University of Wroclaw

Introduction

The University of Wrocław has a rich history of more than three centuries. Founded by Leopold I Habsburg the university evolved from a modest school run by Jesuits into one of the biggest academic institutions in Poland. At the beginning of the 19th century the university had five Faculties: philosophy, catholic theology, evangelical theology, law and medicine. Later it was expanded by numerous sections, laboratories and a natural museum, which exists until today.

After the Second World War a group of Polish professors, formerly from Lvov, started teaching and research activities at the University of Wrocław. Initially they created the Faculties of law and administration, arts, natural sciences, agriculture, veterinary, medicine, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Some of these Faculties were soon transformed into other universities.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, the University of Wrocław produced 9 Nobel Prize winners, such as Theodor Mommsen, Philipp Lenard, Eduard Buchner, Paul Ehrlich, Fritz Haber, Friedrich Bergius, Erwin Schrödinger, Otto Stern and Max Born.

Today, the first and foremost focus of The University of Wrocław is scientific research. Our scholars have numerous links with their fellow researchers from other higher education institutions in Poland and throughout the world. The success of our researchers has been recently recognized by Polish authorities, who significantly increased funding for both equipment and research at our University by 80% compared to previous years.

Like in most countries, in Poland the national quality assessment system is part of a national strategy for improving the quality of education. Every four years the Ministry of Education evaluates faculties of all Polish universities. Last year 9 out of 10 of our Faculties were qualified in the highest category and one was the second highest.

The Academic Incubator of Entrepreneurship is a new unit of the University of Wrocław designed to aid students in starting their own businesses by providing free entrepreneurial advice, organizing conferences, seminars, subsidizing selected investments and offering office space. The Academic Incubator of Entrepreneurship cooperates with the Wrocław Technology Park, a technological centre with laboratories, office space, conference centre and modern multimedia equipment. The objective of the Technology Park is to create conditions for the use of scientific and industrial potential of Wrocław and the region and to stimulate the advanced technologies industry. The University of Wrocław is proud to be one of its shareholders.

Today the University of Wrocław is the largest university in the region and teaches over 26,000 students and around 1300 doctoral students at 10 Faculties. 9000 students graduate from the University every year.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Polish

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Master in Administration in International Organizations

Campus Full time 2 years Poland

Administration in International Organizations [+]

1. semester Legal Language Comparative Constitutional Law Political and Legal Thought Public International Law Administrative Procedures Human Resource Management Electives English for Administration and Public Law 2. semester Law of International Organizations Administration and Administrative Law of the European Union International Protection of Human Rights Institutional Law of the European Union Electives Foreign Language (other than English) 3. semester Public Competition Law Substantive Law of the European Union Judicial Protection in the European Union Intellectual Property Protection Ethics in Public Administration Electives English for Private Law Seminar Physical Education 4. semester Structural Funds and European Projects Financing Environmental Law Diplomatic and Consular Law International Civil Service Electives Seminar [-]

Master in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Poland Wrocław

Students are expected to have the basic chemistry skills obtained from the bachelor courses. At the beginning of the two-year program students choose one of two specializations: "Advanced inorganic chemistry and catalysis" or "Organic chemistry". In addition, they have opportunity to follow their individual interests by choosing among wide range of the optional courses... [+]

The course starts if the minimum number of four (4) students will enroll for the first year. Students are expected to have the basic chemistry skills obtained from the bachelor courses. At the beginning of the two-year program students choose one of two specializations: "Advanced inorganic chemistry and catalysis" or "Organic chemistry". In addition, they have opportunity to follow their individual interests by choosing among wide range of the optional courses. 1st semester

Laboratory methods. Speciality: Advanced inorganic chemistry and catalysis Laboratory methods. Speciality: Organic Chemistry     Optional courses         Specialistic course I. Speciality: Advanced inorganic chemistry and catalysis Specialistic course I. Speciality: Organic Chemistry ... [-]

Master in Communication Management - Image Communication (advertising, public relations, branding)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Poland Wrocław

Communication Management studies offer a comprehensive approach to external and internal communication of brands, organizations and their image, by means of existing communication systems. Graduates of the program will have acquired theoretical knowledge and practical competences in the areas of specific aspects of communication of organizations and their external and internal image (advertising, public... [+]

