PhD in Ecology

Charles University Faculty of Science

Program Description

PhD in Ecology

Charles University Faculty of Science

The Ph.D. programme in Ecology is aimed at students with a background in biological or related fields such as the agricultural and environmental sciences. The study is based on current methods and processes used in actual grant projects, and focuses on the most recent issues in ecology. A graduate of this programme will have mastered topical methods of the field, be able to publish her/his work in quality international journals, and to teach in university courses.


50 000 Kč

This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055

Branch characteristic shrink Ecology is dealing with interactions of groups of organisms related to their abiotic environment. The study is general, i. e. including all groups of taxonomic units. Projects with predominantly biotic interactions have priority over the study of abiotic environment: populations and community ecology, study of ecosystems.

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points.

During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area.

Conditions for admission

The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices.

The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview.

The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science.

Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 30, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2016
4 years
Part time
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1,850 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Czech Republic Prague
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Duration 4 years
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