PhD in Psychology
University of Pécs
EUR 3,500 / per semester *
Earliest start date
* for 1-4. semesters. / for 5-8. semesters: EUR 2,500 per semesters. / Application fee: EUR 140.
The program offers graduates in psychology, biology, medicine, and other social sciences the opportunity to broaden their theoretical and practical knowledge to achieve new scientific results. Courses will cover but will be not limited to, topics such as social cognition and social representation, psychophysiological measurements, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
The study program consists of two separate blocks (Semesters 1-4, Semesters 5-8). During the first block, doctoral students master advanced research skills and take theoretical courses which help them to elaborate their own research plans and design their experiments. At the end of the 4th semester, students’ knowledge and research progress is assessed by a complex examination, which is a prerequisite for continuing doctoral studies. In the second block, intensive interaction between students and their supervisors is encouraged. Students are expected to focus mainly on their research, but also participate in teaching activities in order to prepare for a carrier in an academic environment. Research results have to be published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences. A doctoral thesis must be submitted not later than the end of the 8th semester. After a successful thesis defense, the applicant will be awarded a Ph.D. degree in psychology.
Examples of Subjects During the Studies
- Current topics of psychology I. (Cognitive background of person perception)
- Emerging domains of psychology I (Social representation)
- Methods of psychological research I. (Computer-aided experiment design)
- Frontiers in Research Methodology I. (Qualitative research methods in social psychology)
- Emerging domains of psychology II. (Body representation)
- Methods of psychological research II (Narrative psychology)
- Methods of psychological research III. (Advanced statistics)
- Current topics of psychology II. (Social identity and minorities)
- Emerging domains of psychology III. (Organizational socialization and organizational culture)
- Emerging domains of psychology IV. (Behavioral and physiological aspects of emotion)
- Methods of psychological research IV. (Psychophysiological and EEG studies)
- Frontiers in Research Methodology II. (Methods of eye-tracking)
- Research seminar I.
- Research and teaching practice I.
- Research seminar II.
- Research and teaching practice II.
- Research seminar III.
- Research and teaching practice III.
- Research seminar IV.
- Research and teaching practice IV.