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The Faculty of Arts of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen announces the second round of entrance exams to doctoral programmes for the academic year 2020/2021:

To be admitted to a doctoral study programme you must have completed a master or engineering study programme and passed an interview. The candidates present a document confirming they have completed master or engineering studies by the day of the entrance exam at the latest. Candidates who completed university education abroad will present an officially certified copy of a certificate of higher education recognition in the Czech Republic issued by the Ministry of Education or a public higher education institution in accordance with section 89 of Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on higher education institutions and on amendments and supplements to some other acts (the Higher Education Act).

During the interview, the candidates present the intended project of their dissertation and their other publication activities if any. The candidates can present their own dissertation topic if it complies with the focus of the doctoral programme. However, we ask them to first choose from the proposed topics published at ww.ff.zcu.cz. The assessment is based on the overall expert knowledge and readiness of the candidates for doctoral studies.

 

Entrance examinations for the academic year 2021/2022

Děkan Fakulty filozofické ZČU v Plzni vyhlašuje přijímací řízení pro akademický rok 2021/2022

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To be admitted to a doctoral study programme you must have completed a master or engineering study programme and passed an interview.

During the interview, the candidates present the intended project of their dissertation and their other publication activities if any. The candidates can present their own dissertation topic if it complies with the focus of the doctoral programme. However, we ask them to first choose from the proposed topics published below. The assessment is based on the overall expert knowledge and readiness of the candidates for doctoral studies. 

Candidates who completed university education abroad will present an officially certified copy of a certificate of higher education recognition in the Czech Republic issued by the Ministry of Education or a public higher education institution in accordance with section 89 of Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on higher education institutions and on amendments and supplements to some other acts (the Higher Education Act).

The candidates present a document confirming they have completed master or engineering studies by the day of the entrance exam at the latest.

Application submission deadline: by May 31st, 2021.


The application is submitted electronically and must include the following attachments:

Mandatory:

  • formal CV
  • brief description of the reasons for applying
  • the dissertation project on ca. 3-8 pages, including a list of relevant literature. The project will also include the candidate’s explanation of the topic choice.

Optional:

  • proof of practical training
  • a list of publications, etc.

 

The List of Doctoral Programmes:

Archaeology Study Programme

The application must further include a 5-10 pages long published paper or manuscript explaining original nontrivial approaches (it can be based on a diploma thesis).

During an interview, the admission committee tests the candidate’s factual knowledge of the archaeological sources system either in prehistory or medieval specialisation, and mastery of basic archaeological theory and methodology.

Dissertation topics

 

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Study Programme

A doctoral study programme of an interdisciplinary nature. Its primary focus is the exploration of the broader philosophical, historical, and social conditions leading to the formation and development of individual scientific hypotheses, concepts, and theories, including their technical application. The graduates will have comprehensive knowledge of the history and current state of philosophy and science and technology within larger cultural and social context, with an emphasis on issues related to the topics of their dissertations.

Dissertation topics

 

International Relations Study Programme

Dissertation topics

 

Modern History Study Programme

The Modern history doctoral study programme is focused on gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for independent specialised and scientific work, with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and openness towards the latest trends in current global historiography, while at the same time respecting the professional profile of the Department of Historical Sciences and its workers. The programme recognises the credit system which allows the students not only to build a clear individual study plan but also follow it consistently. The basic part of the study plan consists of compulsory methodological and doctoral seminars where students gain knowledge and skill necessary for their own theoretical research and potential empirical study in their study field, and present the results of their work. This obligatory part of the study plan is complemented by compulsory-elective subjects according to the specialisation of the chosen dissertation topic. Furthermore, besides passing exams in two foreign languages, students are required to fulfil other study obligations, especially publishing (scientific papers and reviews) and practical activities (e.g. teaching seminars). An inherent part of doctoral studies is student mobility giving the postgraduate students the opportunity of studying abroad both for shorter (Free Movers) or longer periods of time (Erasmus).

Dissertation topics