National Security – Graduate Programme

„The faculty gives us a great deal of knowledge through which we become qualified employees. Everyone will find something for themselves!”

Edyta Szymkowiak, student of National Security

Duration: 4 semesters (full-time and part-time).
Studies in Polish.
Tution fee: 1,800 PLN per semester (part-time) – see Tuition fees schedule.

Contact: Greta Swaltek 61 829 6511,
e-mail: greta.swaltek@amu.edu.pl.

For whom?

If you have accomplished undergraduate studies in National Security or related sciences, this is the perfect opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and skills in the broad sense of security. Continuing to study one of the unique specialisations will allow you to be an expert in the desired safety issues.

If you choose our studies, you will receive professional care from experts, who will greatly prepare you to become a desirable employee, ready to occupy the highest positions in the military services, intelligence, customs and the government.

Prof. Sebastian Wojciechowski, Head of the Department of Strategic Studies, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Security in the modern world is not only the need of every person, but is also a very desirable and valuable “commodity.” That is why we offer studies where we share our knowledge and practical experience. It results from co-operation with various organisations or institutions that deal with security issues at local, state and national level. Content includes security concern both ‘hard’, associated with the use of military force, and ‘soft’, covering issues such as: social, economic, legal, environmental, and other raw materials.

 

Career

The graduate level studies, due to the extended range of specialisations and new subjects, will make you an expert in many of today’s security problems. As a graduate of this course, you can find employment in local government institutions, and government emergency response teams of Armed Forces, Police, State Fire Service, Road Transport Inspections, Military and intelligence agencies.

Specialisations

Administration of Public Security

The knowledge of the functioning of central and local government will be your greatest asset in the search for future employment. You will acquire practical skills in deterrence and prevention of public risk. You will be professionally prepared to solve the problems of national and local communities’ security, which will allow you to find employment in an administration of municipal, district, provincial and many other institutions of public administration.

Security and Public Order NEW!

If, after the graduation of this specialisation you ascend to the police within one year of finishing your studies, you can undertake a shorter basic police training. You will get to know the specifics of the activities, organisation and structure of the Polish Police. The biggest advantage of this course is the teaching staff consisting of specialists-practitioners, most of whom are active police officers of the highest rank. The programme of police specialisation is partially equal with the requirements for candidates to work not only in the police, but also in the security services, armed forces and special services and the security of state institutions.

International Security

If you are interested in security issues in international relations, as well as military and non-military threats of the modern world, then you should choose this specialisation. With the current terrorist or economic threats in the international arena, this has caused an increasing demand for experts in this field. By studying this specialisation, you will gain practical skills that will enable you to analyse and predict the international risk of the military, economic, environmental, energy, information or social matters.

Crisis Management

Studying this specialisation is a great opportunity to become a specialist in the field of handling crisis situations. A graduate can choose work between public administration, public services or private companies. You will gain practical skills to correctly diagnose and assess existing threats and will be able to take quick and decisive action in an emergency or crisis. Using the acquired measures, procedures and communication skills, in an emergency, you will be able to make rational and desirable decisions in extreme situations. In addition, during the study, you will also learn how to anticipate potential threats and take advantage of the latest software, which supports anti-crisis measures.

Join us!

Application procedure:

  • option available to candidates who are eligible to study under the regime applicable to Polish citizens
  • option available to candidates who are not eligible to study under the regime applied to Polish citizens

