A doctoral study in clinical psychology is a three-year program, which can be studied full-time or part-time. It focuses on scientific research and development of theoretical bases of clinical psychology, which aims are to diagnose, treat and weigh up the social adaption of persons with relatively severe mental health problems and disorders. The study program is based on an elaborate credit system and individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor or consultant. It is intended for graduates of monodisciplinary psychology. The study program is realized through seminars, tuition, and consultation.
The program of the theoretical part offers a wide range of topical lectures and workshops. In the field of clinical psychology is focused on psychopathology, psychosomatic medicine, psychotherapy, and child clinical psychology. Its central output is the doctoral thesis, which must conform to the requirements of a recognized scientific research work and its topic was the subject of the admissions process. Student works on the dissertation project independently under consultation with the chosen supervisor. Its partial results are presented at conferences, professional journals, and dissertation seminars, where are subjected to critical evaluation by the department council members and other students. Successful graduates of the doctoral program will be awarded the academic degree Ph.D.
Graduate's profile and employability
The doctorate study program expects a previous very good theoretical and methodological knowledge in the field of clinical psychology and the ability to independently and creatively solve challenging scientific research, expertizing and practical problems. The graduates are expected to be especially useful in the field of higher education, science, research and in specialized departments of clinical practice.
Application test requirements
- Completed studies in psychology (MA)
- The research project
- List of publications and other professional activities - a criterion for acceptance especially among applicants of combined courses
- Curriculum vitae
- Preliminary agreement with the supervisor labor labour leadership
The payment for foreign PhD students is 2,000 EUR per academic year.
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