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PhDDoctoral School of Environmental Sciences

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Mission statement

The goal of this program is to develop scientific skills necessary to identify and analyze environmental issues. Students will learn critical thinking, problem solving and skeptical inquiry skills and use them to propose solutions to environmental problems.
This program is recommended to applicants who have a solid interest in environmental problems, and has not yet decided her/his specified field of scientific orientation and depending on her/his interest and background knowledge, projects can be shifted to different directions because of their open structure and flexible organization.
This program enables students to join the work of internationally respected research groups. We offer training in up-to-date experimental methods and field exercises besides the solid theoretical background education.

Strength of program
The Doctoral School offers specialized training in the following directions in environmental sciences: environmental biology, environmental chemistry, environmental physics, or environmental geosciences. Emphasis is on the application of the given discipline in complex research projects, such as water quality changes and management, risk analysis and mitigation in various human and natural environments, renewable energy research, etc.

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Entrance exam description:
The basic objective of oral interviews of candidates in English communication skills, knowledge and professional background check. Interviews will take place if the application materials for the professional screening of the candidates’ education, learning outcomes and planned research projects seem appropriate, fit the profile of the school.”,

Mr Péter Molnár
international coordinator


The available research topics of the Doctoral School can be found on the website of the Hungarian Doctoral Council here:


by searching for the Doctoral School and topics that are “just announced”. Research topics are usually published in December-January. Applicants have to contact the potential supervisor and come to an agreement with them. Applicants without a supervisor will be rejected.

Programme structure


Career opportunities

Career opportunities
Our doctoral graduates find employment in various places such as environmental companies and organizations, governmental bodies and agencies, international organizations dealing with cross-border environmental activities, and many others in education.

Job examples
Aerospace Engineer, Anthropologist, Architectural Historian, Asbestos Abatement Manager, Astronomer, Atmospheric Dispersion Modeler, Atmospheric Scientist, Chemical Oceanographer, Decontamination Technician, Emergency Disaster Response Technician, Environmental Biologist, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Chemist, Environmental Data Analyst, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Geologist, Environmental Health Safety Manager, Environmental Health Safety Trainer, Environmental Monitor, Environmental Psychologist, Environmental Sampling Technician, Environmental Writer, Fire Fuel Manager, Fire Protection Engineer, Fire Safety Specialist, Forensic Biologist, Forensic Scientist, Geological Oceanographer, Geologist, Geomagnetist, Geomorphologist, Geophysicist, Groundwater Sampling Technician, Habitat Restoration Engineer, Health Safety Engineer, Herpetologist, Historian, Hydrogeologist, Hydrologist, Ichthyologist, Immunologist, Industrial Hygienist, Integrated Water Resources Manager, Invertebrate Biologist, Lab Technician, Land Acquisition Manager, Lead Abatement Technician, Mammalogist, Marine Biologist, Metallurgist, Meteorologist, Microbiologist, Mineralogist, Mining Engineer, Mining Surveyor, Molecular Biologist, Nepa Ceqa Manager, Oceanographer, Ornithologist, Paleobiologist, Paleontologist, Paleozoologist, Petroleum Technician, Physicist, Primatologist, Remote Sensing Specialist, Seismologist, Volcanologist, Wildlife Biologist, Zoologist

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