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Long-cycle programmes


A stage of learning open to holders of certificate of secondary education (świadectwo dojrzałości) and leading upon successful completion to the award of a second cycle qualification.

According to the regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 27 September 2018 the fields of education conducted as long-cycle programmes are: Medicine, Medicine and dental studies, Medical diagnostic, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Veterinary medicine, Law, Canon law, School and pre-school pedagogy, Special pedagogy as well as Architecture, Theology, Acting, Art conservation and restoration, Film, television and still photography, Direction, Stage design, Graphic design, Painting, Sculpture and the fields which encompass only training of candidates for professional soldiers.

  • Act of 20 July 2018, the Law on Higher Education and Science
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2021 r. poz. 478, z późn. zm.)

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