Studies for Doctoral degree is one of the steps of post-graduate studies in BSU aiming at preparing higher qualification specialists awarding them with Doctor of Philosophy degree. Students can study either full-time or have open learning distance education, the studying time is relatively 3-5 years.
Doctoral degree in BSU includes studying in deep form of general and special subjects, taking candidate exams and credits, acquiring methods and means of scientific researches, conducting scientific research in accordance with the chosen specialty of the corresponding scientific branch on the actual topic, systematization and generalization of the achieved results with the aim of preparing and defending a thesis seeking for the PhD degree.
Documents’ acceptance from foreign students to study in BSU is done during the whole year.
Studying plan for foreign doctorate students in BSU consists of the following elements:
1. Academic advising of PhD (100 hours per year) followed by taking a qualifying exam according to the specialty;
2. Philosophy studying course (120 hours) followed by taking a qualifying exam;
3. Russian as a foreign language studying course (1st year – 704 hours; 2nd year – 320 hours; 3rd year – 240 hours) followed by taking a qualifying exam;
4. Studying course “Basic information technologies” (72 hours) followed by taking a marked credit.
During his or her studies the students gets a research advisor who consults him about planning, organizing and holding scientific research, helps to acquire knowledge of scientific research methods, prepares and helps to take qualifying exams, fill out and present a thesis.
During his or her studies the postgraduate student must take all his qualifying exams in time, make all scientific research in accordance with stated thesis topic and individual working plan, publish at least three scientific articles in scientific publications and present a scientific speeches in scientific conferences, symposiums, forums, present the thesis for preventive check in organization according to the place of its writing and have a preventive check.
Events connected with preliminary thesis defence are conducted on a paid basis during the studying period or after it on the basis of a separate contract.
Foreign states citizens who want to get to PhD program must have higher education of Master of Science (Arts).
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