The doctoral study programme in English reflects a new understanding of the relations between particular fields in the humanities and a new model of university education on a doctoral level. A traditional division into academic classes has been replaced by a fourfold structure which is the basis of the programme. The four paths (or leading subjects) are:
The idea behind such a structure reflects a growing need to revise the existing, strict university divisions into disciplines and sub-disciplines and to build a new open model. Throughout the four years of study the paths can be selected depending on the interests of doctoral students. The new formula is not meant to draw contrast and comparison between particular disciplines but to show a relational model of the humanities, which goes well beyond the existing subject divisions. It is based on a holistic approach adopted by many Western universities, which focus on studying culture as a whole.
Doctoral students are required to complete all courses throughout the four years of study. In each semester the Centre offers a compulsory course within the literature path and an additional seminar within other paths. In the course of their studies doctoral students must earn 76 ECTS credits for classes and seminars. They may earn credits at a different JU faculty or even at a different (Polish or foreign) university if agreed upon by the head of the doctoral programme. To be able to take the final oral examination in the eight semester students are required to have all courses completed.
Doctoral students who come from other universities (exchange students or members Study Abroad programmes) or from other JU faculties may attend any class offered by the Centre on a fee-paying basis.
The programme lasts four years (8 semesters). To earn the doctoral tile students are required to earn 240 ECTS credits and defend their doctoral thesis. Classes they attend, formal intent to earn the doctoral title, doctoral thesis and the defense of doctoral thesis are all included in the total 240 ECTS credits.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Ranking lists will be prepared on the basis of the following criteria, translated into a specific number of points:
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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