Third cycle studies - Doctoral studies

The new model of doctoral studies at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, following the example of developed European universities, is the first of its kind, not only in the country but also in the Balkans. The concept of organizing doctoral studies at the School of Doctoral Studies is one of the key characteristics of the integrative activities of the University.

The Institute of Economics participates in the implementation of joint third cycle studies in:

  • Demographics – Faculty of Economics and Institute of Economics.
  • Economics –Faculty of Economics and Institute of Economics.
  • Organizational Science and Management - Faculty of Economics, Institute of Economics and Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical Research.

The duration of the doctoral studies is three years and a total of 180 ECTS credits.

The study programmes include:
1. Research Training, (30 ECTS credits);
2. Education, (30 ECTS credits);
3. Application, Preparation and Defense of Doctoral Dissertation (120 ECTS credits).

The Research Training consists of:

  • three courses that ensure acquiring generic knowledge and skills on research, amounting to 12 ECTS credits (each course has 4 ECTS credits), including: course on Research Ethics, one course from the list of courses on Research Methodology and one course from the list of additional courses on research training. The list of additional courses is approved by the University Board of Doctoral Studies upon a proposal by the organizers of the study programmes.
  • Doctoral seminars, conferences and workshops on research (18 ECTS credits).

The Education includes courses related to the research field, area and the specific research area, amounting to 30 ECTS credits.

The application for enrollment of students at the third cycle studies – doctoral studies in Demography, Economics and Organizational Science and Management and the list of mentors for the academic 2013/2014 are published at the University’s website www.ukim.edu.mk.

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