Degree Seminars

About my degree seminars:

  • degree seminars take the form of joint interactive workshops for full-time and extramural undergraduate and graduate students
  • there are two compulsory meetings for the students each semester in selected working days at 17.10-20.50
  • degree seminars–workshops are open not only for the students under my scientific supervision, but also for other interested WSE and non-WSE students, who would like to increase their knowledge, participate in the discussions held during the meetings and learn how to prepare scientific papers
  • PhD candidates, researchers and specialists in different areas both from the WSE and from outside of the WSE will be invited to participate in selected meetings as discussants to stimulate the debate, the exchange of the experiences and views, as well as help share different opinions and perspectives
  • I provide an individual contact for each student accordingly to her/his needs (f2f meetings, communication via e-mail, Skype, phone, etc.)
  • I guarantee an individual track for the students on exchange, working abroad or in other special cases (it concern the cases when the student cannot for different reasons participate in compulsory meetings at the WSE)


Aims of the compulsory meetings include i.a.:

  • to present and discuss the current developments in Poland, the EU, Europe and around the world referring to students’ research interests in order to inspire them to define the topics and scopes of their degree theses,
  • to develop and deepen knowledge from their own area or field of study but also from the fields represented by other participants,
  • to present and discuss the stages of the preparation of Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis at the WSE,
  • to identify the research interests of the students,
  • to discuss and select the thesis topics as well as to limit the scope of the thesis of each student,
  • to discuss theoretical and methodological issues useful in writing the thesis,
  • to discuss and formulate thesis aim(s), research problem(s) and hypotheses,
  • to discuss and select the appropriate research methods,
  • to present and discuss how to select sources, build reference list and conduct subject literature surveys and analyses,
  • to explain and discuss how and why to quote, paraphrase, and cite and discuss the problem of plagiarism,
  • to show, teach and discuss the principles of academic writing and editing on the example of degree thesis,
  • to teach how to formulate recommendations and conclusions,
  • to present and discuss the concept and outline of thesis and its selected parts/chapters,
  • to monitor and evaluate the progress in writing the thesis,
  • to prepare students to defend their thesis at the thesis examination.


Interactive teaching methods during the workshops will cover i.a.:

  • PPT presentations prepared by students writing their degree theses resulting in open discussion of the presented topics,
  • critical evaluation of different source materials including publication, media sources and policies,
  • analytical questions inspiring open discussions with participants, including students preparing, degree thesis, invited scholars, researchers and academic staff,
  • analysis of case studies,
  • independent group and individual research projects evaluation,
  • analysis of different data sources and readings based on qualitative and quantitative paradigms,
  • analysis of key findings and selected research results provided by a supervisor.


The students preparing their Bachelor’s/Master’s thesis under my scientific supervision are expected to choose their topics taking into consideration their field of study at the WSE, their own research interests and my research areas. The proposed topics include among other things:

  1. European integration, EU in the international relations, selected EU policies, EU studies,
  2. socio-demographic changes in Europe / EU and their consequences, the demographic situation in Europe/EU
  3. international migration, migration and asylum in Europe,
  4. EU policy on migration and asylum, migration and integration policies in selected European countries,
  5. integration of immigrants and foreigners in selected EU member states, with a special focus on France and Poland,
  6. European economy, external relations of the EU,
  7. world economy, globalization, international organizations, global public goods,
  8. France’s international position, foreign policy of France,
  9. higher education in the EU, education and labor market,
  10. great powers in international relations, power (force) of the State.