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SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Logo

Philology teaches discipline and sensitivity required for working between cultures, languages, and technologies.

Anna Warso, Ph.D., literary studies researcher and translator

Program
What will you learn?

SWPS University has been ranked 3rd among higher education institutions that offer English Studies, in Poland.

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.

Who the program is addressed to?

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.

Requirements: English proficiency - CEFR B2 or higher, supported by appropriate English proficiency certificates.

Advantages

Najlepsze niepubliczne studia filologiczne w Polsce

Best English studies among private universities in Poland

SWPS University is ranked first among non-public higher education institutions in Poland that offer language studies. Our international faculty includes highly-qualified linguists, literature and culture experts, translators and specialists in the methodology of language teaching.

Nowoczesne technologie w nauczaniu

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.

Studia w miedzynarodowym środowisku

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
Focus on your interests

  1. 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.
    Available only in part-time mode.

  2. 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.
    Available only in part-time mode.

  3. Communication in Business

    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.
    Available only in full-time mode

  4. Information and Communication Technology in ELT

    The program teaches not only the fundamental competencies indispensable in modern teaching, but it also offers additional courses on the use of the latest information technology tools and teaching materials and their application in the classroom. Additionally, the program prepares future teachers to align programs of teaching with various age groups of learners and offers an opportunity to gain certification in teaching English as a foreign language.
    Available only in full-time mode.

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.

Przejdź do Biura Karier

 
Bulent Akman
Bio
Nie
Specialization
communication and public speaking expert, lecturer in academic reading and writing
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Bulent Akman
Bulent Akmancommunication and public speaking expert, lecturer in academic reading and writing
Aleksandrowicz-Pędich, Lucyna
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pędich
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
jezykoznawstwo
Institute
Institute of Humanities
Position
profesor uczelni
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Specialization
American Literature, Intercultural Communication
Faculty
Array
Role in the Research Center
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-PędichAmerican Literature, Intercultural Communication
Borkowska, Eliza
Bio
Nie
Specialization
literary scholar
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Eliza Borkowska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
literaturoznawstwo
Institute
Institute of Humanities
Position
profesor uczelni
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Faculty
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Eliza Borkowskaekspert w dziedzinie literaturoznawstwa, specjalizuje się w literaturze brytyjskiej, zwłaszcza angielskiej poezji romantycznej
Buchanan, Andrew
Bio
Nie
Specialization
occupational psychologist, iPEC certified executive and career coach
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Andrew Buchanan
Academic degree or title
M.Sc.
M.Sc. Andrew Buchananoccupational psychologist, iPEC certified executive and career coach
Gadomska, Agnieszka
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Role in the Institute
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Specialization
English Studies scholar
First and last name
Agnieszka Gadomska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
City
warszawa
Discipline
literaturoznawstwo
Institute
Institute of Humanities
Position
adiunkt
Faculty
Array
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. Agnieszka GadomskaEnglish Studies scholar, coordinator for practical language education
Chris Gotowski
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Chris Gotowski
Academic degree or title
MBA
MBA Chris Gotowskilecturer in leadership and management, intercultural business communication and cross-cultural differences in business, real estate consultant
Komorowska-Janowska, Hanna
Bio
Nie
Specialization
Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Hanna Komorowska
Academic degree or title
Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
nauki-o-kulturze-i-religii
Faculty
Array
Position
profesor
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
Professor Hanna KomorowskaSecond Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Krajka, Jarosław
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Nie
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Specialization
English philologist specializing in applied linguistics.
First and last name
Jarosław Krajka
Academic degree or title
MA
City
warszawa
Discipline
Array
Faculty
Array
Position
wykladowca
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
MA Jarosław KrajkaEnglish philologist specializing in applied linguistics.
Malcolm, David
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Role in the Institute
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Specialization
Literaturoznawca, tłumacz
First and last name
David Malcolm
Academic degree or title
Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
literaturoznawstwo
Faculty
Array
Institute
Institute of Humanities
Position
profesor
Role in the Research Center
[]
Professor David MalcolmPoetry, Translation, British and Irish Literature
Emma Oki
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Emma Oki
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
Role in the Faculty
[]
Role in the Department
[]
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. Emma OkiEnglish Language and Culture Expert
Pyrka, Paweł
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
{"funkcja-na-wydziale0":{"Funkcja":"Vice-Dean for Educatoinal Affairs","Nazwa w mianowniku":"Faculty of Humanities in Warsaw"}}
Role in the Department
{"funkcja-w-katedrze0":{"Funkcja":"","Nazwa w mianowniku":"Department of English Studies"}}
Specialization
English language expert
First and last name
Paweł Pyrka
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
City
warszawa
Position
adiunkt
Discipline
Array
Faculty
Array
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. Paweł Pyrkaanglista
Rachwał, Tadeusz
Bio
Tak
Specialization
English philologist, culture and literature expert
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Tadeusz Rachwał
Academic degree or title
Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
nauki-o-kulturze-i-religii
Faculty
Array
Institute
Institute of Humanities
Position
profesor
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Role in the Institute
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Role in the Research Center
[]
Professor Tadeusz RachwałEnglish philologist, culture and literature expert
Skurowski, Piotr
Bio
Nie
Specialization
American Literature and Culture, Head of Department of English
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Piotr Skurowski
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
nauki-o-kulturze-i-religii
Faculty
Array
Institute
Institute of Humanities
Position
profesor uczelni
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Role in the Institute
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Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. / Associate Professor Piotr SkurowskiAmerican Literature and Culture, Head of Department of English Studies
Jerzy Sobieraj
Bio
Nie
Specialization
American History and Literature
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Jerzy Sobieraj
Discipline
nauki-o-kulturze-i-religii
Faculty
Array
Institute
Institute of Humanities
Position
profesor uczelni
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
{"funkcja-w-katedrze0":{"Funkcja":"","Nazwa w mianowniku":"Department of English Studies"}}
Role in the Institute
{"funkcja-w-instytucie0":{"Funkcja":"","Nazwa w mianowniku":"Institute of Humanities"}}
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. / Associate Professor Jerzy SobierajAmerican History and Literature
Szwed, Marcin
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Specialization
Tłumacz przysięgły języka angielskiego, specjalizujący się w tłumaczeniach w zakresie LSP
First and last name
Marcin Szwed
Academic degree or title
MA
City
warszawa
Discipline
jezykoznawstwo
Position
wykladowca
Faculty
Array
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
MA Marcin SzwedTłumacz przysięgły języka angielskiego, specjalizujący się w tłumaczeniach w zakresie LSP
Warso, Anna
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
American Literature and Literary Translation
First and last name
Anna Warso
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
literaturoznawstwo
Faculty
Array
Institute
Institute of Humanities
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Role in the Research Center
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Anna WarsoAmerican Literature and Literary Translation

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    (if applicable)
  4. Conclude an electronic agreement
    on the payment terms for studies
  5. Pay the tuition fee
  6. Download your Acceptance Letter
    from the Application Form
  7. Upon your arrival in Poland,
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  8. By the end of the first semester,
    submit the Nostrification of your diploma(s) (if applicable)
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Admission
Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree: Secondary school/high-school diploma
  • Master Degree: Bachelor diploma (undergraduate)
  • Eligible candidates are admitted on the first come, first served basis
  • English proficiency:
    • Bachelor Degree - CEFR B2, IELTS min. 6 pts. certificates issued by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, the British Council and Education Australia
    • Master Degree - IELTS 7 pts. or C1
 

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2021-2022 Tuition Fee

Number of installments Amount
10 installments PLN 975 / each
2 installments PLN 4,785 / each
1 installment PLN 9,200

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