National Defence

A social sciences field of study taught as part of part-time and full-time, first-cycle (Bachelor) and second-cycle (Master) studies in the following specialisations:

speciality higher education
information assets security + -
civil and infrastructure protection + -
crisis management + -
analysis and evaluation of national security threats - +
euro-atlantic security - +
national critical infrastructure security - +
emergency response system management - +


Graduates will receive a diploma on a successful completion of higher education in the field of “National Security” in a selected specialisation and a Bachelor’s degree (after completing first-cycle studies) or a Master’s degree (after completing second-cycle studies). The goal of education is to impart the knowledge necessary to perform various administrative and management roles in the socio-political and economic life of the country in times of European integration and ever stronger globalisation processes. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the scope of security studies and related sciences enabling a critical understanding of complex processes and phenomena connected with the functioning of the political and economic system of the State, national security system, and the functions of individual State institutions, as well as economic and political mechanisms, social and political circumstances that affect national security.


First-cycle studies graduates
A graduate of first-cycle studies is a highly qualified specialist having both the knowledge and practical skills necessary to work at national administration institutions, in the Polish Armed Forces, and economic entities that cooperate with the domestic environment and international institutions (EU, NATO) appropriately to their specialisation:

Information assets security - in the scope of: manner of information protection and its assessment, policy design, procedures, and security instructions, performing an analysis of a risk connected with information protection.

Civil and infrastructure protection - in the scope of: formal, legal, and organisational requirements for protecting key facilities in the country, as well as planning and ensuring continuity of operations for general security and rescue.

Crisis management - in the scope of: formal, legal, and organisational requirements for the functioning of the crisis management system; assessment of security threats and management with the use of IT systems at all levels responsible for crisis management.


Second-cycle studies graduates
A graduate of second-cycle studies is a highly qualified specialist having both the knowledge and practical skills to solve problems in the scope of national security, necessary for work in public administration, Polish Armed Forces, as well as domestic and international entities in the following specialisations:

Analysis and evaluation of national security threats - in the scope of threat recognition, diagnosis, and assessment, as well as monitoring in the scope of responsibility of the Police force, intelligence agencies, and institutions executing civil planning tasks.

Euro-Atlantic security – in the area of the Euro-Atlantic geo-strategical region, in the scope of identifying threats for this region.

National critical infrastructure security – in the scope of methods of analysing and solving problems concerning the protection of critical infrastructure and preparing security plans and predicting multi-directional results.

Emergency response system management – at the central, voivodeship, powiat, and gmina levels, as well as in the scope of industry-specific and international systems, with competencies in problem-solving and working at management positions.