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Degree programme objectives

The main objectives of the doctoral degree study programme in ancient history are to educate scholars in the field, to prepare them so that they will be able to create quality grant projects; to build a team dealing with the methodology of the field and cooperating in solving topical issues of ancient history; to encourage doctoral students' publication and their participation in scientific meetings; to provide regular meetings with foreign experts in the form of lectures, discussions, or consultations; to create optimum conditions for complementing doctoral studies abroad.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The main objectives of the doctoral degree study programme in ancient history are to educate scholars in the field, to prepare them so that they will be able to create quality grant projects; to build a team dealing with the methodology of the field and cooperating in solving topical issues of ancient history; to encourage doctoral students' publication and their participation in scientific meetings; to provide regular meetings with foreign experts in the form of lectures, discussions, or consultations; to create optimum conditions for complementing doctoral studies abroad.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • publish scientific papers and monographs at a good level independently
    • lecture on selected topics in university teaching
    • contribute on a professional level to solving important issues of the field and to the general development of the field
    • find their bearings in the international scholarly environment
    • give public lectures
    • formulate the results of their research in a foreign language in front of an international audience
    • consult editions and translations of scholarly books on professional level and review them before and after their publication
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates of the Ph.D. programme in Ancient History may find work at scientific institutes, at universities and high schools, in public and state service, in museums and galleries, in heritage protection.

  • Goals of Theses

    A standard scope of a Ph.D. thesis is 200,000 characters. It is possible to write the thesis either in Czech or in English, or eventually in German (in agreement with the Doctoral Board and the supervisor). The student chooses the subject of the thesis either from the set of subjects available at the Department of Classical Studies or individually (in discussion with the Doctoral Board and the supervisor). The thesis must always include an overview of existing research in the field, an analysis of relevant secondary literature and its critical evaluation as well as a chapter on methods of the researched topic; ancient sources must be studied in the original.

    The outcomes of the dissertation must be new and independently gained findings that can be upheld among scholars at home and abroad and that contribute to the development of the field. Independent and new approaches to the solution of a selected issue are highly estimated. At least one solution of a particular issue of the dissertation must be accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal and presented at an international conference during the doctoral studies.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

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

14
number of active students

Faculty of Arts
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