European Funds KED - NAVA - UMK - IDUB - EU ESF
Academia Copernicana
Interdisciplinary Doctoral School
Contactul. Lwowska 1, 87-100 Toruń
tel.: +48 56 611-44-44

Study plan


Scientific fields All fields represented at NCU
Scientific disciplines All disciplines represented at NCU
Duration of studies 4 4 years
Number of ECTS points 30
Total number of contact hours 300
Code Name Lecture /
Obligatory lectures
Module I (odd years ex. 2019/2020, 2021/2022)*
7405-AC-SGA-1 Successful grant application
dr hab. Ireneusz Grulkowski, prof. UMK
dr hab. Michał Wojciechowski, prof. UMK
Tutorial 10 1
7405-AC-ADAS-1 Applied data analysis and statistics
dr hab. Agnieszka Piernik, prof. UMK
Tutorial 20 2
7405-AC-SM-1 Scientific Methodology (lab work)
tutorial with a supervisor
Tutorial 30 3
7405-AC-SDPC1-1 Scientific data presentation and copyright I
tutorial with a supervisor
Tutorial 10 1
Module II (even years ex. 2020/2021, 2022/2023)*
7405-AC-AI-2 Artificial intelligence and the future of
scientific thinking
prof. dr hab. Włodzisław Duch
Lecture 10 1
7405-AC-EIP-2 Ethics and intellectual property
dr hab. Radosław Sojak, prof. UMK
Lecture 10 1
7405-AC-HST-2 History of scientific thinking and inquiry
dr hab. Piotr Oliński, prof. UMK
Lecture 10 1
7405-AC-EB-2 Evolutionary biology
prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich
Lecture 10 1
7405-AC-SDPC2-2 Scientific data presentation and copyright II
tutorial with a supervisor
Tutorial 10 1
Sum of obligatory lectures 120 12
Facultative lectures**
Monographs of visiting lecturers Lecture
International summer schools Lecture
International conference attendance Lecture
Facultative external practices**
External scientific practice and training Tutorial
Certified internship (> 1 month) Tutorial
Sum of facultative lectures   180 18
TOTAL 300 30

The framework is in accordance with the 2nd part of the Polish qualification framework – level 8.

*The courses in each Module can be completed in consecutive years of your 4-year PhD studies.

** All facultative lectures and external practices must be provided as part of self-selected activities:
– monographs,
– summer schools,
– international conferences,
– scientific exchange, workshops, trainings, certified courses.

All activities have to be proved by e.g. certificate or letter authorized by trainer.

Study plan – lecture framework