Admission Criteria: Social and Economic Geography, Land Management

  • Dyscyplina / Discipline: Social and Economic Geography, Land Management
  • Rodzaj dokumentu / Type of Document: Admissions criteria
  • Rok akademicki / Academic Year:  2022/2023
  • Semestr / Semester: 
  • Wszystkie dokumenty / All documents

1.    An eligible candidate must hold a Master’s or an equivalent degree.

2.    Possible subject areas for a PhD project include:

    • social geography
    • economic geography
    • land management
    • geography education

3.  The recruitment procedure is competitive. Points are assigned for each stage of the evaluation process:

a) A research proposal (0-15 pts.), which may be an outline of the prospective PhD dissertation. The proposal should be written in Polish or English and should contain not less than 10,000 and not more than 18,000 characters without spaces. The proposal is evaluated by two reviewers representing the discipline, appointed by the chairperson of the selection committee from among researchers entitled to supervise PhD projects and specializing in the area specified in the project. The average of points granted by each of the reviewers in the following categories constitutes a final evaluation of the project:

      • formulating the research objective (0-3 pts.)
      • of the current state of research (0-3 pts.)
      • proposed research methodology (0-3 pts.)
      • originality and cognitive value (0-3 pts.)
      • feasibility and validity of the project (0-3 pts.)

b) An interview (0-20 pts.), the aim of which is verification of the candidate’s competence and research interests in relation to the proposed project as well as their general knowledge in the selected discipline. The interview may be conducted in Polish or, only by consent of the chairperson of the selection committee, in English. The final evaluation of the interview is the average of points awarded by each member of the Selection Committee in the following categories:

      • oral presentation of the research project, without a visual presentation (0-5 pts.)
      • justification of the project: its premises, objectives, proposed methodology, original approach to the problem (0-5 pts.)
      • participating in an academic discussion (0-5 pts.)
      • general knowledge in the discipline (0-5 pts.)

c) Evaluation of scholarly activity within the last five years (0-7 pts.):

      • publication in a scientific journal indexed in the Scopus/Web of Science database (0-2 pts.)
      • publication in a scientific journal, publication of a monograph book or a chapter in a monograph book published by a press included in the list of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, not indexed in the Scopus/Web of Science database (0-1 pt.)
      • activity in a research club (0-1 pt.)
      • participation with a paper in a scientific conference of an international or national range (0-1 pt.)
      • participation with a paper in a scientific conference of an international range (0-1 pts.)
      • national or international internships or scholarships of min. 7 days (0-1 pt.)
      • awards or scientific honours (0-1 pt.)

Relevant certificates / confirmations must be submitted. For publications, printouts or publisher’s confirmations are required.

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