Maria Curie-Skłodowska University UMCS

Introduction

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin is the biggest publicly-funded university east of the Vistula river. As an institution with deep roots in the region, it has been fulfilling its culture- and opinion-forming role and significantly contributing to the creation of knowledge-based economy for nearly 70 years. Up to this date, our Alma Mater has produced over 210,000 graduates. Currently, we are educating over 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and doctoral students.

A comprehensive educational offer and rich experience are two of our advantages. Every year, we evolve by offering new programmes and introducing unique specializations. We provide education within 12 faculties in over 60 programmes and 200 specializations. In terms of active students’ research associations in relation to the total number of students, UMCS ranks among the top institutions in the country, and unquestionably dominates in the region. Currently, there is over 80 such associations which embrace young people who put their enthusiasm and determination into organizing interesting initiatives.

Constantly increased is also the scientific and research potential of UMCS, among others thanks to European funding. We have modern laboratories and classrooms. We invest in infrastructure and upgrade our existing facilities. We have erected modern facilities and established new laboratories, such as the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, the Institute of Computer Science, or the Functional Nanomaterials Centre at the Faculty of Chemistry. Recently, the university has also opened the Media and Art Incubator, a unique in Eastern Poland modern digital creation centre contributing to the dialogue between education, culture, art, and media. We have signed a MoU with TVP Lublin concerning joint media projects execution in the Incubator.

We also cooperate with many other institutions, local governments and enterprises, as well as with foreign partners from the EU and Ukraine, and recently also from China. Our efforts to align the education to job market needs have found recognition expressed by multiple awards and honours, such us: “Uczelnia Liderów” (School of Leaders), “Aurea Praxis”, “Dobra Uczelnia – dobra praca” (Good University – Good Job). UMCS is also the winner of the “Najbardziej innowacyjna i kreatywna Uczelnia w Polsce w tworzeniu perspektyw zawodowych” (The most innovative and creative university in Poland in creating good employment perspectives) competition. Multiple times, we have co-organized important events in the life of the city and the region, just to mention “Dni Lubelskiej Wyżyny IT” (Days of the Lublin IT Upland) or “I Festiwal Chórów Miast Partnerskich Lublina” (I Lublin Partner Cities Choirs Festival).

UMCS stands out from other universities – not only in the region, but in the whole country – with its unique campus, located in the city centre and composed of didactic buildings, clubs, sport and cultural facilities. Complementing these are 9 student residence halls that in terms of functionality rank in the top of student accommodation in Poland.

Student cultural life is focused around the Academic Culture Centre “Chatka Żaka” and the Media and Art Incubator. Students can also use the facilities of the Physical Culture Centre, including among others a modern swimming pool meeting international standards. The Academic Sports Association of UMCS provides over 40 sports sections for students – so everyone can find an activity to their taste!

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Polish

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Programs

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Master

Master in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Poland Lublin

The two-year master study programme is designed for graduates of the bachelor study programmes. Students are to expand their knowledge within chemistry and the chosen major/specialization. Graduates of the master studies should have basic theoretical knowledge and skills allowing them to solve problems involving chemistry as well as non-standard obstacles. They should also be able to give opinions on... [+]

The two-year master study programme is designed for graduates of the bachelor study programmes. Students are to expand their knowledge within chemistry and the chosen major/specialization. Graduates of the master studies should have basic theoretical knowledge and skills allowing them to solve problems involving chemistry as well as non-standard obstacles. They should also be able to give opinions on the basis of incomplete or limited information while observing legal and ethical principles. Moreover, graduates ought to debate about chemistry both with specialists as well as amateurs in this field and be able to be leaders of teamwork. Graduates ought to have skills enabling them to work in chemical industry and related areas, state and municipal administration and be prepared for working in education (after completing teaching specialty). Graduates should be ready to take up research challenges and start education on PhD studies. [-]

Master in Science and Technology

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Poland Lublin

New master studies of Science and Technology at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University is opened in academic year 2015/16 by the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. In the framework of the studies of Science and Technology held in English, the University will provide best quality teaching as well as close contact of students with the background knowledge and its practical applications... [+]

