Degree programme objectives

Doctoral study program Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law is designed not as a single-subject program, but as a study program with specializations. Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law are separate scientific and educational disciplines and separate branches of our legal order. Each of them has its own values, its subject matter, and the institutes that need attention. At the same time, there are some links between them that justify their joint inclusion in one study program. Specialization Civil Law includes not only civil law in the narrower sense, but also family law, labour law and intellectual property law. In all cases, these are private-law disciplines. Civil law, which is a fundamental private law from which special private disciplines grow, occupies a central position among them. Civil procedural law is a public-law discipline that provides protection to private law - and thus to all of these sectors.

From the point of view of the classification of the basic thematic areas (Part twelve of the Government Regulation No. 275/2016 Coll.) contains doctoral study program disciplines of civil law, civil procedural law and labour law.

The form of study can be both full-time and combined.

Teaching will be in Czech language.

The proposed doctoral study program, in accordance with Section 47 (1) of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education, focuses on scientific research and independent creative activity in the field of civil law and civil procedural law. Its task is to educate new legal scientists, who will deal with individual topics covered by these fields, eg. rights in rem, bonds, family law, intellectual property law, civil litigation, non-contentious proceedings, execution, insolvency, as well as more general institutes such as legal action, procedural acts, etc.

Achieving this goal is tailored to the entire doctoral program, which will be based on an individual study plan. The study will be directed at the early stages to deepen the methodological knowledge and skills of the student; it is not possible to process a dissertation without managing these knowledge and skills. Dissertation is supposed to be the focus of doctoral studies. The student should undergo a deep scientific research on the chosen topic of the dissertation and, after four years of continuous research, should present a work that truly brings new knowledge and moves the discipline forward. In addition, doctoral studies must be directed towards deepening the knowledge of the subject beyond the master's degree in other areas than the dissertation topic. Finally, the inseparable goal of doctoral studies is to develop the student's pedagogical skills. Indeed, it is natural that the most talented doctoral graduates become future university educators.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    Doctoral study program Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law is designed not as a single-subject program, but as a study program with specializations. Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law are separate scientific and educational disciplines and separate branches of our legal order. Each of them has its own values, its subject matter, and the institutes that need attention. At the same time, there are some links between them that justify their joint inclusion in one study program. Specialization Civil Law includes not only civil law in the narrower sense, but also family law, labour law and intellectual property law. In all cases, these are private-law disciplines. Civil law, which is a fundamental private law from which special private disciplines grow, occupies a central position among them. Civil procedural law is a public-law discipline that provides protection to private law - and thus to all of these sectors.

    From the point of view of the classification of the basic thematic areas (Part twelve of the Government Regulation No. 275/2016 Coll.) contains doctoral study program disciplines of civil law, civil procedural law and labour law.

    The form of study can be both full-time and combined.

    Teaching will be in Czech language.

    The proposed doctoral study program, in accordance with Section 47 (1) of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education, focuses on scientific research and independent creative activity in the field of civil law and civil procedural law. Its task is to educate new legal scientists, who will deal with individual topics covered by these fields, eg. rights in rem, bonds, family law, intellectual property law, civil litigation, non-contentious proceedings, execution, insolvency, as well as more general institutes such as legal action, procedural acts, etc.

    Achieving this goal is tailored to the entire doctoral program, which will be based on an individual study plan. The study will be directed at the early stages to deepen the methodological knowledge and skills of the student; it is not possible to process a dissertation without managing these knowledge and skills. Dissertation is supposed to be the focus of doctoral studies. The student should undergo a deep scientific research on the chosen topic of the dissertation and, after four years of continuous research, should present a work that truly brings new knowledge and moves the discipline forward. In addition, doctoral studies must be directed towards deepening the knowledge of the subject beyond the master's degree in other areas than the dissertation topic. Finally, the inseparable goal of doctoral studies is to develop the student's pedagogical skills. Indeed, it is natural that the most talented doctoral graduates become future university educators.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • orientate himself/herself according to the chosen specialization in civil law and civil procedural law, the relevant literature and jurisprudence
    • interpret on a scientific level the legislation falling within these fields
    • to write scientific and professional articles, monographs and commentaries of laws, or parts thereof, independently or in cooperation with other authors
    • present your own research results in professional forums
    • teaching in bachelor's and master's degree programs
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates can apply primarily to law schools or scientific institutions, in the field corresponding to their specialization. Territorially, it can be assumed that this application will be limited to the territory of the Czech Republic and possibly also to the Slovak Republic. The reason for the more difficult application abroad is not so much the language barrier, but rather the persisting differences in the legal systems of different countries.

    Of course, graduates can also find employment outside academia or science (eg in judiciary, advocacy or legislation).

  • Practical Training

    Although the PhD study program does not foresee the introduction of a system of mandatory practices, student contact with practice is otherwise ensured. First of all, it is possible to build on the advantage of our law school resulting from the fact that the highest judicial authorities are located in Brno - the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court. Many doctoral students are employed as assistants in these courts. Judges of these courts may attend conferences, seminars or other forms of doctoral education; they can also write an opinion on a dissertation or sit on a commission for the final state examination of a doctoral degree or on a doctoral board of a doctoral study program. This is already the case, and since this system has proven itself, it can be continued in the future.

  • Goals of Theses

    Formal standards of dissertation establishes the Board for doctoral studies.

    In terms of content, emphasis will be placed on the fact that the dissertation must demonstrate ability and readiness of student for independent theoretical work. Therefore, the dissertation must contain the original and published results or results accepted for publication. Emphasis will be placed on the originality of the work, creativity of the author, as well as the ability to work extensively with foreign sources and build on the results of scientific research achieved not only in our country but also in other countries with related legal systems.

Basic information

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

4
number of active students

Faculty of Law
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