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PhDDoctoral School of Philosophy

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Overview

There are three characteristic sorts of disciplinary division that tend to leave a philosophy department in a condition in which its whole becomes less than the sum of its parts: (1) between those who are concerned with the systematic study of issues in contemporary philosophy and those who are concerned with the interpretation of classic historical figures and texts, (2) between specialists in theoretical philosophy and specialists in practical philosophy, and (3) between those who take their problems, methods, and overall orientation from the analytic tradition and those who take theirs from the Continental tradition.

The Entry Requirement is completed MA-level studies in the field related to the desired Ph.D. program and a minimum B2 level language exam.

Review of the candidates is based on the submitted application documents and on a Skype or personal interview. The applicants will be interviewed by an admission committee (entrance examination). In this interview, they will be asked about previous university achievements, the individual research plan and the scientific competence in the field of interest.

The Faculty’s doctoral council decides of acceptance or rejection on the grounds of the admission committees reports made following the interview. Maximum 20 positions are available for international Ph.D. candidates.

Before sending the application, please contact the head of the doctoral training programme you wish to study at!

Preparatory and Specialisation years are not available for Ph.D. studies.

For more information please contact:

Mr. Béla Stipich
Head of the Doctoral Office
stipich.bela@btk.elte.hu

website: studyinhungary.hu/institution/eotvos-lorand-university-66.html
www.btk.elte.hu/en/content/phd-studies.t.3125?m=48

Programme structure

4-year training in 2 parts for 240 credits. Training and Research Period (1-4 semester, 120 credits ): 8 obligatory courses, 4 consultations. Each course and consultation worth 10 credit. At the end of the Training and Research Period, the student has to complete the Comprehensive Exam. Students who fail to take the Comprehensive Exam by the end of the 4th semester (until the deadline of the re-examination period), or should fail the Comprehensive Exam (even the reexamination) will lose their student status. Research and dissertation Period (5-8th semester,120 credits): 4 consultations (4X10 credits), scientific work (80 credits). After collecting all 240 credits the student receives the absolutorium and can start the Doctoral Process. Ph. D degree can be obtains during the Doctoral Procedure, which includes the Public Disputation of the Doctoral Thesis. The Thesis must be submitted 3 years after the Comprehensive Exam. The curriculum can be downloaded at: www.elte.hu/file/KPR_V_A_DOKT.pdf

Career opportunities

According to the latest entrance exam statistics, the Faculty of Humanities is home of the best and most gifted students nationwide. With nearly 8,000 students, the Faculty has been a stronghold of scientific knowledge all over Hungary. Employers inside and outside Hungary are aware that a graduate from ELTE FoH will be of an extremely high standard. Coming to our faculty will increase your career prospects by the time you earn your degree.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States