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PHDDoctoral School of Animal Science [Agricultural Science]

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Program description:
The basic philosophy of the Doctoral School from the beginnings is: Improving the modern animal breeding and animal science based on the classic knowledge with the application of the newest results of joint sciences (molecular genetics, molecular biology, immunology, molecular nutrition, informatics etc.) for producing excellent quality and safe food economically. It is also important to decrease the ecological footprint.
The PhD students of the Doctoral School of Animal Science do their research work in fields which are of great interest to agronomists working at agricultural firms and enterprises and research institutes.
Recently, research in the Doctoral School has been carried out within the framework of several programmes. Research was focused on sheep breeding, feeding and health. The other major fields of research on fishery including fish breeding, and fresh water fishery. Additionally, the questions of animal keeping on pasture is also an important part of research at the Doctoral School, such as the relationship between the animal and the grassland and some problems of grass production and grassland management.
Presently, the broadening of the Doctoral School’s activities is in progress. The Doctoral School provides the possibility for research and doctoral work in the area of cattle and horse breeding, poultry keeping, game management, genetics and breeding.

Entry requirements:
Relevant MSc degree (min. grade: good), intermediate level language exam (written and oral)

Students need to contact a supervisor. In the application the name of the supervisor who accepted the student has to be mentioned. Applications without a selected supervisor cannot be accepted. List of supervisors at the Doctoral School: doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=191&lang=EN&di_ID=35

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Entrance exam description:
The professional evaluation of the educational materials (degree, transcripts, results) and the research topic is the task of the relevant Doctoral School. This evaluation is followed by a Skype interview with one of the professors of the Faculty, which aims to check the applicant’s level of motivation, language skills and professional knowledge. (In case of a missing certificate about the English language proficiency we conduct a Skype interview in order to check the applicant’s English language skills.)

Ms Lilla Fónai
Admissions Officer

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Programme structure

Compulsory and elective subjects min. 16 credits; research in every semester, 224 credits for research in total. The whole PhD course is 240 credits.

Subjects and research are evaluated on a five point scale.
The thesis is evaluated on the basis of research merit, performance on the defence and the thesis, on a four point scale (failed, rite, cum laude, summa cum laude)

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