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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.

Overall, WISP invites you to develop yourself and become a psychologist in a very stimulating academic environment that you may not find anywhere else. If you would like to know more about WISP and hear from our students directly, go visit www.psychology.pl

ECTS Coordinators:

Qualification awarded:

Long cycle degree - magister - in psychology

Access to further studies:

third cycle programme, non-degree postgraduate education

Access requirements

ranking of Matura certificates (certificate of secondary education) and an interview

Learning outcomes

1. On completion of the programme of study, the student (learning outcomes):
a. Knowledge:
• 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.
b. Skills:
• 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 EnglishECTSlectclkintsemsem_mgrexam
Workplace health and safety0.54c
Biological Bases of Behaviour I63030e
Basic Psychological Skills - winter sem.0c
Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy430e
Academic Skills430g
Intellectual property rights0.54c
Introduction to Psychology6 or 430e
Research Methods5 or 4 or 63030e
Logic5 or 4 or 330e
Second semester, first year psychology taught in EnglishECTSlectclkintsemsem_mgrexam
Basic Psychological Skills - spring sem.3 or 4c
Cognitive Psychology I430e
Statistics I63030e
History of Psychology5 or 430e
First semester, second year psychology taught in EnglishECTSlectclkintsemsem_mgrexam
Academic Skills430g
Statistical Methods for Experimental Design4 or 2g
Psychological Testing5 or 4e
Developmental Psychology4e
Emotions and Motivation430e
Second semester, second year psychology taught in EnglishECTSlectclkintsemsem_mgrexam
Standard Diagnostic Methods430g
Individual Differences3 or 5 or 430e
Experimental Psychology330e
Personality Psychology4e
First semester, third year psychology taught in EnglishECTSlectclkintsemsem_mgrexam
Empirical Supervised Research winter sem.0c
Psychopathology5 or 430e
Social Psychology4 or 63030e
Psychological Assessment lab430g
Psychological Assessment lecture2 or 430e
Second semester, third year psychology taught in EnglishECTSlectclkintsemsem_mgrexam
Empirical Supervised Research spring sem.6g
History of Psychology5 or 430e
Introduction to Guidance and Counselling Psychology6 or 4e
First semester, fourth year psychology taught in EnglishECTSlectclkintsemsem_mgrexam
Master's Thesis - 4th year winter sem.5c
Professional Ethics in Applied and Experimental Psychology5 or 430e
Second semester, fourth year psychology taught in EnglishECTSlectclkintsemsem_mgrexam
Master's Thesis -4th year spring sem.515c
First semester, fifth year psychology taught in EnglishECTSlectclkintsemsem_mgrexam
Master's Thesis - 5th year winter sem.5c

Admission procedures:

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