Security Sciences

1. An eligible candidate must hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree in Human or Social Sciences.

2. Possible subject areas for a PhD project include:

−> national security
−> international security
−> internal security
−> information security
−> social security
−> military security
−> ecological security
−> energy security
−> health security
−> crisis security
−> security and defense management
−> security education and prevention

3. The recruitment procedure is carried out in the form of a competition, where points are assigned for each step of the evaluation process:

a) A research project (0-15 pts.), which may be an outline of the prospective PhD dissertation. The project should be written in Polish or English and should contain between 10,000 and 18,000 characters without spaces. The project is evaluated by two reviewers appointed by the chairperson of the selection committee from among researchers entitled to supervise PhD projects in the discipline. 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.)
−> knowledge 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 canidate’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, 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 (0-5 pts.)
-> justification / defence of the project: its premises, research objective, selected methodology, originality of the research problem solution (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, 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 (0-2 pts.)
-> activity in a student research club (0-1 pt.)
−> participation with a paper in a scientific conference of an international range (0-2 pts.)
−> national or international internships or scholarships of min. 7 days (0-1 pt.)
−> awards or scientific honours (0-1 pt.)

Relevant certificates, confirmations and publication printouts must be submitted.