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The Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław is among the leading research centers in Poland. In 2010, it was named the best social sciences faculty in the country by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Twice, in 2013 and 2017, the faculty received the highest category ‒ A+, awarded to the best research institutions in Poland. The psychology program offered by the Faculty was assessed as excellent by the Polish Accreditation Committee. Additionally, the Faculty is among the top 25 faculties in Poland, representing all disciplines, that received a pro-quality funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in the period 2018-2020.

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Teaching

The Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław offers study programs in psychology and clinical psychology. During the course of study students become familiar with the methods of psychological diagnosis and therapy of psychological disorders. Another specialization available at the faculty is business psychology, which focuses on human resources management as well as talent and organizational development. Additionally, alumni of the graduate program may further develop their scientific careers at SWPS University’s Doctoral School.

One of the best Psychology Programs in Poland

For the past several years, SWPS University has been ranked among the top three higher education institutions offering programs in psychology, together with the University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. According to the 2019 ranking by Perspektywy, a Polish influential monthly magazine devoted to educational affairs, the Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław is among the top 4 faculties of its kind in Poland and is the best faculty of psychology in the Lower Silesia Region. More information »

Our Psychology Programs is aligned with the requirements of EuroPsy, the European qualification standard for psychologists, established by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).

The excellent grade awarded to our psychology program by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) in 2016, confirms the quality of education offered by the Faculty. PKA assessed the quality of education, qualifications of the teaching and research staff, and the quality of research projects conducted by the Faculty’s scientists. More information »

Polish Accreditation Committee's Assessment

The excellent grade awarded to our psychology program by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) in 2016, confirms the quality of education offered by the Faculty. PKA assessed the quality of education, qualifications of the teaching and research staff, and the quality of research projects conducted by the Faculty’s scientists.

Clinical Psychology Program

The Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław is the only center in south-west Poland authorized to grant post-graduate degrees in clinical psychology, in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Health on obtaining the title of specialist in the fields applicable in healthcare. More information »

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University

SWPS University’s Doctoral School offers post-graduate studies in psychology, where doctoral students have an opportunity to work with experts and conduct advanced research in many sub-disciplines of psychology, including health psychology, clinical psychology, social psychology, economic psychology, and cognitive psychology. More information »

Acclaimed Researchers and Experienced Practitioners

The lecturers at SWPS University in Wrocław include renowned experts and researchers, such as: Professor Dariusz Daliński - an authority in social, emotion and motivation psychology; Professor Tomasz Zaleśkiewicz – who specializes in economic psychology, and Professor Ralf Schwarzer - a renowned health psychologist.

Students also have an opportunity to learn from winners of the prestigious MASTER program, funded by the Foundation for Polish Science, for example a philosopher Professor Leszek Koczanowicz, and health psychologist Professor Aleksandra Łuszczyńska, who is an internationally recognized researcher. The faculty is also proud to employ experienced practitioners, such as Karolina Zarychta-Zajączkowska, Ph.D.,who holds a certificate of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Center, and Izabela Pawłowska, Ph.D., a supervisor in cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Science and Research

The Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław is a fast developing research center. According to the annual parametric assessments conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the past 15 years, the Faculty has been ranked among the best research centers specializing in humanities and social sciences.

BEST SOCIAL SCIENCES FACULTY IN POLAND

In a comprehensive assessment of academic parameters conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2010, the Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław received the highest score (A+) among all public and private higher education institutions that conduct research in social sciences in the country, including the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The Faculty has upheld its high standing, overtaking many other renowned research institutions and esteemed university research centers. In most recent parametric assessments, conducted in 2013 and 2017 by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education tour Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław is the best research center in the field of humanities and social sciences in Poland.

Professional Research Equipment

SWPS University in Wrocław offers students and researchers professional research facilities and equipment, including a focus group facility with a one-way mirror, laboratories enabling psychological research, and a free access to Sona Systems, a cloud-based research and participant management solution for universities, and Qualtrics, the leading experience management software. Some classes take place in a professional laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art tools for psychophysiological research, including: an electroencephalograph for EEG measurements, galvanic skin response equipment (GSR), stimulators for transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), several eye-trackers, and a Cedrus Response Pad for behavioral research.

Quality of Research

Researchers from the Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław are frequent recipients of research grants. In 2019, they conducted 34 research projects, worth over PLN 14.5 million (EUR 3.25 million). Some of their research topics included: links between physical activity and the quality of life, sedentary behavior, obedience to authority, correlation of market mindset with abuse of ethical norms, numerical predisposition, numerical ability, compensatory behaviors when failing to fulfill plans, and correlation of work engagement and sense-making. List of projects »

Apart from teaching and research, the Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław organizes numerous open lectures and panel discussions with renowned guests from around the world, finances publications, and gradually expands its research capabilities by acquiring new research equipment.

Contact

Center for Student Affairs

SWPS University in Wrocław
Centre for Student Affairs
Ostrowskiego 30b, 53-238 Wrocław, Poland, room 05

Office hours

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday to Friday: 10.00-14.00
  • Saturday (part-time study weekends, only by appointment): 9.00-15.00
  • Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Center for Student Affairs provides services on campus by appointment only. Appointments can be booked via the Contact Zone on Virtual University platform.

Dean's Office

SWPS University, the Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław
Ostrowskiego 30b, 53-238 Wrocław, Poland, room 24

Office hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00-16.00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed