Labour Law

A right to work and a right for a work.

Doctoral degree programme, full-time study mode, Czech, 4 years 
Doctoral degree programme, combined form, Czech, 4 years 
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The study of the discipline is aimed at deepening of the knowledge over theoretical bases of labour law of the Czech Republic and its integrating into the context of development of labour law in Europe after the II. world war. Therefore it aims at history of development of labour law on our territory, its links to other private-law branches, particularly Civil Law, Social Security Law and Constitutional Law, relation to International Labour Law (particularly to conventions of the International Labour Organization) and Community law. A wider scientific basis of the discipline is Civil Law Substantive and Procedural. An integral part of the study is also acquisition of bases of scientific work and application of the theoretical knowledge in solution of practical problems. During the study the student collaborates not only with judicial workpaces, but also with scientific workplaces of the Czech Republic and other establishments of higher education in Czech Republic and abroad.


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

  • explain the principles of functioning of Labour Law;
  • interpret and apply the rules of the given area of Labour law and Social Security Law;
  • consider independently the labour law de lege lata, particularly in response to formation and realization of corresponding policies of the state;
  • involve in international communication with professional workplaces and formation of international scientific research teams in the areas of Labour Law;
  • participate solidly in publication activity at national and international level in the issue of Labour Law;
  • work didactically in the areas of Labour Law.

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.


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 discipline upon a proposal of supervisor. It contains the theme of the doctoral thesis, required courses (it means the courses bound to discipline and to its wider basis including the language), selective courses (it means the courses bound to pedagogical work and doctoral thesis) and requirements of supervisor. During the study 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 work 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.)


Without a follow-up.


Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Labour Law
Abbreviation: PRAC
Code: 6801V015
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:
doc. JUDr. Milan Galvas, CSc.