DOCTORAL SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY

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The PhD in Philosophy is an advanced research programme that aims at improving students’ critical and autonomous thinking, by acquiring methods and skills for performing researches in the following philosophical areas:

  • Theoretical Philosophy: Ontology, Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Languages, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology;
  • Philosophy of Culture and History of Philosophy: Philosophy of Culture and Value, Philosophy of History, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Religion, Antique, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy, Romanian Philosophy, Philosophical Hermeneutics;
  • Moral and Political Philosophy: Social and Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Ethics of International Relations, Philosophy of Cultural Diplomacy, Philosophical and Cultural Anthropology.
    The curriculum of the Doctoral School contains a number of elective courses enabling PhD students to develop a better focus on their specific research areas and to become familiar with the standards of academic research.

Doctoral supervisors are distinguished professors and academics with high-ranked publications. Over the course of the studies, PhD students elaborate and defend research reports, and they are encouraged to be actively involved in the academic life of the faculty and university, by participating in conferences and other activities organized by the research departments. Our graduates have reached notable performances after obtaining a doctoral degree, which reinforces the idea that Doctoral School in Philosophy is a major training institution for research and also a valuable cultural institution.
The admission exam consists in a presentation of the draft research project and in a survey of the bibliography already studied. PhD admissions take place every September. Extraordinary admission examinations may be organized. The supervisor will establish the plan of doctoral studies in the first year. The teaching system will be that of an individualized tutorial type. There are also programs of learning Romanian language before starting the doctoral program.

Director of Doctoral School: Prof. dr. Viorel Cernica

In an academic community, the scientific performances are, somehow, a normal fact. But the collaboration between doctoral supervisors, regarding research themes and methods is something more, is a fact of collegial atmosphere and a challenging support in all activities. Our doctoral school offers exactly such conditions for a collegial academic life and partnership. And such a state of affairs is transferred to the relations between us, the supervisors, and our PhD students. The scientific outcomes maintain a good working atmosphere in this academic space of our doctoral school. For me, such a fact represents a motivational support not only in order to improve the socializing actions in all meetings with the colleagues, professors and students, but rather in my orientation in the field of research, regarding the topics and also the techniques suitable for my academic activity. To find such conditions for my work and, finally, for certain philosophical challenges here is a real pleasure for me.

PhD Candidate Oana Șerban

As a PhD Candidate, I find that our academic community is constantly visited by impressive researchers that came either as invited-professors or as guests at different conferences and symposiums, interacting with our graduate students and involving them in significant projects, creating real opportunities for their careers. I think that the most important aspect, when you decide to fallow a PhD, is that you must understand that borders, geographically and culturally are just conventional milestones in conceiving and promoting your research. All these people that authentically care about your education, as professors, advisors or institutional partners prove that our institution is an important point of encounter for all those who develop their ideas on the most original paths of philosophy and never keep them only within our borders. This kind of exposure, shaped by specific educational values that our doctoral school shares with its candidates, is what encouraged me to be part of this academic community. Being a good PhD candidate is not only about becoming a good researcher. It is mainly about understanding the multiple senses of professional commitment at a certain level of excellence.

204, Splaiul Independenței, 6th district, Bucharest, Romania.
E-mail: cernica.scoaladoctorala@filosofie.unibuc.ro
Telephone: +40 21 318 15 56, +40 21 318 29 74
http://filosofie.unibuc.ro/en/scoala-doctorala/