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Collegium Civitas is a relatively young university (founded in 1997) located in the very centre of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Despite its age, it has earned a deserved reputation of an exceptional place to study international relations, social and political sciences in English. In Central and East Europe it is one of the very best if it comes to a variety and quality of offered courses and programs taught in English. Collegium Civitas is entitled to award BA, MA and PhD degrees. It has a rich variety of programs. One of the newest proposals is the Public Policy and Administration MA Program (PPA).
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Collegium Civitas!
Computers and the InternetThe computer lab, in which high-speed Internet access and other computing services are available, is open to all our students. Our IT staff is always present to offer assistance.
Those who prefer to use their own laptops can enjoy the Wi-Fi connection at Collegium Civitas. There are also numerous internet cafes located all over the city.
There is also Collegium Civitas Library. on-line catalog: http://biblioteka.civitas.pl/LibraOpacEn.dll
The library stores reference materials, journals, books and major Polish newspapers.
Student organizations at CC
Studies in English at Collegium Civitas are comprised of two departments:the Department of International Relations andthe Department of Political Science. The departments' faculties embrace lecturers and researchers who are the University's employees, as well as those who work at the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Departments also attract visiting professors from different universities, located from Japan to the United States. Both Departments pursue two primary goals in the creation of their study programs and curricula: to provide solid and comprehensive education in a given field of social sciences and to ensure that students are made conversant with the most topical and significant issues of the modern world.
Collegium Civitas boasts accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission and from the University Accreditation Commission at the Conference of Rectors of Polish Universities. Collegium Civitas is formally entitled to grant MA and BA degrees in International Relations, Political Science and Sociology. Recently, it has also received the right to grant PhD degrees in Sociology. Soon we will obtain the right to run Doctorate Programs in Political Science.
Within Studies in English, potential students may apply twice a year for a place on one of the following degree programs:
3-year BA Programs at the Department of International Relations (BA degree in International Relations with tracks in corresponding areas):
3-year BA Programs at the Department of Political Science (BA degree in Political Science with tracks in corresponding areas):
2-year MA Programs at the Department of International Relations (MA degree in International Relations with specialization in corresponding areas):
2-year MA Programs at the Department of Political Science (MA degree in Political Science with specialization in corresponding areas):
2-year MA Program at the Department of Sociology (MA degree in Sociology with specialization in the corresponding area):
MA in Human Rights and Genocide Studies - European Joint Master's Program In recent years there has been a growing academic and practical interest in human rights and in a separate but related issue of genocide, with an increasing concern with how genocide might be prevented or halted. The European Master of Arts in Human Rights and Genocide Studies Program is concerned directly with these major themes of our time. This Program is a unique inter-disciplinary MA degree program, the first of its kind in Europe. It is taught in 4 universities:
Collegium Civitas, Warsaw (Poland)
European University-Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany)
Kingston University, London (UK)
Siena University, Siena (Italy)
Upon being accepted as a student by Collegium Civitas, the student will be required to complete 180 credit points if she is a student of the First Cycle (i.e. enrolled on one of the 3-year BA degree programs) or 120 credits points if she is a student of the Second Cycle (i.e. enrolled on one of the 2-year MA degree programs).
All courses held within both the Department of International Relations and the Department of Political Science fall into two groups: obligatory and elective. The obligatory courses are usually introductory courses (especially during the first year of study), basic courses, and advanced and specialized courses. The specialized courses are compulsory for students who have chosen their specialization.
Collegium Civitas adheres to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). On average, each course earns a total of four credit points. The duration of an average course is thirty academic hours, resulting in classes being held once a week for two hours during any given semester. There is an increasing, albeit still small, number of 15-hour courses, which run over half a semester.
Apart from the obligatory and elective courses, there are also mandatory language courses worth two credit points each. Students are required to take and complete courses in two different foreign languages during their period of study at Collegium Civitas as MA students and in one foreign language as BA students. Physical education is mandatory during the second year of BA studies and it earns two credit points. The writing and submitting of either a BA or MA thesis provide a student with additional credit points, 10 or 20 respectively. Within one semester a student is required to collect a minimum of 27 and maximum of 33 credit points.
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