PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic

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A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

A PhD in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on human thoughts and culture. It is an advanced level of education, often focusing on student teacher relationships, advanced research methods, and higher tier courses.

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PhD in Sociology

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Ph.D. study programme Sociology is focused on scientific inquiry, independent creative work and deepening of theoretical knowledge. The aim of this programme is to prepare the students for scientific career and teaching in the field of basic and applied research. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. The Ph.D. study programme Sociology is focused on scientific inquiry, independent creative work and deepening of theoretical knowledge. The aim of this programme is to prepare the students for scientific career and teaching in the field of basic and applied research. The graduates can work at universities, scientific institutes and other areas where high level of theoretical and methodological education in sociology is needed. It is possible to apply for all of master degree graduates or equivalent. However the graduates will be admitted to the study only on the condition of passing successfully entrance exam. Goals of Study The doctoral study programmes of Sociologie/Sociology at the FSV UK prepare students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in the field of Sociologie/Sociology (hereinafter referred to as Sociology). They take the forms of full-time or combined study. Doctoral students may fulfil their study plan at the IS CAS if they express their wish to do so in their application for admission. The status of such students is governed by the above-mentioned Agreement on Cooperation in Implementing the Doctoral Study Programmes of Sociology and Public and Social Policy, concluded between the FSV UK and the IS CAS. Members of the IS CAS staff are usually these students’ advisors. Admission Proceedings The Sociology doctoral study programme at the FSV UK is open: anybody with a Master’s (or equivalent) degree can apply. Applicants shall submit their Dissertation Proposal and a list of literature read within the field to the ISS secretariat before their admission interview, within the deadline specified. Only applicants who succeed in the admission proceedings shall be admitted to study. The admission proceedings take the form of an interview (discussion). The goal of the discussion is to verify the applicant’s ability to comply with the requirements of the Sociology doctoral programme. Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Applicants shall submit a written Dissertation Proposal along with their application for admission. The Proposal forms the basis of the admission interview and shall include: definition of the subject matter or research goal, summary of existing knowledge, goals and preliminary time schedule, methods of implementation, expected research outcomes, bibliography, English summary (300-400 words) Applicants shall annex to their Proposal a list of their written and/or published papers, professional record in sociological research, and other information documenting their qualification and preparedness to carry out the doctoral research proposed. The dissertation topic may be updated and finalized during the first year of study. The dissertation topic and any subsequent substantial changes thereof (substantial character being determined by the advisor) are subject to approval by the Subject Board. Partial changes are subject to advisor’s approval, and the advisor shall inform the Subject Board after giving his approval. Study Obligations Basic Obligations Pass a State Doctoral Exam (within three years of study, see Article 4.1.1), submit and defend a Doctoral Dissertation (the defence is contingent upon successful completion of the State Doctoral Exam, see Article 4.1.2) Any exceptions are subject to written application and approval by the Subject Board. State Doctoral Examination The State Doctoral Examination consists of a general part and a special part. Emphasis is placed upon the special part. Knowledge of contemporary scholarly literature (including journals) plays an important role in both cases. The Subject Board Summary Guidelines on State Doctoral Examination govern the examination’s details and outline the Subject Board’s expectations. The general part tests knowledge of a number of subject areas that are common to all doctoral students of Sociology, based on a set of questions on sociological theory, epistemology and methodology. The set of questions shall be disclosed to students in advance and may be revised if necessary to reflect the field’s development or curriculum changes. The general part of the State Examination aims at verifying that the student masters a due level of orientation in the foundations of his/her discipline of study. The special part represents the Examination’s core. The student speaks on one of three to five prepared topics related to his/her Dissertation Proposal. Such topics are discussed between the advisor and the student in advance and submitted to the Subject Board Chairman for approval or revision. Admission to the State Doctoral Examination is contingent upon compliance with normal study obligations for at least four semesters (see Article 4.2). Dissertation Defence The Defence shall be preceded by a public presentation of the Doctoral Dissertation (Small Defence, see Article 4.2). The Defence is governed by the rules and customary practices of the FSV UK. Members of the Dissertation Committee are appointed by the FSV UK Dean. Each Committee must include at least one member from the IS CAS. At least one member must be external (i.e., neither from the FSV UK academic