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To understand Россия, you need to learn the Cyrillic alphabet and the Russian language.

Paweł Pyrka, Ph.D., Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

English Studies
with Russian

  • Level: Undergraduate (Bachelor Degree)
  • Mode: Full-time
  • Applications for this program have been closed

Program

Students of English Studies with Russian learn English and Russian simultaneously. During the program, English courses are taught at a higher level of competency and include linguistics, intensive language development, as well as cultural and historical background of the English speaking countries. Russian classes, on the other hand, start at the beginner level and gradually develop language competences. The aim for students is to reach CEFR C1 English and B2 Russian proficiency level or higher.

Depending on the selected specialization, students develop various competencies, such as translation, ability to work in an international business environment, teaching English as a foreign language, and extended knowledge of literature, media and culture of the English speaking countries.

Requirements: English proficiency - CEFR B2 or higher, supported by appropriate English proficiency certificates.

Candidate

If you are interested in other cultures, have a passion for learning languages and meeting diverse people, the English Studies with Russian Program at University SWPS may be the right choice for you. The program may also be attractive to candidates who have already completed another program of study and would like to expand their career opportunities by learning a new language and perfecting their English skills.

Career Prospects

Graduates build successful careers in various industries, including education, international business, media, marketing and advertising, film and TV production, government administration, and NGOs. They are also sought after as translators thanks to their unique Russian skills.

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Advantages

Best English Studies Among Private Universities in Poland

SWPS University is ranked among the top five universities in Poland that offer language studies and is first among non-public higher education institutions. Our international faculty includes highly-qualified linguists, literature and culture experts, translators and specialists in the methodology of language teaching.

Latest Tools and Technology

Students at the Institute of English Studies develop their language skills using state-of-the art tools and technologies, including a Simultaneous Interpretation Laboratory, Computer Assisted Translation programs (CAT tools), and digital interactive whiteboards.

Employment Asset

Russia is the largest country in the world with the population of close to 146 million. It is also a significant political and economic power. Books written by Russian writers, such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Lev Tolstoy, and Alexander Pushkin belong amongst the greatest achievements of world literature. Therefore, whether you are planning a career in business, economy or the arts, learning Russian might be a wise choice.

Specializations

Translation Studies - Translation Track

Translation Studies focus on translation theory and practice and on intensive language skills development. All courses are taught by experienced translators and linguists. Students become familiar with the requirements of general and specialized translation. They practice various translation methods and techniques employed in written and oral translation. All translation courses are developed in accordance with the guidelines of the European Union’s Directorate-General for Translation.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) – Teaching Track

TEFL specialization prepares students for a teaching profession. Graduates can work not only in public schools, but also in private and language schools. They may also choose to combine teaching with a translation career. Additionally, students become familiar with the latest teaching methodologies and acquire competencies in the field of Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP). During teaching internships, under the guidance of a coordinator, students create their own European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages.

English for Business Environment - Business Track

English for Business Environment is focused on teaching business English with elements of economy, marketing and public relations. Students learn about organizational structure, business management, business environment and market issues. They also become familiar with the style of business writing and learn how to develop business plans, reports and business strategy. Moreover, they gain general business skills, such as presentation or negotiation skills and learn about business code of conduct.

Cultural and Literary Studies – Cultural and Literary Track

Perfect for enthusiasts of the English speaking countries and English-based cultures. We focus on analytical and writing skills as well as on the ability to present a coherent argument in the written form. The path offers an opportunity to study the major literary texts in the English culture and to learn the tools and methodology indispensable in writing about complex phenomena. Some topics covered include: pop culture, film, interactive storytelling, literary criticism and cultural theory.


Faculty

Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application form and upload required documents
  2. Pay the Application Fee (PLN 85.00) via PayU - you will be asked to do so in the application form 
  3. Pay the Tuition Fee
  4. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  5. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office
  6. During the first semester, submit the Nostrification of your diploma (if applicable)

This is the application procedure for international candidates. Polish candidates should follow the application procedure provided on the corresponding Polish site here »

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree: Secondary school/high-school diploma
  • Master Degree: Bachelor diploma (undergraduate)
  • Eligible candidates are admitted on the first come, first served basis
  • English proficiency:
    • Bachelor Degree - CEFR B2, IELTS min. 6 pts. certificates issued by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, the British Council and Education Australia
    • Master Degree - IELTS 7 pts. or C1
  • Dates of English language exams:
    June 6, 2021
    July 26, 2021
    August 23, 2021

 

Application Fee

Application fee in the amount of PLN 85.00 should be paid via PayU while submitting university application through the Application Portal.

The application fee is non-refundable unless:

  • the program of study that you applied to has been cancelled (except when you decide to enroll in a different program of study at SWPS University).

Persons exempt from the application fee:

  • Graduates of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs completed at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (formerly Warsaw School of Social Psychology SWPS)
  • Graduates of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies completed at Collegium Da Vinci (formerly University of Humanities and Journalism)ych
  • Graduates of Liceum Akademickie Da Vinci (Da Vinci High School)

Tuition Fee Discount

  • Children of SWPS University alumni who enroll in degree programs at SWPS University are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition fee for every year of the program.

Tuition

2021-2022 Tuition Fee
Full-Time Studies
10 installments PLN 1,120 / each
2 installments PLN 5,515 / each
1 installment PLN 10,600

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Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • + 48 22 104 75 07
  • As of Oct. 26th, due to the current pandemic restrictions, the Admissions Office will provide all services exclusively by mail, phone, and online, during office hours. For online consultations or rare cases requiring a visit to the Office in person, please e-mail admissions@swps.edu.pl to make an appointment. Original documents or documents certified by a notary public, should be addressed to SWPS University in Warsaw (full address), clearly marked “Admissions Office”, and sent via post or courier.
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9.00-17.00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warsaw, Poland
    room 004, main hall on the ground floor 

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