The Department of Philology offers 15 fields of study: the anthropology of language and communication; English philology; German philology, Polish philology, Slavic languages philology, foreign language philology with varied specializations (classical, Romanic languages, Italian, Spanish, eastern Slavic); information studies and library science; information in online institutions; cultural studies; promotional and crisis communications; cultural media; international Polish studies; Mediterranean studies; Silesian studies; and creative writing. The department offers a rich, unique range of subjects, including Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Hindi and Swedish languages; the specialized language of the law and of economics; the language of diplomacy; and the design of interactive entertainment and localization of games and software (SPRINT-WRITE). In the course offering one may also find European lexicographical studies (EMLex), which is provided jointly by the University of Silesia, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem (Budapest, Hungary), Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France), Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal), Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Rome, Italy), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and Stellenbosch University (Republic of South Africa).
There are also an increasing number of post-graduate studies (including e.g., in the fields of speech therapy, and management and marketing in libraries), which every year are reformulated to meet the varying needs of the employment market. As a result, in recent years we have provided post-graduate studies in, for example, the area of persuasive communication: advertisement, public relations, crisis negotiation, business negotiation, and the art of rhetoric and image creation for attorneys.