Civil Law

Milestones on the way of Private Law: freedom - equality - justice.

Doctoral degree programme, full-time study mode, Czech, 4 years 
Doctoral degree programme, combined form, Czech, 4 years 
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The objective of the course Civil Law is to lead the students of the discipline to deepening of the knowledge of Civil Law, its starting theoretical bases and adjacent disciplines, as well as to development of active accesses to scientific work in the discipline of Civil Law in the educational forms hightlighting an active interaction with students and development of their own activity. The programme is didactically aimed at mastering the scientific methods of the knowledge of Civil Law and other disciplines creating a part of the discipline (Family Law, Civil Procedural Law and Intellectual Property Law), deepening of the knowledge of its non-legal and legal determinants and bases, value basis, basic institutes and system contexts. The graduate of the discipline should be prepared for actively guided scientific work in the field of study Civil Law and its wider basis. The study is not restricted to the current state of Czech Civil Law in a broader sense, but is also aimed at its development trends including the prognosis of future development and comparative study of Civil Law within the European area. A wider basis of the discipline constitutes the preparation for scietific and pedagogical work, language preparation and the basic knowledge over development of the related legal disciplines.


After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • manage the methods at scietific level, subject-matter of the knowledge, values and aims of Civil Law;
  • present the scietific outputs in his/her discipline in professional literature and also at professional conferences and fora;
  • joint the nets of national and transnational research and exchange of professional information in his/her discipline;
  • work scietifically and pedagogically in his/her discipline within the teaching at establishments of higher education with legal orientation.

The programme is intended particularly for those who want to engage in academic career and scientific work, alternatively for those who want to acquire the deeper theoretical knowledge in some of legal disciplines creating the content of the field of study. The graduates will find an opportunity to work in the area of legislation, judiciary, advocacy and notary offices, institutions of state administration as cadastral offices, as well as judicial executors and other professions. With regard to fundamental importance of Private/Civil Law as the basic branch of the system of legal order and the corresponding importance of the knowledge of this discipline an opportunity of the graduates of the discipline of Civil Law to find a work is one of the biggest among the study disciplines of the doctoral study programmes.


The study plan is created individually on the basis of agreement between the student and supervisor in compliance with the valid accreditation. The study plan is approved by the commission of the discipline upon a proposal of supervisor. It contains the theme of the doctoral thesis, required courses (it means the courses bound to the discipline and to its wider basis including the language), selective courses (it means the courses bound to the pedagogical work and the doctoral thesis) and requirements of supervisor. During the study (the standard duration of studies is four years) the student is obliged to complete all required courses and further selective courses to the extent of minimum 16 credits. The student is obliged to pass the state doctoral examination and submit the doctoral thesis on topic bound to the displine for its defence.


The study is credited by the system ECTS and it is necessary to acquire at least 240 credits for its successful completion (minimum credit profit required for entry into further year of study is 20). The student is obliged to complete the state doctoral examination which usually takes place in third or fourth year of the study, it is oral, has a commission nature and its content consists of the themes of discipline courses. The study is then completed by the defence of the doctoral thesis which is an original scientific work drawn up on a topic specified by the study plan. Minimum required extent of the doctoral thesis is 150 pages, where it being understood that the thesis or its essential part will have been published in some of usual ways by the time of its defence (it means in form of peer-reviewed articles, monograph etc.)


The field of doctoral study is concerned (see the instructions bellow).


Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Civil Law
Abbreviation: OBCP
Code: 6801V011
Type: doctoral degree programme
Degree: Ph.D.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: P6810 D-TPV4 Theoretical Legal Sciences (4-years)
Faculty of Law
Field of study guaranteed by:
Faculty of Law
Field guarantor:
prof. JUDr. Jan Hurdík, DrSc.