Curriculum and courses

Course of studies

 

György Enyedi Doctoral School of Regional Sciences established the structure of its program as follows: the length of the training program for graduate students admitted to the Doctoral School (full time and correspondent students) is three academic years, during which students have to fulfill their academic liabilities and get their pre-degree certificate that all course-units have been completed.

The first block of courses is obligatory for all students, this will be followed by elective courses chosen on the basis of scientific interest of the students, then to collect the remaining missing credits students can choose from optional courses considering the peculiarities of their thesis. The Sample Curriculum (recommended schedule) contains the structure of courses in the program and the courses themselves.

The Doctoral School – in accordance with the credit-based study requirements and exam regulations – study obligations are regulated as follows:

-      the doctoral program consists of six semesters during which 180 credits must be collected

-      those 180 credits can be collected from the following course units:

 

                          I.         Units earned in courses ending with a signature and an exam grade

                        II.         Units earned in courses with continuous tests and evaluation (in-class papers, reports, seminars dealing with professional articles, etc.)

                      III.         Units earned in courses ending with a signature (professional and research practice, study trip)

                      IV.         End-of-term research lead and signed by the supervisor

                        V.         Regular work as an instructor certified by the signature of the Dean / Head of Department / Director of Institute / Supervisor

                      VI.         Scientific publications (according to the regulations of the Doctoral School)

 

-      during the course of studies credits must be earned as follows:

Ø  54 credit points from type I., II., and III. unit groups

Ø  35 credit points from type VI. unit group

-      maximum of

Ø  80 credit points form type IV. unit group

Ø  10 credit points from type V. unit group

 

 

The above system is a base where the evaluation certain items – courses type III. and IV. – is the responsibility of the Council of the Doctoral School. The curriculum of the Doctoral School is built on a triple structure. It is based on the set of obligatory courses (compulsory for all PhD students), it is completed by elective courses whose topics are relevant to the different fields of studies – graduates have to complete two courses from these subjects during their studies. The third pillar is made of optional courses. At the end of the first semesters students have to state which elective and optional courses they would like to choose.

 

The range of optional courses can be enlarged by enrolling for courses at other doctoral schools, based on the research topic of the individual students. This requires a preliminary agreement either by the Head or by the Secretary of the Doctoral School. Those graduates who pursued their previous studies at a higher educational institute other than the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at Szent István University can enroll for courses there with preliminary approval. Acceptance of courses completed abroad will be decided by the council of the Doctoral School based on the opinion of the course leader named in the curriculum. The course leader prepares the course description and schedule both for full time and correspondent students. This will serve as a basis for the students’ schedule.

 

In accordance with the credit-based study requirements and exam regulations study requirements are regulated as follows:

 

-      the doctoral program consists of six semesters during which 180 credits must be collected

-      those 180 credits can be collected from the following course units:

 

A.   Academic credits

B.    Research credits

C.    Education (teaching) credits

 

-      During the course of studies credits must be earned as follows:

Ø  at least 54 credits from type “A” course units

-      maximum of

Ø  126 credits from type “B” course units

Ø  10 credits from type “C” course units

 

To complete a semester a total of at least 20 credits (from type “A”, “B”, or “C” courses) must be earned.

 

The curriculum of the Doctoral School is built on a triple structure. It is based on the set of obligatory courses (compulsory for all PhD students). From the elective courses graduates have to complete two courses. The range is widened by optional courses.

 

The range of elective courses can be enlarged by enrolling for courses at other doctoral schools, based on the research topic of the individual students. Students can also choose from courses offered for another branches of the program. This requires a preliminary agreement either by the Head or by the Secretary of the Doctoral School.

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