community nor from the IS CAS staff). Reviewers shall be appointed by the FSV UK Dean upon proposal from the Subject Board. At least one of the reviewers, and ideally both of them, shall be external. In nominating reviewers, the Subject Board shall take into consideration the theoretical and methodological scope of the Doctoral Dissertation under review. The reviewers and the advisor shall not sit in the Committee, yet they may take part in its debates and in the preparation of its decisions. The advisor shall not write a standard review. Instead, he/she shall write a commentary on the course of the student’s dissertation work, on any methodological, organizational or other problems that arose throughout that work, and if necessary, on those parts of the Doctoral Dissertation that gave rise to a substantial disagreement between the student and the advisor. The Subject Board Summary Guidelines on Dissertation Defence govern the defence’s details and outline the Subject Board’s expectations. Normal Study Obligations Active Participation in Regular Doctoral Seminars During the course of his/her study, the student shall make at least two independent presentations at the Doctoral Seminar. One of the presentations shall pertain to the Dissertation Project update. The student is obliged to attend the Doctoral Seminar until the end of the third year of study or until passing the State Doctoral Examination. Obligatory Coursework The student shall pass the following courses before State Doctoral Examination: Social Science Epistemology – seminar, New Advances in Social Science Methodology, Sociology as a Contemporary Scientific Discipline Conference Presentations During the course of his/her study, the student shall present at two academic conferences. At least one of them must be an international conference whose language is not Czech or Slovak. The two presentations may be co-authored or student’s own. They should pertain to the topic of the Doctoral Dissertation. The obligation of conference presentations must be fulfilled and recorded in the Study Credit Book before registration for Small Defence. Students may attend the annual doctoral student conference co-held by the ISS in order to fulfil their obligation of presenting at a domestic conference. Publication Activities From the second year of their study, students are obliged to publish parts of their doctoral dissertations. At least one academic text shall be published in each year of study, including minor publications such as book reviews, reports, abstracts, or popularization articles. Inter alia, the peer-reviewed Prague Social Science Studies offer publication opportunities. Based on customary practice and decisions by the Scientific Board of the Charles University in Prague, doctoral students are expected to have published at least two academic texts (papers, research reports) in domestic or international scholarly journals by the end of their study. At least one of those texts that are published during the course of study must be written in a world language (as a rule, in English). All obligatory publications must be offered for publication before registration for Small Defence. Their publication (or binding acceptance for publication) must occur before Dissertation Defence. Students are obliged to register their publications in the FSV UK Publication Database or another publication database at their home academic institution. In the latter case, they shall inform the Study Programme Coordinator of the name of such database. Active Teaching Participation Each student shall participate actively in instruction. Such teaching participation shall, as a rule, take three semesters. It includes: (a) participation in securing or teaching seminars for a given teacher, (b) active participation in a one-semester course under the advisors’ supervision. The advisor shall bring to the doctoral student’s attention any factual or educational issues of presenting the subject matter (the choice and, if necessary, the content, concept and extent of the independent course are subject to approval by the advisor and discussion by the Subject Board). Active teaching participation shall conform to the demands of the Department of Sociology, ISS, and shall be rewarded financially. Besides, all students shall participate in reviewing the written assignments of Bachelor’s and Master’s level students etc. Upon recommendation by the advisor, the Subject Board may exceptionally approve a substitute form of fulfilling this obligation by a combined form student. Academic Stay Abroad During the course of their study, students shall complete at least one long-term (one semester or longer) or several short-term stays at colleges abroad or international conferences. The minimum required total length of stays abroad is 21 days. The student shall submit a detailed special report about the results of his/her stay abroad or, if necessary, inform the Doctoral Seminar. The Academic Stay Abroad obligation must be fulfilled before registering for Small Defence. Upon recommendation by the advisor, the Subject Board may exceptionally approve a substitute form of fulfilling this obligation by a combined form student. Public Presentation of Doctoral Dissertation (Small Defence) The goal of the Small Defence is to assess critically the first version of the Doctoral Dissertation and define clear requirements for revisions. Rules of the Dissertation Defence shall apply mutatis mutandis. The Subject Board Summary Guidelines on Dissertation Defence govern the Small Defence’s details and outline the Subject Board’s expectations. Participation in Research at the Institute It is highly relevant that doctoral students participate in the research plans and intents of the ISS or the IS CAS, as well as other research activities supported by grants at different levels, including the Charles University Grant Agency and the Specific Research Intents of different colleges. [-]

