For those who have chosen a scientific career after graduation, the University of Lodz offers the opportunity to obtain a PhD degree in the following specialties:

Humanities and Social Sciences

• History

• Archeology

• Philosophy

• Linguistics

• Literary Studies

• Cultural Studies

• Religious Studies

• Economics and Finance

• Political and Administrative Sciences

• Management and Quality Sciences

• Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management

• Legal Sciences

Sociological Sciences

Psychology

• Pedagogy

Natural Sciences and Mathematics:

• Mathematics

• Biological Sciences

• Chemical Sciences

• Medical Sciences

• Physical Sciences

• Earth and Environmental Sciences

On 1 October 2019, under the Act on Higher education and science, new regulations respecting the education of doctoral students shall enter into force. 30 April 2019 was the deadline for initiating doctoral procedures under the old regulations. The Ph.D. candidates who made this deadline have until 31 December 2021 to complete the doctoral procedure and until 31 December 2023 to complete the doctoral program.

Dr. hab. Elżbieta-Kuźniak-Gębarowska, prof. UL from the Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, has been appointed director of the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences. The school provides education to doctoral students affiliated with the following disciplines: mathematics, biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, and Earth and environmental sciences.

Dr. hab. Katarzyna Dzitko, prof. UL from the Department of Immunology and Infectious Biology, is in charge of the Doctoral School of Biological, Medical, and Chemical Sciences. The school is run in cooperation with two Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences: the Institute of Medical Biology and the Center for Molecular and Macromolecular Studies. The Bio-Med-Chem Doctoral School makes an important contribution to increasing the quality of advanced academic education. It brings together doctoral students affiliated with the following disciplines: biological sciences, medical sciences, and chemical sciences.

Dr. hab. Joanna Sowa, prof UL from the Department of Classical Philology at the Faculty of Philology is director of the Doctoral School of Humanities. The school awards doctoral degrees in seven disciplines: archeology, history, philosophy, linguistics, literary studies, and cultural and religious studies.

Dr. hab. Ilona Świątek-Barylska, prof. UL from the Department of Organization and Management Methodology at the Faculty of Management, is in charge of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences. This school brings together doctoral students affiliated with the following disciplines: sociological sciences, economics and finance, legal sciences, pedagogy, psychology, socio-economic geography and spatial management, management and quality sciences, and political and administrative sciences.

Regulations – Bio-Med-Chem Doctoral School at University of Lodz and Polish Academy of Sciences in Lodz

Regulations – Doctoral School in Exact and Natural Sciences at University of Lodz

Regulations – Doctoral School in Humanities at University of Lodz

Regulations – Doctoral School in Social Sciences at University of Lodz

The curricula of the Doctoral Schools of the University of Lodz provide the doctoral students with an opportunity to gain expertise not just on matters related to executing the doctoral project but also covering vocational training (enhancing research acumen and improving teaching skills) and personal growth (soft skills, including an increased ability to actively plan one’s career and to solve problems in a creative fashion). These skills are necessary not only to graduate from a Doctoral School but also to develop one’s career. At the same time, the curricula allow for conducting interdisciplinary research. All Schools offer 4-year programs.

The Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences makes an important contribution to increasing the quality of advanced academic education. It brings together doctoral students affiliated with the following disciplines: mathematics, biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, and Earth and environmental sciences. The curriculum provides the doctoral students with an opportunity to gain expertise not just on matters related to executing the doctoral project but also covering vocational training (enhancing research acumen and improving teaching skills) and personal growth (soft skills, including an increased ability to actively plan one’s career and to solve problems in a creative fashion). These skills are necessary not only to graduate from a Doctoral School but also to develop one’s career.

The Doctoral School of Social Sciences makes an important contribution to increasing the quality of advanced academic education. It brings together doctoral students affiliated with the following disciplines: sociological sciences, economics and finance, legal sciences, pedagogy, psychology, socio-economic geography and spatial management, management and quality sciences, and political and administrative sciences. The curriculum provides the doctoral students with an opportunity to gain expertise not just on matters related to executing the doctoral project but also covering vocational training (enhancing research acumen and improving teaching skills) and personal growth (soft skills, including an increased ability to actively plan one’s career and to solve problems in a creative fashion). These skills are necessary not only to graduate from a Doctoral School but also to develop one’s career.

The Doctoral School of Humanities offers an opportunity to obtain a degree in six disciplines. At the same time, the School’s curriculum allows for conducting individualized and collective interdisciplinary research in a selected humanist discipline.

The School aims at fostering the academic development of a doctoral student, whose 4 years (8 semesters) of education see them broaden their knowledge of a selected discipline in an interdisciplinary environment, which provides a wider context for applying the expertise gained. Additionally, a student enhances their research and teaching acumen and acquires soft skills, which may be then utilized both during an academic and non-academic career.

After completing the Doctoral School of Humanities and defending the doctoral thesis, a graduate is awarded a Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: archeology, history, philosophy, linguistics, literary studies, and cultural or religious studies.

The Doctoral School of Biological, Medical, and Chemical Sciences makes an important contribution to increasing the quality of advanced academic education. It brings together doctoral students affiliated with the following disciplines: biological sciences, medical sciences, and chemical sciences. The curriculum provides the doctoral students with an opportunity to gain expertise not just on matters related to executing the doctoral project but also covering vocational training (enhancing research acumen and improving teaching skills) and personal growth (soft skills, including an increased ability to actively plan one’s career and to solve problems in a creative fashion). These skills are necessary not only to graduate from a Doctoral School but also to develop one’s career.

Most of the classes are conducted in Polish. Selected subjects in some studies are taught in English.

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