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Programme:

Public Governance and Administration

Study Cycle: Third Cycle (Doctoral)
Faculty: Contemporary Social Sciences
Academic year: 2019 / 2020
Title: Doctor of Sciences in Public Governance and Administration
ECTS: 180 (3 years) Accrediation

This program is an advanced degree of improvement in scientific, research and professional areas and their own independent research activities, as well as in academic and professional career. In this process of study students will acquire the academic, intellectual and technical competencies and communication skills through various forms of preparing for research.

The study program will prepare scholars and professionals with contemporary knowledge and skills for teaching and research, and will also acquire managerial and strategic skills to work in public administration institutions. Candidates will acquire the necessary experience and skills in order to be prepared as experts in the field of Public Administration and European Integration

Knowledge and understanding
  • Shows a systematic understanding of the field of research and advanced knowledge of research methods and skills within the field according to the highest international standards.
  • Has advanced knowledge of public administration theories, research and practice.
Applying knowledge and understanding
  • Shows ability to interpret, design, implement and adapt essential subject of research with scholarly integrity;
  • Gives a contribution through original research that transcends the existing boundaries of knowledge, developing new knowledge, valued in national and international peer-reviewed publications.
  • Recognizes the relationship between administrative processes and analytical activity for the purposes of policy.
Making judgement
  • Ability for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, keeping competencies assessment;
  • Ability to independently initiate and participate in national and international research networks and events with scholarly integrity;
  • Ability to independently initiate research and development projects that will generate new knowledge and skills for the development of a research field
  • Planning and acting effectively in the management of public services organizations.
Communication skills
  • Communication with colleagues; the wider academic community and society as a whole within his/her area of expertise;
  • Participate in public debates and media, using vocabulary appropriate to the professional level;
  • Writes, proposes and manages research projects in the field of public administration.
Learning skills
  • Is expected to be capable of promoting academic and professional frameworks and technological, social or cultural development of a knowledge-based society.
  • Can help in the training and development of individuals for political and administrative positions in the public sector.
  • Ability to plan and organize the functioning of the public administration and institutions in accordance with modern democratic systems.

Semester 1

  • [10 ECTS] Research Methodology
    This course is designed for students who are preparing to carry out a doctoral thesis project. The main objective of the course is to offer students tools conceptualising their thesis regarding research issue and the creation of data collection methods and qualitative analysis. The course is focused on problems of the quantitative methods and techniques, such as statistical analysis, texts related to theory and testing hypotheses. Then, the meaning and topics of descriptive and causal inferenceare of a great importance, longitudinal comparative research and case study. Advanced information data collection will be offered for working with text. The goal is to analyze the quality of data and incorporate all theoretical and practical performances in the function of designing and writing of the thesis.
  • [10 ECTS] Doctoral Thesis Writing
    This course is a complement to subject research methodology which trains students with advanced knowledge, and skills to prepare and complete the doctoral thesis. Students become familiar with methodological techniques of a real research situation, preparation of questionnaires, surveys with direct examples. Through topics as research and as an individual sample paper will familiarize students with scientific research work, organizational analysis in social science and the different approaches used by scientists when analyzing a social phenomena. Practical and theoretical settings in the beginning of the writing, the advantages of faster onset of parts, a clear definition of objectives and phenomena are topics that will encourage students. Consenquently gathering, writing and storing data for ideas as design work, in a doctoral project.
  • [10 ECTS] Public Policy Analysis
    The course aims to enable students to define and illustrate the analysis of the policy and its role in the creation and transformation of policy-relevant information. There is no agreement on how precisely to define public policy. Students will have the opportunity to learn about this field and to critically analyze developments and events in the area of public policy. Public policy analysis is a discipline for problem solving that draws knowledge from social science methodologies and theories underlying social professions and policy philosophy.

Semester 2

  • [10 ECTS] Review and Approval of the Doctoral Dissertation Plan
    After the first semester, the student begins activities for the development of the plan on his doctoral dissertation. Activities include the definition of literature, defining hypothetical framework, the definition of the work methodology and determination of the individual plan as well as the first public presentation.
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course 1
    • Public Institutions and Management
    • Politics and Governance in the European Union
    • Comparative Politics
    • Public Program Evaluation
    • Public Policy in Higher Education
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course 2
    • Public Institutions and Management
    • Politics and Governance in the European Union
    • Comparative Politics
    • Public Program Evaluation
    • Public Policy in Higher Education

Semester 3/4

Concentration: Semestri 3 / Semestri 4
  • [40 ECTS] Scientific Research Work
    In the second year (semester 3 and 4) the candidate continues with research activity by approved individual plan. Mentor provides assessment on these activities in the form of a report to the Scientific-Teaching Council of the Faculty.
  • [15 ECTS] Publications I
    Publication of research activities under the table relevant to the media for publication. Publication activities and successes of the candidate checked before scientific audience according to the area and the relevance of the research.
  • [5 ECTS] Student Mobility
    The aim of PhD students’ mobility is to request candidates to present, exchange and discuss their research work with their colleagues from other European countries for improving the quality of their dissertation.

Semester 5

  • [20 ECTS] Presentation of Research Results
    At the end of the 5th semester, after the research activities under the individual plan, overall results of this phase of the paper and the research will be presented publicly by the candidate.
  • [10 ECTS] Publications II
    Publication of research activities under the table relevant to the media for publication. Publication activities and successes of the candidate checked before scientific audience according to the area and the relevance of the research.

Semester 6

  • [30 ECTS] Doctoral Disssertation
    Continuing the work of doctoral dissertation. Submitted thesis (dissertation) is accepted by the Scientific-Teaching Council of the Faculty and then is submitted to committee members after which the procedure of public defence starts.
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