Organization of studies
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Organization of studies

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 Organization of studies

According to Bologna Process the basic university course in Poland lasts three years, at the end of which students are awarded a Bachelor's certificate (LICENCJAT). After two additional years of studies students are awarded a Master's degree (MAGISTER). Some special courses are combined so as to last five or six years after which one obtains the title of Master (MAGISTER). Having obtained the degree of Master (MAGISTER), it is possible to engage in further study for the PhD (DOKTOR).
In the chart below, for the sake of simplicity, all references to studies for the first three years are referred as 'undergraduate', studies for the final two years are referred to as 'graduate', while all studies subsequent to this (only for MA diploma holders) are referred to as 'postgraduate' or 'doctoral'.

THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION IN POLAND (NCU)
years
degree
type of course
three or four years
PHD (DOKTOR)
OTHER DIPLOMA
DOCTORAL
POSTGRADUATE COURSE
5
MASTER (MAGISTER)
GRADUATE COURSE
4
3
BACHELOR (LICENCJAT)
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
2
1

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