PhD in Public and Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. This programme is open to all master degree graduates or equivalent. [+]

The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. This programme is open to all master degree graduates or equivalent. The admission proceedings take the form of oral discussion over a written research proposal and a list of literature read within the field that have been submitted by the applicant. The goal of the discussion is to verify the applicant’s ability to comply with the requirements of the PSP doctoral programme. During discussion with the admission committee, the applicant must prove the ability to defend his/her research project in critical discussion, and in particular: be able to define the cognitive problem and possible solutions precisely and convincingly and demonstrate good orientation in the field’s theoretical and methodological literature. Goals of Study The PSP doctoral study programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. Admission Proceedings The PSP doctoral study programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, is open: anybody with a Master’s (or equivalent) degree can apply. Only applicants who succeed in the admission proceedings will be admitted to study. The admission proceedings take the form of oral discussion over a written research proposal and a list of literature read within the field that have been submitted by the applicant. The goal of the discussion is to verify the applicant’s ability to comply with the requirements of the PSP doctoral programme. During discussion with the admission committee, the applicant must prove the ability to defend his/her research project in critical discussion, and in particular: be able to define the cognitive problem and possible solutions precisely and convincingly and demonstrate good orientation in the field’s theoretical and methodological literature. Study Obligations Basic Obligations Pass a State Doctoral Exam (within three years in the full-time programme or within five years in the combined programme, at the latest). This deadline can be extended by one or two semesters if the student, in line with his/her approved study plan, has spent such time studying abroad. Submit and publicly defend a Doctoral Dissertation (the defence takes place in the final study year and is contingent upon successful completion of the State Doctoral Exam). A working version of the doctoral dissertation must be submitted for internal defence during the fourth year in the full-time programme or during the fifth year in the combined programme, at the latest. State Doctoral Examination The Doctoral Examination consists of a general part and a special part. Emphasis is placed upon the special part. Knowledge of contemporary scholarly literature (including journals) plays an important role in both cases. The general part tests knowledge of a number of subject areas that are common to all doctoral level students. A set of approximately 30 questions is disclosed to students in advance and may be revised if necessary to reflect the field’s development. It aims at verifying that the student masters a due level of orientation in the field of study. The special part represents the Examination’s core. The student speaks on one of three to five prepared topics. Such topics are discussed between the Mentor and the student in advance and submitted to the Subject Board Chairman for approval. The exam takes the form of student oral presentation and subsequent discussion with Examination Board members. Admission to the State Doctoral Examination is contingent upon compliance with normal obligations for at least four semesters of study (see Article 4.2). Subject Board Chairman may approve earlier examination in cases deserving special attention. Dissertation Defence A dissertation serves to demonstrate ability and preparedness for independent work in research or development or independent theoretical work. It must contain original and published results or results accepted for publication. As a rule, a dissertation comprises of an original and comprehensive elaboration of a topic. It demonstrates ability to apply theoretical and methodological procedures using latest evidence. The student shall submit three bound copies his/her dissertation in English for defence. The dissertation must contain an abstract in Czech. Along with the dissertation, the student shall submit twenty copies of “theses”. The theses are 15-20 standard pages long. The theses must be written in English and include an abstract in Czech. Normal Study Obligations Unless otherwise stipulated, Normal Study Obligations apply during the entire course of study. Research Participate in one of the research projects implemented by or registered at the ISS or the CESES, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, or win an individual research grant pertaining to the dissertation topic. Participation in research at other institutions or an exception from the above stipulation shall be recommended by the Mentor and approved by the Subject Board Chairman. Publication Activities Publish at least two papers in peer-reviewed scholarly journals during the time between enrolment in study and dissertation defence. Two chapters published in peer-reviewed scholarly books are accepted as an alternative to one paper. Coursework Pass the course on Philosophy and Methodology of Science. Pass selected obligatory courses at the Public and Social Policy Master’s Programme. (This only applies to alumni of other programs. Courses that are selected by the Mentor and approved by the Subject Board Chairman must be passed before the end of the second year of study. Teaching participation does not necessarily take the full-time form). Pass at least four semesters of the Doctoral Seminar. Here the student shall submit the “theses” of his/her Dissertation, defend them internally, and realize at least one more academic presentation. Teaching Participation Participate in teaching for at least four semesters: take active part in courses taught by the Mentor or other courses the Mentor approves the selection or contents, conception, and extent of – this means, for instance, preparing a lecture on a given topic, running seminars under the instructor’s supervision or taking part in grading student papers. (Upon Mentor recommendation, the Subject Board Chairman may exceptionally approve an alternative form of compliance with this obligation). Teaching participation takes the form of a work contract with the Charles University. Compliance with Other Items of Annual Study Plans and in particular, assistance in the organization of academic events, administration, and PR of the Department of PSP. Beyond Study Obligations students are expected to complete at least one long-term (one semester or longer) or two to three short-term (two weeks or longer) stays at colleges abroad, according to their abilities and using the available interinstitutional agreements. Oral presentation at an academic event abroad is accepted as short-term stay abroad. The student shall submit a detailed special report about the results of his/her stay abroad or, if necessary, inform the Doctoral Seminar. Doctoral students Full time doctoral students are understood as staff members of the Department of Public and Social Policy or the CESES as much as applicable laws and regulations allow. This fact is, beyond normal study obligations, reflected in further teaching participation (practical research seminars, theory seminars) or participation in the University or academic research programme. The proposing, discussion and setting of specific forms of full time doctoral student participation in the work of their Department/Institute is fully in the hands of the head of that Department/Institute. In relation to their Mentors, all doctoral students are expected to: respect their Mentor as a person who, in line with applicable regulations and this Framework Study Plan, directs and continuously supervises their academic work, consult their Mentor under the regime and within the deadlines that have been agreed upon, and inform their Mentor in due time about important circumstances of their study, in particular those with possible ramifications for their Study Plan compliance. [-]

