Neurology (eng.)

Study and treatment of brain, spinal cord, and neurological conditions

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The doctoral degree programme in Neurology prepares students for clinical research in neurology, allowing them to work on their own research projects with the help of experienced supervisors. The programme focuses on the high quality of the teaching as well as of the research projects, on applied research, and on interdisciplinary cooperation with other neuroscience disciplines.

Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree education in general medicine. To be admitted to the programme, they also need to pass the entrance exam and have their doctoral dissertation project approved.


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

  • Conduct independent research in neurology and clinical neuroscience.
  • Have good understanding of current trends and anticipate future development when designing research projects.
  • Identify and define a clinical problem and apply his/her findings in clinical practice.
  • Present his/her knowledge and results to the research and clinical community.
  • Lead a research team.

Graduates can find employment as academic and research workers and can also work at leading positions in clinical neurology.


The standard duration of the study programme is 4 years.

Required courses:


Clinical Data Analysis

Ethics of Biomedical Research

Selective courses (at least 2 based on the student’s preferences):

Acquisition of Scientific Information

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Rhetoric. Standards of interpersonal communication.

Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials

Specialized courses (required):


Elective courses:

All courses taught as a part of the Neurology programme.

Additional requirements:

Teaching undergraduate students (maximum 100 hours during the standard length of the studies, in accordance with the MU Faculty of Medicine Study Regulations).

Active participation at academic events in the Czech Republic and abroad, including presentation of own research results.

Publication of papers in foreign journals with impact factor: at least 2 papers in journals with IF > 1.0 (at least one of them as the first author); or at least 2 published papers in journals with IF, one of them in journal with IF > 2.0 (first author); total impact factor of all publications > 3.0. If more than two papers are needed to meet the latter requirement, at least two of them must be first author papers published in a journal with impact factor.

Submission and successful defence of doctoral dissertation.


Doctoral state examination requirements:

Students must be well-versed in the field of neurology and have detailed knowledge of their area of specialization based on their chosen dissertation topic. To be admitted to the exam, they must also successfully defend their doctoral dissertations.


Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Neurology (eng.)
Abbreviation: NEURA
Code: 5103V032
Type: doctoral degree programme
Degree: Ph.D.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: P5172 D-NR4 Neurology (4-years)
Faculty of Medicine
Field of study guaranteed by:
Faculty of Medicine
Field guarantor:
prof. MUDr. Ivan Rektor, CSc.