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Psychological theory in action, providing solutions to social issues.

Joanna Roszak, Ph.D., social psychologist

Applied Social Psychology
2-year program

  • Specialization in Psychology Program
  • Level: Graduate (Master Degree)
  • Mode: Full-time


Applied Social Psychology Program is a good choice for people interested in social psychological theory and its application in real life situations. Students are introduced to the theory of complex systems and learn how to conceptualize and implement change within individuals and organizations. They study advanced topics in organizational psychology, with an emphasis on cross-cultural sensitivities. The applied modules allow students to put the newly gained theoretical knowledge into practice. Selected courses are based on the latest research in the field of social-neurobiology. Furthermore, students have an opportunity to meet influential practitioners and leading scholars in the field of Applied Psychology. 

Requirements: English proficiency - IELTS 6.0; CAE 47-51; TOEFL iBT 69-70, TOEFL Computer-based 196; TOEFL Paper-based 525.


The graduate program is appropriate for students who hold an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related field of study. Students falling into the latter category are obliged to complete supplementary, free-of-charge, undergraduate psychology modules, including: introduction to methodology and statistics, social psychology, personality psychology, and psychology of individual differences. The additional modules should be completed by the end of the first year of study.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Psychology Program can pursue many career paths. They can work as cross-cultural consultants, life and career coaches, vocational counselors, educational and academic psychologists, consumer and marketing psychologists, human resources and recruitment specialists as well as social workers and counselors.

Meet us online

January 16, 2018 - Study in Poland at SWPS University - Q&A - online meeting
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Applied and Research Training with Cross-Cultural Aspects

Applied Social Psychology Program follows the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing both applied and research training. Students are exposed to various aspects of psychology, including cross-cultural organizational psychology (e.g. conflict and negotiations, cultural values in organizational processes, and work performance in international context), social neuroscience (e.g. psychophysiology and neuroscience techniques in the study of social and cognitive psychology), the use of technology in psychology (e.g. the use of mobile phone applications in psychological interventions and health monitoring), and dynamic social psychology (e.g. metatheory that helps to understand diverse phenomena in economics, population biology, and complex social relatios).

International Cooperation

Students of Applied Social Psychology have a chance to learn from specialists with international background, including Professor Piotr Winkielman - Professor of Behavioral Science at Warwick Business School, Professor Katarzyna Winkowska-Nowak - Lecturer at Florida Atlantic University and a recipient of 2011 Ashoka International Social Innovation Fellowship. Furthermore, students meet practitioners, who have experience in working with both international business and governmental organizations (e.g. Agnieszka Lenton, co-founder of the Polish Psychologists' Association in the United Kingdom).

Faculty and Guest Lecturers

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. Wait for the date of your interview
  5. Pay the Tuition Fee
  6. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  7. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office
  8. During the first semester, submit the Nostrificaiton of your diploma (if applicable)

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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2018-2019 Tuition Fee
Full-Time Studies
10 installments 465 EUR
2 installments 2300 EUR
1 installment 4400 EUR

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8.00-16.00 Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 - 18:00
  • 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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