PhD in Political Science

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

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 knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. 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 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. 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. Entrance exam: The entrance examination takes into account: dissertation proposal the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature Crucial criteria in the admission of the applicant are as follows: Dissertation project quality: the concept, along with the theoretical and methodological outcomes, is expected to be defended by the applicant during the entrance examination. The applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature will be taken into consideration. Another valued aspect will be the fact whether the applicant has received a written approval by a member of the IPS FSS CU academic staff at for his/her project of dissertation thesis. Each applicant can obtain up to 100 points for the entrance examination. The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of the entrance examination for the proposed project is 50 points; the maximum amount of points in the second part evaluating the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature is 30 points. The committee will also evaluate the applicant’s previous publishing, teaching and research activities with maximum 20 points. Conditions of acceptance The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of the entrance examination for the proposed project is 50 points; the maximum amount of points in the second part evaluating the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature is 30 points. The committee will also evaluate the applicant’s previous publishing, teaching and research activities with maximum 20 points. After the exam, the entrance examination committee will submit a final report with an enlisted evaluation of individual applicants and their ranking according to the points obtained. To be accepted, an applicant is to obtain the minimum number of point scores (declared by the dean). To be eligible to apply for the PhD programme, an applicant must have graduated in a Master’s level form of study. Students who have obtained their Master's degree abroad are required to submit an official document proving that their degree is recognized by the Czech Ministry of Education (before registering for a Czech university programme). [-]

PhD in Anthropology

Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A Ph.D. graduate in Anthropology is educated in both the theoretical and practical aspects of biological, social and cultural anthropology related to the biological and social roots of human beings, and human variability and adaptability in both time and place. The key disciplines in the graduate curricula are human evolution and ecology, auxology, human anatomy, and also molecular anthropology concentrated on the human past as well as clinical and biomedical research. [+]

A Ph.D. graduate in Anthropology is educated in both the theoretical and practical aspects of biological, social and cultural anthropology related to the biological and social roots of human beings, and human variability and adaptability in both time and place. The key disciplines in the graduate curricula are human evolution and ecology, auxology, human anatomy, and also molecular anthropology concentrated on the human past as well as clinical and biomedical research. Ph.D. graduates are prepared to apply practical knowledge in morphological research, but also in methods of molecular anthropology and sophisticated 3D computer-assisted analyses, primarily in fields such as clinical, functional, ergonomic, forensic. Tuition Fee 50 000 CZK This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic 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 somatoscopy, dermatoglyphic, basics of rentgenometry and other morphological and morphometric approaches, including the newly introduced 3D non-contact techniques. Methods of molecular genetics entails 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. Study program in anthropology is provided mainly in the field of forensic anthropology and palaeopathology. Molecular genetic studies in addition to forensic applications include analysis receptor genes and genetic polymorphisms in the variable regions of human chromosomes and genetics of musculoskeletal and encogenetics. They are also directed to exploring the molecular basis of certain pathological conditions. There is experimental facilities of the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Especially in the fields of teratology, physiology, neuroscience and toxicology. From the medical field of study comprises a contact issue of Epidemiology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, endocrinology, pediatrics, and other disciplines. The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Experimental Medicine and the Institute of Archaeology of the AS CR. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the PhD Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. [-]

PhD in Systematic and Practical Theology

Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Graduates have a knowledge of the theoretical and methodological bases of systematic and practical theology and are familiar with current research trends. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Graduates have a knowledge of the theoretical and methodological bases of systematic and practical theology and are familiar with current research trends. They are linguistically equipped for research work with sources, are proficient in the relevant research methodology, and are familiar with the rules for interpreting specialist findings. They are capable of making critical use of their theoretical knowledge and specialist skills and applying them contextually. They are capable of presenting the results of their academic work in the context of a discussion among specialists. They are qualified to carry out research work independently and to be active in their field in an academic teaching capacity. [-]

PhD in Biblical Studies

Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Graduates have a knowledge of the theoretical bases of biblical studies and are familiar with current research trends (specialising in Old Testament or New Testament studies). They understand the relevant ancient languages, are proficient in exegetic methodology, and are familiar with the basic principles of interpreting ancient texts. [+]

Graduates have a knowledge of the theoretical bases of biblical studies and are familiar with current research trends (specialising in Old Testament or New Testament studies). They understand the relevant ancient languages, are proficient in exegetic methodology, and are familiar with the basic principles of interpreting ancient texts. They are capable of making critical use of their theoretical knowledge and specialist skills and applying them contextually. They are capable of presenting the results of their academic work in the context of a discussion among specialists. They are qualified to carry out research work independently and to be active in their field in an academic teaching capacity. [-]

PhD in Hussite Theology

Charles University Hussite Theological Faculty
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Indispensable amount of graduates is going to work as research workers in branches like Comeniology, humanities history or as specialized editors of the theological texts etc. Major part of the graduates - related to specific confession - will find a place in practical occupation meaning they become higher dignitaries of the Church. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Language: German Profile of the graduate Indispensable amount of graduates is going to work as research workers in branches like Comeniology, humanities history or as specialized editors of the theological texts etc. Major part of the graduates - related to specific confession - will find a place in practical occupation meaning they become higher dignitaries of the Church. That posts require sophisticated training, the criteria fulfilled precisely by the doctoral study. Some of the graduates find their future career in the international ecumenical and inter - confessional or possibly international humanitarian organizations operated by or cooperating with individual Christian churches/denominations. [-]

