[NEW] English for Knowledge, Culture and Innovation

Bachelor Full-time studies in English Faculty of Philology

English for Knowledge, Culture and Innovation

Full-time bachelor’s degree course in English

Are you curious about language? Do you have a passion for literature? We have designed a challenging course that will develop your linguistic as well as critical skills, and will be an inspiration for your reading.

English for Knowledge, Culture and Innovation is a course that offers an excellent opportunity of studying English in depth alongside linguistics and literature. The participants will acquire advanced language skills in courses like practical English grammar, speaking, reading and writing, pronunciation, and integrated skills in English. They will learn about language science and linguistic diversity. The course will also provide a thorough grounding in English and American literary works.

The second year of the course gives the students a choice between two modules: Global English Cultures and Languages and Psycho-Pedagogical Aspects of Language Acquisition. The classes in the former aim to equip the students with linguistic, cultural and literary competences to help them further their own research interests. They will include the varieties of the English language, pragmatics and intercultural communication as well as experimental methods in studies on language and mind. Historical, social, political and cultural aspects of English, American or Canadian texts will be part of the course, too.

The latter module focuses on language acquisition, psychology of language learning, language processing and intercultural approaches to language development.

Fluency in a foreign language, an understanding of foreign cultures, analytical and research skills are all in great demand on the job market. The training we offer provides the graduates with transferable skills that are sought after by employers, such as qualitative and quantitative data analysis, advanced linguistic and critical skills, and cultural sensitivity. Our students do not only learn English.  They learn Polish and one other foreign language from scratch. The options are German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

This course can also be a bright start to obtaining English teaching qualifications, such as CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or DELTA (Cambridge Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

The course is also an excellent preparation for further linguistic, literary, cultural or educational studies. The graduates will be well-prepared to take a range of Master’s programmes, both in Wrocław and elsewhere.


Course coordinator: Marek Herda

Contact emails:

international@uwr.edu.pl (about admission, accommodation, etc.)

 marek.herda@uwr.edu.pl (about the course and its organisation)


Entry requirements


  1. A secondary school qualification from your country that entitles you to enter university
  2. English language requirements: a good B2 standard within the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). We accept the following English language  qualifications at the grades specified:
    • Cambridge First Certificate in English – an overall score of 173 or higher (grade A or grade B)
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - any passing grade
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – grade 6.0 or higher
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – an overall score of 80 or higher
    • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) – a score of 341 or higher  for speaking and writing, and 839 or higher for listening and reading
    • Oxford Test of English – an overall score of 121 or higher
    • TELC B2 – an overall grade 1 or grade 2
    • B2 Business Vantage (BEC Vantage) – an overall grade A or grade B

You do not need to provide a certificate in English if:

  • English is your mother tongue
  • English was the language of instruction at your secondary school or at another university course you have completed
  • you have taken Polish Nowa Matura and scored 80% or higher on the extended level English exam
  • you have passed a B2 level examination (or higher) in English during another university degree course, which is shown in your transcript of records.
  1. A positive assessment of your application by the course coordinator.