Political Science

Prospects of graduates

Graduate profile:

- has up-to-date and extensive professional and methodological knowledge in the field of study, usable in the graduate's specific field of research;
- understands the current trends, changes and problems of the field of study and can theoretically and critically examine them, systematically analyze them and enrich knowledge with new perspectives;
- can identify, explain and categorize different methodological approaches and research methods in political science and demonstrate their use in own research.

The graduate is able to:
- formulate hypotheses and strategies for further research and development of the field of study;
- evaluate and choose appropriate scientific methods of basic and applied research and conceptualize a selected scientific problem in the field of study 26. political science;
- reflect and assess the interdisciplinary nature of a scientific problem, different approaches to its solution and the possible consequences of these solutions;
- summarize, evaluate, defend and constructively discuss your knowledge and scientific outputs in your area of expertise and present them in a cultured manner, in written or oral form, before a professional or lay audience;
- characterize and analyze social challenges and problems facing 21st century society, propose and implement solutions;
- critically assess current trends in the field of study 26. political science and outline possible alternatives for its development;
- conduct research, communicate and present complex and complex political science questions or problems in the English language, both orally and in writing.

Competences (independence and responsibility)
The graduate has the competence to:
- solve selected problems/tasks related to the field of 26. political science in an original way, in a broader context, using innovative procedures and taking into account the shared knowledge of related scientific disciplines;
- to make highly independent and responsible decisions even in complex and unclear situations, with an emphasis on compliance with ethical principles, scientific integrity and social responsibility, principles of democracy (tolerance, guarantee of human rights) and with respect for valid legal regulations governing the issue;
- prepare professional texts and opinions for use in state administration and self-government, in non-governmental organizations and political parties, in international organizations or in the media sphere;
- work as a team to solve specific tasks, ensure the creation and functioning of a group, coordinate the team's activities and the distribution of tasks to individual members, even in an international team with English as the working language.

Indicated occupations (according to the National System of Occupations and the European Classification of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations):
• Political scientist
• Manager (manager) in the area of parliamentary and government agenda
• Specialist in the field of parliamentary and government agenda
• Specialist in political affairs
• Leader of the interest group
• Representatives of municipalities and higher territorial self-governing units
• University assistant professor

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Conditions of admission

The basic prerequisite is the completion of the second degree of university studies in the field of study 26. political science. The applicant must demonstrate the ability for independent scientific work and must have an active knowledge of English or another world language. As part of the admission procedure for doctoral studies, an entrance exam will be held. The content of the entrance examination for doctoral studies is the verification of the applicant's knowledge of the issue, which is the content of the topic selected by the applicant from the proposals for dissertation topics. Dissertation topics for the 2023/2024 academic year will be published on April 5, 2023 at the latest on the website www.politologia.tnuni.sk.

The dissertation project in the scope of 10 standard pages (in each of the languages) should contain:
• justification and motivation why the applicant decided to work on the chosen topic of the dissertation,
• definition of the basic directions and goals that the applicant would like to pursue when processing the dissertation, what methods he will consider when processing the selected topic of the dissertation,
• a brief description of the given issue processed on the basis of professional literature,
• expected benefit in processing the chosen topic of the dissertation for practice and further development of the theory.

Ability verification method:
The entrance exam mainly consists of the presentation of the dissertation project. The admission committee will evaluate the result of the entrance exam in a closed session. If several applicants take part in the entrance exam, the admissions committee will determine the order of their success. The decision on admission / non-admission to study will be sent to the applicant in writing no later than 30 days after the entrance exam.

Additional information


Coordinator for students with specific needs

Mgr. Katarína Hrnčárová
coordinator for students with special needs
032/7400 911

General information on the admission exam

Application for PhD. the study:
Applicants can apply for the political science study program using an electronic application. In the case of a written application, the applicant uses the prescribed form for III. university degree (format A3). In the application, the applicant fills in personal data, form of study, study program, completed master's degree, while the form also needs to be signed. In order to speed up communication in the event of an incomplete application, we ask applicants for a correctly entered and valid e-mail address on the application. In the application, the applicant does not have to indicate the subjects and grades for the master's degree on page no. 2. As part of the application, we also do not require confirmation of medical fitness for university studies.

The admission conditions as well as the electronic application are published on the website of the university or department (Applicants section).

Study fees:
Study fees are according to the directive Determination of the amount of tuition fees and fees associated with studies at TnUAD valid in the current academic year.

General conditions and information:
o An applicant can send only one application for the political science study program and indicate one form of study (full-time or part-time).
o The decision on admission / non-admission to study will be sent to the applicant in writing within 30 days at the latest
from the verification of fulfillment of the admission conditions for study.
o An applicant who has received a decision on admission, if interested in studying, is obliged to register according to the instructions that he will receive in writing together with the decision on admission to study.
o According to Act no. 131/2002 Coll. on universities in the valid version of § 59 paragraph 3, the Department of Political Science has the right to request information from admitted applicants as to whether they will enroll for studies. If the applicant does not provide the information within the required time, his right to enroll in the course expires.

  • Apply the application for study

    25.01.2023 - 09.06.2023

  • Performance of the entrance exam


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Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 950 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1500 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 19 €
E-application form: 19 €

Billing information

Payment details for the application (the payment order is generated by AIS):
Admission fee: 19 €
Bank: Štátna pokladnica
Account: SK1381800000007000065375
Variable symbol: 19002
Specific symbol: Applicant ID from AIS
information to recipient: Name and surname of the applicant
Address of the faculty: Trenčianska univerzita Alexandra Dubčeka v Trenčíne, Katedra politológie, Študentská 2, 911 50 Trenčín

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Detail of the study program

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


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Responsibility for content: Bc. Katarína Hrnčárová – katarina.hrncarova@tnuni.sk
Last update: 22.02.2023 12:10

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