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The Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw is the oldest and the largest faculty at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. According to the ranking by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, it is the third best faculty amongst the higher education institutions with a Social Sciences profile, in Poland. The faculty conducts advanced research projects, including many international studies. It offers undergraduate and graduate studies with a variety of study paths and specializations. The faculty has the authority to grant doctoral (Ph.D.) and post-doctoral (habilitacja) degrees.




Currently, nearly four thousand students are enrolled at the Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw, pursuing degrees in several different specialties. The faculty’s varied educational offer allows students to align their curriculum to their individual interests and professional aspirations. The graduates of the faculty work not only as psychotherapists, but also find employment in many fields that rely on psychology, such as: media, market research, human recourses, marketing, advertising, education, health care and IT design. 

Highest Quality of Education

According to Perspektywy, a Polish influential monthly magazine devoted to educational affairs, our Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw ranks among the top three faculties of its kind in Poland. Ranking by „Perspektywy” » 

European Standards of Education

Studies at the Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw follow European standards of education. The program fulfills the requirements of EuroPsy, the European qualification standard for psychologists, established by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) in 2010.

External Assessment and Accreditation

SWPS University is the first university in Poland to have received the highest score for its Psychology Programs from the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA). PKA is the only statutory body in Poland responsible for the assessment of the quality of education provided by higher education institutions.

Best Specialists

The Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw is proud to count the best specialists amongst its academic staff, including: Professor Grzegorz Sędek, an expert in Experimental Psychology; Professor Krystyna Skarżyńska, a renowned authority in the field of Social Psychology; Professor Andrzej Kokoszka, an experienced psychiatrist and psychotherapist; Professor Andrzej Falkowski, a specialist in the field of Psychology of Business; Professor Edward Nęcka, an expert in Psychology of Creativity; and  Professor Paweł Boski, a pioneer of Intercultural Psychology in Poland.

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Degrees

The Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw has the authority to grant doctoral and post-doctoral (habilitacja) degrees in the discipline of Social Sciences and Psychology. To date, the faculty has awarded 91 doctoral (Ph.D.), 20 post-doctoral, and 4 Professorial titles (data as of February 1, 2016). 

Science and Research

The Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw is one of the leading teaching and research centers in the field of social sciences in Poland, which was confirmed by a comprehensive assessment of its research and development potential, conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2017. The Faculty is among the top three units that received grade A+, in the humanities and social sciences category. In 2013, the Faculty took the third place among all institutions in the social sciences discipline, and was first among organizations that were granted grade A.

Over EUR 5.5 million for research projects

The Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw provides an excellent environment for scientific research of the highest standard. In 2018, Faculty researchers conducted 42 research projects, worth over EUR 5.5 million. 

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Diamond grants for students of psychology

The Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw provides students with opportunities to conducted research and present their findings at the annual Student Scientific Conference. With the help of academic advisors, students may receive government funding for their projects. To date, the best student research projects were awarded over 870,000 PLN in total, from the Diamond Grant Program sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

State-of-the-art Research Equipent

To create the best research environment for academics and students, the Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw has equipped its laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment for psychophysiological research, including an eye-tracker for capturing eye movements, an electroencephalograph for brain activity mapping, a galvanometer to measure electrodermal activity, electromyography equipment used to record and evaluate the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles, and EEG amplifiers for the measurement of bioelectrical brain activity. 


Center for Student Affairs

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Dean's Office

SWPS University, Faculty of Psychology in Warsaw
Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, room 305

Office Hours

  • Montoday to Friday: 9.00-16.00