Degree programme objectives

The basic form of Doctoral Studies of Classical Philology is individual, systematic preparation for creative scientific and scholarly work. This scholarly preparation is in the form of obligatory-optional lectures, individual consultations, autonomous preparation, and the reading of assigned original literature, including its interpretations. The concluding part of the doctoral studies is the creation of a dissertation thesis.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The basic form of Doctoral Studies of Classical Philology is individual, systematic preparation for creative scientific and scholarly work. This scholarly preparation is in the form of obligatory-optional lectures, individual consultations, autonomous preparation, and the reading of assigned original literature, including its interpretations. The concluding part of the doctoral studies is the creation of a dissertation thesis.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • systematically understanding the methodology of a particular subdiscipline of classical philology as well as its overreach into neighbouring fields
    • conceiving, proposing, and realizing advanced research methods and enriching classical philology with their original research
    • independently engaging in the scientific process, including self-reflexion
    • creating an extensive work in the field of classical philology, which would contribute to broadening the horizons of knowledge
    • presenting and defending the results of their research on the international forum
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    A graduate of the doctoral studies of classical philology is, depending on their subdisciplinary specialization, thoroughly educated in a field of Latin or Greek linguistics, or Roman or Greek literary science, including the historiographical, linguistic, and socio-cultural contexts (based on their interest of choice, for example in the field of ancient philosophy and religion, ancient fine art, Greco-Roman history, comparative linguistics, or comparative literary science). Besides being well-read in ancient Latin or Greek texts, they perfectly understand the theoretical and methodological principles of translation of original ancient Latin or Greek writings. They have deep knowledge of their specialized subject of choice and they are equipped with theoretical and methodological prowess, which they apply during their individual, creative scientific work. They can speak at least one foreign language perfectly and are theoretically well-suited to adopt further modern foreign languages in the context of Europe, especially Romance languages or Modern Greek.

    Graduates are capable of independent application in all employments, especially those related to the humanities and demanding individual and critical thinking, mainly at universities or choice high schools (after the possible expansion of teaching capabilities), at scientific institutions, or in the field of media and translation of scholarly literature. They can also find employment in humanities-oriented institutes of the Academy of Science, in archives, libraries, museums, in printing houses, and even in diplomacy and the agencies of the European Union.

  • Practical Training

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  • Goals of Theses

    The state doctoral examination: The candidate prepares a commentary and a defence of five thematical topics. They choose these topics in collaboration with their supervisor and hand them in in written form (each approximately 3-5 pages including works cited) to the Secretariat of the DCS FA MU at least two months in advance of the scheduled examination date. These topics must not coincide with the topic of the dissertation thesis. The Field-of-Study Committee of Classical Philology has the right to decline insufficiently prepared materials and return them to be reworked. During the examination, based on the demands of the committee, the candidate will elaborate on at least two of the topics and answer supplementary questions.

  • Additional Information
    Rules and conditions for creating education plans

    The standard length of doctoral studies is 4 years. During this time, the doctoral student needs to acquire a total of 240 credits, 214 of which from obligatory subjects and courses (A-type credits) and the remainder from obligatory-optional subjects and courses (B-type credits).

    Based on individually organized education plans, the instruction of doctoral students is realized via philosophical preparation (provided by the Department of Philosophy), scholarly methodological preparation (under the tutelage of a supervisor, once an arrangement is made), linguistic preparation (either at the Masaryk University Language Centre, or, according to the decision of the field-of-study’s committee and the supervisor, in the form of a foreign language report), and scholarly preparation of both a linguistic and literary focus.

    During their studies, doctoral students must prepare and give a presentation on a part of their anticipated dissertation thesis at an international scientific conference, workshop, or scholarly seminar, and publish at least one scholarly study (in a foreign language) in a peer-reviewed periodical or magazine.

    Among the obligatory-optional subjects there are Special lectures I-IV, assigned by the education plan and chosen by the doctoral student, given the approval of their supervisor.

Basic information

Abbreviation
D-KFA_
Type
doctoral degree programme
Degree
Ph.D.
Length of studies
4 years
Language of instruction
English English
Annual tuition fee
2500 €

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