A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.
A Master of Arts or Master of Science degree is a graduate-level course of study that typically requires more rigorous and focused work than an undergraduate degree. Students may pursue this education to deepen their understanding of topics learned in undergraduate school or to train for a specific career field.
University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students
The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Philosophy and related study disciplines.
What are Philosophy studies about?
The Ph.D. study in Philosophy aims to provide a high-quality education and research training in the field of contemporary philosophy, with a special focus on the philosophy of social sciences. The Ph.D. study is designed for students with a Master's Degree in Philosophy or related disciplines.
The graduates will be professionally and also linguistically fully prepared for independent scientific research and teaching, for work in public institutions, media, non-governmental organizations....
University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Informatics and Management
The graduate of the doctoral study in Information and knowledge management is a theoretically well-prepared professional capable of conceptual thinking. He is able to ana
PhD Information and Knowledge Management
The main research topics are information systems design methodologies, advanced techniques in information and knowledge processing.
The graduate of the doctoral study in Information and knowledge management is a theoretically well-prepared professional capable of conceptual thinking. He is able to analyze information and knowledge needs of organizations, design and manage the development of systems effectively supporting the company knowledge.
Entrance Requirements for the Candidate
The candidate has to be a Master’s degree graduate specialized in economics or informatics or another closely related field of study. In the field of economics, the candidate is required to attain a university-level of understanding in macro- and micro-economics, enterprise economy and individual essential economic disciplines as well as the application of technical, programming and communication skills in management; ways of acquiring information from information sources....
Doctoral Study on Chemistry Didactics is the culmination of the three-tier university education. Is a targeted grounding in research activities focused on teaching and le
Doctoral Study on Chemistry Didactics is the culmination of the three-tier university education. Is a targeted grounding in research activities focused on teaching and learning chemistry, which is based on deepening the knowledge of the chemistry didactics and of the relevant area of chemistry, pedagogy, psychology, computer science and other disciplines, to learn the methods of scientific work in the mentioned fields and will significantly contribute to a comprehensive improvement of the work of chemistry teachers at various levels of the education system, experts on curriculum creation and its evaluation in accordance with current scientific knowledge and research. The branch includes a range of topics, e.g. the transformation of scientific knowledge of chemical processes into chemistry teaching and learning, research and development of school chemical experiments, ICT applications in chemical education, environmental and toxicological aspects of chemistry education etc. A mandatory part of the study relates to the acquisition of deep knowledge of chemistry didactics (educational theory and practice in chemistry), selected areas of specialized chemistry and pedagogical methodology and especially chemistry didactic research. Individual study plan allows getting more specific knowledge and skills, in particular through elective courses....
Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management
It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of
The form of study: full-time or distance
Length of study: 4 years (8 semesters)
Entrance examination: is led by a committee nominated by the scientific board of the relevant study program and assigned by the dean of the faculty. The entrance examination consists of a scientific discussion, oral interview verifying the knowledge of English and a second foreign language of global use and the transcript of records from previous university studies.
Profile of the graduate
It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of permanent collection of worldwide knowledge in the field of study for lifelong learning. Graduates are supposed to be able to design descriptive and normative economic models of economic processes at the macro and microeconomic level and collect relevant documents needed for their formalization. Furthermore, the ability of generalization of scientific knowledge into the form of economic laws is assumed together with their application in the interpretation of specific economic tasks to promote sustainable development. Graduates should be able to independently work on solutions for serious economic problems, including environmental protection at sectoral and company level within the agrarian sector as an integral part of the national economy. Graduates should manage alternative approaches for solving economic problems on both the business and corporate level and be capable of supporting interdisciplinary synthesis supporting the optimization of economic actions and processes towards sustainable development....
The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic,
The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic, strong emphasis is placed on linking theory, methodology and the empirical. It seeks to reflect topical issues of contemporary society in global context.
The core PhD courses include Dissertation Colloquia; Dissertation Seminars; Methodological and Specialisation Courses; Readings in Sociological Theory; Sociological Research Practice; Theory of Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies.
Graduate´s profile and employability:
The graduates will acquire knowledge of contemporary sociological theories in the context of the canon of social thought, of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and of a chosen area of specialization. These will be complemented with selected soft skills (e.g. communication and IT skills), pedagogical and technical research skills (e.g. scholarly editing and bibliographic research). PhD students are expected to conduct their own original research leading to a doctoral dissertation and to contribute to the advancement of sociological knowledge by participating in workshops, conferences, publications and other activities of the international scholarly communities....
The doctoral study program Applied Mechanics is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of mechanics. Its aim is to produce highly-educated a
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics
The doctoral study program Applied Mechanics is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of mechanics. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional applications of the laws of mechanics in mechanical engineering. To be able to succeed in solutions of tasks in the fields of engineering mechanics, the Ph.D. candidates further extend and refine their knowledge of mathematics, physics (mechanics) and applied sciences in the theoretical foundation of the study discipline.
The graduates are able to independently apply the mastered skills and the high level of theoretical knowledge provided in lectures and acquired through modern learning methods for solving specific problems in the selected areas of engineering mechanics, mechanics of rigid and pliable bodies, mechanics of liquids and thermodynamics. Furthermore, they are familiar with the research methods in the field of applied mechanics and capable of critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis, thus able to discuss the results of their investigations and to extend the sum of the current knowledge in a professional way worth of publishing and sharing with other members of the professional community both in their country and abroad....
