Post-graduate is the main branches of qualified employees’ preparation in scientific and educational areas.
In Ukraine post-graduate is available at the educational establishments of the third or the fourth levels of accreditation or equivalent establishments of continuing education, scientific establishments, which employ qualified specialist in the areas of education and research and provide modern scientific, technical, experimental and material basis.
During the course of studies post-graduate students learn to apply the methods of scientific research, take candidate exams and carry out scientific research related to the chosen subject of PhD thesis. In Ukraine candidate exams in philosophy, foreign language (per choice) and specialization (in reference to the thesis subject) are compulsory. Applicants accepted to the post-graduate program. After the completion of post-graduate studies students have to finish their work on the PhD thesis and offer it for defense.