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PhD in Social and Economic Geography and Spatial Management


   The Faculty of Social Sciences

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  Dr Grzegorz Micek  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

A prospective PhD student in Social and Economic Geography and Spatial Management may conduct his/her research on the aspects of functioning of humankind in space. The PhD student will have the opportunity to cooperate within research projects conducted by the employees of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, constituting the staff of the Social and Economic Geography and Spatial Management discipline. Main fields of research involve economic geography, social geography, spatial management and regional development, and GIS. Various subfields of geography and related disciplines might be covered by PhD students. The supervisors are open to any other research topic that is transdisciplinary or related to human and economic geography and goes beyond the above-mentioned subject areas.

Programme structure:

Classes are conducted as part of the following modules:

Module 1. Specialist training - selected areas of scientific achievements.

Module 2. Methodological training - methodology of social studies.

Module 3. Academic competencies-conditions for developing scientific career.

Module 4. Professional competence and soft skills including preparation for teaching.

In addition to participating in the classes, PhD students are obliged to conduct scientific work and carry out academic classes at the University in accordance with the plan and programme of studies.


Funding Notes

Education at the Jagiellonian University Doctoral Schools is free. Each PhD student receives a scholarship in the amount set by law or more, depending on the source of funding. In addition, each PhD student may apply for funding for the implementation of his/her doctoral project.
The scholarship, which is awarded to each doctoral student admitted to the school, is:
• Before the mid-term evaluation - PLN 2,371
• After mid-term evaluation – PLN 3653,70
All PhD students of the Jagiellonian University Doctoral Schools are exempt from any tuition fees for training within the doctoral programmes scheme.
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