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(in Polish) European Politics and Economics, stacjonarne, pierwszego stopnia (S1-PRK-EPE-ANG)

(in Polish: European Politics and Economics, stacjonarne, pierwszego stopnia)
first cycle programme
full-time, 3-year studies
Language: English


  • Political Science and Administration,
  • Economics,
  • Legal Science.

European Politics and Economics is an innovative educational program concentrated on the EU policies and the economic dimension of the functioning of the European Union. The main focus is on the economic dimension of the European integration process, which distinguishes this programme from other programs run by the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw. The whole program is run in English.

Completion of the European Politics and Economics program allows the graduates to deepen and systematize knowledge of management issues in the EU, as well as all dimensions of European integration. The program teaches how to make accurate assessment of political, social and economic conditions of EU administration, to analyze and diagnose the relations between different dimensions of integration within the EU, as well as to develop policy strategies.

The student of the program knows and understands the reasons and course of the integration in Europe and the context of the creation of the European Communities. He/she has knowledge of European integration in its economic, political and institutional-legal dimension. The student knows and understands the next stages of the integration process. He/she is able to analyze historical texts (political speeches, declarations, legal acts), and various concepts of EU development, as well as forecast and interpret the opportunities, challenges and threats this organization faces. The student is ready to critically evaluate the political and economic effects of European integration and to participate in the ongoing discussion on the final shape of the united Europe and the territorial borders of the Union.

The program prepares its graduates to conduct business on the EU market, work in lobbying and consulting companies, work in public administration at the governmental and local governmental level, perform official duties in the EU and international structures, work in non-governmental organizations.

The graduates of first-cycle studies in European Politics and Economics have a basic knowledge on functioning of diverse and multifaceted areas of European policy, which enables them to understand the dynamics of political, economic, legal and social changes at the national and supranational level; to develop decision strategies; to analyze attitudes and behaviors of participants of integration processes, their mutual relations and interactions.

Additionally, the graduates have knowledge on the economic aspects of functioning of the European Union and the implemented EU policies. The program provides interdisciplinary education in the field of social science, economics and legal science in the context of European Studies.

Graduates of the European Politics and Economics have the necessary skills to work for the civil service at the governmental, self-governmental and supranational level, to work at non-governmental organizations, EU institutions and agencies, media, cultural institutions.

More information at Faculty of Political Science and International Studies.

ECTS Coordinators:

Qualification awarded:

First cycle degree - licencjat - in European Politics and Economics

Learning outcomes

Knowledge: the graduate knows and understands
– the basic theories explaining international relations of states and international integration processes in a broader sense, with particular attention given to European integration;
– European groups, societies, nations and cultures comprehensively, in addition to the regularities, nature, changes and manifestations of their functioning;
– the basic and varied methods, tools and techniques for obtaining and processing data relating to the European Union and to the social and economic sciences;
– the basic processes and concepts of the European Union development, dependencies between the formation and functioning of the European Union and changes in the socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of the world and the continent;
– the structure, competence and functioning of the European Union, its impact on the Member States and their mutual relations;
– the main stages and dimensions of the development of the European philosophy, including the perception of the state, power and social structures;
– the fundamental legal and social norms which constitute and regulate European social and economic structures and institutions, including intellectual property rights along with their sources, specificities, evolution and influence on human behaviour;
– the economic and social aspects of the EU Member States’ integration and the impact of the European Union on the economic and social policies of the Member States, including various forms of economic activity and individual entrepreneurship;
– international economic relations, the functioning of the international capital, labour and currency markets;
– the processes of monetary and economic integration and their impact on private and public entities;
– the determinants and scope of the European Union’s sectoral policies and their impact on the role and position of the European Union in international relations;
– the basic knowledge of the human and the citizen constituting the professional, social, state and supranational structures, his status and rights and the principles of functioning within these structures.

Skills: the graduate is able
– to observe and interpret diverse social phenomena in Europe as well as the European Union and analyse the connections between the cultural, political, economic and legal spheres, both at their internal and external level;
– to apply diversified theoretical knowledge and social science research methods to obtain and interpret data about the European Union and the European countries;
– to forecast simple social processes and phenomena with the use of standard methods and tools appropriate to social sciences, in particular as regards the political and economic phenomena of the European Union and the European countries, applying modern information technologies;
– to formulate and analyse typical and non-standard research problems, select research methods and tools, elaborate and present findings that address problems specific to the study of Europe and the European Union;
– to analyse at a basic level the solutions to specific social, political and economic problems of the European Union and Europe and propose appropriate solutions;
– to analyse structures and institutions, in particular political, economic, national, supranational and EU ones in relation to their national and international environment;
– to speak a foreign language other than the language of instruction in accordance with the requirements of the CEFR B1 level;
– to apply economic theories to model socio-economic processes on the basis of the scientific method;
– to analyse the processes of monetary and economic integration and their impact on private and public entities;
– to identify and interpret scenarios for the creation and implementation of public policies at the national and supranational level and apply the acquired knowledge to the overall assessment of the quality of policies conducted by the European countries and the European Union;
– to improve themselves independently and in groups, develop cooperative and organisational skills, expand their field of study and interdisciplinary knowledge.

Social skills: the graduate is prepared
– to prioritise tasks defined by themselves and others which relate to their educational, study and professional objectives;
– to correctly identify and resolve professional dilemmas;
– to initiate and take part in civic initiatives and projects, considering their socio-political and economic consequences;
– to be creative and entrepreneurial in finding and generating new jobs and developing social capital;
– to represent the diversified interests of different social groups in an institutionalised manner, taking into account the political, economic and legal aspects of the initiatives taken.

Admission procedures:

Visit the following page for details on admission procedures: https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/