Doctoral study in educational psychology is a three-year program and can be studied full-time or in combined form. The program is based on an individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor or consultant. This type of study program is intended for graduates of master's degree in psychology and represents the third academic degree.
The discipline Educational Psychology assumes the student specialization and leads to self-reliant scientific, creative and research work and prepare for the future path of a highly qualified expert. It is conceived as an interdisciplinary branch based on the application of theoretical knowledge in other fields of science and psychological practice. The study is focused on acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills for performing scientific research and the research work in the field of psychology.
The study program is realized through seminars, tuition, and consultation and focuses both on proven concepts and as well modern theories with regard to the current state of knowledge in the field of education. The theoretical part of the study program offers a wide range of topical lectures and workshops. The own research program is modified on the basis of consultations and is generally formed by the research plan (project), which is a part of the admission procedure. Successful doctoral graduates are awarded the academic title Ph.D.
Graduate´s profile and employability:
The graduate of the doctoral program Educational psychology should be a theoretically informed expert that could be able to apply the gained education both in the field of science and as well in the educational and psychological practice. Linking theory with practice, the gained knowledge allows graduates to be useful also in management and applied research. Finally, there is a possibility of applying the educational psychology in the broader context of related disciplines and is individually determined according to the graduates chosen direction and specialization in sub-issues.
App. test requirements:
- Completed studies in psychology (MA)
- Research Plan - Project
- List of publications for the students of combined form of DPS
- Agreement with the supervisor for labor leadership
The payment for foreign PhD students is 2,000 EUR per academic year.
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