Státní doktorská zkouška a obhajoba disertační práce
Graduates of the specialization “MINERALOGY, PETROLOGY AND ECONOMIC GEOLOGY” are top scientists and specialists with good orientation in the broader theme of the program (Geology) and, at the same time, demonstrate profound knowledge within their specialization, i.e. current state of knowledge and modern methodology of research.
STATE DOCTORAL EXAMINATION (SDE)
During the first stage (I.) of doctoral studies, the student will fulfill the conditions for admission to the SDE:
- each semester, the student reports about the work progress on the dissertation thesis at the Doctoral Study Program (DSP) seminar.
- in the second (not later than in the third) semester, the student submits a research review for the topic of his/her dissertation work.
- in the third (not later than in the fourth) semester, the student presents a professional publication in the peer-reviewed journal.
- in the fifth (not later than sixth) semester, the student fulfills the requirement of oral presentation of his/her scientific result in English at an international conference.
- in the sixth semester, the student proves the fulfillment of SDE admission requirements and applies for the SDE. The conditions are as follows: submission of a dissertation thesis, at least 4x presentations at the DSP seminar, completion of at least 4 semesters of the Geological Seminar, at least 6 semesters of pedagogical experience, demonstration of language skills, lecture in English at an international conference.
The first stage of the study is completed by the SDE in two specialized areas. A broader overview in the field and a good orientation of the student in the specialization of mineralogy, petrology and economic geology is required for the SDE. The SDE consists of two specialized areas, one of which is chosen by the student from the areas of his/her specialization in agreement with his/her supervisor, and the second one is chosen at student’s own discretion. DSP Geology offers the following specialized subject areas for state doctoral examinations: Environmental Geology, Earth Physics, Geochemistry, Historical and Stratigraphic Geology, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Quaternary Geology, Bearing Geology, Magmatic and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Regional Geology, Sedimentology and Sedimentary Petrology, Structural Geology and Geotectonics.
During Phase II of the Ph.D study, the student meets the conditions for admission to the Ph.D thesis defense. At the latest by the end of the standard study period, student:
- fulfills the requirement of publication of the dissertation thesis results in an peer-reviewed international journal with impact factor, in accord with the requirements set by the Program Board,
- demonstrates compliance with the requirement of involvement in international scientific cooperation,
- Submits a dissertation thesis according to the requirements set by the Program Board and submits an application for its defense.
DISSERTATION WORK AND DEFENSE
In the dissertation thesis the student demonstrates the ability to solve independently a specialized problem using novel methodological approach, at internationally recognized quality level. Dissertation thesis in DSP Geology can be presented in Czech, Slovak or English, in two forms: a) monographic work with recommended text length up to 100 pages, b) a set of at least three published papers in journals with IF, supplemented with an introductory summarizing text; the text must meet the publishing requirements below. The form of the introductory part of the dissertation thesis follows the recommendations of the Program Board: a range of ca. 30 pages without references, an introduction with description of thesis goals; short problem review and description of methodology; summary of the main dissertation thesis results; the list of references used in the introductory part of the dissertation. The dissertation defense is conducted in Czech or English.
Návrh témat kvalifikačních prací a témata disertačních prací
Crystal chemistry and IR spectroscopy of nominally anhydrous minerals
Study of Origin of Ta and Nb ores (Fingerprints) for Electronic Components Manufacturers
Hlína granitic suite: 430 Ma felsic layered garnet-bearing magma portion of bimodal, Back-arc related magmatism, SW Brunovistulicum - A multidisciplinary study
Study of system granite-pegmatite from ophiolites near Ruda nad Moravou.
Genetic aspects of hydrothermal processes in the Silesian and Subsilesian units of the Outer Western Carpathians