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DESCRIPTION

Warsaw International Studies in Psychology is a five-year master’s academic program in psychology conducted in English. A unique program of classes typically taking place in small groups and in an international environment provides the opportunity to acquire a universal education and a range of practical skills. 

Psychology in English taught at The University of Warsaw is multidirectional and interdisciplinary studies that develop an openness to various ideas, teach exploration and taking into account various types of argumentation. Psychology programme of study is characterised by relative flexibility, which means that students, within certain limits, can shape their own schedule of classes and their own learning profile. This goal is achieved by providing a broad range of electives and specialisation courses in various areas of psychology to choose from.

By the end of the third year of study, the students choose a specialisation from the four offered: 

  • Clinical psychology – Psychotherapy
  • Clinical psychology – Neuropsychology and neuroscience
  • Business psychology
  • Experimental Social Psychology

Classes are conducted typically in the Faculty of Psychology Building at ul. Stawki 5/7 in Warsaw, although some specialisation and optional classes may take place in external institutions such as hospitals or research institutes. The average size of course group is 20-25 people, with a total of over 150 students from 25 different countries studying simultaneously at WISP. This allows not only to acquire knowledge in an international and multicultural environment but also for personal contact with lecturers, which provides many opportunities for personal development. Both lecturers and administrative staff know the names of the students, which contributes to a pleasant and productive atmosphere.

Advantages

  • The University of Warsaw, founded in 1816, is recognized as the best university in Poland and one of the best in Central Europe. As a leading research centre in the country, UW cooperates with 800 international partners.
  • WISP is part of the Faculty of Psychology and offers a program taught fully in English by both Polish and many international visiting professors.
  • The Faculty of Psychology have been occupying leading positions in various educational rankings for years. Four times in a row, in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, studies at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Warsaw were recognized as the best among psychological studies in the country according to the prestigious and recognizable Ranking of Academic Universities “Perspektywy”.
  • Personal atmosphere and individual approach to education – average class size is 20-25 people, only 150 students in the entire program.
  • Truly international and diverse environment – our students come from over 25 different countries around the world.
  • According to a survey conducted with graduates of UW, 90% of respondents find employment within a year of obtaining a degree.

Candidate

Our program is a good choice for everyone interested in psychology or considering a career based on interpersonal relations and wishing to study in international enviroment. Candidates must have completed secondary education allowing to pursue university education and must be very good in English. The program is payable.

For more practical information for incoming students, please visit the Welcome Point website. The Welcome Point is the central information service for international students.

Graduate’s silhouette

The aim of the studies is to prepare future graduates to describe and explain the complex mechanisms of human functioning in the modern world.

The program of studies provides knowledge in the field of academic psychology and enables further professional development of graduates both in the area of scientific research and application activities. In addition, through everyday contact with students from around the world, graduates of English language courses acquire unique cultural competencies more and more desirable on the international labour market.

In the course of the programme, students gain thorough and reliable knowledge about various theoretical approaches explaining human behaviour and learn modern research and computational methods.

In addition, students acquire practical psychological and interpersonal skills, as well as learn how to plan empirical research, carefully analyse, correctly interpret, and present their results. A principal goal of education is to develop critical thinking skills and the ability to reflect on the analysed phenomena and processes, as well as the need to continuously improve knowledge and professional competence of the students.

Moreover, a fundamental task in shaping future psychologists is to develop interpersonal competencies, the ability to collaborate in a team and the ability to apply psychological knowledge in everyday life.

Graduates of “Psychology” receive the masters degree and professional title of a psychologist, which allows them to undertake work in various types of medical, educational, research or business institutions, etc. Graduates may pursue their education as part of third-cycle doctoral and post-graduate studies.

Career prospects

Studies at the Faculty of Psychology prepare you for work in:

  • psychotherapy centers
  • rehabilitation centers and facilities
  • care and educational centers
  • penal facilities
  • the police
  • psychological clinics
  • sexology clinics
  • hospitals
  • schools and other education centers
  • HR departments
  • public administration
  • marketing departments
  • journalism and media
  • coaching companies
  • research agencies
  • advertising and PR agencies
  • …and many more!