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.
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.