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PhD in Economics (English)

The study branch Economics focuses on training scientists and researchers who want to gain or deepen their existing, knowledge and skills in the areas of macroeconomics and microeconomics. In the field of macroeconomics, the focus is on the issues of analysis, and the influence of the institutional environment on macroeconomic management decision making in companies. In microeconomics, both the theory of prices and competition are the subjects of study, and secondly, the analysis of the impact of microeconomic (structural) policies on the corporate sphere.

The students’ field of study, in addition to the compulsory and optional subjects, involves scientific and research work, based on the independent study of Czech and foreign literature, which gives the most up to date information in the field. Therefore, the student is required to engage in his/her own publication activity during the course of study. Studies are completed by the State Doctoral Examination and the defense of the Doctoral dissertation.

It is expected that graduates will work in the fields of science and research, as well as in teaching (especially in universities). They will also work in the strategic and analytical departments of financial and non-financial companies.

The structure of the programme is as follows:

Block A: Subjects common to the whole school:

  • Economics (microeconomics-macroeconomics)

Block B: Branch compulsory subjects:

  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Dynamic Models in Economics
  • Statistical Methods for Scientific Research*
  • Quantitative Instruments for Economic Analysis*

* Doctoral student chooses one of the two subjects on the recommendation of a supervisor and according to his/her specialization.

Block C: Optional subjects

After a discussion with his/her supervisor, the doctoral student chooses other subjects needed for the doctoral thesis.

Options may possibly expand into other courses from the menu free elective courses accredited for doctoral study at the University of Economics in Prague.

PhD student performs other duties in accordance with the Study and Examination Regulations of the University of Economics in Prague for study in doctoral programs and law faculties.


Admission to a Doctoral Study Programme is conditional upon the proper completion of studies in a Masters´ Study Programme. The Master’s Diploma must be recognized in the Czech Republic.

Foreign students wishing to study in a programme in a language other than Czech (“Programme for Foreigners”) must pay a tuition fee. This fee is € 5000 per year. This form of study is a distance programme which means that students come for consultations at a time agreed with their tutors, but are not obliged to attend lectures and seminars daily. Nevertheless, they must come to sit for the exams. Students can study, sit examinations, as well as write and defend their doctoral thesis, in a foreign language. The standard length of study is 3 years. Students are not entitled to scholarships or residential accommodation.

Foreign students in the study programmes in Czech (“the Czech programme”) do not pay fees and can be granted a scholarship during the period that does not exceed the standard length of study. The dean of the faculty will set the amount to be awarded for the scholarship. They can apply for residential accommodation (subject to the capacity of the dormitories).

Also, those students who have been granted a scholarship by the Czech government do not pay fees and can receive residential accommodation.

Admission to the Doctoral Studies Programme is conditional upon successfully undergoing the University’s admission procedure. The final decision rests with the dean of the faculty of the respective Doctoral Programme with due consideration given to success in the entrance examination, as well as the teaching capacity of the faculty. If an applicant has not been admitted only because of the insufficient teaching capacity at the faculty, the examination results remain valid for one year following the date on which the examination was taken.

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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based, Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Sep 2019
5,000 EUR
per year in English; free in Czech
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