Summary of Ph.D. Programme

Summary of Ph.D. Programme

The Faculty of Law offers fourteen postgraduate programmes as of the academic year 2019/2020. Thirteen of them are conducted in Czech and one of them in the English language (“the English Programme”). 
The annual tuition fee for the English Programme is € 600. 
All programmes are accredited for a standard four-year period of study which means that students are expected to fulfil all their study duties within this timeframe. 
Basic obligations prescribed for all Ph.D. candidates within the English Programme are as follows:

- Introduction to Law in Central European Perspective
The course introduces students not only to the Czech legal order and its principles, but also to the basics of the legal order and core legal principles of other European countries especially those neighbouring the Czech Republic.

- Ph.D. Seminar – Law and Legal Theory in European Context
Presentation of an expanded dissertation project is to be made at a meeting of postgraduate students of the respective programme under supervision of the programme guarantor by the end of the summer semester in the 1st year of study or the beginning of the winter semester in the 2nd year of study.

- Academic Writing
Block of seminars guaranteed by the faculty´s interdisciplinary Centre for Legal Skills offered by the end of the winter semester and beginning of the summer semester in the 1st year of study. The seminar is focused on the methodology of law and other related research and specificity of writing within the academic domain of law. The course is completed by passing a colloquium.

- Examination in one of the following languages:
a. German
b. French
c. Italian
d. Spanish
e. Russian

- State Doctoral Examination
Conducted under the supervision of a respective guarantor. Prior fulfilment of the obligations mentioned above is required. A particular subject of examination is derived from the topic of a Ph.D. thesis (international law, criminal law, etc.).

- Defence of Dissertation
Publication of a partial output of the dissertation research is required. That means at least one publication within the topic of a student´s dissertation. It is possible to use publisher´s confirmation of the intent to publish the whole dissertation.

- Postgraduate students are expected to join research projects under their supervisor´s lead, to attend conferences and to develop their publishing activities.