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Degree programme objectives

The aim of doctoral studies in the field of archaeology is to lead the students to independent and original scientific research in archaeology on an international level. The study is designed so that the students can apply and enhance their theoretical and methodological knowledge in a creative way. Focus is laid especially on own research work conducted under the supervision of a doctoral adviser, and on regular methodological seminars where topics and methods are discussed in a wider professional collective. The tuition also comprises regular lectures by foreign experts. A matter of course is regular presentation in research community and publication of partial results of research work. As a part of their professional training, doctoral students participate in teaching and research projects of their home department. Students are recommended to complete a research fellowship abroad. Doctoral studies in the field of archaeology cover all specialisations within this discipline. The Masaryk University has a competent team of doctoral supervisors and offers to doctoral students impulses and background for their research career on an international level.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Přijímací řízení do doktorských programů - akad.rok 2021/2022 (zahájení: jaro 2022)
Submission deadline until midnight 30. 11. 2021

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme

    Deadline for applications: August 1 - November 30, 2021.

    Deadline for delivery of documents for the admission procedure: December 15, 2021.

    Documents for the admission procedure:

    • signed CV;
    • list of publications;
    • dissertation project.

      All documents are to be inserted to the e-application ("Documents section"), deadline December 15, 2021.Applicants are requested to include their full name and application number in all attached documents.

      The entrance exam will be an interview on the dissertation project.

      Notice that proof of completion of the master's study (officially certified copy of the diploma, in the case of education, obtained abroad also the so-called nostrification) shall be submitted by the accepted applicants when enrolling in the study. It is not required to prove the completion of a master's degree at the interview.

  • Evaluation criteria valid for the applicants applying for a place on this degree programme

    Success limit: 70 points (max. 100 points).

Studies

  • Objectives

    The aim of doctoral studies in the field of archaeology is to lead the students to independent and original scientific research in archaeology on an international level. The study is designed so that the students can apply and enhance their theoretical and methodological knowledge in a creative way. Focus is laid especially on own research work conducted under the supervision of a doctoral adviser, and on regular methodological seminars where topics and methods are discussed in a wider professional collective. The tuition also comprises regular lectures by foreign experts. A matter of course is regular presentation in research community and publication of partial results of research work. As a part of their professional training, doctoral students participate in teaching and research projects of their home department. Students are recommended to complete a research fellowship abroad. Doctoral studies in the field of archaeology cover all specialisations within this discipline. The Masaryk University has a competent team of doctoral supervisors and offers to doctoral students impulses and background for their research career on an international level.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • solving important research problems in a creative way, developing methodological approaches, defining theoretical models
    • presentation and publication of own research results in the international research community
    • leading research teams and managing research projects
    • carrying out educational and promoting work in academic institutions
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates are prepared for research work in academic institutions home and abroad. They will find employment as leaders and members of research teams, chief and research workers in a wide spectrum of archaeological and memory institutions, and as state and public administration officers.

  • Practical Training

    Doctoral studies are designed as professional training for academic practice. The subjects of doctoral studies are focused on self-contained elaboration of scholarly papers for conferences and publications, professional discussion, and the structure of subjects also stimulates practical training within the scope of international cooperation. Full-time students in their practice participate in teaching and research projects of the Department.

  • Goals of Theses

    Dissertation is submitted in three copies, in hardcover, on white paper of format A4 with numbered pages, in a minimum extent of 180,000 characters. Obligatory part of the author‘s manuscript is the title page which contains the name of the university, faculty, department, field of study, title of the work, name of the author, name of the thesis advisor or the consultant, and year of submission. The thesis must also contain author’s declaration of originality, content, and list of literature references.

    Please, consult the structure and text of your dissertation continuously with your thesis advisor. An inevitable chapter of the thesis is the Methodological introduction, in which you elucidate how you have proceeded and why, which methods you have chosen, how you made the criticism of input data, etc.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

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

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estimated number of admitted
58
number of active students
3
number of theses/dissertations

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