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Programme of the Doctoral School at the University of Wrocław

The Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences

 

The curriculum at the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences takes into account the recommendations of the Bologna Seminar “Doctoral Programmes for the European Knowledge Society”, which was held in 2005 in Salzburg at the initiative of the Austrian  Federal  Ministry  of  Education,  Science  and  Culture,  the  German  Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European University Association. The recommendations and conclusions from the seminar are continuously promoted by the European University Association.

By launching a new programme at the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences, we place particular emphasis on three of the recommendations we intend to implement:

 

Assumptions of the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences programme

  1. Education at the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences will be provided in Polish or English.
  2. The curriculum of the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences consists of three groups of subjects: 

The courses will be selected by the doctoral student and his/her doctoral thesis supervisor before the beginning of the semester in which the course is to take place with the exception of elective courses carried out in the first semester when the courses will be selected by the doctoral student and his/her proposed research supervisor.

  1. Doctoral students learn and study both within the scope of the organised classes and within the broader scientific community.
  2. For the purpose of achieving the educational objectives, other obligations of a doctoral student are also envisaged, which will be included in the individual research plan prepared in agreement with supervisors and will specifically take into account the doctoral thesis preparation schedule and such elements as: 
  1. An individual research plan will be presented by the doctoral student within 12 months from the date of starting the doctoral programme to a three member Committee appointed by the head of the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences from the members of the Council of Discipline responsible for the political and administrative sciences.
  2. The doctoral student is required to participate in scientific events such as faculty seminars, institute seminars, symposia, conventions and guest lectures.
  3. The achievement of the education effects can be also confirmed based on classes completed at other colleges of the Doctoral School of the University of Wrocław and at other universities both in Poland (e.g. within the scope of the MOST program) and abroad (e.g. within the scope of ERASMUS+ program).
  4. The doctoral student is required to complete a professional internship in the form of conducting didactical classes or participating in the classes conducted by a university teacher. 
  1. The doctoral student is required to be on consultation duty. The detailed rules of performance and number of hours of consultation duty is defined in separate regulations.
  2. The doctoral student is required to actively participate in the organisational work of the university and unit in which he receives education within the scope of the Doctoral School.
  3. The duties of the doctoral student specifically include participation in preparation of organised conferences, symposia, conventions and guest lectures and assistance in the performance of exams.
  4. The education of the doctoral student is completed by the submission of his/her doctoral thesis.

 

 Curriculum 

1st year, 1st semester                        

Course

Course type

Course format

The type of assessment

Number of hours

Doctoral seminar with supervisor

NPA

Seminar

Final credit

6

Research design (I)

NPA

Seminar

Final grade

14

Theories of political science

NPA

Lecture

Final credit

10

Theories of international relations

NPA

Lecture

Final grade

10

General methodology 

OU

Lecture

Exam

30

Logic OR Ontology and epistemology (optional, 1 from 2)

ZW

Tutorial

Final grade

14

Academic writing

ZW

Workshop

Final credit

10

Polish for foreigners

OU

Class instruction

Final grade

(30)

Total

94 (124)

Abbreviations:

OU  – course offered at the University level

ZW  – course offered by the Faculty’s Colleges

NPA – course offered by the College of Political and Administrative Sciences 

 

1st year, 2nd semester 

Course

Course type

Course format

The type of assessment

Number of hours

Doctoral seminar with supervisor

NPA

Seminar

Final credit

6

Research design (I)

NPA

Seminar

Final grade

14

Political institutions in democratic and non-democratic regimes

NPA

Lecture

Final credit

10

Theories of integration

NPA

Lecture

Final grade

10

Applying for research grants and managing research projects 

ZW

Workshop

Final credit

14

Methods of social research OR Research Methods in Humanities

(optional 1 from 2)

ZW

Workshop

Final grade

14

Teaching in higher education

OU

Workshop

Final credit

30

Polish for foreigners

OU

Class instruction

Exam

(30)

Total

98 (128)

 The rules of completing  Year I (semester 1-2):

2nd year, 3rd semester 

Course

Course type

Course format

The type of assessment

Number of hours

Doctoral seminar with supervisor

NPA

Seminar

Final credit

6

Monographic lecture or tutorial of choice (lecture I)

NPA

Lecture

Final credit

10

Monographic lecture or tutorial of choice (lecture II)

NPA

Lecture

Final grade

10

Methods of quantitative data analysis OR Methods of Text Analysis (I) (optional 1 from 2)

ZW

Workshop

Final grade

30

Ethics in research

OU

Tutorial

Final credit

10

Total

66

 

2nd year, 4th semester 

Course

Course type

Course format

The type of assessment

Number of hours

Doctoral seminar with supervisor

NPA

Seminar

Final credit

6

Monographic lecture or tutorial of choice (lecture III)

NPA

Lecture

Final credit

10

Monographic lecture or tutorial of choice (lecture III)

NPA

Lecture

Final grade

10

Methods of qualitative data analysis OR Methods of Text Analysis (II) (optional 1 from 2)

ZW

Workshop

Final grade

30

Dissemination of the results of scientific research OR The cooperation between science and its socio-economic environment (optional 1 from 2)

ZW

Workshop

Final credit

10

Legal basis of scientific research OR Copyright law in scientific research (optional 1 out of 2)

OU

 

Lecture

Final credit

6

Total

72

 Note:

The rules of completing Year II (semester 3-4): 

 

3nd - 4th year, 5th- 8th semester 

Course

Course type

Course format

The type of assessment

Number of hours

Doctoral seminar with supervisor

NPA

seminar

Final credit

6 hours per  semester

Total

24

 Doctoral curriculum total: 354 hours

 (414 hours for foreigners including the Polish language course)

 

The rules of completing Year III and IV (semester 5-8): 

Doctoral curriculum total: 354 hours

 (414 hours for foreigners including the Polish language course)

 

2nd, 3rd and 4th year 

Course

Course type

Course form

The type of assessment

The number of hours

Teaching internship

ZW

Internship

Final credit

not less than 15 hours during the entire programme and not more than 60 hours per year

 Teaching internship total: 15-180 hours

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