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Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Planning

Doctoral programme in the discipline of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Planning for PhD students accepted in the academic year 2019/2020

Doctoral programme in the discipline of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Planning for PhD students accepted in the academic year 2020/2021

Description of the study program

The PhD program of socio-economic geography and spatial management is aimed at people planning an academic career as well as those who treat their PhD thesis as an opportunity for personal development and an element supporting their professional career. The program is in a full-time mode and lasts eight semesters.

Qualified lecturers teach classes. The PhD student cooperates with the supervisor from the beginning of the studies based on the Master-Student relationship.

The PhD student can confirm the acquisition of the assumed learning outcomes as part of the classes proposed by the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences included in the education modules, as well as a result of his activities outside the classroom. Classes are conducted as part of the following modules:

Module 1. Specialised education - selected areas of scientific achievements

Module 2. Methodological education - methodology of social research

Module 3. Academic competencies - determinants of the development of a scientific career

Module 4. Professional and soft skills - including preparation for academic work.

In addition to participating in the classes, PhD students must conduct scientific work and carry out academic classes at the University in a dimension consistent with the plan and program of study.

Graduates of the doctoral school, after an affirmative public defence of the PhD dissertation, are awarded the degree of PhD of social sciences in the discipline of socio-economic geography and spatial management.

Graduate profile

A graduate:

  • knows the field of natural and socio-economic sciences, the ability to use techniques and methods for collecting, analysing and interpreting spatial data using statistical programs and geographical information systems,
  • demonstrates the mastery of the research workshop, is prepared to carry out scientific work, can formulate and solve research problems,
  • is prepared to work in higher education institutions, scientific and research units, local and regional authorities, state administration units as well as economic entities involved in spatial planning and regional development.

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