Three-year Doctoral Degree study programme in International Relations and European Studies conducted at Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) in cooperation with the Insti
Metropolitan University Prague (MUP), in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the international Territorial Studies programme, offers doctoral Degree study specialization of International Relations and European Studies in both Czech and English.
Doctoral Degree students are required to prepare, upon consultation with their supervisor, an individual study plan. The individual study plan stipulates the requirements students must meet in the course of their Doctoral Degree studies. The individual study plan contains a list of selected courses of the specialization, the schedule of the Doctoral Degree programme, the plan of scientific, pedagogic, and publishing activities of the student, as well as a suggested title for their Doctoral thesis....
The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialized university education of the highest level in
Physical and Material Engineering
Guarantor of the programme: prof. RNDr. Miroslav Liška, DrSc.
Academic year: 2017/18
Type of study: full-time
Language of instructions: English
Standard length of study: 4 years
Qualification awarded: Ph.D.
Educational and professional goals
The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialized university education of the highest level in certain fields of physical technologies, materials engineering and interdisciplinary parts. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work.
Admission requirements and access to further studies
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
The study programme is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their
The study program is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, with a special emphasis on development trends connected with modernization and democratization, other issues of comparative analysis, including national and regional identities, or the analysis of individual elements of political systems.
Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria
The doctoral degree programme is guided by the Rules for the organization of study at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and higher legal standards of Charles University....
Graduates of the doctoral program in History/General History are highly qualified specialists equipped for independent and critical research, and possess a thorough knowl
Graduates of the doctoral program in History/General History are highly qualified specialists equipped for independent and critical research, and possess a thorough knowledge of the political, economic, social and cultural development of human society; they possess skills in working with published and unpublished sources, and the ability to adopt a critical approach to specialist writings, conduct basic research, produce theoretical generalizations and apply creative thinking to the analysis of historical facts and processes. Graduates are equipped for any profession requiring a university degree in history or related disciplines; they may seek positions in the academia as well as a wide range of institutions in culture, civil service, and politics....
The doctoral study program "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in biopsychosocial relationships. The proposed study opens up
The Doctoral study program "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in the field of biopsychosocial relations. The theoretical starting points are theoretical knowledge base systems, psychological fields (developmental psychology, personality psychology, and others), as well as other applied disciplines, especially clinical and medical psychology. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences present an interdisciplinary area of science focused on mental functions and behavior. This approach is not only psychological and sociological but includes also genetic, biochemical or physiological approaches and interdisciplinary connections among them with the purpose to effectively use the most advanced knowledge in the care of mentally and physically ill....
Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary field of science which, based on the knowledge of anatomy and biochemistry, deals with the mechanical structure and mechanical behavi
Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary field of science which, based on the knowledge of anatomy and biochemistry, deals with the mechanical structure and mechanical behavior of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. A biophysical and engineering methodological approach to task solving is supported there, by a great degree of knowledge of biological nature. Research is carried out at various levels of distinction, ranging from micromechanics (cell level) to living macro-systems (e.g. human biomechanics). Applications of biomechanics can be encountered in a number of areas of science and professional activities.
Biomechanics conceived in this manner can be utilized not only in the field of basic research but also in a wide range of professional activities - e.g. in rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedical engineering, sports, etc. The Training Department of Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences enables interdisciplinary education in doctoral studies on a wide scale and directed towards the specific application....
The doctoral study program “Theology”, the branch of study “Jewish studies” with a standard length of study of four years prepares students for independent scientific res
The doctoral study program “Theology”, the branch of study “Jewish studies” with a standard length of study of four years prepares students for independent scientific research and independent creative activities in the area of Jewish studies. The branch of study enables students to specialize in their profession according to his or her individual study plan. The branch of study develops an intellectual legacy of Jewish studies and applies that in the contemporary religious situation of Judaism. The subject of the studies is Jewish history and culture, synagogue liturgy, Jewish religious philosophy, rabbi literature, reading and interpretation of selected texts of Babylonian Talmud and Hebrew language of rabbi texts. The goal of the studies is a scientific preparation of first-rate experts that are capable of independent scientific work in the area of Jewish studies. The branch is not nationally or confessionally defined but interprets Judaism as a religious phenomenon in the historical contexts overlapping into present problems. Learning about the spiritual values of Judaism enables students to deepen their understanding of Christianity, primarily its ethics....
The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study, concept inte
The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study, concept integrates physical anthropology, including genetics, ecology, and ethology, the sociocultural anthropology in a holistic approach to the study of humans and populations. The task of teaching, in general, is to learn the theoretical foundations of the field and mastering the techniques and methodology of scientific research work.
In physical anthropology, the methods include somatometry, osteometry, anthropological somatotopy, dermatoglyphic, basics of rent genometry and other morphological and morphometric approaches, including the newly introduced 3D non-contact techniques. Methods of molecular genetics entail PCR in situ hybridization, DNA sequencing, and restriction analysis methods. Research programs of the training center focused on tracking postnatal growth and development of children in normal and pathological, research on nutrition and obesity, the study of morphological variability in populations, the impact of environmental factors on the ontogenetic development of man, watching craniofacial growth of normal and abnormal congenital defects, evaluation dermatoglyphic characteristics particularly in relation to developmental disorders and to analyze the patterns of human behavior....