Administrative and Environmental Law

Public administration as good administration.

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Within the study discipline an attention is paid to the area of Administrative Law with aiming at Administartive Law Substantive (particularly at general part) and Administrative Law Procedural, Administrative Science and judicial control of public administration. This discipline includes also Environmental Law, thus with aiming at general questions of means of legal regulation for protection of environment and at legal regimes for protection of single features of environment. Within this discipline the students will acquire the common, however, sufficiently content-oriented structured, public-law basis which enables futher specialization either for Administrative Law, alternatively its single areas (parts), or Environmental Law, alternatively its partial areas (components), or Environment Law, alternatively its partial themes. The objective of the study is to provide the deep theoretical basis of the discipline, to develop the ability of creative application in practice which is substantiated by the good knowledge, to achieve an overview of the Global and European trends in the discipline, to acquire the motivation to continuous deepening of the knowledge and development of creative abilities, as well as the ability of team work. The main objective of the study is to prepare the student for an independent creative scientific work and to acquire the motivation for further professional development. 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 the stated legal disciplines.


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

  • be reliably knowledgeable in the system of Administrative Law and Environmental Law, as well as in organizational and functional aspects of public administration;
  • involve in highly professional and scientific research work  in the discipline, as well as in highly specialized work in environment of application practice where he/she will be able to use his/her theoretical knowledge and skills;
  • work as an expert in the area of public administration, Administrative Law and Environmental Law in the area of legislation and administrative judiciary;
  • engage in highly conceptual thinking about the discipline, its further perspectives and development;
  • apply the issue od Administrative Law, Environmental Law and public administration in the relevant European and international links;
  • pass on the knowledge from the discipline of Administrative Law and Environmental Law within the own pedagogical activity;
  • participate in further development and aiming of the discipline of Administrative Law and Environmental Law.

The graduate of the study discipline will be prepared for professional scientific work in the area of research, legislation, in the section of conceptual, programme and analytical activity in the area of domestic and European public administration, and also in judiciary, as well as in further areas in which the deep theretical basis is required. The graduate will be able to work as a pedagogical or scientific research worker in domestic, but also in scientific research and university workplaces abroad engaged in the issue of public administration, Administrative Law and Environmental Law; to develop highly professional activity in various working positions and areas of public administration, thus both in domestic and Union’s environment and to work as an expert in the area of public administration, Administrative Law and Environmental Law in the area of legislation and administrative judiciary.


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 the 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 discipline for its defence.


Without obligatory practical training.


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.)


There is no follow-up study programme to this study.


Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Administrative and Environmental Law
Abbreviation: SPZP
Code: 6801V043
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. Ilona Jančářová, Ph.D.