From October 1, 2019, at the University of Lodz, doctoral studies take place at doctoral schools:
- The University of Lodz Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences.
The school provides education to doctoral students affiliated with the following disciplines: mathematics, biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, and Earth and environmental sciences.
- The Bio-Med-Chem Doctoral School of University of Lodz and Lodz Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The school is run in cooperation with two Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences: the Institute of Medical Biology and the Center for Molecular and Macromolecular Studies. The Bio-Med-Chem Doctoral School makes an important contribution to increasing the quality of advanced academic education. It brings together doctoral students affiliated with the following disciplines: biological sciences, medical sciences, and chemical sciences.
- The University of Lodz Doctoral School of Humanities.
The school awards doctoral degrees in seven disciplines: archeology, history, philosophy, linguistics, literary studies, and cultural and religious studies.
- The University of Lodz Doctoral School of Social Sciences.
This school brings together doctoral students affiliated with the following disciplines: sociological sciences, economics and finance, legal sciences, pedagogy, psychology, socio-economic geography and spatial management, management and quality sciences, and political and administrative sciences.
The curricula of the Doctoral Schools of the University of Lodz provide the doctoral students with an opportunity to gain expertise not just on matters related to executing the doctoral project but also covering vocational training (enhancing research acumen and improving teaching skills) and personal growth (soft skills, including an increased ability to actively plan one’s career and to solve problems in a creative fashion). These skills are necessary not only to graduate from a Doctoral School but also to develop one’s career. At the same time, the curricula allow for conducting interdisciplinary research. All Schools offer 4-year programs.
Most of the classes are conducted in Polish. Selected subjects in some studies are taught in English.