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PhDDoctoral School of Chemistry

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Overview

Program description:
The Doctoral School of Chemistry offers a four-year training and research program in a wide range of fields in chemical sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, Chemistry of Coordination Compounds, Electrochemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Separation Science. The chemistry program began in 1993 and since then the students have had access to all modern techniques, could take part in international scientific research programs, which leads the outstanding students to obtain a PhD degree upon complying with the requirements of their studies.

Entry requirements:
-Minimally CEFR B2 level language exam certificate (TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge/ECL )
-MSc degree and
-Transcript of studies (and their superlegalized English translation)
-Europass curriculum vitae in English
-Research Proposal in English (2-3 page long)
-List of publications (if any)
- medical certificate test with laboratory (AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis A, Chest X-ray), vaccination card

Entrance exam:
Yes

Type of entrance exam:
oral

Entrance exam location:
Electronic

Entrance exam description:
Making a 100-point ranking out of the admission requirements. 50 point could be given for the basic previous academic achievement and the other 50 point could be reached for the oral entrance exam.

Contact:
Ms Erika Szilágyi-Kispap
international coordinator
contact@gamma.ttk.pte.hu

Programme structure

CREDITS THAT CAN BE COLLECTED IN THE I-IV SEMESTERSTOTAL
(MINIMUM): 120 CREDITS

TEACHING – (optional) 16 credits. It can be replaced with courses.
1 hour of teaching and the same preparation = 1 credit (30 hours)
Maximum: 4 semesters long 4 hours per/ week
COURSES 24-50 credits
1 course per week plus personal assignments = 3 credits (60 hours, minimum required 24
credits) Maximum: 4 semesters long
LITERATURE STUDY
10 pages literary summary by the end of the Second semester – 10 credits
PREPARATION FOR PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND PHD TEST – by the end of the
Fourth semester – 10 Credits
QUALIFIED SPECIALIST LABORARTIORIES – max. 66 Credits
1800 hours (40 weeks a year, and all together 80 weeks for 2 years) 20 hours / week
The completion of the laboratory work is continuous: up to 20 credits can be counted in one
semester.
CREDITS THAT CAN BE COLLECTED IN THE V- VIII SEMESTERSTOTAL
(MINIMUM): 120 CREDITS
LECTURE IN PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE – 16 Credits (additional credits can be
added)
480 hours for two professional conferences
Only first-author performances can be counted. (8 credits / lecture).
PUBLICATIONS – 32 credits
960 hours to prepare 2 required level publications (plus credit eligible)
(16 credits / publication)
RESEARCH REPORT – 20 credits
By the end of the 6th semester
QUALIFIED SPECIALIST LABORARTIORIES – max. 80 credits
2400 hours (44 weeks per a year, and all together 88 weeks for 2 years) 20 hours / week
The completion of the laboratory work is continuous: up to 20 credits can be counted in one
semester.

Evaluation of the student is fully based on his/her performance and it gives a formal
feedback of his/her progress in work. All courses and laboratory work end with a grade.

The grading system generally used by Hungarian higher education institutions is the
following:
•The highest grade is 5 excellent.
•Grade 4 is good.
•Grade 3 is satisfactory.
•Grade 2 is a pass.
•Grade 1 is a fail – the course must be repeated.

A carried out personal assessment with a close relationship of the supervisor/tutor can be
reflecting and progressive, which could give new directions and ideas and further selfesteem
to write individual publications, teach courses and to start or restart research work.
The way of a the feedback of the student’s academic achievement can be oral or written, it
could be discussed in a small lab-group or in a bigger conference audience or one-by-one
with the tutor, either way, it is inevitable and part of the Doctoral Program to be able to
complete successfully the comprehensive exam, and reach the postdoctoral level in the end.
The Public Defence and evaluation of the Thesis is regulated in the Doctoral Regulations of
the University of Pécs (Annex 13).

Career opportunities

PhD in Chemistry

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States