Social psychology

The doctoral study programme General and Experimental Psychology in the field of psychology focuses on the acquisition of knowledge based on the current state of scientific knowledge and, in particular, on the doctoral student's own contribution, which is the result of scientific research and independent creative activity in the field of general and experimental psychology. The doctoral study programme consists of a study and a scientific part.

The study part takes place mainly in the form of individual study, colloquia, lectures, seminars and consultations. Part of the full-time form of doctoral studies is also the performance of teaching activities.

The scientific part focuses mainly on the publication of professional and scientific studies and on the preparation and completion of the dissertation under the supervision of a supervisor. The scientific part of the programme also includes, within the framework of selected scientific activities, presentations at scientific events, scientific internships at home or abroad, participation in team-based scientific projects, as well as other scientific and professional activities.

Prospects of graduates

A graduate of doctoral studies is able to acquire the latest knowledge in the field, to expand the scope of knowledge through his/her own scientific and research activity and to apply it in social-psychological practice as well as in other related branches of psychology. By studying, the graduate acquires the ability to analyse psychological phenomena with a high level of abstract thinking, coupled with the ability to penetrate from the phenomenal aspect of psychological reality to its essence, i.e. to reveal the psychological mechanisms of the problem under study. In terms of the anticipated application in his profession, he is mainly oriented towards a scientific career, as a research institute worker or member of scientific research teams; university teacher of psychological disciplines; creative expert. Last but not least, he/she can be employed in psychological practice, especially in those areas that require theoretical and research analysis of the psychological context of the practice. The Department of Psychology maintains contact with its alumni through an annual alumni conference. At this conference, graduate students of psychology at the Faculty of Arts of TU meet and present papers related to their work and their professional and scientific activities.

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Conditions of admission

The selection procedure is based on the previous study results, the professional examination and the professional interview on the applied dissertation topic, taking into account the results of the previous education. Applications from graduates of the study programme or related study programmes will be accepted. The admissions committee decides on the acceptance of the application.

Additional information

FF TU offers its students accommodation, the services of the university library, departmental libraries, a range of specialised classrooms and departments such as video presentation classrooms, multimedia classrooms, a multifunctional auditorium, a PhD students' office, a Communication Centre, a central IT system, a Modular Academic Information System, a University Pastoral Centre, psychological counselling services, a university canteen, and a number of other support services.

Conditions for international students

Applicants who have completed a lower level of studies abroad shall submit proof of equivalence of studies at secondary schools abroad pursuant to Act No.422/2015 Coll. on the recognition of documents on education and on the recognition of professional qualifications and on the amendment and supplementation of certain acts.

Coordinator for students with specific needs

Mgr. Iveta Schusterová, PhD.
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, TU

General information on the admission exam

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Trnava in Trnava (hereinafter referred to as TU) plans to admit one PhD student in the academic year 2024/2025 for internal doctoral studies in each of the open fields of study, depending on the amount of allocated budget and the fulfilment of the basic and other conditions for admission to the study.

The appropriate type of application form must be used for the study.

The basic condition for admission to the doctoral studies (PhD. degree) is the completion of the second cycle of higher education.

The Faculty of Philosophy of TU reserves the right to make changes and updates in order to improve the quality of the admission procedure, in accordance with Section 57 (5) of Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on higher education as amended by later regulations.

Applicants should submit a completed application form to the address of the Faculty's seat: Faculty of Arts, University of Trnava, Hornopotočná 23, 918 43 Trnava. Candidates who have completed lower degree studies before the school. 2023/2024, they will send an application form, a diploma and a diploma from the Master's degree. Candidates who will graduate from lower secondary school in 2024 will send their application form together with a current certificate of attendance. Applicants who are taking the entrance examination will present the officially certified documents (diploma and M.A. certificate) in person at the presentation on the day of the entrance examination.

The applicants who are taking the entrance examination will be asked to submit the official documents (diploma and M.A. certificate) in person on the day of the entrance examination.

The admission procedure for a candidate begins on the day of receipt of his/her written application. For this reason, an applicant who submits his/her application electronically is obliged to submit it in written form, duly documented (proof of payment of the admission fee, certified M.Sc. diploma,...).

Applicants who will be admitted on the basis of a selection procedure will send certified copies of their certificates within two days after successful completion of the state examination.

The faculty does not require confirmation of the applicant's medical condition. If it is necessary to take a disability into account in the admission examination process, the applicant must attach a certificate of disability and the recommended form of examination to the application form.

Applicants may also submit multiple applications to the College. For each study programme it is necessary to submit a new application and pay the fee of 35,- € again.

Applicants who have completed a lower degree abroad shall submit nostrified documents of education in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 422/2015 Coll. A receipt for the payment of the admission fee (in the amount of € 35.-) must be affixed to the 3rd page of the application form. In case of non-attendance at the entrance examination, the fee is not refundable. The Admissions Committee decides on the points required for admission.

Form of entrance exam

The admission procedure for doctoral studies includes an entrance examination.

  • Apply the application for study

    01.12.2023 - 15.05.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

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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: 35 €
E-application form: 35 €

Billing information

Payment details
Banka: státnína pokladnica
IBAN: SK35 8180 0000 0070 0024 1228
Variable symbol: generated VS for payment for the applicant = applicant's personal number without the letter R generated through the electronic application form, or without the symbol if the applicant sends the application form only by post
Specific symbol: 10002
Additional data: IBAN SK35 8180 0000 0070 0024 1228 - SWIFT SPSRSKBA

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Detail of the study program

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Detail of the study program

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  • Academic year: 2024/2025
  • University Trnava University in Trnava Faculty of Arts
  • Form of study: full-time
  • Anticipated number to be accepted: 30
  • Program code: 183348
  • Field of study: Psychology
  • Level of study: 3.
  • Length of study: 3
  • Method of Study: attendance, distance, combined
  • Graduate Degree: PhD.
  • Information about teaching languages: Slovak


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