DKKP_SDZ State doctoral exam

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: SZK (final examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ing. Alena Albíniová
Supplier department: Department of Musicology – Faculty of Arts
Successful complete of all study obligations. Information on submitting the dissertation and registering for the doctoral exam:
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Doctoral State Exam closing the doctoral study programme.
Learning outcomes
Not applicable, viz course content.
  • Doctoral State Examination (SDZ) of the DCCI study program is a commissional examination, usually followed by the defence of the dissertation. The examination board has a minimum of five and a maximum of nine members, one of whom is designated as chairman and two are external (see SER, Sec. 34).
  • Doctoral State Examination:
  • The Commission examines whether the graduates' knowledge of the new media arts, digital culture, and creative industries meets the requirements for doctoral studies under the European Qualifications Framework (EQF): "Graduates should demonstrate knowledge at the most advanced frontier of a field of work or study and at the interface between fields." Students are tested from two thematic areas, one of which examines their theoretical and the other methodological knowledge relating freely to the topic of the dissertation. Assignments are formulated by the members of the committee in advance with regard to the submitted thesis. During the exam, students will be given a space (15 minutes) to present each topic (including presentation of a list of processed literature and sources for each of the thematic areas). Subsequently, there is a discussion in which students are supposed to demonstrate knowledge beyond the dissertation and ability of critical reflection and cultivated argumentation of their opinions. The exam also includes a discussion of the theses of the dissertation, which the student submits together with the application to the DSE (see SER, Sec. 32, point 6).
  • Dissertation defence:
  • Usually it is held in conjunction with the (successfully completed) Doctoral State Exam. The supervisor, who also reflects the overall course of the PhD student's study, comments on the dissertation. Thesis reports are made by two opponents, at least one of whom must be an externalist. The PhD students have the opportunity to respond to the comments and questions of the opponents. The examination board takes into account the thesis reports, the defence of the student and the quality of the submitted dissertation. (More about Dissertation Defense: SER, Sec. 33)
Teaching methods
Not applicable, viz course content.
Assessment methods
Oral examination, discussion.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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