Studying at English Philology
If you want to be well prepared to face the challenges of a highly competitive job market, study English Philology at Opole University. This is the place where students gain advanced knowledge of language, literature, and culture and history of English-speaking countries as well as practical language skills at a high C1 proficiency level of CEFR for languages. Moreover, within their study programme the students may choose an educational path through elective courses that will add competence to their general academic education in the fields of culture studies, translation studies, business English, or Medical English. The students may also pursue additional courses in Chinese (reaching A2 level) or Spanish (reaching B2 level), expanding their employment options in the future.
Undergraduates of English Philology may seek employment requiring advanced command of English and, depending on their choices of elective courses, knowledge of culture of English-speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries, China, or knowledge of translation theory, business settings or medical contexts. Our students finish their studies with the ability to search for information in various sources, to analyze and synthesize information, and to work effectively both independently and in teams. They also understand the need to learn throughout life.
BA studies finish with a BA defense and a BA degree. Undergraduate studies in English Philology prepare candidates for graduate studies in a similar field.
What makes a difference at Opole University?
A professional team of academic teachers and lecturers supports and guides the undergraduates in their intellectual growth. The students are educated in modern lecture rooms in the newly renovated historical building of Collegium Maius equipped with modern audiovisual technology and modern computer room with several stands. Our library and the reading room offer access to an extensive collection of Anglo-Saxon literature (more than 37 thousand volumes devoted to various aspects of culture and language of English speaking countries and 100 titles of journals and magazines devoted to teaching).
Student affairs, options for development, exchange and scholarship
Our students can enroll in a student exchange programme Erasmus+ offered by Opole University, which allows for studying abroad for a semester or two, developing foreign language communication skills, learning about culture of a foreign country and gaining professional knowledge via a foreign language. Our partners are, among others, in Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Cyprus.
What are future career prospects after the studies?
Our students finish their studies with strong communication skills in English in writing and speaking, the ability to search for information in various sources, to analyze and synthesize information, and to work effectively both independently and in teams. They are well prepared for a career in, for example:
- translation and interpretation bureau
- public relations
- publishing houses
- advertising agencies
- fundraising organizations
- commercial, corporate or other business institutions
- research institutes
- many other fields that require good knowledge of English and liberal arts education.
The students interested in gaining teaching qualifications are advised to continue their MA studies with the teacher training specialization or enroll in additional teacher training post-graduate studies also offered by Opole University.
Tuition fee for foreign students amounts to 5000 PLN per academic year.
For general information and enquiries please contact:
Institute of English
pl. Kopernika 11a, 45-040 Opole
tel. +48 77 541 59 23
For foreign candidates:
Office for International Study Programmes
Katowicka 87B, 45-061 Opole
tel. +48-77-452 72 92
40 points is the minimum score for enrollment obtained on the basis of the tables below.
Admission requirements: competition of diplomas
|3||subject of your choice *||written
A candidate shall choose only one level.
* Any final exam but for the English language.
Candidates with "OLD MATURA"
|1||English||written part of the matura exam||0,80|
|3||subject of your choice **||written part of the matura exam||0,20|
|final grade *||0,15|
* Final grade is converted into the points according to the table in Attachment 4 to the Senate Resulution and will be considered only in case the candidate had no written exam in the given sugject.
** Any final exam but for the English language
Qualification criteria for foreign candidates
In order to apply, enter the following final exam grades from the secondary school certificate:
2. Any subject of your choice.