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educational sciences

Educational Sciences (PhD)

About the programme

The main objective of this Doctoral School is to train researchers in the Educational Sciences. Our curriculum focuses on formal education, learning, and instruction in the paradigms of empirically-based social sciences. Students are prepared for engaging in a wide spectrum of research activities using a plethora of research methods and for studying the educational, psychological, social and economic contexts of schooling and learning.


Graduates often pursue careers in higher education, research institutes, government agencies, non-governmental organisations, regional and local educational administration, and companies in the field of education. Research areas include Learning and Instruction; Educational Assessment; Information and Communication Technologies in Education; Social and Emotional Education; Health Education; Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology in Education.


Level of the programme: PhD

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Who should apply?

We expect applicants to be interested in issues related to education and schooling. It is an advantage if the applicant has a Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or a field related to learning and instruction.


Application requirements:

To be submitted: MA/MSc degree*

Proof of proficiency in English (at least upper intermediate level, B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference, or equivalent)

List of academic publications (if you have such publications)

Letter of Motivation

CV

In person/via skype: Interview.


Please choose a topic proposal and contact the doctoral school and the supervisor before submitting your application.

Online application



Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 3500 EUR per semester

Application fee: 35 EUR

Entrance Exam fee: 250 EUR


For further information visit our website or contact Dr. Edit Katalin Molnar assistant professor via e-mail at molnar@edpsy.u-szeged.hu or call +36-62-343-287.

*Academic Records: an official English version OR translation of your full Master’s transcript including an explanation of the grading system, and an official English version OR translation of your Master’s degree.

SZTE Experience


simsonSimson Ndadaleka Shaakumeni - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - PhD Studies

I heard about Stipendium Hungaricum from a fellow countryman. I would love to teach at a university one day, but a Doctorate degree is often required in order to do so. That is why I came to Szeged, where I am currently working on my doctoral thesis in educational science – my special field of interest is scientific literacy of students. Life is completely different in Namibia; it is mostly a rural country and agriculture is still hardly mechanised and many homesteads in villages in the countryside are built of wood. The weather is totally different from the one in Szeged, the cold and icy weather caught me by surprise after returning from Christmas holiday, I didn’t have proper shoes so my feet were constantly freezing.


GloriaGloria Kafui Esi Zodanu - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I’m a Ph.D. student from Ghana and enrolled in a scholarship program. I heard about the university for the first time from a friend as a peaceful and friendly place to be. Indeed, the city of Szeged is a quiet, and peaceful place to live. My supervisor and HOD’S approach to teaching gives me a better insight and understanding of the program. The city is very friendly, and I go shopping and walking in my free time. The Dom square is a magnificent landmark, and the surrounding buildings are excellent reference points of a branded city of natural beauty. The most attractive place for me in Szeged is the zoo. Hungary is a beautiful country with the rivers such as the Danube, Tisza and the surrounding bridges. My expectations of the university and study environment keep improving by the day, and I’m delighted. I will recommend the university to because of the quality educational system for career development.

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