2/07/2018 Bologna Process
Discover yourself in studies in the European Higher Education Area. Studies in Europe have three basic cycle studies system and ECTS system, which is used in all EU countries (European Credit Transfer System – 30 credits per semester) that guarantee full mobility for students in the Erasmus+.
System of studies – Bologna Process
1st Cycle: First-cycle studies – Bachelor’s degree programmes, at least 6 semesters, leading to the professional title of “licencjat” or at least 7 semesters, leading to the professional title of “inżynier”. These are focused on preparing students for future employment, or for continued education within Master’s degree programmes. To obtain this degree, students must earn at least 180 ECTS credits.
2nd Cycle: Second-cycle studies – Master’s degree programmes, 3 to 4 semesters following first- cycle studies, leading to the professional title of „magister” or an equivalent degree (depending on the study course profile). These are focused on theoretical knowledge, as well as the application and development of creative skills. In artistic disciplines, focus is on the growth of creativity and development of talent. Master degree holders may enter doctoral programmes (third-cycle studies). To obtain this degree, students must earn at least 90 ECTS credits
Long Cycle: Long-cycle studies – Master’s degree programmes, 10 to 12 semesters leading to the professional title of “magister” or an equivalent degree (depending on the study course profile). To obtain this degree, students must earn at least 300 ECTS credits (10-semesters studies) or at least 360 ECTS credits (12-semesters studies). Single long-cycle studies are based on an integrated study program, which contains both basic studies and in-depth specialization.
3rd Cycle: Third-cycle studies – Doctoral degree programmes, 6 to 8 semesters, accessible to graduates of the Master’s degree program and leading to the PhD degree, are offered by the university-type schools as well as some research institutions (departments of the Polish Academy of Sciences, along with research and development institutions). The PhD degree is awarded to candidates who submit and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation before the thesis committee, and who pass the doctoral examination.