PhD in Neurosciences

General

Program Description

The postgraduate (Ph.D.) program in neurosciences is designed for the study of the structure, functions, and disorders of the nervous system. The Neurosciences program covers, in particular, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurogenetics, neuropathology and neuropathophysiology, methods used in those disciplines, essential clinical knowledge of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry as well as of the diagnostic methods used in those disciplines. A graduate of the course of study in Neurosciences has the basic knowledge of all the above parts of the discipline, is capable of independent scientific work, and well-versed in the current state of knowledge in the field of his/her dissertation. A graduate of the course of study in Neurosciences is mentioned as an author/ess in the basic reference databases of his/her field of study.


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance procedure must be undergone by each applicant. The entrance examination is held in the form of an interview before a board and it checks the student’s capacity for scientific work in the given field as well as significance and practicability of the project that the applicant enters the procedure with.

The board evaluates:

  1. Quality of the thesis project and quality of rendering – the project must be structured as follows:
    introduction, literature search, objective(s) of the thesis, hypothesis/ hypotheses set in accordance with the type and subject matter of the project, methodology.
    The maximum score for the whole item – 20 points
  2. Previous professional/scientific activity in the field of Biomedicine – previous activities are evaluated, preferably the publishing activity: for a journal with IF – 20 points, for a reviewed journal or presentation in a Student Scientific Conference or another conference – 10 points. The applicant will receive the full number of points as the first author, or 50 % as a co-author.
    The maximum score for the whole item – 20 points
  3. Relation of the topic to the intended Supervising Tutor’s orientation and his/her research projects – the accord of the proposed topic with the Supervising Tutor’s research orientation must be clear. For the Supervising Tutor’s grant beyond the University – 5 points, for the accord with the Supervising Tutor’s research orientation – 5 points.
    The maximum score for the whole item – 10 points
  4. The way of presentation of the project by the applicant: quality of presentation of the project – 0-5 points; response to board members’ questions – 0-5 points.
    The maximum score for the whole item – 10 points


Each member of the examining board will score the applicant within the range of 0-10 points per item for items 3 and 4, within the range of 0-20 points per item for items 1 and 2, thus the maximum score for an applicant from one examiner is 60 points. The evaluation is not anonymous. From the scores given by particular board members, the arithmetic means will be calculated.


Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study program.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 03.06.2019 Until: 03.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 17.06.2019 Until: 17.06.2019
Last updated April 2019

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