Highest form of education…
In Romania, according to the law, doctoral studies are the highest form of education and research. All educational institutes in Romania and doctoral advisors, must according to this same law, be certified and accredited to offer and participate in doctoral studies.
In Romania doctoral studies take on two forms: Full time studies and part time studies, with a length of 4 years or more, out of which 1 year for exams and 3 years or more for reports.
Under supervision of specialists…
Candidates complete their degrees under the supervision of specialists in the respective fields of research, certified as doctoral advisor by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research. The research topic and the aims of the project available for supervision are matched with the candidate’s own preferences and background.
Doctoral studies have two components, a general one consisting of the courses that one has to follow in order to complete his studies and an individual one, which is connected with the proposed subject of the doctoral thesis, consisting of specific exams to be passed and specific research reports to be presented and defended.In order to be awarded a Ph.D./doctoral degree one must fulfill the following requirements:
Candidates who have completed all exams, reports and course must submit a thesis, which, in a public meeting, is evaluated by an officially appointed commission. The officially appointed evaluation commission proposes whether the candidate be awarded the title of “doctor” (Ph.D.) or not. Then, according to Romanian legislation, a dossier containing the required documents and a copy of the thesis are sent, to the National Council for Attestation of Academic Titles, Degrees and Certificates. Upon written confirmation by the above named institution the candidate will be awarded the doctoral degree.
Below are some of the specialisations offered at Romanian medical universities.