Communication Management studies offer a comprehensive approach to external and internal communication of brands, organizations and their image, by means of existing communication systems. Graduates of the program will have acquired theoretical knowledge and practical competences in the areas of specific aspects of communication of organizations and their external and internal image (advertising, public relations, branding). They will also have acquired detailed knowledge about the range of work and competences of different units of organizations and companies from the creative industry. The educational goal of the program is to build competences connected with designing (also graphic), perceived as an important element of organizational and brand image. The core characteristic of Communication Management studies is the focus on building a wide range of competences in the area of communication, economy, marketing and market processes, as well as knowledge about the media in the graduates. In the near future the highly changeable market and media environment will result in a strong need to be oriented on innovativeness and creativity of communication, as well as goal based management. Therefore, these competences will allow the graduates to build a strong position in the labor market and constantly adapt to its needs. The educational goal of the Communication Management studies is to teach the students techniques and methods of appropriate, effective and efficient communication and managing companies, organizations and institutions. The graduates will also have acquired the skill of diagnosing disturbances in communication, as well as anticipating crises and managing them. Communication Management graduates can work in the following professional areas: Cooperation with external customers: counseling, communication management, training (freelancer), opening their own business (advertising, public relations and/or branding agency). Working in a marketing, PR or communication management department in a company or institution Working in enterprises, companies or organizations, managing the customer relations process. Managing communication in a multicultural organization. Designing internal and external communication; designing and implementing visual communication systems. Branding and brand management. Creative industries in a broad sense (advertising and interactive agencies, social media, PR agencies, media houses, production studios, etc.) The graduate will be prepared to hold the following functions: Communication advisor for enterprises and commercial organizations; Image building advisor for public people (politicians, show-business people); Image building advisor for organizations and institutions; Public Relations or image building department employee in various organizations; Image building and efficient communication coach; Designer; Employee in a film or advertising producing group; Interactive agency employee; Developer in a company dealing with computer games and/or software; Self-presentation and negotiations advisor; The graduate of this specialization will also be prepared to start their own company in industries like public relations, advertising, branding, media relations and image building. The graduates of this program will have an extensive knowledge on social communication, fundamentals of economy and consumer behaviors, as well as vast project competences comprising the general area of image building and management in reference groups. There will be a special emphasis on building communication competences, teamwork and negotiating skills, as well as techniques of effective and efficient communication. Practical skills connected with graphic designing in traditional and new media will also be a very important element of the teaching program. Criteria for Graduation with a Master Degree of a given Program / Major Positive assessment of the master exam and defense of a project appropriate to the core content of studies and completed beforehand Other Requirements Examination in a foreign language, level B2+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. [-]

Master in Empirical and Theoretical Linguistics (ETHEL)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 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... [+]

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 English Philology

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 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 European Studies

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 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... [+]

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 Intercultural Mediation

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 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 International Relations - Global Studies

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 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... [+]

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 Journalism and Social Communication

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... [+]

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 [-]

Master in Managerial Economics

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Poland Wrocław

This two-year program presumes prior bachelor's level knowledge in economics. The master's degree is designed for students who expect to pursue a managerial career in business in their home country or abroad. The program provides economic skills and competencies necessary to deal with the management challenges of increasing complexity in modern economy. Courses cover both traditional and emerging... [+]

This two-year program presumes prior bachelor's level knowledge in economics. The master's degree is designed for students who expect to pursue a managerial career in business in their home country or abroad. The program provides economic skills and competencies necessary to deal with the management challenges of increasing complexity in modern economy. Courses cover both traditional and emerging economic fields, including microeconomics, managerial economics, marketing, innovation management, accounting, capital market, competition, industrial and tax policy. The program also includes the problems of international economics and business management on the Global and European Single Market. 1st Semester Civil Law Contemporary Management Macroeconomics Master Seminar Modern Microeconomics Polish for Foreigners Statistics for Business Business Finance Industrial Organizations Macroeconomic Environment of Business System of Governments 2nd Semester Economics of the EU European Legal Culture Introductory Econometric Analysis Managerial Economics Marketing Management Master Seminar Polish for Foreigners Business Law Economic Analysis of the Firm Institutional Economics Institutions and Laws of the EU International Enterpreneurship International Finance 3rd Semester Accounting and Firm Reporting Financial Management Foreign Language (B2+) International Economics Master Seminar Mathematical Economics Physical Education Strategic Management European Public Finance Financial Markets Holistic Marketing International and European Tax Law Investment and Pension Funds Investment Portfolio Management Legal Status of a Manager 4th Semester Human Resource Management Innovation Management International Financial Markets Analysis Master Seminar Structural Funds Management Competition Policy Enterprise Economics Insurance Market International Marketing Modern Growth Theories VAT in the EU [-]

Master in Theoretical Physics

Campus Full time 2 years Poland

The two year master studies in theoretical physics provide a high-level, internationally competitive training in theoretical physics, guiding to frontiers of modern research in the following main areas... [+]

