General competences

The main purpose of the programmes is to provide doctoral students with fundamental knowledge from their research disciplines in different fields of the humanities and social sciences, while developing the competences required for independent research and the application of knowledge at an internationally comparable level.

Through the study programme, which combines theoretical and practical elements from the chosen research disciplines and incorporates various contemporary didactic approaches, individual and team methods of acquisition, and the utilisation and application of knowledge, students will develop the following competences: Analytical abilities, Application of methodological tools, Knowledge of the environment of the selected discipline or field, Strategic focus on the selected field, Communication, Team and group work abilities, Expertise, Conflict resolution, Flexible approach to change, Networking, Ethics and values, Wide humanistic and social horizon.

GOALS AND SUBJECT-SPECIFIC COMPETENCES

The following competences and skills will be acquired:
-          in-depth understanding of concepts and theories from the subject area, competence for re-conceptualisation, theoretical analysis and theory building
-          skills for implementation of multi-level comparative analyses from the subject area, their methodological design and interpretation
-          skills for developmental and leadership work and formulation of practical solutions to subject area problems
-          familiarity with appropriate institutions from the field of work, employment, education and social security and understand their functioning, reciprocal influence and change over time on the basis of various theories and concepts.

The acquired knowledge and competences will be useful in research, developmental and pedagogic work and in the managing of organisations and systems from this area. The programme equips students for research, developmental, pedagogic and managerial work, based on critical reflection and adequate distance from existing theories and work, as well as from one's own work. Students will develop their analytical and research competences, competences of synthesis and abstraction of knowledge, of writing and presenting highly demanding texts, and competence of academic communication.