Complex examination

In the course of the doctoral education, at the end of the fourth semester, as the conclusion of the coursework and research stage and as the condition of the commencement of the research and dissertation stage, doctoral students shall take a complex examination, which assesses and evaluates their progress in the academic and research fields. The complex examination consists of two main parts: in one part, the examinee’s theoretical preparedness is assessed (“theoretical part”), while in the other part, the candidate is required to give an account of his or her progress in the field of research (“dissertation part”). In the theoretical part of the complex examination, the doctoral student shall give proof of his or her level of preparation in the literature of the field, as well as his or her knowledge of the most recent theoretical and practical knowledge in the relevant discipline. In the theoretical part of the complex examination, the candidate shall take examinations in two topics.

Topics of the complex examination

In the second part of the complex examination, the examinee shall give an account, in the form of a lecture, of his or her knowledge of the relevant literature, reports on his or her research results, discusses the research plan pertaining to the second part of the doctoral programme, as well as the proposed schedule for the completion of the dissertation and the publication of the results.

Updated: 2019.04.12.

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