Security studies
Social sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years
Tuition fee: 
3200 euro/year
Degree awarded: 
magister (master)
Application deadline: 
Monday, 19 September, 2016
Day of semester start: 
Saturday, 1 October, 2016
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

The programme is conducted in English and is open to all international and Polish applicants. The candidates must obtain a bachelor, master, engineer or equivalent degree in any discipline.

The candidate should, among others:

  1. have knowledge of the social and legal issues, which constitutes the basis for understanding the internal security
  2. understand and have the ability to analyze phenomena related to security on a global, national, regional and local scale
  3. have English language skills at the level allowing to study in this language – at least level B2.

Candidates will be admitted on the basis of the documents submitted until all places have been filled.

When the number of applications exceeds the limit of students, the additional procedure, based on essay in English will start.

More information: www.irk.uw.edu.pl


The INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, as one of the first academic centres in Poland, decided to launch a new field of study – INTERNAL SECURITY. Since 2012, these studies have gained a practical profile, due to which they are also a response to the need of improving professional qualifications of officers of different state services (e.g. police, border guard etc.).

The educational profile is the answer to the demand for both the knowledge as well as the practical preparation in the sphere of national security and public order maintenance.

Improving its educational offer, the INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL SCIENCE decided to start a new and unique GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN SECURITY STUDIES (GPSS) which are addressed to persons with a Bachelor’s degree awarded upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree program (undergraduate studies) in Poland or elsewhere. They are second-cycle full-time graduate studies (2 years). The language of tuition is English.

The study programme covers both theoretical (such as Theory of security) and practical (f.ex. Emergency management) courses. Our students apart from regular courses could take part actively in the academic life, taking part in such events as: conferences, debates and lectures of distinguished guests from all over the world invited often by our University. More on the GPSS programme you can learn at: www.gpss.inp.uw.edu.pl.

The course lasts two years. In order to receive the Masters’s degree, the graduates will be required to write a Masters’s thesis and pass the examination.

Learning outcomes