Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Informatics Education

Doctoral Degree Program


Computer Science
(Informatics Education - until 31.8.2019)


full time / external

Usual duration:

full time form 4 years, external form 5 years

Program director:

prof. RNDr. Ivan Kalaš, PhD.

Related study programs: master's degree programs Teaching Informatics in combination

Description of the Study Program

PhD studies in Informatics Education are the result of the development of our understanding of the area of Digital Technology (DT) and its impact on the society. The process of integrating the DT into our society and our everyday life is necessarily reflected in the education system – specifically with regard to the potential for innovation inherent in digital technologies. The doctoral program in Informatics Education provides scientific education that is the basis of research in the area of teaching Informatics as well as in informatization of cognitive processes. The program prepares experts for independent creative work and pedagogical research of software environments, for the tools, forms and educational methods in school informatics at all levels. Graduates of this program are capable to design, investigate and evaluate concepts of informatics education, to implement new forms of integration of DTs in the educational process and to evaluate their impact on the development of universal informational literacy and higher informational culture – in national or international teams.

Doctoral Scholarships

Full-time doctoral students who have permanent residency in the European Union are entitled to receive a scholarship for the entire standard duration of their studies. The scholarships are paid starting on the date of enrollment. The scholarship is determined in accordance with the tables included in the Law no. 553/2003 Z.z. as follows: 

  • prior to completion of the qualification exam: 807,50 EUR (6th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 940,50 EUR (7th class, 1st level)

Scholarships are not subject to taxes or other fees.

Doctoral studies are considered an equivalent to full time employment and in the majority of cases cannot be combined with another employment. Job holding applicants who intend to keep their job are advised to apply for the external (distance) form of doctoral studies. Doctoral students enrolled in the regular form are expected to participate in teaching activities such as conducting recitations or exam grading, in accordance with the needs of their corresponding departments.

Thesis Topics for Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Gamification of teaching thematic units in informatics (full time / external form)
    (supervisor:  prof. Ing. Veronika Stoffová, CSc.)
  • Gamification of programming teaching (full time / external form)
    (supervisor: prof. Ing. Veronika Stoffová, CSc.)
  • Gamification of teaching computer science subjects (full time / external form)
    (supervisor: prof. Ing. Veronika Stoffová, CSc.)
  • Teaching programming (full time form)
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Ľubomír Salanci, PhD.)
  • Artificial intelligence in school informatics (full time form)
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Ľubomír Salanci, PhD.)
  • Peer-evaluation and self-evaluation in informatics education (full time form)
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Zuzana Kubincová, PhD.)
  • Emotional design in informatics education (full time form)
    (šsupervisor: doc. RNDr. Zuzana Kubincová, PhD.)
  • Beaver Contest and its Educational and Research Potential in Teaching Informatics of the Blind Students (full time / external form)
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Ľudmila Jašková, PhD.)
  • Programming constructs in programming at primary level (full time form)
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Ivan Kalaš, PhD.)
  • Development computational thinking through physical computing in secondary education (external form)
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Ľubomír Šnajder, PhD.)