Political Science – Graduate Programme

Studies at the Faculty is not only learning time, but also time for meeting with students from around the world and participation in research and international projects.

Marcelina Kulmaga, student of Political Science

Duration: 4 semesters (full-time and part-time).
Studies in Polish.
Tution fee: 1,500 PLN per semester (part-time) – see Tuition fees schedule.

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

For whom?

Second degree studies in Political Science is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge through interesting and practical specialisations. They are dedicated not only to first degree graduates in Political Science, but also to those who have a degree in related studies, including International Relations, National Security, Journalism and Social Communication or State Management.

Paweł Stachowiak, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

„Political Science at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, is incomparable to all other Polish universities, and this is confirmed by the numerous rankings and certificates achieved. Political Science studies show the modern world in all dimensions: political, economic and social, they lay a solid foundation for specialisation in each of these areas. Classes are taught by experienced teachers who give both sound knowledge, as well as specific skills allowing graduates to compete successfully in the European labour market. A Local Government Specialist, Functionary, Politician, Diplomat, Political Marketing, Advertising and Promotion Specialist – are some the careers that can be developed by studying Political Science. Explore Poland, Europe and the world through Poznan’s Political Science!

Career

Our studies will prepare you for work in social and market research centres, HR consulting companies, cultural institutions, European funds advisors, emergency response teams and marketing departments. We focus on your comprehensive development and preparation to enter the dynamic labour market.

Specialisations

European Administration

Since Poland joined the European Union, it has opened new opportunities and prospects for development. There are also enormous financial resources that we need to use wisely. Do not waste this chance and get the knowledge and skills that will enable you to find employment in the Polish and European labour market. The knowledge of structures and procedures in the EU are acquired during your studies, and the ability to use foreign languages ​​will make you become more attractive to European employers.

Local Government

Local government units are usually significant employers in each region. While studying this specialisation, you will gain the necessary skills to work in the municipal, district, provincial administrations and many other institutions of public administration. Practical skills supported by knowledge, will make you unbeatable at every interview.

Political Marketing and Politics Consulting

In politics, as in every other discipline, professionally trained specialists are in demand. If you are thinking about a career as a political consultant, you should be active in the world of politics, marketing and political consulting. This specialisation is for you and you will be fully prepared for the role of a political advisor. You will have knowledge in the political analysis of the market, learn advertising techniques and how to effectively use social engineering and designing electoral campaigns. During the course, you will learn how public opinion research labs work and how to efficiently and effectively conduct marketing research.

Advertising and promotion

“Advertising is a leverage for the trade” – so says a Polish saying, but in order to be effective, you need both broad knowledge and practice. Here, you will get to know the secrets of press, radio, television and Internet advertising. You’ll also learn how to construct advertising articles and how to professionally prepare and conduct an advertising campaign.

Management of Socio-Economic Organisations NEW!

With the dynamically changing economy in Poland and throughout the world, the modern labour market seeks graduates with high qualifications. Employers expect candidates not only to have acquired soft skills, but mainly hard skills – the professional ones. Studying at the Management of Socio-Economic Organisations guarantees the necessary knowledge will be obtained. The acquired skills can be used in many aspects, especially in the wider business and social environment. In this specialisation, you will get to know the methods of financial management in the public and economic sector, and learn innovative techniques of marketing management. The class schedule involves innovative workshops, as well as business classes.

HR Management

If you are not afraid to take responsibility for the actions of others, this is the specialisation for you. Here, you will learn how to manage staff, effectively motivate employees, how to deal with stress, as well as diagnose and resolve conflicts in the group. You can also obtain the necessary skills to work as a manager, project team manager or a human resources development specialist.

Zapisz się!

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.

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61-712 Poznań
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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