New master studies of Science and Technology at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University is opened in academic year 2015/16 by the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. In the framework of the studies of Science and Technology held in English, the University will provide best quality teaching as well as close contact of students with the background knowledge and its practical applications. The best internationally recognized scientists of our Faculty belong to the teaching staff of this branch of studies. In addition, it is planned to invite known scientists from other institutes as visiting professors. Graduates of bachelor or master studies in different branches of science or engineering could undertake the studies in the following specialities: Material sciences and nanotechnology Biophysics Astrophysics Our students can make a part of the studies in other European universities using the Erasmus exchange program or in the Physics and Applied Physics Department of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with which an appropriate agreement is signed. After this two-years master studies our graduates can continue the studying as PhD students at the MCS University or elsewhere in Poland or abroad. Each year the Nanyang Technological University offers a few PhD scholarships for our graduates. [-]

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Master in Graphic Arts

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Poland Lublin

Graphic Art Studies we offer are dedicated to undergraduates of all artistic faculties, for example Fine Art Media, Graphic Design, Art Education etc. It will be welcome serious interest in art printmaking as well as graphic design activity. The twenty-first century brings necessity to develop creative potentials in each area of knowledge, human intelligence and abilities. Our Studies are proposal of... [+]

Graphic Art Studies we offer are dedicated to undergraduates of all artistic faculties, for example Fine Art Media, Graphic Design, Art Education etc. It will be welcome serious interest in art printmaking as well as graphic design activity. The twenty-first century brings necessity to develop creative potentials in each area of knowledge, human intelligence and abilities. Our Studies are proposal of very interesting and gracious way to appreciate and learn principal, most important issues from fine arts and design. Advanced information from Fine Arts History, Contemporary Polish Art, Sociology of Art, Visual Arts And Literature can facilitate understanding of visual phenomenon and deepen the sensitivity to beauty as well as skills in creative solving of problems. Unit fine arts and theory will be a interesting offer to widen experiences in comprehending of understanding a plethora of phenomenon in contemporary art. Practical courses will base on study of classical graphic art, painting and drawing as well as the newest digital technologies and multimedia solutions. Our intention is to place emphasis on printmaking skills. Students will be lead to skills of three most important printing types: relief, intaglio, serigraphy and experimental techniques. The more practical and useful kind of plastic activity will be developed by graphic design as well as book illustration. It will be very inspiring to enrich the main study program with such additional proposals like photography and mosaic - ceramics. Our staff is gathered from the most experienced university teachers, recognized artists and scholars. The Institute of Fine Arts welcomes international students and values cultural diversity. All courses are conducted in English. We hope that our Graphic Art Studies will be very attractive and unique adventure and magical journey to World of Art. [-]

Master in International Relations

Campus Full time 2 years Poland

International Relations is a course for these who wish to combine their thirst for knowledge with personal development while creating opportunities for an attractive future employment. What we offer is interdisciplinary studies, which is especially aimed at people interested in the world around and its shaping processes. International relations are activities, processes and events of transborder nature... [+]

International Relations is a course for these who wish to combine their thirst for knowledge with personal development while creating opportunities for an attractive future employment. What we offer is interdisciplinary studies, which is especially aimed at people interested in the world around and its shaping processes. International relations are activities, processes and events of transborder nature, which means they are not contained within states' boundaries. Nowadays, globalization and integration processes require anyone participating in politics as well as in business, cultural, and social life to be familiar with international relations. Therefore, the demand for academic knowledge of the subject is increasing, which translates into good prospects for attractive employment. The following are among numerous possibilities of work available to our graduates: diplomacy, international trade, international projects, international organizations. In order to meet the growing demand for specialists in international relations the Faculty of Political Science of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in the 2015/2016 academic year is for the first time enrolling students for 2-year full-time MA studies in International Relations in English. Due to the fact that the entire course will be conducted in English, students will be able to master their language skills and enrich their vocabulary with specialist terminology while expanding their knowledge of international relations. The programme is designed for both Polish and foreign students who wish to probe the problem of international relations, especially in the context of Central and Eastern Europe relations. [-]