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Faculty of International and Political Studies

EUROPEAN STUDIES

Basic information

Faculty name: Faculty of International and Political Studies
Major name: European Studies
Level: first cycle
Profile: General academic
Form: full-time degree programme
Language of study: english
Leading discipline: Political science and administration

Programme

ISCED classification: 0312
Number of semesters: 6
Professional title awarded to graduates: licencjat

Description of the program implementation

The interdisciplinary program offers propaedeutic knowledge relating to the European continent in such disciplines as political science and administration, cultural and legal studies, economics and finance. The content of the programme constitutes the basis on which the education within the framework of the second cycle studies (master studies) may be based.

Graduation

A requirement for graduation is accomplishing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, including courses specified as obligatory in the programme. A prerequisite for graduation is accomplishing a diploma seminar, writing a BA dissertation and passing the BA defense.

If you want to learn more, see the full study programme

Information about regular  BA programme:

Student completes all the obligatory courses. Student can pick one of the offered language classes. In the 2nd year student needs to pick one of two study tracks: Governing Europe and CEE Politics or Social Change in Europe. Student needs to complete all the courses for the selected track and at least 12 ECTS from the other track. 

Upon completion of the obligatory courses, all courses from the selected study track and 12 ECTS from the other study track the students should have 138 ECTS. Students need gain the remaining ECTS from the group of facultative courses. The management of the Institute will indicate which courses from the group will be available in any given academic year.

Information about joint BA programme:

As part of their course of study, each student must complete minimum 180 ECTS divided as follows:

- Year 1: 64 ECTS (obligatory courses : 32 ECTS for each semester)

- Year 2: 58 ECTS ( obligatory courses: 28 ECTS in third semester; elective courses: 30 ECTS in fourth semester)

- Year 3: 58 ECTS (elective courses: 30 ECTS in fifth semester: Bachelor Thesis Laboratory and Bachelor thesis: 10 ECTS in sixth semester; elective courses: 18 ECTS in sixth semester).

The grade average of each cluster is an arithmetic average, calulated on the basis of the sum grades for all courses in a cluster divided by the number of grades. The final list of courses in a cluster will be introduced each academic year.

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Introduction to Economics
30 6,0 exam O
Introduction to Politics
30 6,0 exam O
Obligatory only for joint BA program
O
Obligatory only for regular BA program
O
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective

Information about regular  BA programme:

Student completes all the obligatory courses. Student can pick one of the offered language classes. In the 2nd year student needs to pick one of two study tracks: Governing Europe and CEE Politics or Social Change in Europe. Student needs to complete all the courses for the selected track and at least 12 ECTS from the other track. 

Upon completion of the obligatory courses, all courses from the selected study track and 12 ECTS from the other study track the students should have 138 ECTS. Students need gain the remaining ECTS from the group of facultative courses. The management of the Institute will indicate which courses from the group will be available in any given academic year.

Information about joint BA programme:

As part of their course of study, each student must complete minimum 180 ECTS divided as follows:

- Year 1: 64 ECTS (obligatory courses : 32 ECTS for each semester)

- Year 2: 58 ECTS ( obligatory courses: 28 ECTS in third semester; elective courses: 30 ECTS in fourth semester)

- Year 3: 58 ECTS (elective courses: 30 ECTS in fifth semester: Bachelor Thesis Laboratory and Bachelor thesis: 10 ECTS in sixth semester; elective courses: 18 ECTS in sixth semester).

The grade average of each cluster is an arithmetic average, calulated on the basis of the sum grades for all courses in a cluster divided by the number of grades. The final list of courses in a cluster will be introduced each academic year.

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Introduction to Law
30 6,0 exam O
Introduction to Philosophy
30 6,0 exam O
Obligatory only for joint BA program
O
Obligatory only for regular BA program
O
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective

Information about regular  BA programme:

Student completes all the obligatory courses. Student can pick one of the offered language classes. In the 2nd year student needs to pick one of two study tracks: Governing Europe and CEE Politics or Social Change in Europe. Student needs to complete all the courses for the selected track and at least 12 ECTS from the other track. 

Upon completion of the obligatory courses, all courses from the selected study track and 12 ECTS from the other study track the students should have 138 ECTS. Students need gain the remaining ECTS from the group of facultative courses. The management of the Institute will indicate which courses from the group will be available in any given academic year.

Information about joint BA programme:

As part of their course of study, each student must complete minimum 180 ECTS divided as follows:

- Year 1: 64 ECTS (obligatory courses : 32 ECTS for each semester)

- Year 2: 58 ECTS ( obligatory courses: 28 ECTS in third semester; elective courses: 30 ECTS in fourth semester)

- Year 3: 58 ECTS (elective courses: 30 ECTS in fifth semester: Bachelor Thesis Laboratory and Bachelor thesis: 10 ECTS in sixth semester; elective courses: 18 ECTS in sixth semester).

The grade average of each cluster is an arithmetic average, calulated on the basis of the sum grades for all courses in a cluster divided by the number of grades. The final list of courses in a cluster will be introduced each academic year.

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Obligatory only for joint BA program
O
Obligatory only for regular BA program
O
Governing Europe and CEE Politics (regular BA program)
Social Change in Europe (regular BA program)
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective

Information about regular  BA programme:

Student completes all the obligatory courses. Student can pick one of the offered language classes. In the 2nd year student needs to pick one of two study tracks: Governing Europe and CEE Politics or Social Change in Europe. Student needs to complete all the courses for the selected track and at least 12 ECTS from the other track.

