Admission procedure

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INTERVIEWS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018 WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON JULY 7, FROM 9.30, IN ROOM 535, THE HUMANITIES BUILDING.

SHOULD THERE STILL BE VACANCIES, THE SECOND ROUND WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEP 7, at 9.30, SAME ROOM.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU REGISTER AND SUBMIT THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS (FOR DETAILS SEE BELOW) BY JULY 3 AND AUGUST 31, 2017, RESPECTIVELY. (NB. THE IRK ONLINE SYSTEM WILL BE IN OPERATION FROM MAY 4.)

CANDIDATES FROM OVERSEAS OR WITH SPECIAL DIFFICULTIES ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO CONTACT THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR TO MAKE INDIVIDUAL ARRANGEMENTS.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

STEP 1Make contact with a potential advisor of your dissertation and make preliminary arrangements prior to applying. Although not formally required, this first step is strongly advised as we cannot accept applicants with unspecified interests or with interests falling outside the areas we research and teach in. The following specialized areas of research are possible:

Agata Brajerska-Mazur, D.Litt., Ph.D. (a.bm@poczta.umcs.lublin.pl): Polish-English and English-Polish literary translation (poetry, prose, drama, literature for children), with a literary or a linguistic focus

Prof. Robert Bubczyk (r.bubczyk@umcs.pl): history of culture; West-European narrative sources (chronicles, romances, etc.); other aspects of culture, broadly understood

Prof. Dariusz Chemperek (chemperek@onet.pl): Polish literature and/or culture from the Middle Ages to the 18th c.

Prof. Halina Chodkiewicz (hachod@hektor.umcs.lublin.pl): teaching of English

Prof. Joanna Durczak (jodurczak@gmail.com): 19th- and 20th-c. American prose and poetry; 20th-c. Canadian prose; Native American and First Nations writing; American/Canadian literature of contact; specifically: North American environmental literature, ecocriticism

Dorota Filar, D.Litt., Ph.D. (filardorota6@gmail.com): linguistic worldview, comparative semantics, axiology of advertising

Prof. Paweł Frelik, (pawel.frelik@umcs.eu): things science-fiction: literature, cinema, and TV; video games (all English-speaking markets); contemporary audio-visual culture

Prof. Christopher Garbowski (garbowski@hektor.umcs.lublin.pl): cultural studies with a focus on film

Prof. Henryk Kardela (henkar@poczta.umcs.lublin.pl): cognitive linguistics, general linguistics

Prof. Anna Kędra-Kardela (annakardela@wp.pl): British Gothic literature

Jarosław Krajka, D.Litt., Ph.D. (jarek.krajka@wp.pl): CALL, modern language teaching techniques

Zbigniew Mazur, D.Litt., Ph.D. (mazurz@hektor.umcs.lublin.pl): British cultural studies, American studies, media studies, British and American cultural history

Katarzyna Sokołowska, D.Litt., Ph.D. (ksokolow@poczta.umcs.lublin.pl): Joseph Conrad; Virginia Woolf; art/philosophy/psychology and English modernist literature; English modernist poetry and prose

Prof. Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska (j.szpyrakozlowska@gmail.com): phonology of English and Polish; teaching English pronuciation; gender linguistics

Urszula Terentowicz-Fotyga, Ph.D. (uterentowicz@hektor.umcs.lublin.pl): 20th-c. British novel, film adaptations of English-language prose, utopia and dystopia in literature and film

STEP 2. Online registration

  • Online registration in the IRK system (attachment with Registration guidelines at bottom of page)
    and
  • Online submission of documents. Please send pdf scans of the relevant documents (see attachment Documents at bottom of page) to doct.studies@umcs.pl (the originals of the documents should be produced for verification during the interview or, if the latter is conducted online, upon acceptance to the programme.)

STEP 3. Interview. The shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview in July 2016 and - should vacancies remain - in early September 2016 (the exact dates will be provided later or individual arrangements will be made). In special cases (e.g. for applicants whose presence will entail troublesome or costly travel) the interview can be conducted in the form of a video-conference. The applicants will need to show an interest in literary studies, cultural studies or linguistics, an aptitude for conducting research, and fluency in English. They will also be asked to present, in writing, a research project in the area of their choice (this should be submitted online prior to the interview). (Note: Admission to the programme does not mean automatic acceptance of the project: this is subject to negotiation with the student's advisor.) The applicants will be evaluated for:

  • their performance in the interview (issues in contemporary literary studies, cultural studies or linguistics), max. 10 points;
  • their academic achievements (publications, conference participation, etc.) and research project, max. 10 points.

A minimum score of 10 out of the maximum 20 points counts as a successful interview. Scores are transferred into grades according to the following schema:

Score 0-9 = fail (Grade 2.0)
Score 10-11 = satisfactory (Grade 3.0)
Score 12-13 = between satisfactory and good (Grade 3.5)
Score 14-15 = good (Grade 4.0)
Score 16-17 = between good and very good (Grade 4.5)
Score 18-20 = very good (Grade 5.0)

Admission will be offered to top 10 candidates. This, however, also depends on the applicants' specialized area of research and the number of students accepted by individual advisors. The results of the admissions procedure will be made known to the applicants by e-mail. 

STEP 4. Payment and submission of documents. After being informed of the outcome of the admission procedure, the successful applicants will be requested to:

  • send or otherwise submit the relevant documents to the address that will be provided;
  • pay the tuition fee for the first year of the programme (unless exempted or not applicable, see Tuition and other fees) plus a one-off initial payment of 200 EUR. The details for making the payment will be supplied together with the Admission Committee's decision.
  • upload an electronic version of their photograph to the IRK system and pay 17 PLN (approx. 4 EUR) for the student electronic ID.

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