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Third cycle of studies (Doctoral)

Doctoral Programme in Lingusitics

The Doctoral Programme in Linguistics is a four-year (eight-semester) long, full-time programme. Upon its completion, the doctoral student is awarded a PhD degree in the Humanities. While pursuing the programme, the student broadens their theoretical and methodological knowledge of contemporary linguistics and can participate in classes in related disciplines and courses of a selected foreign language. The main objective of the programme is to enable the student to write their doctoral dissertation. The subject of dissertation-related, synchronic and/or diachronic research can be Polish or a foreign language, particularly the one taught and subject to academic research at the Faculty of Languages (e.g. English, German, French, Russian, Latin or a Balkan language) or other language depending on the academic interests and competencies of the doctoral student who can also acquire teaching skills, especially in courses related to linguistics. The programme includes teaching first and second cycle students (academic teaching practice) and attending classes in order to develop the student’s academic teaching skills.

Doctoral Programme in Literary Studies

The Doctoral Programme in Literary Studies lasts for four years (eight semesters) and concludes with the doctoral student being granted a PhD degree in the Humanities majoring in Literary Studies. This is a full-time tuition-free course. Its main objective is to assist the doctoral student in writing their dissertation and to provide them with specialist knowledge in Literary Studies. Doctoral programmes are intended for persons who are determined to expand their knowledge, acquire new skills and form new foundations for their research in literature and culture, i.e. teachers who have their grounding in language and modern language studies, journalists of various media outlets, translators and cultural events organisers. The programme graduates are familiar with the most recent terminology, theories and scholarly problems related to literary studies, they know state-of-the-art methodologies regarding research, obtaining and processing information. They know how to research certain literary phenomena, and display communication skills both in their native and a foreign language. They are able to write original scholarly papers. They are aware of their social role and of the significance their work has for the social development and shaping of a democratic society.