PhD in Medical Psychology and Psychopathology

Charles University First Faculty of Medicine
Campus 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Doctoral study PROGRAMME "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in biopsychosocial relationships. The proposed study opens up possibilities for interdisciplinary doctoral education not only for medical schools graduates, as well as graduates of psychology and some other related fields. [+]

Doctoral study PROGRAMME "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in biopsychosocial relationships. The proposed study opens up possibilities for interdisciplinary doctoral education not only for medical schools graduates, as well as graduates of psychology and some other related fields. This field of study CONTINUES the rich tradition of teaching psychological and psychiatric sciences at the 1st Medical Faculty. The teaching of psychiatry was started in German in 1841 followed by English in 1886. The very first habilitation in psychiatry in Austria-Hungary took place at our clinic (doc. Riedel). As the first in the Czech lands was here, in 1911, set up an experimental psychological laboratory and in the same year the teaching of medical psychology (Professor Mihajlo Rostohar) started here also. Specialized department of addictology ("Apollinaire"), was institutionalized in 1947 and this area was richly covered by prof. Vladimír Vondráček's publications. Focus on the biopsychosocial paradigm of the modern medicine (enriched by ecological, environmental dimension) in terms of its theoretical basis reflects the current state of knowledge achieved in modern science in existing developed societies. The theoretical basis of cognitive systems theory of psychological disciplines (developmental psychology, personality psychology, etc.), but even applied fields, in particular, clinical and medical psychology. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences then represent a body of scientific disciplines concerned with understanding the human psyche and behavior. This approach not only psychological but also genetical, biochemical or physiological and their mutual interaction. What is important is the possibility of using these latest findings in the care of mentally and physically ill. Graduate Profile Graduates will be able to work with a professional foreign literature, prepare and implement a research project (including financial security), ie, acquire, evaluate and statistically process data obtained mainly with regard to the interdisciplinary focus and yet combine both quantitative and qualitative approach. Specifically, such applied research in the interplay of influences within the biopsychosocial (and ecological - environmental) medicine paradigm in research on the relationship between the patient and the healthcare professional when examining the progress and outcome of the psychotherapeutic process in the evaluation of treatment and rehabilitation programs in the examination of psychosomatic and soma-psychical context in research, care for the chronically and TERMINALLY ill. In the field of medical psychology research projects are mainly based on the empirical data obtained through specific psychological and psycho-mental processes (eg, scaling, testing or clinical methods) and the work of the other laboratory procedures. In addition, graduates can handle some methods of the social sciences (eg. methods used in sociology and cultural anthropology), including scientific reasoning and critical discursive process. In the field of behavioral sciences especially the research context of psychosocial and environmental factors, biological dispositions, including the use of modern instrumental methods of diagnosis. Great emphasis is placed on the ability to prepare and publish high-quality scientific work both at home and in prestigious international journals and prepare students for their scientific career in general. Entry requirements The condition of acceptance is finished master or doctoral degree especially in psychology or master degree from medical schools or any other specialization high schools. The party of entry exam is an examination of knowledge in a differentiated way. Graduates in natural sciences must demonstrate a deeper understanding of the fundamental psychological disciplines and clinical psychology. Conversely, graduates in humanities must demonstrate a deeper knowledge of the field of psychopathology, neuroanatomy, biochemistry and physiology, focusing on CNS. The applicant must present a proposition of a research project that will lead to a dissertation. Language skills of the applicant may be checked during entry exam (English or another foreign language). Study subjects / thematic areas The content of lessons in each year will be focused especially on the following topics: Basics of research on psychological behavioral sciences Medical Psychology and Psychopathology Biopsychosocial approaches to health and disease The content of the course is realized through these learning tasks: Passing coursework exam consisting of defense of their own written review thesis showing the interest of applicant in a chosen specialization followed by interpretation of the basic methods used in scientific work. Passing two courses in the 2nd and 3rd year of study. Language Examination in English Other teaching content is specific due to the specialization of the candidate and is specified in the individual study plan. Criteria for Thesis Defense Passing coursework exam consisting of defense of their own written review thesis showing the interest of applicant in a chosen specialization followed by interpretation of the basic methods used in scientific work. Passing two courses in the 2nd and 3rd year of study. Passing the state exam Presentation of the results of a research project at least at two postgraduate conferences organized in a class or at two other national or international conferences. At least two publications on the topic of dissertation in journals with impact factor (at least once as the first author). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance exam is conducted orally – professional and language knowledge and preparedness of the applicant to the independent to the scientific work in the particular branch are tested. Discussion about the project of dissertation thesis is a part of the interview. Conditions for admission - Submission of the application for, including all relevant enclosures by 30th April 2016. - Successful completion of the entrance exam before the commission of field board - Duly completed masters' study program [-]

PhD in Historical Theology and Theology of Religions

Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Graduates have a knowledge of the theoretical bases of historiography and the theology of religions, and are familiar with current research trends (specializing in historical studies or the study of religions). [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Graduates have a knowledge of the theoretical bases of historiography and the theology of religions, and are familiar with current research trends (specializing in historical studies or the study of religions). They are linguistically equipped for research work with sources, are proficient in the relevant research methodology, and are familiar with the rules for interpreting specialist findings. They are capable of making critical use of their theoretical knowledge and specialist skills and applying them contextually. They are capable of presenting the results of their academic work in the context of a discussion among specialists. They are qualified to carry out research work independently and to be active in their field in an academic teaching capacity. [-]

