PhD Program in Philosophy
University of Wroclaw
3 - 4 years
Earliest start date
* all candidates are required to pay a registration fee: PhD candidates €35
On 29 May 2019 the Doctoral School of the University of Wrocław, an organised form of doctoral training, was established. The training of doctoral students in particular disciplines will now be carried out in doctoral colleges established within the doctoral school at faculties appropriate to the respective councils of scientific disciplines.
The training programmes at the Doctoral School at the University of Wrocław focus both on providing doctoral students with the highest qualifications in a given scientific field and on supporting them in the implementation of their doctoral theses, and on sharing the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to independently manage their own careers (including building a research and teaching workshop, working in interdisciplinary and international teams and supporting them in conducting their own research projects). Doctoral students at the UWr Doctoral School benefit from implementation doctorates, Preludium BIS and OPUS projects. Currently, the Doctoral School at the University of Wrocław educates over 300 doctoral students, every tenth of whom is a foreigner.
Currently, there are 16 colleges at the UWr. The Doctoral School at the University of Wrocław offers about twenty courses, including some available in English. Education at all doctoral schools is free and lasts four years. In addition, each doctoral student at the Doctoral School receives financial support in the form of a scholarship.
Education at the Doctoral College of Philosophy will be provided in Polish or English language. The curriculum of the Doctoral College of Philosophy consists of three groups of subjects: general university subjects (including classes in law, ethics of scientific research and didactical methods at academic institutions), subjects provided within the scope of colleges at the Faculty of Social Sciences, and, finally, authorial subjects offered to doctoral students within the scope of the Doctoral College of Philosophy. Among them one may enumerate: Criticism of Historical Sources in Philosophy, Methods of Text Analysis, Great Philosophical Disputes, Mysticism in Eastern Christianity, Philosophical Contexts of Iconic Turn, Aesthetics Dimensions of the Political Aesthetics in Practice, Applied Rhetoric, Contemporary Philosophical Anthropology, Contemporary Political Ontologies, Individual and his Society in American Neo-Psychoanalysis, Methodology of Social Science: A Historical Perspective, Social Order and the Struggle for Recognition: Contemporary Approaches in Political Philosophy, Archetype and Image: Anthropologic View on Imagerious Process and many others.
The courses will be selected by the doctoral student and his/her doctoral thesis supervisor. The emphasis will be put on carrying out their own research by doctoral students. They will be treated as professionals who have significant contribution in broadening of the knowledge. Our programme assumes promotion of mobility both in international dimension and between the university and other entities and within the university among various disciplines.