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Training at KISD

General information

  • Training at KISD lasts 8 semesters (in exceptional situations resulting from the specificity of a given doctoral dissertation, it may last 6 semesters)
  • Training at KISD enables the PhD students to achieve learning outcomes corresponding to the qualifications at level 8 of the Polish Qualifications Framework for the discipline or disciplines with in which a doctoral dissertation is under preparation
  • The PhD School develops general skills, including those falling outside of the scope of the discipline of the doctorate,as well asspecialist and soft skills
  • Training at the PhD School shall be provided in the form of:
    • individual training,
    • student participation in conferences and scientific internships,
    • vocational training,
    • preparation of scientific papers and a doctoral dissertation by a PhD student
  • Individual training is based on joint classes provided by the PhD  School  and  conducted  in  the  Polish  or  English  language,  encompassing  general  and  specialist lectures,  seminars,  and  recitation  and  laboratory  classes  as  well  as  training  in  the  scope  of  soft  and teaching skills
  • Within  12  months  of  starting  doctoral  training  a  PhD School student  is  obliged  to  prepare  an individual  research  proposal
  • Individual  research  proposal specifies the date of submission of the doctoral dissertation
  • At the end of each year of training a PhD School student is obliged to submit an annual report to the competent PhD School Deputy Director
  • The settlement of a PhD student’s progress shall be carried out on an annual basis
  • The  PhD  School  students  undergo  a  mid-term  evaluation  after  completing  the  second  year  of training
  • A negative  result  of a  mid-term  evaluation shall result in removal from the list  of the PhD School students
  • Training at KISD ends with the submission of a doctoral dissertation

Choice of courses at KISD

During  training  at  the  PhD  School,  a  PhD  student  is  obliged  to  complete  courses  included  in  the relevant training modules:

  • general module, minimum 40 hours
  • interdisciplinary module, minimum 40 hours
  • specialist module, minimum 60 hours
  • soft skills module, minimum 30 hours
  • doctoral seminar, 80 hours
  • vocational training, minimum 30 hours

Planned schedule of training:

I year (I i II semester)2 year (III i IV semester)3 year (V i VI semester)4 year (VII i VIII semester)
-general module
-interdisciplinary module
-soft skills module
-doctoral seminar
-specialist module
-soft skills module
-doctoral seminar  

-soft skills module
-doctoral seminar
-doctoral seminar