This doctoral program is advertised for the classroom and distance learning. Anyone who is interested in the fields of classical and modern German philosophy, the French philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries, German and French phenomenology as well as the current international reception of these philosophies can apply, and the conditions of admission (required documents see below) fulfill. The curricula of the doctoral students in this program include the following to be provided during the two-year study (Minimum Duration): In addition to the preparation of at least three term papers following the compulsory courses according to Accreditation, these are at least three articles to be published, participating in at least three conferences as well as at least two research stays abroad related to the thesis. The final degree consists in the proof of the above-mentioned achievements, the submission of the doctoral thesis as well as in their defense as part of a doctoral examination. Successful PhD students may take the title Ph.D. to lead.

Description of the verification and evaluation criteria

The reception procedure includes:

Evaluation of the project of the doctoral thesis by the Admission Board (5 points maximum). The criteria are the relevance of the project in terms of the profile of the subject "German and French philosophy", the factual coherence of the project, its feasibility, sufficient number of textual sources and the professional competence of the candidate.

Evaluation of the candidate's previous research activities (5 points maximum).

The application must be submitted with the following enclosures:

Project outline of the doctoral thesis with the definition of the research field and clear formulation of the questions to be addressed in the project, and with the determination of the type of procedure and stages of the procedure.

A provisional list of the texts or authors or sources used for the dissertation, in the following structure: a) the texts already researched, b) the texts, authors or sources from which the candidate in his Wants to go out for a doctoral thesis.

Own philosophical text (already published or written as part of previous studies).

A curriculum vitae with publication list.

Written approval of the work leader with the leadership of the dissertation.

The project should be agreed with the head of the doctoral thesis. The leader is either a member of the faculty council or is on the list of heads of doctoral theses approved by the council.

admission requirements

Admission to the master's program requires a completed secondary education, which is confirmed by a school leaving certificate. Admission to the postgraduate degree program (Master's program) is also dependent on completed training in any type of degree program.

Verification method

Professional perspective

The Ph.D. program in German and French Philosophy qualifies for independent scientific work in the academic field as well as for activities within the framework of political and cultural institutions.

Program taught in:
  • German
  • French

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Last updated January 3, 2019
This course is Campus based, Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Oct 2019
2,000 EUR
per academic year. Online application fee: 540 CZK.
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