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First and second cycle of studies (Bachelor & Master)

Geography – A fascinating scientific discipline encompassing a broad spectrum of research possibilities that combines natural aspects (physical geography), with social issues (socio-economic geography). Geography deals with more than just the distribution and location of features and phenomena on Earth, but also with studies into their reasons and the human impact on them. Geographic studies teach students to acquire, process and use spatial information for research purposes and practical applications. In recent years, due to dynamic growth in the sphere of spatial data acquisition and analysis (Geographic Information Systems), geography has become an increasingly popular and attractive field of study.

Spatial Development – An interdisciplinary field, enabling students to gain knowledge and skills in the organisation of space in socio-economic development processes on the local and regional levels. The curriculum combines elements of technical (architecture, city planning, geodesy and cartography), natural (geography, geology, environmental protection) and social knowledge (law, economy, sociology, management and administration). Students learn to solve problems of sustainable development, and the shaping and managing of space. Graduates are awarded an engineer’s degree (Pol. inżynier).

Sport and Wellness – For active students interested in and open to sports, recreation and health promotion. Sport, recreation, wellness & spa are dynamically-growing business sectors in Poland and abroad. Solid theoretical and practical competences acquired in the course of study will provide graduates with a wealth of possibilities for finding an attractive job with bright prospects, and will enable them to find life satisfaction in various forms of self-employment.

Urban Studies – An absorbing interdisciplinary field. A modern discipline based on knowledge and skills related to the study of cities and the application of practical solutions to ensure their balanced development. The course encompasses elements of natural sciences, Earth sciences, economy and management, law and administration, city planning, architecture and GIS. Urban Studies are a practical way of gaining competences in aspects of the functioning and development of cities and urban areas on various scales, in consideration of integrated and sustainable development of their ecosystems and socio-economic and spatial conditions.

Tourism  Management – An interdisciplinary field of study developed for specialists with combined knowledge and skills in tourism and management. An unique specialisation – Outdoor Tourism – allows students to learn appropriate organisation of the most popular forms of active tourism in the world: mountain tourism, bicycle touring, ski touring, water-based tourism, ecotourism and geotourism. All this is based on solid background knowledge of natural and cultural assets and management in tourism. An exceptional advantage of this field of study is the opportunity to go on study tours to various parts of Europe and take part in stimulating internships with selected tour operators.

Tourism and Recreation – A course for energetic, active, resourceful and adventurous students. Tourism and recreation services are dynamically-growing sectors of the economy in Poland, Europe and elsewhere in the world. Appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge will give graduates the possibility to find employment with good career development opportunities, or to seek self-employment in various forms of business and social activity. Graduates include future managers, holiday and resort representatives, tour guides, cultural animators, agents, tour operators, lecturers, instructors and trainers with a broad range of professional competences.

Environmental Geoinformation – A unique interdisciplinary course combining knowledge of geographic, geodetic, cartographic and information sciences to train high class specialists, who will be prepared to provide comprehensive analysis of the condition and resources of geographical environments and manage information on their components using state-of-the-art IT tools and geomatics.

Graduates will have extensive knowledge of the geographical environment and its components, as well as GIS. Their strengths will include unique experience in the combined use of the theory and practice of geographic information science.