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When we study foreign languages and cultures, it is not only foreigners who become less foreign to us, but also the foreign is becoming less foreign.

Professor Tadeusz Rachwał, literary historian, cultural critic

English Studies

  • Level: Graduate (M.A.)
  • Mode: Full-time & Part-time

Program

The graduate level English Studies focus on advanced development of English language competency. Students broaden their knowledge in areas such as: linguistics, methodology of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), international business communication as well as the cultural and historical background of the English speaking countries. Graduates are well prepared for the contemporary employment market thanks to their language proficiency, technical skills and multicultural awareness.

Candidate

The graduate level English Studies Program is a good choice for B.A. degree holders in any discipline and for professionals who wish to further develop their English language competencies. Prospective students should be able to speak English at the CEFR C1 or higher level and must provide appropriate English proficiency certificates.

Career Prospects

Graduates of English Studies build successful careers in various industries, including education, translation, international business, media, marketing and advertising, film and TV production, government administration, and NGOs.

Advantages

Best English Studies Among Private Universities in Poland

According to the 2016 ranking of higher education institutions by Perspektywy, a Polish influential magazine devoted to educational affairs, SWPS University is among the top five universities that offer language studies and it holds the first place in the ranking of non-public higher education institutions, in Poland.

Latest Tools and Technology

Students at the Institute of English Studies develop their language skills using state-of-the art tools and technologies, including a Simultaneous Interpretation Laboratory, Computer Assisted Translation programs (CAT tools), and digital interactive whiteboards.

Multicultural Environment

English Studies at SWPS University offer a friendly and multicultural environment, contributing to the students’ development of language and interpersonal skills as well as cross-cultural competencies. International students comprise close to twenty five per cent of the student population. Therefore, students have ample opportunities to practice English not only in class, but also in daily and informal interactions with each other.

Specializations

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) specialization allows students to acquire or develop teaching qualifications for all levels of education. Special emphasis in our curriculum is given to subjects preparing teachers to work with modern technology. Considering the increase in the demand for teaching English to young learners, we also offer courses to develop skills in this particular area.

In accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, graduates of TEFL specialization are licensed to teach at primary, middle and secondary schools, provided they completed teaching internships, in the course of their studies.

Communication in Business Program

Communication in Business Program includes subjects such as: general management theory, marketing, communication, interpersonal relations, and influencing skills. Additionally, during workshops, students gain practical competencies in the following areas: presentation skills, public speaking, team work, and business writing. Some of the classes are conducted by business experts and managers actively working in various firms and corporations. During the course of studies, students have an opportunity to visit several companies and organizations, meet business professionals and previous graduates of the Communication in Business specialization.

Thanks to their English proficiency, communications skills, business acumen and multicultural awareness, graduates of the Communication in Business Specialization build successful careers in areas, such as: public relations, marketing, corporate management, and business administration in Poland and abroad.

Translation Studies

Translation Specialization focuses on translation theory and practice. All courses are taught by experienced translators and translation scholars. The program offers workshops in business, media, literary and specialized translation, from Polish to English and vice versa. Students practice text analysis and writing in different styles. Additionally, they learn how to use Computer Assisted Translation programs (CAT tools).

Translation Specialization aims to:

  • Instill professional approach to translated texts, such as the use of translation strategies and techniques, appropriate to the given context.
  • Teach students about the requirements of general and specialized translation and localization.
  • Demonstrate good working practices for professional translators, including: time management, research techniques, evaluation of information sources, compilation of translator’s library and tool set, and business basics for freelance translators.

 

 


Faculty

Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application form.
  2. Pay the Application Fee.
  3. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office.
  4. Pay the Tuition Fee.
  5. Wait for a Conditional Acceptance Letter.
  6. Wait for the Final Acceptance.
  7. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office.
  8. During the first semester, submit the Nostrificaiton of your diploma.

This is the application procedure for international candidates. Polish candidates should follow the application procedure provided on the corresponding Polish site here »

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2017-2018 Tuition Fee
Full-Time Studies
10 installments 260 EUR
2 installments 1300 EUR
1 installment 2500 EUR

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10.00-16.00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, Poland

Polish candidates should refer to the information provided on the corresponding Polish site here »

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International Days at SWPS University
(MAY 12-13, 2017)

International Days at SWPS University (May 12-13, 2017)

Firma-Idea: Management - People - Values (seminar)
(APRIL 26, 2017)
Firma-Idea: Management - People - Values (seminar) (April 26, 2017)

GRADUATION, CLASS 2017, SOPOT
(April 4, 2017)
Graduation Class on 2017, Sopot (April 4, 2017)