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Discover how professional uses of English, applied to the fields of communication in global business, TEFL and translation studies will lead you to new career opportunities.

Associate Professor Piotr Skurowski, Head of Department of English

English Studies

  • Level: Graduate (Master's Degree)
  • Mode: Full-time & Part-time
  • Applications closed.


The graduate level English Studies focus on advanced development of English language competency. Students broaden their knowledge in areas such as: linguistics, methodology of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), international business communication as well as the cultural and historical background of the English speaking countries. Graduates are well prepared for the contemporary employment market thanks to their language proficiency, technical skills and multicultural awareness.


The graduate level English Studies Program is a good choice for B.A. degree holders in any discipline and for professionals who wish to further develop their English language competencies. Prospective students should be able to speak English at the CEFR C1 or higher level and must provide appropriate English proficiency certificates.

Career Prospects

Graduates of English Studies build successful careers in various industries, including education, translation, international business, media, marketing and advertising, film and TV production, government administration, and NGOs.

Financial support: Scholarships for International Candidates
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Financial support: Scholarships for SWPS University Students
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Best English Studies Among Private Universities in Poland

SWPS University is ranked first among non-public higher education institutions in Poland that offer language studies. 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 Department of English 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.

Multicultural Environment

English Studies at SWPS University offer a friendly and multicultural environment, contributing to the students’ development of language and interpersonal skills as well as cross-cultural competencies. International students comprise close to twenty five per cent of the student population. Therefore, students have ample opportunities to practice English not only in class, but also in daily and informal interactions with each other.


Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Teaching Track 

Available only in part-time mode.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) specialization allows students to acquire or develop teaching qualifications for all levels of education. Special emphasis in our curriculum is given to subjects preparing teachers to work with modern technology. Considering the increase in the demand for teaching English to young learners, we also offer courses to develop skills in this particular area.

In accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, graduates of TEFL specialization are licensed to teach at primary, middle and secondary schools, provided they completed teaching internships, in the course of their studies.

Communication in Business Program - Business Path

Available only in full-time mode

Communication in Business Program includes subjects such as: general management theory, marketing, communication, interpersonal relations, and influencing skills. Additionally, during workshops, students gain practical competencies in the following areas: presentation skills, public speaking, team work, and business writing. Some of the classes are conducted by business experts and managers actively working in various firms and corporations. During the course of studies, students have an opportunity to visit several companies and organizations, meet business professionals and previous graduates of the Communication in Business specialization.

Thanks to their English proficiency, communications skills, business acumen and multicultural awareness, graduates of the Communication in Business Specialization build successful careers in areas, such as: public relations, marketing, corporate management, and business administration in Poland and abroad.

Information and Communication Technology in ELT – Teaching Track

Available only in full-time mode.

The program teaches not only the fundamental competencies indispensable in modern teaching, but it also offers additional courses on the use of the latest information technology tools and teaching materials and their application in the classroom. Additionally, the program prepares future teachers to align programs of teaching with various age groups of learners and offers an opportunity to gain certification in teaching English as a foreign language.

Translation Studies - Translation Path

Available only in part-time mode.

Translation Specialization focuses on translation theory and practice. All courses are taught by experienced translators and translation scholars. The program offers workshops in business, media, literary and specialized translation, from Polish to English and vice versa. Students practice text analysis and writing in different styles. Additionally, they learn how to use Computer Assisted Translation programs (CAT tools).

Translation Specialization aims to:

  • Instill professional approach to translated texts, such as the use of translation strategies and techniques, appropriate to the given context.
  • Teach students about the requirements of general and specialized translation and localization.
  • Demonstrate good working practices for professional translators, including: time management, research techniques, evaluation of information sources, compilation of translator’s library and tool set, and business basics for freelance translators.


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.


2021-2022 Tuition Fee
Full-Time Studies
10 installments PLN 975 / each
2 installments PLN 4,785 / each
1 installment PLN 9,200

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 CEST (UTC+2)
    Phone inquiries: 9:00-16:00 CEST (UTC+2)
  • 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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