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PhD Programme

Dear Graduate of MA studies,

Become a PhD student at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw, under the new PhD Programme in English.

Fulfil your dream of advancing your academic career and earning the PhD degree under the supervision of one of our professors and in cooperation with a selected group of the Faculty’s experienced teachers.

As a student in our PhD Programme, you will have the opportunity to spend one semester at one of 90 universities in Europe under the Erasmus scholarship as well as  the opportunity to spend one semester at one of the most reputable universities anywhere in the world.

You will also get the chance to participate in many international seminars and conferences.

Our competences and openness will help you fulfil your ambitions.

We will be pleased to welcome you to our group of PhD students!

Professor Jakub Zajączkowski

Director of the IIR UW

 

The PhD Programme offered at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw is addressed to English-speaking students – graduates of the second-cycle studies (uniform master-level studies or equivalent). It is intended for active and creative people who wish to develop their research interests and broaden academic knowledge by conducting scientific research.

Candidate profile:

The study programme is addressed to graduates of second-cycle studies (full Masters programme or equivalent) – with no restrictions concerning the field. The candidates should be active and creative people who wish to pursue further studies and comprehensively develop their skills by broadening their academic knowledge and conducting research.

Aim:

The aim of the studies is for the graduates to be educated specialists with the academic degree of doctor of social science in the field of political science, doctor of social science in the field of safety studies, doctor of social science in the field of  public policy.

The courses and research realised during the studies concern the multi-aspect analysis of social and political phenomena in Poland, Europe and the world. Studies are conducted in a full-time mode in Polish and in English and in an extramural mode in Polish. They are implemented according to a unified curriculum in the field of compulsory subjects and didactic development courses.

They are conducted in a two-way system. On the one hand, the students conduct their own research projects under the care of the supervisor or the support supervisor, and on the other hand, they participate in classes (obligatory or to choose) and didactic practices. The learning cycle includes a group of general subjects, and related to the chosen specialization (discipline), elective courses (optional), preparing a doctoral student to do research activities and developing teaching skills, as well as didactic practices. Moreover, students are required to actively participate in the organizational work for the University, the Faculty and its institutes.

The programme of the research performed under the care of the supervisor or the support supervisor covers three learning paths of political science, public policy, and safety studies. The PhD student can also pursue an interdisciplinary path.

The students who pass doctoral exams and submit and successfully defend their PhD dissertations will be granted the academic degree of Doctor of Social Science in the field of Political Science, Doctor of Social Science in the field of Safety, or Doctor of Social Science in the field of Public Policy.

Organization of studies:

The studies last four years. They are realized in the form of lectures, seminars, works hops, and  students’s individual work under the care of the scientific tutor (supervisor or suport supervisor). Students are obliged to  practice internships in the form of  teaching classes in the university or participation in teaching under the supervision of a experienced academic teacher. The size of teaching practices cannot be smaller than 10, but not greater than 90 per academic year.

Classes for full-time studies are offered from Monday to Friday (in special cases, with the permission of the tutors, it is possible to organize classes on Saturday or Sunday). Classes for extramural studies are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays.

🔎 Download: Program and organisational assumptions of studies

 

Admission

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