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Journalism and social communication

Vistula University


Full-time Part-time


Bachelor’s Degree Programme (3-year)

Language of studies

English, Polish



Number of specialities


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2500 € / year

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About studies

This is a good time to study journalism. Interesting and valuable journalism is constantly in demand, and its quality is one of the most important challenges of the future. Due to the emerging new tools and channels of content delivery journalism and social communication play a vital role in today’s world.

If you want to develop your future career in this fascinating area; if you want to work in the media, create your own media or use media in business, then Journalism and Social Communication at Vistula University in Warsaw is the right choice for you. Our studies will bring a lot of satisfaction especially to those who are open minded, dynamic and spontaneous, those interested in the world, culture, politics and people.

In our ambitious, international academic environment, you will gain practical knowledge and competencies needed in broadly understood communication. Our study program has been designed to meet not only the current demands of the market, but also the future challenges. You will learn about traditional media and modern information and communication technologies. You take a deep dive into journalism and social communication under the guidance of our outstanding lecturers, practitioners, well-known journalists and experienced communication specialists in radio, TV, social media, PR and corporate communication. You will learn to use Artificial Intelligence, which may prove an important and useful tool in your future work. However, it requires much caution as it can easily lead users astray.

Studies in the field of Journalism at Vistula University in Warsaw will be an excellent starting point to freely navigate various industries. You’ll learn how to efficiently gather information make contacts and create content for the purposes of press journalism. If, however, you prefer TV journalism, you will learn how to work in front of the camera, create new formats of programs and news. If, on the other hand, you dream of working in the radio, our practical and workshop-based courses will allow you to train your voice.

Investigative journalism is a special type of journalism suited for people with nerves of steel. Investigative journalist deals with collecting information, revealing affairs, scandals, cases of abuse, various irregularities, corruption and crime. Studies at Vistula University will be an excellent starting point to a professional career in journalism. Our study program includes subjects from the area of legislation and ethics as well as workshop-based courses. You will learn how to effectively obtain information and protect your sources.

After graduation, you can also take up international, sports and automotive journalism, or fashion, style and interior journalism. You will be ready to develop a successful professional career as a Youtuber, influencer, blogger or author of podcasts. We will teach you how to acquire, engage and retain followers, how to increase your reach and create an active and engaged community.

Studies in Journalism and Social Communication will prepare you for work as a social media manager or spokesperson. You can also work as a ghostwriter or speechwriter – it’s a unique and well-paid job. You will have an opportunity to realize your professional ambitions in the PR sector, advertising agencies, and even in the world of politics, which eagerly relies on the skills of journalism and social communication graduates, using their competencies in the field of political marketing, image creation and social media management. They become members of the political staff or assistants to MPs or ministers.

Field specialties at Journalism and social communication studies

It is a unique specialty that satisfies the growing need to understand the operations of markets and businesses. It is dedicated to journalists and professionals dealing with the communication of the future who want to develop their careers especially in the fields of communication, marketing, promotion and advertising, both in the private and public sectors.
During the Bachelor’s degree studies in the area of Business Journalism at Vistula University in Warsaw, you will learn how to effectively use the journalistic skills set and communication channels in the brand management process. You will learn how to develop the company’s communication strategy and build its image. You will master the art of storytelling, i.e. the narrative marketing and learn how to adapt the message to the selected recipient, how to use the media and cooperate with them. We will teach you ICT technologies in business, principles and tools of effective PR, marketing communication and brand management. You will gain competences that will allow you to develop a career in many areas. You will learn the principles of strategic thinking and conducting effective campaigns in social media.

This specialty is dedicated to people interested in broadly understood communication via social media which nowadays have become powerful media and business tools. Their dynamic development resulted in a real boom of new, interesting jobs and careers. The Bachelor’s degree study program in Social Media Journalism at Vistula University in Warsaw responds to the growing demand for professional social media managers. During the studies, you will learn about the impact of the production, distribution and use of information via social platforms on our lives. You will learn the techniques of visual communication and digital content production and editing. You will find out how to create social media content and manage website traffic, how to use multimedia and mobile media for advertising, public relations, film or television. You will master the principles of designing and running a website, blog or company profile on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You will learn how to optimize content on the Internet and develop the competences of the future which will let you pursue a career in the selected field.

The study program at Journalism and social communication field of studies

The aim of the study program is to educate professionals who can effectively navigate the labour market and successfully find employment in both traditional and new leading media. Each of the offered specialties will allow you to gain knowledge and skills required in a broadly understood journalism. It will allow you to work as a media analyst or commentator both locally and globally.

Advantages of studies in the field of Journalism and Social Communication

Classes with outstanding journalists

You will learn the profession from Piotr Kościński, PhD, former correspondent of the Polish media in Ukraine, Marcin Antosiewicz – long-term TVP correspondent in Berlin and London, Maciej Chmiel – editor-in-chief of the national editorial office of East News and John Beauchamp, producer of podcasts and radio programs including the BBC.

