Language of instruction
PhD students participate in courses prepared by various laboratoriess of the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection (see the programme of PhD studies). Course examples: Advanced molecular cytogenetics; Chromatin immunostaining methods; Plant morphogenesis in vivo and in vitro; Cyto- and histochemical analysis of embryonic animal tissues; Biomarkers in studies of exposure and effects of xenobiotics in the environment; Biotechnology of microorganisms; Practical bioinformatics; Plant functional genomics; Techniques for biodiversity of soil microorganisms, plants and animals.
The aim of all courses of the programmeis to teach the students how to apply a variety of advanced research methods with support of the faculty labs. Additionally, the students have the opportunity to improve their presentation skills through attending workshops on Effective presentation. They can also participate in departmental and faculty's seminars, as well as in a selection of lectures provided by guest researchers in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme – LLP/Erasmus. All courses are in English.
All PhD students are involved in research projects leading to the achievement of PhD degree. Students will be supervised by the senior academic staff. The projects are conducted in collaboration with future supervisor and are in line with the research profile of the department involved.
Studies in English.
The candidate’s place in the ranking list is determined by the sum of gathered points.
Note: If former stage of candidate's education was not conducted in English, the candidate is required to submit a certificate of fluency in English on B2 level at least.
Tuition fees in academic year: 2017/2018
Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreign candidates applying for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens
No tuition fees
Polish citizens and foreigners applying for studies on the rules applicable to Polish citizens do not settle the tuition fee for full-time studies on the University of Silesia.
Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis