PhD Programme in Psychology

Individual Study Programme

PhD Programme in Psychology

The New Doctoral School

In 2019 under the provisions of the new law on higher education and science, the GSSR  became the home of a new doctoral school in which the Institute of Psychology  is joined by  partner Institutes in the Polish Academy of Sciences: the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology  and the Institute of Political Studies. Doctoral students recruited by the three Institutes since the academic year 2019-20 are members of a single interdisciplinary doctoral school. They will still defend their theses to be awarded doctorates in one of the four disciplines, but will enjoy the benefits of working in a broader interdisciplinary environment.

Doctoral students are required to take 4 compulsory courses appropriate to their chosen discipline .  A wide range of optional courses in political studies, philosophy, psychology and sociology is also available to all doctoral students regardless of the discipline in which their thesis will be defended (see courses)

Coursework forms only  apart of each student’sl doctoral students are expected to participate in a current research group led by a member of the academic staff preferably within one o individual study programme. Usually students will complete all compulsory courses by the end of the second year of study. In addition alf the three Institutes participating in the doctoral school,  to participate in conferences and to to publish work in leading academic journals.

For more information see Programme Handbook)


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