Psychology Studies in English, full-time (SJ-PS-ANG)
(in Polish: Psychologia w języku angielskim, stacjonarne, jednolite magisterskie)
long cycle programme
full-time, 5-year studies
Language: English, Polish
Limit of places is common to paths P i C
The minimum number of persons admitted (within allpathsof qualifications) to being the subject of study start: 15
* This is a program with tuition fee!
* One of the steps of the recruitment process is an interview conducted in English as well as delivering a set of documents to the office till 9th of July. Details in sections below, almost at the bottom of this page.
WISP – the Warsaw International Studies in Psychology is a full 5-year master’s (in Polish: magister) program in psychology. We offer you the chance to experience a unique combination of personalized small-scale education in a very international environment. Current WISP students come from over 30 different countries, and mention this global mix as something they value very much.
With only 150 students in the entire program, class sizes are small with on average 20 to 25 students. This makes it possible for you to interact with professors and other students personally. WISP students appreciate this personal, pleasant and interactive climate because it invites and stimulates them to be actively involved in classes and in the learning process in general, instead of being a passive listener in a large group. A good illustration of the personal approach at WISP is that professors and administrative staff typically know all students by their first name.
Overall, about 120 professors are teaching at WISP, of whom nearly a third are visiting foreign professors, coming from countries like the USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Australia, Sweden, Austria, Israel, etc.
Access to further studies:
ranking of Matura certificates (certificate of secondary education) and an interview
1. On completion of the programme of study, the student (learning outcomes):
• Knows specifics of the scientific language of psychology, can differentiate theoretical and operational notions;
• Knows basic statistical methods used to describe variables, to describe relationships between variables and to verify research hypotheses with a use of statistical reasoning methods;
• Knows methods used in research and description of psychological functioning of humans (also in various social situations) and in identification of principles of psychological processes;
• Recognises and describes relationships between individual traits and social behaviour;
• Knows theoretical bases, applications and limitations of specific methods of psychological intervention and therapy used in solving individual/relational/organizational problems.
• Has advanced research skills which include constructing research methods and conducting an experiment, enabling to solve complex problems in different fields of psychological research;
• Can refer to an appropriate psychological theory in order to explain a specific psychological problem.
c. Social competences:
• Applies their psychological knowledge in efforts for other people;
• Is aware of the variety of goals and values recognized by people and is able to respect this variety. Treats other people with respect regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, education, social group and religion.
2. Number of ECTS points needed to complete studies: 300, number of semesters: 10.
3. Study programme in the field of psychology is not based on standards.
4. Number of ECTS achieved in courses fundamental for the area of study: 257;
Number of ECTS achieved in practical courses: 52;
Number of ECTS achieved in elective courses: 202.
5. Information about placements:
a. The student of a long cycle full-time program has a possibility to participate in professional placements during the studies.
b. A minimal duration of a placement included into the study programme in the field of Psychology is 4 weeks, equaling 100h for which the student is given 4 ECTS.
c. Student placements included into the study programme in the field of Psychology have the following goals:
• acquainting the student with the specifics of the profession,
• extending the knowledge acquired during studies and developing skills of using this knowledge;
• shaping specific professional skills directly connected with the place of placement,
• shaping effective communication skills in an organization;
• acquainting the student with functioning of organizational structures, rules of work organization and division of competences, procedures, work planning processes, control;
• improving skills of planning student’s own work, teamwork, effective time management, conscientiousness, responsibility for assigned tasks;
• improving foreign language skills in professional situations.
Course structure diagram:
|Abbreviations used in tables:|
lect - Lecture
cl - Class
kint - E-learning course
sem - Seminar
sem_mgr - Master's seminar
c - Pass/fail
e - Examination
g - Grading
|First semester, first year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Workplace health and safety||0.5||4||c|
|Biological Bases of Behaviour I||6||30||30||e|
|Basic Psychological Skills - winter sem.||0||c|
|Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy||4||30||e|
|Intellectual property rights||0.5||4||c|
|Introduction to Psychology||6 or 4||30||e|
|Research Methods||5 or 4 or 6||30||30||e|
|Logic||5 or 4 or 3||30||e|
|Second semester, first year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Basic Psychological Skills - spring sem.||3 or 4||c|
|Cognitive Psychology I||4||30||e|
|History of Psychology||5 or 4||30||e|
|First semester, second year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Statistical Methods for Experimental Design||4 or 2||g|
|Psychological Testing||5 or 4||e|
|Emotions and Motivation||4||30||e|
|Second semester, second year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Standard Diagnostic Methods||4||30||g|
|Individual Differences||3 or 5 or 4||30||e|
|First semester, third year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Empirical Supervised Research winter sem.||0||c|
|Psychopathology||5 or 4||30||e|
|Social Psychology||4 or 6||30||30||e|
|Psychological Assessment lab||4||30||g|
|Psychological Assessment lecture||2 or 4||30||e|
|Second semester, third year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Empirical Supervised Research spring sem.||6||g|
|History of Psychology||5 or 4||30||e|
|Introduction to Guidance and Counselling Psychology||6 or 4||e|
|First semester, fourth year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Master's Thesis - 4th year winter sem.||5||c|
|Professional Ethics in Applied and Experimental Psychology||5 or 4||30||e|
|Second semester, fourth year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Master's Thesis -4th year spring sem.||5||15||c|
|First semester, fifth year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Master's Thesis - 5th year winter sem.||5||c|
|Second semester, fifth year psychology taught in English||ECTS||lect||cl||kint||sem||sem_mgr||exam|
|Master's Thesis - 5th year spring sem.||5||15||g|
|General university courses||21|
|Clinical Psychology basket||4|
|Cognitive Psychology basket||4|
|Biological Bases of Behavior basket||4|
|Psychology of Personality, Emotions, Motivation and Individual Differences||4|
|Developmental and Educational Psychology basket||4|
|Social Psychology basket||4|
|Methodology, Statistics and Psychometrics basket||4|
|Interdisciplinary Courses basket||4|
|WISP specialization courses||4|