pursue further supervised professional training including diagnosing and treatment. During your studies you will be provided with basic applied training, but many professional authorities in the field of psychotherapy require at least a year-long supervised practice after the standard 5-year curriculum. Students interested in pursuing a career in science should consider collaborating on research projects on their last years of the Master-level program and sign up for a PhD program just after graduation. There are multiple opportunities to collaborate on research projects at SWPS. Psychology graduates have numerous professional opportunities and they can pursue many career paths. Depending on the program selected and after they fulfill all the specific job requirements, they may find employment as: Clinical psychologist and psychotherapists; Social workers and counselors; Behavior analysts (esp. in the area of autism therapy); Neuropsychologists; Educational and academic psychologists; Cross-cultural consultants; life coaches. Internship Opportunities Applied modules are held outside the University in various centers where psychological services are provided. SWPS has its own Therapy Center in which, usually, one of the modules takes place. The other module might be in another placement provided by the University or it can be an individual training, even in a different country (there is a possibility of using Erasmus Placement Program for this type of training). Language Requirements IELTS 5.5; CAE 47-51; TOEFL iBT 69 – 70; TOEFL Computer-based 196; TOEFL Paper-based 525 [-]

Master in Psychology (2 Years)

University of Social Sciences and Humanities - SWPS
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Poland Warsaw

Clinical Psychology integrates science, theory, and practice to understand, predict, and reduce maladjustment, disability, and distress as well as to support personal development. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Poland 2017. Master in Psychology (2 Years) Clinical Psychology integrates science, theory, and practice to understand, predict, and reduce maladjustment, disability, and distress as well as to support personal development. Clinical Psychology is a broad approach to human problems consisting of diagnosis, assessment, evaluation, consultation, treatment, prevention and research with regard to various populations (children, adults, families, couples and groups). For Whom? The program is appropriate for students who have obtained undergraduate degrees in Psychology as well as for those who hold their Bachelor's degree in area other than Psychology and with a limited exposure to the field. The latter are obliged to complete two additional compensatory undergraduate psychology modules (i.e. Personality Psychology, Psychology of emotion or Developmental Psychology) tailored to student's specific prior education. Upon admission each students will be informed about particular modules he/she should attend. These modules are free of charge and need to be completed during the first year of the studies. Advantages Clinical Psychology is an unique mixture of clinical and research training program with strong cross-cultural aspects. Studying Clinical Psychology in English brings you up-to date with the latest textbooks and standards in psychological practice. Detailed Program Description The first year of the program provides an intensive theoretical education accompanied by some clinical applications in certain modules. Students are expected to acquire extensive knowledge on child and adult psychopathology and possess basic understanding and skills in psychological help, assessment and clinical research. Students start their MA thesis in the second semester. On the second year, majority of modules are dedicated to gaining knowledge on psychotherapeutic process and developing clinical practical skills. There are also two 90-hour applied modules, which include clinical training. Students finish and defend their MA thesis. Specializations Clinical Psychology program complies with the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing both clinical and research training. The program is thought to be theoretically integrative as we aim to expose students to a broad spectrum of theoretical and empirical approaches to clinical research and practice. As our faculty strongly adhere to evidence-based practices, the program puts more emphasis on cognitive and behavioral approaches. Program places an emphasis on competencies specified in the European qualification standard for psychologists. What Next? The goal of the program is to provide training in both contemporary clinical science and clinical assessment and intervention as well as to prepare psychologists capable of serving in a wide range of professional contexts by providing evidence-based clinical services that are consistent with ethical and professional standards. As such we are dedicated to broad and general training as the core of our curriculum so that students acquire a broad foundation of clinical and research skills and understand the way in which empirical findings inform their clinical work. Moreover we want our graduates to be ready to work with people coming from diverse cultures and therefore we put much emphasis on developing cross-cultural competence in our students. Psychology graduates have numerous professional opportunities and they can pursue many career paths. Depending on the program selected and after they fulfill all the specific job requirements, they may find employment as: Clinical psychologist and psychotherapists; Social workers and counselors; Behavior analysts (esp. in the area of autism therapy); Neuropsychologists; Educational and academic psychologists; Cross-cultural consultants; life coaches. Internship Opportunities Applied modules are held outside the university in various centers where psychological services are provided. SWPS has its own Therapy Center in which, usually, one of the modules takes place. The other module might be in another placement provided by the University or it can be an individual training, even in a different country (there is a possibility of using Erasmus Placement Program for this type of training). Language Requirements IELTS 5.5; CAE 47-51; TOEFL iBT 69 – 70; TOEFL Computer-based 196; TOEFL Paper-based 525 [-]