Graduates from the Ph.D. program in Classical Philology are experts in classical languages/ancient literature, capable of developing their knowledge in a creative manner. Their dissertation theses testify to the graduates’ excellent expertise in the specialization of their choice within classical philology, including a reliable grounding in literary or linguistic theories. Graduates are equipped with knowledge, methods and language skills essential for independent research careers, being able to present their research findings at conferences, in journals, monographs, and editions of ancient texts. Graduates can seek employment as researchers and university teachers, editors, and translators of specialist publications.

Length of study: 4 years

The language of instruction is English. Classical Philology is a fee-paying program.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance examination: one-round examination, interview

  1. Discussion of the project of Ph.D. dissertation: 0–30 points;
  2. Assessment of the Applicant’s previous studies, research, and other academic activities: 0–15 points;
  3. Assessment of the Applicant´s knowledge of secondary literature (based on the list submitted by the Applicant): 0–15 points.

The Subject Area Board does not offer or impose particular Ph.D. topics, but research projects should fall within the research orientation of the Institute of Greek and Latin Studies. Applicants have to suggest research projects according to their personal preferences in the field of Latin linguistics, Ancient Greek Linguistics and Ancient Greek Literature.

Suggested Ph.D. topics must be consulted beforehand with the Chair of the Subject Area Board. Chair of the Subject Area Board (Program Director): doc. PhDr. Dagmar Muchnová, CSc., e-mail:

The applicant can only be admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, scores enough points to place among the expected number of students admitted to the respective program or branch of study (refer to the Admissions Procedure Specifications applicable to the individual programs and branches of study); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of points as the applicant who comes last in the ranking of admissions. Please note that different expected numbers of admissions apply to the full-time and combined forms of study. Applicants cannot be admitted without supplying, no later than on the enrolment day, evidence of their prior education (refer to 5.4 hereof).

Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study program.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 19.06.2019 until: 21.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 27.06.2019 until: 27.06.2019
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated April 13, 2019
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