The two year master studies in theoretical physics provide a high-level, internationally competitive training in theoretical physics, guiding to frontiers of modern research in the following main areas: 1. Quantum field theory and QCD, quark gluon plasma 2. Classical and quantum gravity 3. Conformal field theory and bosonic string 4. Neutrino physics 5. Deformed Field Theory, kappa-Poincare formalism, double special relativity 6. Supersymmetric quantum mechanics, integrable models 7. Modern quantum mechanics, entanglement, nonlinear dynamics 8. Many body physics and statistical mechanics 9. Compact stars Comprehensive and up to date introduction to modern theoretical physics is provided in connection to the current research conducted at the Institute of Theoretical Physics. Students can join one of the active groups and take part in special projects. The studies offer considerable flexibility and choice; you will be able to choose a path reflecting your intellectual tastes or career choices. You may prefer a broad theoretical education across subject areas or if you have already decided about your profile, you may follow a more selective path. Currently at the Institute we have international students from the Belarus, Germany, Portugal, Ukraine, USA. We will assess your performance by one or several of the following means: written exams course work marked on a pass/fail basis take-home papers mini-projects. The modes of assessment for a given course are decided by the course lecturer and will be published at the beginning of each academic year. Graduate destinations Research in mathematical and theoretical physics, industry. Structure of the course Students are expected to have the basic skills in physics, mathematics and programming obtained during the bachelor courses. The two-years' program students do not choose defined specializations at the beginning of the studies. After broad formation during compulsory: Course I and II and Core Courses (compulsory two lectures chosen from wider set) they have opportunity to follow their individual interests by choosing among wide range of the optional courses. During the second semester students are supposed to have chosen a master thesis advisor. At this stage, the role of the advisor is to help student to choose appropriate set of lectures. [-]

Master of Tourism and Hospitality

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Poland Wrocław

Tourism is a proposal for the English speaking students not only from European Union but whole the world. Our offer embraces two important aspects in tourism - spatial and economic one. The first group of the lectures refers to the tourist space in the regional approach presenting the most important tourist values and attractions of the chosen continents, countries and regions, stressing the areas... [+]

Tourism is a proposal for the English speaking students not only from European Union but whole the world. Our offer embraces two important aspects in tourism - spatial and economic one. The first group of the lectures refers to the tourist space in the regional approach presenting the most important tourist values and attractions of the chosen continents, countries and regions, stressing the areas which refer to the scientific tasks of the University. Second group of the lectures invokes the economic aspect of the tourism. Some of the topics offered by our Institute directly or indirectly present the trends in the contemporary tourism pointing the directions of its development and preparing to the responsible acting in this dynamic market. Due to the specific group of students from all over the world the way of studying, in some of the lectures and exercises, focuses more on their own work, literature research and presentations of the solutions to the different problems common on the tourist market. Our program offers also a practical approach realized during the field trip where each student gets the practical knowledge about one of the most important tourist destination in Europe and learn the difficult task of the tour-operator and a tourist guide. This prepares the students to work in the changing conditions so characteristic for the tourist market and to define and solve scientific problems, a skill welcomed while preparing master thesis. It is worth stressing the studying at Tourism is a unique experience and a chance to meet representatives of different regions, cultures and a perfect place to exchange the opinions about the world of tourism. [-]

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Master in Political Science

Campus Full time 2 years Poland

The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centres of political science research in Poland. Since 2008 the Institute has developed also curricula in English. Both international and Polish candidates can join the study programme and obtain the title of Master in Political Science... [+]

5 specialisations are available: - Public Policy - Political Communication - Public Administration (organised jointly with Georgian Institute of Public Affairs) - Democracy and Development in Europe and Caucasus (organised jointly with Georgian Institute of Public Affairs) - Central and East European Studies (organised jointly with the University of Bucharest) The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centres of political science research in Poland. Since 2008 the Institute has developed also curricula in English. Both international and Polish candidates can join the study programme and obtain the title of Master in Political Science. MA study programme consists of four semesters: one semester with common programme for all students and three semesters with specializations courses. One of three semesters is designed as semester of mobility arranged within ERASMUS+ at one of the Partner Universities abroad (list of Partner Universities here). Students will take the opportunity to study the most imporatant topics related to contemporary politics as well as key issues related to social sciences - taught by our highly qualified academic staff. The Institute also encourages students to develop their professional careers during studies by providing them with the opportunity to have an internship. In order to accomplish it institutional partnerships with numerous public and private entities are blossomed. Compulsory Courses Academic writing Ethics in politics History of political institutions Methodology of political research Philosophy of politics Qualitative and quantitative research methods Social psychology Sociology of politics Theory of politics [-]

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