Classes with outstanding journalists

Media projects

You will master the Word Press – the most popular and convenient CMS system and learn how to create webpages. You will find out how to run a large portal visited by thousands of users. You will also get familiar with other tools and acquire the skills-set of a modern journalist. You will learn to write texts, record and edit audio and video with the use of the latest technologies.

Media projects

Fact checking

We will help you develop your critical thinking, information selection, argumentation and discussion skills. You will gain the ability to distinguish facts from opinions and learn how to verify information. Our times surely demand taking a cautious approach towards the content appearing on the web.

Fact checking

Business approach

You will get familiar with business, marketing and advertising trends. You will learn how to manage media effectively and how to create your own media. You will gain knowledge about organizational and financial principles. Media means big money.

Business approach

Investigative journalism

Studies at Vistula University will be an excellent starting point for your career in this area. Our study program includes subjects from the area of legislation and ethics as well as workshop-based courses. You will learn how to effectively obtain information and protect your sources.

Investigative journalism

Artificial Intelligence

You will learn to use Artificial Intelligence, which may prove an important and useful tool in your future work. However, it requires much caution as it can easily lead users astray.

Artificial Intelligence

“Vistula Monitor”

“Vistula Monitor” is our online student magazine. You can co-edit it. The magazine is published in two language versions – Polish and English. It is aimed primarily at students and focuses on issues of their interest. Work at “Vistula Monitor” will allow you to develop your writing and editing skills and you will gain first-hand experience in publishing.

Vistula International Film Festival

The Vistula International Film Festival is an important element of our University life. Every year, our students make short documentaries as part of the TV Workshop run by Marcin Antosiewicz. Films show the stories of characters who try to pursue their happiness against all odds.

Vistula International Film Festival

Our students’ works

Vistula students are fantastic, creative young people. They benefit from the excellent environment of our University that allows them to develop their skills. Their works speak for them. Many of them have been awarded.


Professional prospects

The study program allows you to tailor your learning path to your interests and career plans. Studies in Journalism and Social Communication at Vistula University in Warsaw, will prepare you to work as a journalist and as a specialist in the areas of marketing, communication, PR and advertising. You can develop your career as:

  • journalist of the press, television, radio or internet editorial office;
  • independent journalist in new media, such as YouTube or Facebook;
  • PR specialist;
  • PR manager;
  • communication specialist in marketing departments;
  • spokesperson;
  • specialist in promotion and communication departments of public and local government institutions;
  • editor of the magazine for company employees and clients;
  • employee of an international corporation;
  • co-creator of services for financial markets;
  • social media specialist;
  • social media manager;
  • editor in press offices and publishing houses;
  • creative employee of advertising agencies, organizer of press conferences;
  • collaborator of foreign media;
  • freelancer in social networking sites, blogger;
  • speechwriter;
  • member of the political staff, MP or minister assistant.

Student internships and job placements

You will join leading editorial offices and companies to complete your internships and job placements. You will learn the insights of journalism and social communication. You will uncover the specific character of working in your selected area. You will meet new people and make valuable contacts. This experience will open many professional opportunities for you. You will get an exciting and highly paid job in broadly understood communication.

Price list

How to reduce your tuition fees?

Vistula Universities offer a rich scholarship system that will allow you to substantially reduce the cost of education. You can apply for a social scholarship, scholarship for academic performance, sports and artistic achievements, and an allowance. We also offer various promotions. You can benefit from them.

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Our Staff

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Marcin Antosiewicz, MA

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Olena Babakova, PhD

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Małgorzata Bonikowska, PhD

Maciej Chmiel, MA

Dobrochna Kędzierska, MA

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Prof. Wawrzyniec Konarski, PhD

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Piotr Kościński, PhD

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Sebastian Królikowski, MA

Waldemar Maniewski

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Juliusz Maliszewski, PhD

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Ryszard Niżewski

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Wojciech Rezner, PhD

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In order to submit an online application, click on the APPLY ONLINE button, which is visible on our website. We also invite you to read the RECRUITMENT information, where the following steps of recruitment are explained in details.

Are there any promotions for new foreign candidates?

Yes, please visit the CANDIDATE – SPECIAL OFFERS website, where you can find details about current promotions for new candidates

Where can I find the price list for studies?

The price list of studies is available on the website related to individual fields of study: https://www.vistula.edu.pl/en/programmes

I am a student, I want to pay for next semester/year.

Please contact: kwestura@vistula.edu.pl from your student e-mail and ask for an invoice.

I am a student, can I pay for my studies at the university?

Yes, you may come to the Bursar’s office, and pay there: by cash or by card.

I want a refund of my money, how do I arrange that?

Please, write to: refund@vistula.edu.pl. Also, please read the contract,  §4, abstract 8-16.

Where can I find the timetable?

The timetable is available in the USOSweb (University Study-Oriented System). The link to the USOSweb is available on the University’s website, in the Intranet tab. Students can see their individual timetable after logging the USOS system.

Where can I find information about the exam session?

Exam session dates are given in the organisation of the academic year. Each lecturer is obliged to inform students about the date of the exam / final test.

How can I collect my student ID card?

Student ID cards for students of the 1st semester can be collected at the reception of the University, the remaining cards should be collected at the Dean’s Office.

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