Application criteria – option available to candidates who are eligible to study under the regime applicable to Polish citizens– studies pursued in Polish (https://rejestracja.amu.edu.pl/Strona/Matrix/kandydaci/cudzoziemcy) you can choose this option if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • you are in possession of a valid Polish Citizen Card or
  • you are a citizen of an EU member state, EFTA member state (party to the EEC Agreement or Swiss Confederation, i.e. Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland) or you are a family member of such citizen or
  • you hold a valid permit to settle in the territory of the Republic of Poland or
  • you have a valid refugee status granted in the Republic of Poland or
  • you are under temporary protection scheme in the territory of the Republic of Poland or
  • you are a migrant employee and citizen of an EU member state, EFTA member state (party to the EEC Agreement or Swiss Confederation, i.e. Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland or you are a family member of such person on condition that such person lives in the territory of the Republic of Poland or
  • you hold a long term resident permit of European Communities in the territory of the Republic of Poland or
  • you hold a temporary residence permit issued in the territory of the Republic of Poland in connection with the circumstances stipulated in Article 53(1)(7, 13 and 14) of the Act on Foreigners of 13 June 2003 (Dz.U. <Journal of Laws> No 128, item 1175, as amended), or
  • you have been granted subsidiary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland

Candidates eligible to apply under this procedure must submit recruitment documents as stipulated in the AMU Senate Resolution on the application procedure – first year full time and extra mural studies and register at System Internetowej Rekrutacji by the deadlines stipulated in the recruitment time table for a given academic year and also pay the admission fee. Results of final examinations taken and passed abroad and expressed in the grading scale used by the foreign educational institution are converted proportionally to the grading scale applied in Poland at the new final examination (matura) and in compliance with the admission criteria of a given faculty.

NOTE:

  • Foreign candidates can apply to study any courses offered at bachelor and master degree programmes on condition that they have a command of Polish (the language of instruction). Candidates who do not have the command of Polish can enrol in a year-long intensive Polish language course (http://www.schoolpl.amu.edu.pl/go.php/en.html)
  • Studies in English under the regime applicable to Polish citizens are possible on condition that the candidates register at System Internetowej Rekrutacji, where a selection can be made from a list of available options (https://kandydaci.amu.edu.pl/Site/UtworzKonto/Oczekiwanie)
  • Studies in a foreign language
  • Foreigners wishing to take up a different course in a foreign language must take the option available to candidates who are not eligible to study under the regime applied to Polish citizens
  • Full-time study is tuition free. If foreign students take part in other forms of study, which are not tuition free, e.g. extra-mural studies, post-diploma studies, courses taught in foreign languages, they pay fees in the same amount as those paid by citizens of the Republic of Poland

Holders of valid Polish Citizen Cards and citizens of member states of the EU, EFTA-EEC and Switzerland, who have decided to study in Poland, are free to choose the application procedure.

B. Application criteria – option available to candidates who are not eligible to study under the regime applied to Polish citizens you can choose this option if you are:

  1. a holder of scholarships granted by Poland
    Candidates for scholarships granted by Poland are nominated, as stipulated in international agreements, by Polish or foreign diplomatic missions or respective institutions in their countries responsible for international academic exchange. Candidates of Polish origin applying for scholarship granted by Poland report to a consular office in their place of residence.
  2. a holder of a scholarship granted by the sending party; tuition free studies
  3. not eligible for scholarship and want to pursue tuition free studies
    Option available to foreigners of countries with which Poland signed inter-government agreements or aid programme agreements. Candidates apply through relevant institutions of their countries or Polish diplomatic or consular offices. Foreigners pay the tuition but receive no scholarship from the Polish government. They pay all the costs related to their study in Poland, which amount to more than 300 euro a month.
  4. if you want to pursue tuition paid studies
    The admission decision is made by the end of July by the Deputy President for Student Affairs upon the examination of the submitted documents and when a recruitment fee of 50 euro has been paid by the candidate.
    Tuition fees depend on the degree programme followed and range from 2500 to 4000 euro per year. Foreigners of Polish origin commencing studies taught in Polish are granted a 30% discount.
    Students taking courses taught in English or other languages pay a fee.

Dział Nauczania UAM
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61-712 Poznań
Room 25, ground floor
Tel.+48 61 829 4366, +48 61 829 4375
E-mail:
Ms. Natalia Kondziela: knatalia@amu.edu.pl;

Ms. Katarzyna Blaszka: katbla@amu.edu.pl