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Degree programme objectives

The program Romance Literature focuses primarily Francophone, Hispanphone, Lusophone, Italian and Catalan Literatures. In addition the program offers the specialization in Intermedia and Intercultural Communication that opens the way to translation, interartistic and comparative studies.

The aim of this doctoral degree study programme is to prepare competent and highly qualified scholars in literary theory and in literary history and in at least two Romance literatures. Graduates acquire appropriate methodologies of scientific work and demonstrate the effectiveness of their acquired skills in the field of their research specialization.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Admission to Doctoral degree programmes in 2022/2023 (beginning: Spring 2023)
Submission deadline until midnight 30/11/2022

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme

    Deadline for submitting applications: August 1 - November 30

    Deadline for submitting documents for the admission procedure: December 15

    Documents for the admission procedure:

    • signed CV;
    • list of publishing activities (if any);
    • doctoral thesis project

      Documents for the admission procedure must be inserted into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by 15 December. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

      The entrance examination takes the form of an oral discussion over the doctoral thesis project.

      Notice: A poof of completion of a Master’s degree programme (officially certified copy of the diploma, in the case of education obtained abroad also the so-called recognition) shall be submitted by the accepted applicants upon enrolment in the studies. For the entrance examination, a proof of completion of a Master’s degree programme is not required.

  • Evaluation criteria valid for the applicants applying for a place on this degree programme
    • Pass/fail line: 70 points (out of 100).

Studies

  • Objectives

    The program Romance Literature focuses primarily Francophone, Hispanphone, Lusophone, Italian and Catalan Literatures. In addition the program offers the specialization in Intermedia and Intercultural Communication that opens the way to translation, interartistic and comparative studies.

    The aim of this doctoral degree study programme is to prepare competent and highly qualified scholars in literary theory and in literary history and in at least two Romance literatures. Graduates acquire appropriate methodologies of scientific work and demonstrate the effectiveness of their acquired skills in the field of their research specialization.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • deal scientifically with literary and cultural issues
    • methodologically develop the research field
    • succeed in research and academic institutions, and wherever it is necessary to use theoretical and methodological knowledge and skills at any public, private, Czech or foreign institution
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates are prepared to enter research activities and occupations requiring highly specialized ability in criticism and literary reflection, especially in universities and research institutes at the international level.

  • Practical Training

    Practice is not a direct part of the curriculum, but can be a welcome addition to study. This concerns in particular practices in publishers, libraries, translation centers, public and private institutions, public and private companies.

  • Goals of Theses

    The standard range of doctoral work is 180,000 characters. Preparation, writing and editing of the thesis are consulted continuously with the tutor. PhD students are advised to register the course in the at the end of their study programme. In the PhD thesis, the PhD student certifies the ability of critical thinking in methodological and analytical work and an independent solution in tracing the given issue.

  • Additional Information
    Admission proceedings include a discussion upon the dissertation project that the applicant shall prepare and attach to his/her application for study. The project will include following items: topic, outline of hypothetical issues and methodological supports, primary and secondary literature.

Basic information

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

2
estimated number of admitted
18
number of active students
1
number of theses/dissertations

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