The Doctoral School of Military Sciences focuses on the questions of military science regarding the activities of the defence sphere. This includes a wide spectrum of research fields from military history through security theories, defence administration to national security.
Although the doctoral programme of the School is primarily based on certain accredited MSc programmes of the National University of Public Service, the law on higher education enables the admission of graduates of other universities and with a scientific background related to military sciences.
The Doctoral School of Military Sciences focuses on 8 areas of research:
- Security Studies
- Sociological Issues of Defence
- General Theory of Military Science
- Theory of Defense Management
- Theory of Military Arts
- Defence Logistics and Defence Economy
- National Security and Law Enforcement
- Defence Informatics and Communication Theory"
The training of the Doctoral School is available in the following forms:
• organised training
- full-time training (funded by scholarship or individually through tuition fee)
- part-time (funded individually through tuition fee)
- individual training (funded individually through tuition fee)
• individual preparation
In general, the language used in the doctoral training is Hungarian, however, in case of foreign citizens English language training is also available. The training lasts 6 semesters and applies the system of credit points. In order to successfully end their training and receive their leaving certificate (absolutory) by the end of the 6th semester, PhD students must obtain at least 180 credit points in accordance with the following criteria:
- study obligations (min. 50 credits)
- scientific research work (min. 120 credits)
- holding lectures (max. 10 credits)
The Doctoral School is in close cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, the Hungarian Defense Forces and with other organisations (e.g. the Hungarian Association of Military Science) which participate in researches related to military sciences.
The international scientific recognition of Doctoral School can be most easily demonstrated by the fact that the number of foreign students is increasing year after year. In recent years foreign students who have successfully ended their PhD studies came from France, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, Slovenia, Ukraine and the United States.