Upon completion of the obligatory courses, all courses from the selected study track and 12 ECTS from the other study track the students should have 138 ECTS. Students need gain the remaining ECTS from the group of facultative courses. The management of the Institute will indicate which courses from the group will be available in any given academic year.

 

Information about joint BA programme:

As part of their course of study, each student must complete minimum 180 ECTS divided as follows:

- Year 1: 64 ECTS (obligatory courses : 32 ECTS for each semester)

- Year 2: 58 ECTS ( obligatory courses: 28 ECTS in third semester; elective courses: 30 ECTS in fourth semester)

- Year 3: 58 ECTS (elective courses: 30 ECTS in fifth semester: Bachelor Thesis Laboratory and Bachelor thesis: 10 ECTS in sixth semester; elective courses: 18 ECTS in sixth semester).

The grade average of each cluster is an arithmetic average, calulated on the basis of the sum grades for all courses in a cluster divided by the number of grades. The final list of courses in a cluster will be introduced each academic year.

During the 4th semester of studies each student realize the chosen specialization: SOCIAL CHANGE IN EUROPE or GOVERNING EUROPE AND CEE POLITICS.

During the 4th and 5th  semester each student has to realize and pass all obligatory courses   from the list of cluster courses corresponding to chosen specialization plus one of the two facultative clusters:

1. Foreign Policy and Security 4 semester

Introduction to Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Key Concepts in Contemporary Security Studies

2. At the European doorstep 5 semester

Society and Politics in the Balkans

Socio-Political Dimensions of International Migration

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Obligatory only for regular BA program
O
Governing Europe and CEE Politics (joint BA program)
Governing Europe and CEE Politics (regular BA program)
Social Change in Europe (joint BA program)
Social Change in Europe (regular BA program)
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective

Information about regular  BA programme:

Student completes all the obligatory courses. Student can pick one of the offered language classes. In the 2nd year student needs to pick one of two study tracks: Governing Europe and CEE Politics or Social Change in Europe. Student needs to complete all the courses for the selected track and at least 12 ECTS from the other track. 

Upon completion of the obligatory courses, all courses from the selected study track and 12 ECTS from the other study track the students should have 138 ECTS. Students need gain the remaining ECTS from the group of facultative courses. The management of the Institute will indicate which courses from the group will be available in any given academic year.

Information about joint BA programme:

As part of their course of study, each student must complete minimum 180 ECTS divided as follows:

- Year 1: 64 ECTS (obligatory courses : 32 ECTS for each semester)

- Year 2: 58 ECTS ( obligatory courses: 28 ECTS in third semester; elective courses: 30 ECTS in fourth semester)

- Year 3: 58 ECTS (elective courses: 30 ECTS in fifth semester: Bachelor Thesis Laboratory and Bachelor thesis: 10 ECTS in sixth semester; elective courses: 18 ECTS in sixth semester).

The grade average of each cluster is an arithmetic average, calulated on the basis of the sum grades for all courses in a cluster divided by the number of grades. The final list of courses in a cluster will be introduced each academic year.

During the 4th semester of studies each student realize the chosen specialization: SOCIAL CHANGE IN EUROPE or GOVERNING EUROPE AND CEE POLITICS.

During the 4th and 5th  semester each student has to realize and pass all obligatory courses   from the list of cluster courses corresponding to chosen specialization plus one of the two facultative clusters:

1. Foreign Policy and Security 4 semester

Introduction to Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Key Concepts in Contemporary Security Studies

2. At the European doorstep 5 semester

Society and Politics in the Balkans

Socio-Political Dimensions of International Migration

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Obligatory only for regular BA program
O
Governing Europe and CEE Politics (joint BA program)
Governing Europe and CEE Politics (regular BA program)
Social Change in Europe (joint BA program)
Social Change in Europe (regular BA program)
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective

Information about regular  BA programme:

Student completes all the obligatory courses. Student can pick one of the offered language classes. In the 2nd year student needs to pick one of two study tracks: Governing Europe and CEE Politics or Social Change in Europe. Student needs to complete all the courses for the selected track and at least 12 ECTS from the other track. 

Upon completion of the obligatory courses, all courses from the selected study track and 12 ECTS from the other study track the students should have 138 ECTS. Students need gain the remaining ECTS from the group of facultative courses. The management of the Institute will indicate which courses from the group will be available in any given academic year.

Information about joint BA programme:

As part of their course of study, each student must complete minimum 180 ECTS divided as follows:

- Year 1: 64 ECTS (obligatory courses : 32 ECTS for each semester)

- Year 2: 58 ECTS ( obligatory courses: 28 ECTS in third semester; elective courses: 30 ECTS in fourth semester)

- Year 3: 58 ECTS (elective courses: 30 ECTS in fifth semester: Bachelor Thesis Laboratory and Bachelor thesis: 10 ECTS in sixth semester; elective courses: 18 ECTS in sixth semester).

The grade average of each cluster is an arithmetic average, calulated on the basis of the sum grades for all courses in a cluster divided by the number of grades. The final list of courses in a cluster will be introduced each academic year.

Student take one facultative cluster in the sixth semester (containing of 3 courses chosen from the selection available in that year) plus obligatory courses: Bachelor Thesis Laboratory and Bachelor Thesis.

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Obligatory only for joint BA program
O
Obligatory only for regular BA program
O
Governing Europe and CEE Politics (joint BA program)
Governing Europe and CEE Politics (regular BA program)
Social Change in Europe (joint BA program)
Social Change in Europe (regular BA program)
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective