A PhD candidate works under the supervision of at least two supervisors representing different scientific fields. The choice of the main advisor must be made before submitting the recruitment documents. The second supervisor (or assistant supervisor) must be found within a month since matriculation.
The "Quantitative Psychology and Economics" doctoral education program was developed as part of the University’s Integrated Development Program, with financial support from the European Social Fund within PO WER, Action 3.5.
Detailed information about the program can be found on the website of the Faculty of Economic Sciences: [LINK]
The education lasts 4 years. It includes obligatory classes (no more than 240 hours in total during the whole period of education) and the implementation of an individual research program, carried out under the supervision of two supervisors.
A PhD candidate works under the supervision of two supervisors. The statement of support from the prospective supervisor, declaring that he or she is willing to supervise the thesis, must be submitted to IRK by 28 June 2021, while the choice of the second supervisor (or assistant supervisor) takes place within the first month of study in the School.
On the Doctoral Schools website you will find a list of potential supervisors - [LINK]
Schedule of the Doctoral School enrolment procedure:registration in IRK
- registration in the Internet Registration of Candidates, referred to as “IRK”, submitting an application to the IRK for admission to the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School: from 23th of August to 1st of September 2021;
- recruitment procedure
I st stage of the recruitment procedure: 6 - 12 September, 2021,
announcement of result of the I st stage of recruitment : 13 September 2021,
publication of interview schedule (II stage) 13 September 2021,
II nd stage of the recruitment procedure: 20 September 2021,
announcement of the ranking list: 21 September 2021,
accepting documents from qualified candidates: 22 - 28 September, 2021,
announcement of the list of accepted candidates: on 29 September 2021
Beginning of education - October 1, 2021.
Form of the selection procedure
1st stage: assessment of the research project and candidate’s scientific activity,
2nd stage: interview.
The interview will be carried out remotely. It includes a presentation related to the research project; the presentation should not repeat the content of the project. The purpose of the presentation is to present a research question, set it in the broader context, etc. and allowing for an assessment of the research predispositions of the candidate.
Maximum number of points to be awarded in the qualification proceedings – 100 points:
1st stage – 40 points (number of points required to qualify for the 2nd stage – 20 points);
2nd stage – 60 points.
Language of the enrolment procedure, including interviews
The interview for the QPE program shall be held in English.
The candidate shall submit the application for admission to the School only in IRK. It shall include:
indication of the selected discipline in which the candidate plans to pursue education or in the case of applying for the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School – fields of science with the specification of the leading field (and where there is no leading field – at least two equivalent disciplines), PESEL number or passport number, nationality, contact information (residence address, e-mail address, telephone number), information whether the candidate agrees to receive administrative decisions by means of electronic communication, consent for processing of personal data for the purposes of the admissions procedure;
documents confirming that the condition mentioned under paragraph 14 item 3 has been met – as applicable:
a scan of the graduation diploma of uniform master’s degree or postgraduate studies or an equivalent diploma obtained under separate regulations, or in the case of candidates pursuing education in the European Higher Education Area – a certificate of holding a master's degree or a statement that the diploma or certificate conforming the award of a master's degree will be delivered by the date determined according to paragraph 4, section 1, subject to paragraph 14, item 3, letter c; in the case of a diploma equivalent to a uniform master’s degree or postgraduate studies graduation diploma, a candidate shall justify such equivalence. In case the diploma was issued in a language other than Polish or English, the candidate shall attach its certified translation.
in the case mentioned under paragraph 14 item 3 letter b, the candidate shall submit a statement that they have been granted funds by the Minister responsible for higher education and science under the “Diamentowy Grant” [Diamond Grant] program or a statement that an application has been submitted as part of the “Diamentowy Grant” [Diamond Grant] program, providing the title of the candidate’s project;
a description of the initial research project proposal in English – no longer than 14,000 characters including spaces; references, graphs, maps, etc. that may be attached as an annex in PDF format shall not be included in the character limit;
a description of the initial research project proposal must indicate fields included in the doctoral project and the main field; the research project proposal may also be a single-field and interdisciplinary project, if the disciplines are equally covered – in such a case, the candidate shall attach the justification for submitting application to the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School; a description of the initial research project proposal must include a separate clarification as to what the multi-field or interdisciplinary research project entails;
a resume or CV outlining the candidate’s scientific activity, including scholarly interests and achievements during the five calendar years preceding the application, subject to paragraph 18 section 5, including, but not limited to: publications, research and organizational work at student research groups, participation in scientific conferences, participation in research projects, awards and honorable mentions, research internships, research skills training programs completed, activities promoting science, activity in science movement representative bodies, average of their university grades, professional career, level of proficiency in foreign languages,
scans of materials evidencing scientific activity mentioned in their CV and/or resume,
declaration confirming at least B2 level fluency in English,
the scan of a declaration by the planned supervisor, confirming their agreement to undertake the duties of a supervisor and of the number of doctoral students, for whom they perform the duties a designated supervisor, in accordance with the template constituting Appendix no.4 to the Resolution, taking into account sections 6 and 7; the candidate may also attach a scan of their planned supervisor’s opinion and opinions of other academics about the candidate and their scientific activity and/or proposed research project;
the photograph of a candidate’s face that allows for their identification;
a declaration confirming whether the candidate was or is a doctoral student or a participant of doctoral studies or whether they have initiated a doctoral dissertation process or whether proceedings to award them a doctoral degree have been initiated – and if yes, the title of their doctoral dissertation or the research project prepared by a candidate, including the name and last name of the candidate’s tutor or supervisor;
a declaration confirming that they have reviewed the Resolution and Articles 40 and 41 of the Code of Administrative Procedure;
bachelor’s or master’s thesis attached as a PDF file.
Evaluation criteria and method
Research project (maximum number of points – 30)
When assessing the project, the following shall be taken into account:
- defining the research issue, including the objective, research questions, hypotheses (0–10 points);
- novelty and originality of the research project (0–5 points);
- methodology appropriate for the objective pursued, the use of methodology beyond the main field (0–10 points);
- status of research with the references relevant for the research objective (0–5 points).
Scientific activity of the candidate (maximum number of points – 10)
Interview (maximum number of points – 60)
When assessing the interview, the following shall be taken into account:
- the ability to demonstrate the relevance of the issue related to the research project, in particular from the point of view of its belonging to multiple fields and disciplines (0–30 points);
- the appropriateness of the research area selected for the proposed research issues and methods; understanding of the issues handled, subject-matter knowledge, language correctness and the ability to use the scientific language (Polish and/or English) (0–30 points).
Condition of admission to the School
Obtaining at least 50 points in the whole selection process, including at least 20 points in stage I and at least 30 points in stage II of the selection process.