At the Department of Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, the doctoral programme in Education is conducted in English. This programme is focused strongly on the independent work of the student in cooperation with a supervisor. It is divided into three modules whose focuses are on philosophy and methodology, professional training, and language. In the course of his/her studies, each student is required to pass examinations in the philosophy of science and the methodology of educational research plus an examination in an educational discipline chosen in accordance with the focus of the student’s dissertation. The programme includes regular group seminars in which doctoral students, supervisors and guests lecturers take part. The standard length of a full-time course of study is four years; for part-time studies, the standard length is seven years. Applicants for the doctoral programme in Education should hold a Master’s degree in Education or a related discipline, be able to conduct scholarly discourse on issues in education with reference to its structure, problems and methodologies, and have a command of English that allows them to communicate at a high level in this language both orally and in writing.