PhD in Educational Psychology

General

Program Description

Characteristics of the Studies

The Ph.D. studies in Educational Psychology are training the student in scientific research work in educational psychology, i.e. in psychology applied to educational topics. The studies are not to compensate for the pre-gradual (Master Degree) instruction in Psychology if requested by Chambers or Associations of Psychologists as the condition for the psychology practice or for further studies (especially in medicine). They add researchers’ competence in the field of education by means of psychology and by grasping the context of other sciences of education.


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance Examination

Discussion of the applicant’s research project proposal up to 10 pages including bibliography, which demonstrates their depth of focus in the research theme they would like to address in their doctoral studies. The research project must be sent together with the application to the Department of Science, Faculty of Education, Charles University. The project should include the characteristics of the research problem, the basic idea of the objectives and structure of the issue and the considered methods from theoretical, research and professional literature. Preferably, the project would be co-signed by the mentor in spe, a specialist in the topic.

Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points.


Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study program.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 14.06.2019 until: 14.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 09.07.2019 until: 09.07.2019


Career Prospect

The graduate is trained for scientific research work in two occupations: 1) as a psychologist-university teacher and 2) as psychologist-practitioner (counseling psychologist, school psychologist, a psychologist in other institutions with any educational concern). He is able to carry out empiric research in his field of interest; to discuss it with his scientific peers; to lecture it to his students; to apply with it for a scientific grant.

Studies are not to compensate for the Master studies in Psychology if requested by Chambers or Associations of Psychologists as the condition for the psychology practice or for further studies (especially in medicine). It is adding to the previous instruction the competence for psychological research in education.

Last updated April 2019

About the School

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