Programs taught in English
Computer Science: Internet and Mobile Technologies
Holding a master’s degree, a graduate can independently solve IT problems and practically apply informatics in selected technological and social fields. His knowledge embraces general social issues facilitating interpersonal communication. A graduate can be employed as a leader of a programming team, software designer and creator, IT systems administrator, computer networks designer, or data protection and information security specialist. He is prepared to work in various institutions using advanced IT solutions, in particular those creating software, in IT counseling agencies, in the sector of modern technologies, finance and higher education institutions. Moreover, a graduate can undertake a third cycle study (PhD).
Environmental Protection is a general academic profile programme in the area of natural science and science within the field of biological and chemical sciences. The second cycle study provides graduates with high professional qualifications adapted to the needs of the job market preparing them to holding public functions, particularly those connected with the operation and conservation of nature. An attractive programme offer results from unique natural qualities and distinct water resources of the region. A major part of the programme constitutes a rich offer of laboratory and field classes including social and cultural specificity of Podlasie. The study is conducted by young and dynamically developing staff of a high scientific level.
International Economic Relations
The study provides graduates with advanced knowledge in international economics and complementary disciplines as well as develops useful skills necessary to carry out a professional activity in the institutions and enterprises related to international trade, international organizations and institutions, state administration units connected with foreign cooperation, research and expert centres dealing with international relations, diplomacy and mass media.
Pedagogy: Cultural Animation
A graduate of second cycle pedagogy course with specialization in cultural animation is a competent organizer of creative activities, having extensive awareness of social, cultural and artistic contexts of his/her work.
He/she has in-depth knowledge of culture and culture animation. He/she has in-depth knowledge on the course of his/her own development. He/she has knowledge allowing to analyze cultural phenomena in anthropological categories, knows methods and forms of culture animation. He/she has in-depth knowledge on contemporary culture, symbolic codes, values, behavior patterns, and attitudes. He/she has knowledge on contemporary pedagogical approaches and their varied reception. He/she knows the philosophical (ontic and axiological) problems of education. He/she understands the theoretical and methodological problems of research on educational processes (and educational discourses). He/she is aware of the current issues in culture and arts. He/she understands the complex character and dynamics of social and cultural processes and the problems of contemporary education and cultural animation.
He/she has the skills of combining knowledge on culture with creative activity and promoting active attitudes. He/she has the ability to use varied forms and methods in the process of culture animation. He/she is able to study and understand contemporary culture, use different artistic forms in social projects, and practically apply the knowledge in working with different groups. He/she skilfully uses communication channels and techniques in the process of communication, depending on the context and situation. He/she analyzes and interprets media messages and their impact on the society.
The graduate is able to collaborate with different recipients in public and non-public cultural and educational institutions. He/she deepens his/her social competencies, understanding the specificity of creating selected artistic, cultural and social projects in institutions financed from the state budget, NGO projects, and individual projects. He/she is able to create group projects of animation activities using different arts and media. He/she is aware of the ethical aspects of research, artistic activity and animation activities.
The graduate of cultural animation specialization is qualified to work in cultural and educational institutions, local government institutions, NGOs, socio-cultural associations, and mass media. The graduate is prepared to carry out autonomous activities connected with cultural animation.
Philology: English Philology
Apart from advanced language skills (level C2 according to the European Council Common European Framework of Reference for Languages with regard to one foreign language), a graduate is provided with comprehensive and extensive knowledge in the field of selected specialization: linguistics, literature studies, culture studies, or applied linguistics. He can integrate knowledge from various humanistic disciplines and apply it to untypical professional situations; he can independently solve professional problems and draft relevant opinions based on incomplete or limited information in accordance with the principles of ethics, law and economics. A graduate can professionally communicate with experts and non-experts as well as organize teamwork. He has an open attitude to other languages and cultures. Depending on the selected specialization, a graduate is prepared to work in the institutions of culture, state administration, education, in publishing houses, journal editor’s offices, mass media, culture and research institutions as well as in the services sector requiring advanced knowledge of languages and cultures. What is more, a graduate can work as a foreign language teacher provided he has completed teaching specialization (pursuant to educational standards of the UwB Centre of Lifelong Learning). A graduate is prepared to undertake research challenges and third cycle study (PhD).