Programme

The Programme of Doctoral Seminars in English PUEB offers:

  • seminars (180 hours),
  • lectures and workshops (105 hours).

Seminars

A class at a university when a small group of participants and a supervisor meet to discuss or study a particular topic, provide presentations and exchange ideas. The Doctoral Seminars in English programme is designed to provide interns with an opportunity for direct, close and interactive cooperation with their supervisors and seminars will make up more than half of all classes. Although cooperation between supervisor and intern is very much a joint decision, it is planned that most of the hours will be in the form of ONLINE SEMINARS. This formula is proposed to meet the needs of non-Polish participants who are not able to visit Poland very often, as well as those who are very busy with their work, family or communities.


Lectures and Workshops

Workshop I,  theme one - Topic for PhD thesis; theme two - Foundations and methodology of scientific research.

The workshop is devoted to providing theoretical and practical knowledge in the methodology of scientific research as well as providing advice on choosing a PhD thesis topic. The workshop focuses on: characteristics of the ‘scientific approach’,key characteristics of a PhD, the role of the thesis and doctoral regulations, criteria for choosing a topic, identifying a research problem, designing a study and the key concepts: originality in thinking, contribution to knowledge, appropriate methods, systematic enquiry.

Workshop II Research methodology– qualitative and quantitative research methods.  

The workshop provides an overview of research methods and the course content includes: types of qualitative and quantitative research, the main methods of data collection and analysis, the limitations of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Workshop III. Academic writing - the PhD thesis and journal articles.

The workshop provides advice and information on how to write a thesis, on the specific form of academic writing in English and on the examination process. Course content includes: literature search, library and IT skills, academic writing, research ethics, presentation skills, assessing research, the external examiner's perspective and responsibilities; organisation, planning and time management while writing, the thesis reviewer, understanding the role of the supervisor and advisors and preparing for the defence.