Graduate School

Individual research work 4

This course is part of the programme:
Humanities (Third level)

Objectives and competences

The student in the fourth academic year should be able to:

- individual analytical thinking

- solving professional problems with individual search of solutions,

- critical evaluation of results

- participate in interdisciplinary team work

- communicate and present scientific results to national and international scientific community in English

Prerequisites

Individual research work 3.

Content (Syllabus outline)

The student continues with intensive research work on the topics of his/her doctoral thesis which were defined in agreement with the supervisor. The program is individual and includes:

  • Data analysis and their interpretation
  • Presentation and discussion of project results
  • Literature study
  • Skills in problem solving
  • Work to fulfil the PhD thesis proposal
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Skills in scientific writing in English

Intended learning outcomes

In the fourth year, students are expected to show a solid progression of the research project, with important component in data analysis and interpretation.

At least one accepted/published paper or paper sent in publication in international journal is expected.

The paper must be in English or in one of the widely spoken foreign languages* and the journal must be indexed in one of the following database (ERIH, A&HCI, SSCI, SCOPUS, IBSS, IBZ, BL, MLA, CSA, HA

ABC, FRANCIS, LLBA ERA, WPSA, AP, RTA).

*The following languages are considered as widely spoken foreign languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese and Japanese

Readings

Readings are closely connected with the student’s research topic and the list is approved by the supervisor.

Assessment

Written report on research progress.

Lecturer's references

Supervisor of a doctoral student must be a university teacher, holding a title Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor, or researcher with a doctoral degree, with research experiences in the field of the dissertation topic.

University course code: 3IK068

Year of study: 4

ECTS: 30

Workload:

  • Individual work: 900 hours

Course type: mandatory

Learning and teaching methods:
• lectures of invited speakers • presentation and interpretation of results of research work to other colleagues from postgraduate course • writing contributions in cooperation with supervisor for meetings and workshops • writing scientific papers in english