Louis D. Brandeis If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

Degree programme objectives

The doctoral programme "Theory and History of Law" is focused on academic education in the fields of legal methodology, legal history, Roman law, legal theory and philosophy of law. The student will have a wide scope for his/her own specialization.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The doctoral programme "Theory and History of Law" is focused on academic education in the fields of legal methodology, legal history, Roman law, legal theory and philosophy of law. The student will have a wide scope for his/her own specialization.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • theoretical and practical mastery of methodological approaches in their field
    • communicate about their field in at least one world language
    • actively participate in a foreign conference
    • publish in a reputable international journal
    • design and implement a grant project in their field
    • teaching in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Some graduates will continue their scientific work as university teachers and researchers. Others will use their knowledge in their legal practice.

  • Practical Training

    The doctoral study "Theory and History of Law" is focused on academic education. However, some practical skills (e.g. working with archival sources) will be developed in the "field".

  • Goals of Theses

    The dissertation is an original scientific work containing the results of research carried out on the basis of an approved individual study plan. In terms of content, the text must demonstrate a high level of mastery of the subject assignment, including its theoretical and methodological context. The text must also demonstrate the doctoral student's ability to work with relevant domestic and foreign academic literature, archival sources and to independently formulate and argue complex expert opinions.

    The usual length of a thesis is between 150 and 300 standard pages including the title page, Czech and English abstract, table of contents and list of sources. Detailed conditions for the format and editing of dissertation theses are set by the Dean of the Faculty and the Board of Doctoral Studies in the form of an internal regulation.

Basic information

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

8
estimated number of admitted
18
number of active students

Faculty of Law
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