Into the future through the past. Bit of (legal) history cannot harm anyone.

Degree programme objectives

The main objective of the doctoral study in the field of “History of Law and Roman Law” is to prepare the student for an independent creative scientific work. Within this study, the student should acquire the theoretical basis of the discipline, accomplish an overview of the European and global trends within the discipline and develop the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in pedagogical and scientific work and in practice.

The graduate of the study program will be particularly prepared for professional scientific work in the area of legal historical research, but he/she shall be able to apply his/her knowledge also in the field of legislation, jurisprudence and other areas, which require theoretical basis.

The study program offers two specializations: (1) History of Law and (2) Roman Law.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The main objective of the doctoral study in the field of “History of Law and Roman Law” is to prepare the student for an independent creative scientific work. Within this study, the student should acquire the theoretical basis of the discipline, accomplish an overview of the European and global trends within the discipline and develop the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in pedagogical and scientific work and in practice.

    The graduate of the study program will be particularly prepared for professional scientific work in the area of legal historical research, but he/she shall be able to apply his/her knowledge also in the field of legislation, jurisprudence and other areas, which require theoretical basis.

    The study program offers two specializations: (1) History of Law and (2) Roman Law.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • look up and examine current topics of history of law and romanistics by using scientific methods
    • evaluate current trends in the field of history of law and legal romanistics, especially in specific area, which is relevant for dissertation thesis to be prepared by the graduate
    • while using the knowledge about development of legal institutions since ancient times, to evaluate, in a timely manner, some later legal regulations, including the applicable law (in case of legal romanistics – mainly, of the private law)
    • suggest suitable solutions de lege ferenda
    • conduct seminars on history of law, seminars of Roman law or seminars dedicated to history of private law
    • prepare supporting materials for education
    • organize and write down the collected data, interpret the results achieved, present the findings and defend them in relevant forum
    • participate in national and international publications and academic projects in the filed of history of law, romanistics and, possibly, the private law
    • continually deepen his/her knowledge of the discipline.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The program is particularly intended for those who want to engage in academic career and scientific work; alternatively, for those who want to acquire deeper historical and theoretical knowledge in some of the legal disciplines, irrespective of concrete legal profession.

    The graduate shall also able to deal with questions of concept, scientific-organizational activities, as well as education. He/she shall be capable of independent participation at international research projects.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not an obligatory part of the studies. The course Development of pedagogical skills I-VI, stated in connection with obligatory study plan, could be considered as practical training.

  • Goals of Theses

    The dissertation thesis is an original scientific masterpiece that includes results of study based on an approved individual study plan. The content text must include a high level of mastering of given assignment, including its theoretic and methodologic contexts. Further on, the text should prove the ability of the student to work with the relevant national and international professional literature and archival sources, as well as the ability to independently formulate and argument complex professional views.

    The standard scope of the thesis ranges between 150 – 300 normo-pages, including cover page, Czech and English abstracts, content list and list of resources. Detailed conditions for the format and editing of dissertations are set by an internal regulation issued by the dean of the faculty and the relevant board.

Basic information

Type
doctoral degree programme
Degree
Ph.D.
Length of studies
4 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

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