PhD in Andragogy

PhD Study in Andragogy (in English)

Four-year full-time or combined studies

Program description:

The goal of the Andragogy doctoral study programme is to raise scientifically competent professionals. These competencies are demonstrated by graduates´ autonomy in the area of understanding and developing scientific theories in the context of his/her own research project. The doctoral study programme supports students to become both scientific professionals as well as leaders on higher managerial levels. The programme offers not the development of knowledge in the field but also project management skills necessary for adult education and wider andragogy context. These skills include ability to identify the research problem, to set methodological background and to interpret the problem through theoretical and empirical research strategies. By taking transdisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity of andragogy discourse into account, the doctoral study programme focuses on the consequences of andragogy in the field of social and human studies and its links to other disciplines – especially to education, sociology and psychology, including their application areas, for instance adult learning and education theories, human resources development and theory of (social and personal) counselling.

Graduate´s profile and employability:

The graduate of the doctoral study programme is oriented in the historical development and contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches and practical applications. His/her specialization is based on his/her dissertation project. The graduate is able to demonstrate the knowledge of publications in the field. Presentation and research management skills, ability to discuss specific theoretical and methodological issues of andragogy and ability to describe and work with contemporary discourses of andragogy are also part of his/her abilities.

These competencies allow the graduate to find a position especially in research and educational areas at universities and research facilities with the focus on adult education, human resources development and counselling.

App. test requirements:

The entrance procedure include

  • testing the general knowledge of basics and contemporary issues of andragogy
  • successful defence of the dissertation research project with an emphasis on the methodology of the project.

The study programme is designed for graduates in MA in andragogy or MA graduates in other study programmes – e.g. education, social science and other social and human studies.

During the entrance exams, following skills will be examined:

a)     capability for scientific research work

b)    ability to present and defend a dissertation research project

c)     ability to communicate in English and/or other foreign languages (German, Russian...) in the context of the research topic in particular.

Application deadline: April 30, please contact jana.polachova@remove-this.upol.cz for more details.

Tuition fee: 2000 EUR per year.
Contact person at the Department of Sociology, Andragogy and Cultural Anthropology:
Doc. Mgr. Jana Poláchová Vašťatková, Ph.D. (PhD Programme Contact)
www.ksoc.upol.cz
jana.polachova@upol.cz
phone number: +420 585 633 477

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