Institute of the Ethnology SAS provides the PhD. seminars for the 1st and 2nd year of the PhD. programme. PhD. students also have to attend courses at the Philosophical faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava or the Faculty of Arts at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra.
Institute of Ethnology SAS has an accredited PhD. programme in ethnology (section 3.1.3.). As an external educational institution, institute cooperates with the Department of Ethnology and Museology of the Philosophical faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava (4 years daily and 5 years external education) and with the Department of Ethnology and Folkloristics at the Faculty of Arts of the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (3 years daily education).
The programme is based on the individual study plan, realized under the supervision of the tutor from the Institute of Ethnology SAS. PhD. programme consists of the research, educational and pedagogical part. Research part of the programme relates to the individual and team research activities of the PhD. student and should be connected to the individual theme of his/her thesis. Educational part relates to the courses, seminars and individual study of the literature. Pedagogical part consists of the pedagogical activities at the related universities.
The programme is based on the credit system at the universities and PhD. students have to obtain credits in all programme parts: scientific, educational and pedagogical.