History is a guide to understanding our presence

Degree programme objectives

The program aims at a comprehensive scientific training of experts who will be able to place land and national history in a broader Central European or global context. The program emphasizes professional and methodological preparation and thematizes serious problems, which are investigated in the research at the Institute of History, Faculty of Arts, MU.

The doctoral study is clearly focused on the development of the scientific and academic potential of students, culminating in a dissertation as an independent research performance, which is based not only on the original elaboration of a selected topic, but also corresponds to adequate theoretical and methodological postulates of modern historical thinking.

In doctoral studies, students are led to independent work, which must be reflected both in their own doctoral work and in active participation in professional activities (publications, active participation in conferences and research projects).

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Admission to Doctoral degree programmes in 2024/2025 (beginning: Autumn 2024)
Submission deadline until midnight 30. 4. 2024

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme

    Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

    Deadline for submitting documents for the admission procedure: May 15

    Documents for the admission procedure:

    • signed CV;
    • list of publishing activities;
    • doctoral thesis project.

      Documents for the admission procedure must be inserted into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by 15 May. 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 project. At the entrance examination, applicants submit their diploma thesis for inspection.

      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

    The applicants can obtain a maximum of 100 points. The minimum number of points for passing the exam is 40. The applicants are assessed in the following areas:

    • dissertation project (max. 50 points);
    • expert knowledge (max. 20 points);
    • language skills (max. 10 points);
    • previous experience in research (max. 20 points).

Studies

  • Objectives

    The program aims at a comprehensive scientific training of experts who will be able to place land and national history in a broader Central European or global context. The program emphasizes professional and methodological preparation and thematizes serious problems, which are investigated in the research at the Institute of History, Faculty of Arts, MU.

    The doctoral study is clearly focused on the development of the scientific and academic potential of students, culminating in a dissertation as an independent research performance, which is based not only on the original elaboration of a selected topic, but also corresponds to adequate theoretical and methodological postulates of modern historical thinking.

    In doctoral studies, students are led to independent work, which must be reflected both in their own doctoral work and in active participation in professional activities (publications, active participation in conferences and research projects).

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • Independent creative and scientific work
    • Define a separate research topic
    • Orientation in the modern historical thinking
    • Prepare and publish original scientific and popular texts
    • Conduct lectures and seminars for the academic and lay public
    • Conduct interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary dialogue
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates of the doctoral study program can apply the acquired qualification in various areas and institutions. As trained researchers with the right to independent research activities, they can work at universities, scientific institutes, museums and libraries. Due to their broad perspective and ability to put information into context, they can also work in the media and publishing houses, they are also used outside the boundaries of the field of history in management positions and public relations in the public and private spheres.

  • Practical Training

    The course of doctoral studies can be supplemented by practice, which has the character of consultations and gaining experience in the environment of scientific research institutions. The development of knowledge and skills takes place both within study stays abroad, and at home, on the premises of cooperating institutions.

  • Goals of Theses

    In the doctoral thesis, which has at least 270,000 characters, the student presents the results of research that he/she has reached during their studies. The doctoral thesis must contain the results of the student's original research, including already published output or output accepted for publication. The work must demonstrate the ability and readiness for independent activity in the field of research or development or for autonomous theoretical and creative activity.

    The thesis must be submitted for defense in the Czech or Slovak language, it is also permissible to submit the doctoral thesis in one of the world languages (English, German, Russian, French) in agreement with the supervisor and after discussion by the scientific board. The text of the dissertation must be at an excellent level in terms of grammar and style.

Basic information

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

32
number of active students
7
number of theses/dissertations

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