Geography studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Comenius University have the longest tradition in Slovakia. The department is the largest (about 20 teachers and researchers) and the only one specialised on research and teaching all branches of human geography (e.g. economic, social, political, urban, cultural geography) and demography (population structures and processes, demographic forecasting, population policies) in Slovakia. We provide geographical education at all levels - bachelor, master and doctoral (PhD).
We offer one undergraduate degree programme focusing on economic, social, political geography and demography, with two specializations (3 years full-time, with start in academic year 2019/2020):
Geography and Demography in State Administration and Self-government
1 - Geography in State Administration and Self-government
2 - Geography and Demography
Deadline for application is 13.06.2019
Since academic year 2020/2021 we will start teaching in two new bachelor degree study programmes:
Economic, Social and Political Geography
Geography, Demography, Migration and Human Resources
We offer one master's degree programme with two specializations (2 years full-time / 3 years distant study - paid, with start in academic year 2019/2020):
Human Geography and Demography in the State Administration and Self-Government
1 - Human Geography
2 - Demography
Deadline for application is 31.05.2019
Since academic year 2020/2021 we will start teaching in new master study programmes â€“ more details will be available soon.
Doctoral (PhD) programme
We offer one doctoral degree programme (4 years full-time / 5 years distant study):
Human Geography and Demography
The deadline for applications is 31.05.2019
Our doctoral programme is opened worldwide. Applicants are applying on proposed research themes related to departmental research priorities.
The department usually provides 2 scholarships a year following valid regulation (now about 600 EUR per month, for the duration of the doctoral studies in full time form) to best applicants. Doctoral students have at disposal all departmental facilities (including A0 printing, specialized software, extensive spatial datasets), obtain own â€śchair and tableâ€ť within the department, PC etc. They are participating in departmental teaching and research. They can compete for additional research grants provided by Comenius University research support scheme (in average about 1000 EUR a year), not mentioning other external research funding schemes.
For more see: https://fns.uniba.sk/en/study/phd/in-english/
General information for prospective student:
Our graduates successfully compete for jobs in public, private as well as non-profit sectors. We pay extensive attention to training in various aspects of territorial development, planning, management and various spatial public policies (regional policy, urban policy, rural development policy, EU policies). Immanent part of training is developing of analytical skills and application of geoinformatics. Our training reflects challenges of current world â€“ uneven development, diversity, migration, globalization, social networks, technological innovations impact etc. All students have opportunity to get scholarships, based primarily on their education performance during whole period of study.
The study in Slovak language is free for all foreign student (specific conditions concerns PhD studies). This opportunity is frequently used by students with Slovak background living abroad, or students familiar with Slavic languages â€“ mostly from Czechia, Poland, Ukraine, Russia etc. For these studentsâ€™ intensive courses of Slovak are available for quick adaptation. Our department welcomes increasing international atmosphere.
The department provides selected courses in English, primarily for rising number of Erasmus+ students (e.g. in demography, economic and social geography, urban economics and local development, geography of transitive societies).
We know that visiting a department, faculty site, university and Bratislava, it can be a very useful experience in making decision to study here. We provide opportunities for prospective students to visit us during â€śopen doors dayâ€ť. If you are interested in independent visit let us know in advance.
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See also: https://fns.uniba.sk/en/study/; https://uniba.sk/en/international-relations/