PhD in Kinanthropology

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of doctoral studies possesses a deep and comprehensive knowledge and is well versed in a broad spectrum of scientific principles. He/she is familiar with the research methods, is capable of providing individual scientific work with academic and professional integrity, while observing the ethical conventions of research work. [+]

Profile of the graduate The graduate of doctoral studies possesses a deep and comprehensive knowledge and is well versed in a broad spectrum of scientific principles. He/she is familiar with the research methods, is capable of providing individual scientific work with academic and professional integrity, while observing the ethical conventions of research work. He/she is capable of critical analysis of the present-day scientific knowledge. The graduate is competent to communicate about issues concerning both his/her specialization and a broad spectrum of social links, especially in the area of applying research findings to practice. His/her doctoral thesis, based on original research, contributed greatly to increasing the scientific knowledge in Kinanthropology. Parts of the dissertation were also read or published on national or international levels. Tuition Fee 220000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary scientific branch which deals with the complex effects of intentional and spontaneous movement activity on human personality development in the bio-psycho-social context, and conditions in the areas of physical education and sport, physiotherapy and remedial physical education, including their effective management. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Each candidate must go through the admissions process. The entrance exam is conducted orally before an examining board and the applicant’s competence is examined. The examining committee evaluates: 1. The quality of the dissertation project 2. Previous professional activity 3. The relation of the project topic to the specialization of the supervisor and his/her research projects 4. The relation to the overall strategy of the scientific and research development at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University 5. The form of the applicant’s project presentation Each member of the examining committee grades paragraphs 1, 3, 4 and 5 on a scale of points – 0 to 10 points for each item, item 2 is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 20 points. The maximum number of points awarded by one examiner is 60 points. The arithmetic mean is calculated on the basis of the point evaluation of each member of the examining board. The result is rounded to the nearest whole number – for values from 0.0 to 0.49 in the downward direction to the nearest whole number. For values from 0.50 to 0.99 in the upward direction to the nearest whole number. The ranking of applicants is decided based on the total number of points. The dean of the faculty determines the point limit for admission. Informations on the exercise of graduates Kinantropology is an interdisciplinary field of study; therefore, the PhD graduates are employed primarily in science, research and education. Another significant area of employment is state administration and enterprise. [-]

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate TEEME – Text and Event in Early Modern Europe

