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Phd and Doctorate Programmes

The main form of training highly qualified specialists is Postgraduate and Doctoral studies. The Department of postgraduate and doctoral studies, a structural subdivision of the state higher educational institution 'Uzhgorod National University', works according to the Regulations on scientific-pedagogical and scientific personnel approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 01.03.1999, № 309. Postgraduate training profile corresponds to the priorities of scientific activity of the University, and covers all fields of research in which the University trains specialists in accordance with relevant educational and qualification standards. While working out plans for the training of the teaching staff, our structural subdivision tries to meet the demands of the departments for specialists with a PhD or Doctorate degree, taking into account the perspective development of respective areas of study and the existing structure of departments. Admission to postgraduate studies can be free of charge within the parameters of the state order for the training of scientific and pedagogical staff for the needs of the University and other higher educational institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine or can be provided on a commercial basis, in terms of contracts concluded by the University with legal and physical entities. The Department of postgraduate and doctoral studies of Uzhgorod National University was opened in 1953. It offered 53 academic specialities. Today the university offers PhD programs in the following fields of research:
Physics & Mathematics
  • 01.01.02. Differential Equations
  • 01.01.06. Algebra and Number Theory
  • 01.04.04. Physical Electronics
  • 01.04. 05. Optics and Laser physics
  • 01.04.07. Physics of Solids
  • 01.04.10. Physics of Semi–Conductors and Dielectrics
  • 01.04.16. Physics of Nuclei, Elementary Particles and High-energy
  • 01.05.01. Theoretical Foundations of Informatics and Cybernetics
  • 01.05.02. Mathematical Modeling and Computational Methods
Chemistry
  • 02.00.01. Inorganic Chemistry
  • 02.00.02. Analytical Chemistry
  • 02.00. 03. Organic Chemistry
  • 01.04. 05. Optics and Laser physics
  • 01.04.07. Physics of Solids
  • 01.04.10. Physics of Semi–Conductors and Dielectrics
  • 01.04.16. Physics of Nuclei, Elementary Particles and High-energy
  • 01.05.01. Theoretical Foundations of Informatics and Cybernetics
  • 01.05.02. Mathematical Modeling and Computational Methods
Biology
  • 03.00.05. Botany
  • 03.00.07. Microbiology
  • 03.00.08. Zoology
  • 03.00.15. Genetics
Engineering
  • 05.13.06. Information Technology
History
  • 07.00.01. History of Ukraine
  • 07.00.02 World history
Economics
  • 08.00.03. Economics and Management of National Economy
  • 08.00.04. Economics and Enterprise Management
  • 08.00.08. Money, Finance and Credit
  • 08.00.09. Accounting, Analysis and Auditing
Philology
  • 10.01.01. Ukrainian literature
  • 10.01.05. Comparative Literary Studies
  • 10.02.01. Ukrainian language
  • 10.02.04. Germanic languages
  • 10.02.09. Finno-Ugric and Somali languages
Jurisprudence
  • 12.00.01. Theory and History of the State and Law, History of Political and Legal Studies
  • 12.00.02. Constitutional Law, Municipal law
  • 12.00.07 Administrative Law and Procedure; Financial Law, Information Law
  • 12.00.08 Criminal Law and Criminology; Criminal Enforcement Law
Pedagogy
  • 13.00.01 General Pedagogy and History of Pedagogy
Medicine
  • 14.01.01 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 14.01.02 Internal Medicine
  • 14.01.03 Surgery
  • 14.01.07 Oncology
  • 14.01.10 Paediatrics
  • 14.01.22 Dentistry
Sociology
  • 22.00.03 Social Structures and Social Relations
Political Science
  • 23.00.02 Political Institutions and Processes
Physical Education and Sports
  • 24.00.01 Physical Rehabilitation
Doctoral Studies
  • 01.04.10 Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics
  • 01.04.04 Physical Electronics
  • 07.00.01 History of Ukraine
  • 07.00.02 World History
University Specialized Academic Boards:
  • Д 61.051.01 Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • 01.04.04 Physical Electronics
  • 01.04.10 Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics
  • К 61.051.03 Chemical Science
  • 02.00.01 Inorganic Chemistry
  • 02.00.02 Analytical Chemistry
  • К 61.051.02 Economics
  • 08.00.03 Economics and Management of National Economy
  • 08.00.04 Economics and Management (by sector)
At present there are 268 PhD students and 330 adjuncts, working on their theses at various departments. Master's or Specialist's degree is required to apply for a PhD programme. The university offers full time (3 year) and part-time (4 year) PhD programmes both free of charge and provided on a commercial basis, in terms of contracts concluded by the University with legal and physical entities. Applicants should provide the following documents:
For a PhD programme:
  • Filled application form
  • Personal data staff account
  • The list of scientific publications or inventions (in case applicants do not have any publications they present a paper on the theme chosen)
  • Medical certificate № 086 –Y
  • The copy of the obtained degree
  • The certificate confirming the PhD exams passed (in case an applicant has already passed them)
  • 4 photos of the size 3x4
Graduates recommended doing a PhD degree by their departments who apply for a free-of-charge PhD programme should present a recommendation from the corresponding faculty/department. The applicant provides his or her passport as well as the copy of the obtained degree in person. Applicants take entrance exams in the speciality they have majored in as well as philosophy and a foreign language. Entrance examinations take place in October, admission is due in November.
For a Doctorate programme:
  • The detailed plan of the dissertation research
  • The copy of the PhD degree certificate (in case the certificate was obtained at a foreign educational institution, applicants should provide the evidence of its equivalence).