Social Work (full-time study)

The third degree of the Social Work study programme is designed as a preparation for independent scientific work. Building on the knowledge acquired in previous studies, the study programme is oriented to deepen and improve theoretical knowledge with a priority orientation to the ongoing scientific discourse in the international and especially European space, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary understanding of the issues under study. Scientific knowledge is helped to develop through the student's knowledge of the epistemology of science, the specifics of social work by the current discourse in the field. Required electives allow the student to focus either on the field of social work conceptualization or on trends and innovations in research and therapeutic-counseling practice. The choice of this orientation depends on the chosen topic of the doctoral thesis. The scientific part of the study programme for the third degree is designed in such a way that it encourages the student to engage in the current research activities of the department and the department, to participate in the preparation of scientific projects, and to prepare for systematic scientific work through active participation in scientific events at home and abroad. The scientific programme requires the student to present the results of his/her own scientific research at domestic and foreign conferences and also to publish the results of his/her scientific work in domestic and foreign journals, scientific proceedings with the "A" publication output categorization. The study programme also includes a dissertation examination with a defence of the research plan and a final defence of the dissertation.



Prospects of graduates

The PhD programme prepares future graduates to be able to design and conduct innovative and high-quality research within the field.

A graduate of the doctoral program in social work can find employment:

- Research institutions with a focus on the social and behavioural sciences,

- Within all levels of public administration and local government institutions, especially as a conceptualizer of social policy and its instruments;

As a researcher and teacher in educational institutions.



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Conditions of admission

A graduate of the second cycle of university studies, especially of the study field of Social Work, as well as a graduate of related fields of study may apply for admission to doctoral studies. Before the admission procedure for doctoral studies, the faculty will announce the topics of the dissertation https://fzsp.truni.sk/temy-na-doktorandske-studium. Applicants for doctoral studies are invited to apply for these topics. A supervisor is appointed for each of the announced topics, who is a full-time employee of the faculty and approved by the Scientific Council. If necessary, the student may also be assigned a specialist supervisor, who must also be approved by the Scientific Council. The faculty, in agreement with the relevant supervisors of the field, may also accept a topic proposed by the applicant.



Additional information

The admission procedure for doctoral studies consists of an examination in professional subjects, including a presentation of the dissertation project and a professional discussion of it, which also includes methodological issues of the planned research, and an examination in a world language (English, German).

The entrance examination is held before an admissions committee of at least three members. It shall consist of a chairman and other members. The admission board shall evaluate the result of the admission examination at a closed meeting. If several applicants for doctoral studies in the same field of study take part in the entrance examination, the admissions board shall determine the order of the applicants according to the result of the entrance examination. In determining the order, the admissions committee shall also take into account the extent of the applicant's publications and other professional activities, as well as the applicant's readiness to work with foreign scientific literature. The faculty decides on the method of evaluation of the entrance examination and the allocation of points that can be obtained from the individual parts of the entrance examination, and publishes this method in the conditions of the admission procedure.



Conditions for international students

Graduates of foreign universities with adequate scope and content of studies who have nostrified diplomas may also apply for admission. If the applicant has completed his/her higher education studies abroad, the procedure is in accordance with Act No 422/2015 Coll. on the Recognition of Educational Qualifications and the Recognition of Professional Qualifications and on Amendments and Supplements to Certain Acts and the procedures for the recognition of studies and documents of the University of Trnava in Trnava. If such a student wishes to study in Slovak language, he/she must prove his/her knowledge of the language when defending his/her research project.

Proof of educational equivalence shall be provided by the applicant no later than on the day of the entrance examination.



Coordinator for students with specific needs

Doc. PhDr. Nadežda Kovalčíková, PhD.



General information on the admission exam

The entrance examination shall be held before an admissions board of at least three members. It shall consist of a chairman and other members. The admission board shall evaluate the result of the admission test in a closed meeting. If several applicants for doctoral studies in the same field of study take part in the entrance examination, the admissions board shall determine the order of the applicants according to the result of the entrance examination. In determining the order, the admissions committee shall also take into account the extent of the applicant's publications and other professional activities, as well as the applicant's readiness to work with foreign scientific literature. The faculty decides on the method of evaluation of the entrance examination and the allocation of points that can be obtained from the individual parts of the entrance examination, and publishes this method in the conditions of the admission procedure.

A report shall be drawn up on the outcome of the admission procedure and proposals for the admission of successful candidates to doctoral studies shall be made. This protocol shall be submitted by the chair of the admissions committee to the dean of the faculty on the day of the admission examinations. The dean of the faculty shall decide on the admission of the applicant to the studies within 30 days from the date of the admission examinations.



Form of entrance exam

The admission procedure consists of :

a) Written examination in language competences (working with a professional foreign language text) - max. 20 points

b) Written research project proposal - max 40 points

c) Oral presentation of the research proposal - max 40 points

Applicants will be selected and admitted on the basis of their achievements. The results of the admission procedure will be published on the faculty's website .

The dissertation topics for AR 2024/25 will be published on the website https://fzsp.truni.sk/temy-na-doktorandske-studium

by November 30, 2023

The ranking of candidates will be determined by the committee in closed session. The results of the admission procedure will be published by the Faculty on its website and applicants will be informed in writing.



  • Apply the application for study

    30.04.2024

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    10.06.2024 - 04.07.2024

  • Send certificate to

    30.06.2023

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
1


Additions
  • CV (paper form)
  • overená fotokópia diplomu 2. stupňa v príslušnom alebo príbuznom odbore (paper form)
  • zoznam výsledkov doterajšej odbornej činnosti (paper form)
  • zoznam publikovaných a nepublikovaných prác, vrátane odborných posudkov na tieto práce, ak boli vyhotovené (paper form)
  • projekt k téme dizertačnej práce (paper form)
  • doklad o zaplatení administratívneho poplatku za prijímacie konanie (paper form)
  • prehlásenie z akého jazyka bude uchádzač robiť jazykovú skúšku (paper form)


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 950 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 40 €
E-application form: 40 €

Billing information

Invoicing details: Bank:State Treasury | Account:7000241201/8180

IBAN: SK85 8180 0000 0070 0024 1201

Variable Symbol: generated VS for payment to bidder = bidder's personal number without R generated

through the electronic application form, or without the symbol if the applicant sends the application form by post only

Specific symbol: 30002 | Additional information: Surname and forename

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Detail of the study program

 
 
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Detail of the study program

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