The aim of this doctoral degree study programme is to prepare scholars in the field of education. A graduate of the doctoral study programme in education is qualified to independently carry out highly specialized scholarly and research activities in educational fields.

Graduates are equipped with skills and knowledge in basic and more specialized educational disciplines, in the methodology of educational research, designing and conducting empirical research and evaluating its results, in presenting original research findings to the scholarly community, and in cooperating with specialists from other departments both on the national and international level.

Graduate Employment

  • demonstrate a deeper knowledge of basic and more specialized educational disciplines
  • demonstrate a deeper knowledge and skills pertaining to the methodology of educational research
  • design and conduct educational research and evaluate its results
  • present the research findings to the scholarly community
  • cooperate with specialists from other departments on national and international levels

Graduates of the doctoral degree study programme in education can be a valuable human resource particularly at higher-education institutions, especially departments of educational sciences of faculties of education; at faculties of art and other faculties of similar orientation in the Czech Republic; in various educational organizations and research departments; and in consultancy and managerial organizations.


Eligibility Criteria

Only university graduates of Master's degree programmes with a corresponding or similar specialization can be admitted to the doctoral study programme (full-time or combined mode) after passing an entrance examination.

Terms of Admission
  1. Submission of an electronic application in the Masaryk University Information System.
  2. Submission of a research proposal for the doctoral dissertation (in English).
  3. Submission of a list of published works (if any).
  4. Submission of an academic Curriculum Vitae (in English).
  5. Submission of an officially attested copy of applicant's Master's degree (recognition of a foreign university degree, if applicable).
  6. Demonstrate English-language skills at the C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language.
  7. Receive a positive recommendation from the Education Doctoral Studies Committee, which is based on an oral entrance examination and a complex evaluation of the materials set out in Items 1 to 5.
  8. In addition, all applicants with foreign degrees (except as set out below) must submit their Master's degree for official recognition by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. As this process ("nostrification") can take several months, it is recommended that applicants submit this paperwork concurrently with their application. Applicants without this official recognition are not permitted to enroll at the University.
Contents of the oral entrance examination
  1. The extent of preparedness for academic research.
  2. Applicant's conception of the major specialization in terms of the studied subject.
  3. The dissertation project.
  4. Language skills.
Program taught in:
  • English

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