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

TEEME is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union. It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the Humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic). [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. TEEME is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union. It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the Humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic). The partnership will foster intercultural dialogue and disseminate the best research in history, literature and culture to the wider community. On these pages you will find our research profile, a description of the programme and its objectives, details of the consortium universities and the programme's associated partners, as well as information on the application process. TEEME OBJECTIVES TEEME aims to integrate the study of the past with impact on the present. Our principal intellectual concern is the early modern period, understood as lasting from c. 1400 to c. 1700, the foundational age of the current world order with its political divisions and economic dependencies, in which modern European identities were formed in the context of nation-building, imperial ambition and colonial expansion. Students on the programme will bring this period into meaningful relations with current issues and concerns by focusing on the enduring traces that early modern texts and events left, and still leave, on today’s globalized world. History, literature and culture will thus be taught and studied as central to the shaping of the future. The programme’s main objective is to prepare a new generation of research leaders, cultural managers and policy-makers for the demands of a 21st century in which historical forgetfulness and cultural amnesia threaten the integration of an increasingly interconnected world. These challenges will be addressed through an emphasis on forms of cultural and historical understanding – processes that are themselves both conditions of the actual student experience and potential topics of research. By investigating the past from a fully historicized understanding of the present, and by working in international teams, students will acquire the skills and background knowledge necessary to intervene in current debates about global uncertainties and the new world-wide risks faced by culture and society. The need to make the past inform the present in new and substantially different ways is painfully evident in everyday public discourse. For instance, present debates about the ‘clash of cultures’ and the tensions between the local and the global dangerously ignore the experience of our early modern forbears who first ventured out beyond Europe to encounter other cultures, peoples, and religions. Close historical attention reveals that these early encounter stories cannot easily be reduced, as they often are in public perception, to any facile and clear-cut binaries such as the opposition between ‘colonizer’ and ‘colonized’, between Christians and ‘heathens’ (often actually Muslims, Hindus or Jews), or between mobile Europeans and static indigenous people. Instead, such historical encounters were frequently moments of exchange, interaction, and even mutual respect, in which both sides learned and benefited from each other. TEEME’s ambition is to rectify such historical distortions. Through this central focus on the interface between past and present, the programme will both promote greater historical awareness of shared European origins, foster exchange among diverse European and non-European cultures, and offer a unique learning experience to both EU and international students. It will help control negative developments, such as violent nationalism or the radical distrust of foreign cultures, religions and peoples, that often emerge during economic crises and are exacerbated by the lack of nuanced historical understanding. At the same time the programme will enrich and improve current perceptions of European identities and their role in history, as well as engender the transformation of national cultural institutions through the input of knowledge and expertise from different cultures. PHD PROGRAMME The TEEME consortium is committed to a structured, ‘needs-based’ approach to its doctoral programme, recognizing the necessity for formal, high-level generic and subject-specific training accompanied by personal development plans to enable doctoral candidates to pursue effective, independent and original research. Training and coursework are fully integrated in the organization of the programme which is built on the wide experience within the consortium of doctoral supervision, co-tutelle arrangements, and international postgraduate communities. Two of the consortium partners (Kent and FU Berlin) have Graduate Schools which provide a supportive and stimulating interdisciplinary environment for early career researchers. The Kent Graduate School offers a transferable skills development programme and further funding and study opportunities through links with research councils and other national and international organizations. All TEEME students will benefit from this in semester 1. The Dahlem Research School in Berlin provides a unique context for postgraduate students and a systematic training programme in disciplinary, transdisciplinary and transferable skills, as well as further career development measures. Porto and CU Prague have a longstanding tradition in producing top-class Humanities graduates and an excellent track record in research supervision. The dedicated interdisciplinary research centres listed in the research profile organize regular seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the academic year, often with the participation of international speakers. Opportunities exist at all sites to engage in research contexts not specifically dedicated to the early modern period. Students on the programme will be actively encouraged to expand their knowledge and research interests, make useful national and international contacts, and engage in cross-disciplinary debates, by participating in some or all of these activities throughout their three years of study. The programme is divided into six semesters. Each cohort will spend the first semester at Kent which will help to establish a sense of group identity. Kent has been chosen as the location for semester 1 because of the varied training programme offered by its established Graduate School, because the introductory module ‘TEEME: Theory and Practice’, taught through the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, relies on input by Kent and London-based associated partners, and because the local language, English, is also the language of tuition, shared by all students. All training and research activities will receive full recognition in the form of ECTS credits (ECTS: European Credit Transfer System). Over the three years of the degree students will acquire a minimum of 180 credits, split into 120 credits for research activities and work on the thesis (the ‘research strand’) and 60 credits for skills training, curricular elements and the work placement (the ‘skills strand’). Programme elements such as early teambuilding, electronic publication platform and annual conferences ensure a high level of peer support that will strengthen research quality and encourage collaboration across borders. Building on successful co-tutelle arrangements, the international supervisory team will consist of two TEEME staff, one each from the two chosen places of study. All compulsory research and training activities by students will count fully towards the final degree. Depending on the type of activity and/or nature of the taught elements, credits in the skills strand are awarded through certified workshop and seminar attendance, and through the assessment of coursework, exams, presentations, placement reports, or peer-reviewed publications. Credits in the research strand are awarded for research presentations, certified seminar attendance, progress reports, written sections of the thesis, and the thesis itself. The TEEME programme structure requires compulsory publication through the participation of all students in an online publication platform in semester 2. Facilities to enable virtual seminars (Blackboard, Moodle) will be provided through the programme website. Participation in the online workshop will attract credits, and students can obtain further credits through a series of three linked reviews or a scholarly article. All electronic publications will be peer-reviewed and formally assessed by members of the consortium universities. The consortium is committed to disseminating research outcomes in published form. It will reserve a section of the website for electronic publication and use existing links to publishers (including placement providers) to promote publication in hard copy. The research training at all sites will emphasize the importance of publication for the advancement of the subject. Graduates who have chosen FU Berlin as one of their degree-awarding institutions will be required to publish their thesis; all others will be strongly encouraged to do so, either through the TEEME website or through other means appropriate to the discipline. WORK PLACEMENT The institutions have agreed to offer work placements to TEEME students in semester 4 of the programme. Students are encouraged to contact TEEME staff to find out more about each placement. Individual arrangements will be flexible regarding duration and nature of employment. Students will work an average of 180 hours per placement over the course of semester 4. FELLOWSHIPS The EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) have been funding the TEEME programme from 2011 to 2015, during which time 36 full Fellowships were financed by the Agency. Funding came to an end with the intake of the fifth and final TEEME cohort in September 2015. No further Fellowships will be offered by TEEME under the existing Framework Partnership Agreement with the EACEA. OTHER FUNDING OPTIONS Candidates who have been offered a place on the programme will be eligible to apply for partially or fully funded studentships at all four partner universities. Specifically, Kent offers a number of PhD studentships each year in all participating departments to both EU and overseas candidates and supports all research students with a minimum allowance for research expenses each year. The Dahlem Research School at FU Berlin offers a range of travel and mobility grants, as well as start-up and completion scholarships to postgraduate students, both EU and international. Porto participates in a variety of national funding schemes to which researchers can apply for small research grants, short-term scholarships and travel expenses. In Prague students will be able to apply for the grants offered by the Charles University Foundation (GAUK). In addition, students will receive support and guidance to apply for any further funding for which they may be eligible in their home countries. [-]

