English Language BA studies “Journalism and Information Studies”

Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies;
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The Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, University of Warsaw, offers studies firmly rooted in two areas of research (i.e. social studies and humanities), and two disciplines: media and information studies.
The study curriculum prepares the students to work in modern and highly valued professions. It, gives them competencies indispensable nowadays in either academic or professional careers as journalists, spokespersons or information professionals. The Faculty teaching activities are deeply integrated with its research profile. The graduates acquire academic knowledge, professional competencies, and skills indispensable for continuing professional, civic and personal development.
The BA “Journalism and Information Studies”, offered in English language, prepares the graduates either for continuation of education at PQF second cycle (MA) level, or starting professional activity in the media or information institutions (departments) of different types, including PR or advertisement agencies.

The students will be offered theoretical and methodological knowledge alongside skills supporting their active participation in the media and information research projects or interdisciplinary undertakings. The curriculum, built on two scholarly perspectives, supports development of competencies indispensable for different roles or functions in social communication, including: development and use of information sources, their selection and evaluation, development of different types of messages, according to the needs and competencies of the users, research and analysis of actual social reception of information. A first cycle PQF (BA) graduate is also prepared to apply knowledge and competencies in professional communication, to use adequate ICT tools, to participate in team work. He/she also abides by professional ethical guidelines. He/she should be able to communicate in English language at B2 CEFR level.

General academic profile of the first cycle (BA) studies is directly related to its interdisciplinary character, resulting from a connection of two research perspectives, i.e. media and information studies, on both media market and social reception of information. The education offer includes - among others - fundamental theories and research methodologies being developed and applied in the media and information studies, media systems and their history, models and methods of information literacy and information behaviours, sociological and communication concepts aa well as fundamental theories for scholar activities or professional development in media/-journalism and information sectors.

Four specialisation modules (digital media, press, broadcasting, television) will help to develop competencies indispensable in journalists’ work in media institutions of different types. The public relations module offers competencies for active and creative participation in PR campaigns and projects in different spheres of social life. The information science module aims at acquiring and/or improving students’ competencies concerning exploration of information reception among particular user groups, effective use of information resources of different types, as well as readable and attractive ways of information visualisation. The curriculum as a whole will be conducted in English language, by recognised scholars.

The graduates are prepared to continue education at second cycle (MA) level or start their professional activity in the media or information institutions (departments) of different types, including public relations and advertising agencies.

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