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PhDDoctoral School of Education [Arts and Humanities]

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In the field of education, doctoral studies in the Bologna system of higher education have been offered at ELTE since 1993. The Doctoral School of Education offers students a broadly conceived, interdisciplinary, theoretically based educational science programme, with the aim of preparing them for work in higher education and scientific research, as well as other jobs in the education sector requiring high research competencies. The direct aim of the training is to develop the high-level skills needed to carry out independent research and development activities, individually or in research teams, and to share and apply the research results.

Our programme comprises of both course-based and research-based elements. The aim of the doctoral programme is to enable students to conduct research in accordance with the common national and international standards in pedagogy. Academic research competencies of students are to be developed in order to enable them to carry out solid research, write and defend dissertations, and be prepared for working in tertiary education or research centres. Therefore, the credits students have to earn during their studies are divided in the following proportion:
33% for courses, 5% for complex examination, 45% for academic research, and 17% for teaching in tertiary education.

The application can be submitted for the following doctoral programmes:

(We cannot guarantee that each doctoral programme will start in September as it depends on the number of applications received.)

Theoretical and Historical Pedagogy Doctoral Programme

Adult Learning and Education Programme

Teacher Education and Higher Education Studies (EDiTE)

Special Education Programme

Early Childhood Education Programme

Sports and Health Promotion Programme

Learning, Instruction and Subject Pedagogies Programme

Head of the doctoral school:
Name: Dr. Aniko Zsolnai, dean, professor

Violetta Frank

Programme structure

Please click here to access the curriculum.

Career opportunities

- Academic staff
- Researcher
-Reflective jobs, such as programme associate, programme manager, social service administrator, research coordinator

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States