PhD in Social Geography and Regional Development

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This graduate is well-prepared for creative and scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she is capable of analyzing components of the socio-geographical environment, and comprehensively analysing and evaluating its changing spatial organisation as well as interactions between social and natural conditions, socio-economic and socio-cultural systems, all of this through the utilisation of GIS. [+]

This graduate is well-prepared for creative and scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she is capable of analyzing components of the socio-geographical environment, and comprehensively analysing and evaluating its changing spatial organisation as well as interactions between social and natural conditions, socio-economic and socio-cultural systems, all of this through the utilisation of GIS. He/she is able to outline scientific research on regional development at various spatial levels. He/she is also prepared to advise on policy-making and commercial activities, and be involved in public administration, planning and consulting, e.g. in regional and urban development, suburbanisation, peripheral areas, population mobility, location of economic activities, market research, at the national, European, and global levels. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The subject of study is geographical organization of society and its development. The courses on offer are particularly concerned with the following themes: analytical and synthetic evaluation of the system of settlement and the process of urbanization; hierarchical organization of regions; territorial differentiation of social and economic phenomena and identification of the role of their conditioning factors. In terms of its applied dimension, this study relates to problems of regional development, administrative division and locational aspects of various socio-economic phenomena. A special importance is ascribed to the study of interaction between society and its environment including related problems of social ecology. Further and more specific study opportunities are offered in connection with themes from a number of subdisciplines of socio-economic geography such as structure and development of migration relationships and their motivation (population geography); land use (geography of agriculture); locational factors (geography of industry) and hierarchical differentiation of service facilities of centres (geography of services). 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. [-]

PhD in Regional and Political Geography

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). The graduate is capable of comprehensively analysing and evaluating changing interactions between social and natural components of the geographical environment, and solving problems at local, regional, national and global levels (e.g. analysis of regional socio-economic, socio-cultural and political systems, settlement systems, public administration operations, European integration, globalization, international relations or tourism). He/she is active in academic research and policy-making (municipal, regional or national administration, EU institutions, etc.). Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The field is aimed at local, regional, macroregional, continental, and global problems of landscape sphere. The aiming is based on the study of development of the Nature - Sociogeographical interaction on different hierarchy level. Study is aimed at regions of the Czech Republic and foreign countries as well. It gives scientific and manager training focused on: regional development, development of a region and regional systems Nature - Society interaction, sustainable development travelling and recreation, causes, structure, dynamics, consequences transformation and development of traffic systems geopolitical changes, globalizing of problems, and social-economic and political development of macroregions 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. [-]

PhD in Philosophy and History of Science

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the doctoral study program in Philosophy and the History of Natural Science possesses extensive knowledge in the field of philosophical and methodological foundations of the scientific disciplines (primarily biology), as well as thorough familiarity with their history. [+]

A graduate of the doctoral study program in Philosophy and the History of Natural Science possesses extensive knowledge in the field of philosophical and methodological foundations of the scientific disciplines (primarily biology), as well as thorough familiarity with their history. He/she has a wide knowledge of languages (frequently including classical) and specialized skills in work with scientific and scholarly literature, acquired through work with the source texts. Moreover, they have more specialized knowledge at their disposal, depending on the topic of his/her doctoral thesis, since the study is highly individual – each student has his or her own supervisor, according to whose proposal the departmental board determines the structure and content of the student’s study plan. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Philosophy of science investigates the principles of rational understanding to animate as well as inanimate nature. The scientific knowledge has period specific nature characterized by the noun paradigm. The history of a science represents the merger of scientific and other cultural influences. Historical development of a particular scientific branch provides the specific depiction of a paradigm under investigation. „Philosophy and History of Science“ is primary accessible to graduates of Faculty of Sciences and Philosophical Faculty; entrance requirements involves the possession of MSc or MA degree (Mgr). 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. [-]

PhD in Demography

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A Ph.D. graduate in Demography is an expert in many areas of population studies. He/she provides all types of demographic research and analysis in the context of social, economic or health issues. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. A Ph.D. graduate in Demography is an expert in many areas of population studies. He/she provides all types of demographic research and analysis in the context of social, economic or health issues. He/she is skilled in making all types of population forecasts, including estimates for future infrastructure demands. The graduate analyzes the population climate and devises strategies for social policies, as well as contributes expertise to various departments of the public administration. Other roles include proficiency in public statistic services (demographic and health statistics), research and decision-making, as well as in business, marketing, and other industries. The graduate is competent as a professional at any regional administration level. His/her abilities are especially beneficial when implementing long-term initiatives. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure and distribution of populations, and how populations change over time due to births, deaths, and migration including related events of marriages, divorces and abortions. The relationships between economic, social, cultural, and biological environments and population development in terms of causes and effects (including forecasting) are the object of population studies in broader sense. Demography compiles and analyzes data that are useful for various disciplines dealing with human populations such as: economics, sociology, social medicine, anthropology, historiography, social geography, ecology, etc. Outcomes of demographic studies are important for public administration, policymaking, health service organization, educational system, insurance companies, etc. 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. [-]