The doctoral study program at FHS is organized into the full-time (4 years) and correspondence form of study. The program offers studies focused on philosophical, historical, socio-cultural and socio-linguistic anthropology and human ethology. The general aim of the program is to solidify the theoretical basics and methods of this field and master the methodology of academic research.
The curriculum of Ph.D. students includes:
The studies are organized in two modules, where the first module is compulsory for all students, the second is selected on the basis of the consultations with the supervisor.
A compulsory language exam.
The defense of the student’s dissertation
The content of the study program is determined by the subject area board.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
The exam will consist of a discussion about the dissertation project, and check the basic assumptions of the study. The entrance exam will test the ability of the applicant to cope with their dissertation project. The questions of the entrance interview primarily focus on the theme of the applicant’s research project (maximum 10 points).
To enter the admission process, one must submit the filled-out application form for doctorate studies, along with the following attachments:
The theme of the thesis, i.e. annotation of the research project.
A brief professional biography.
Other noteworthy documents (e.g. list of publications by applicant, documents confirming a successful state or international exam in a foreign language, or documents confirming academic work, either in the Czech Republic or abroad).
Conditions for admission
Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study program.
Confirmation date (of entrance exam)
from: 03.06.2019 until: 14.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam)
from: 20.06.2019 until: 25.06.2019
Graduates, proficient in methods and practical aspects of scientific research as regards the general anthropological disciplines, are able to conduct field researches into anthropological issues in line with their specializations while observing a scientist’s code of ethics. They are able to accurately formulate the results of their scientific work so as to publish them in high-standard journals or to responsibly popularise them. They are qualified for teaching positions at universities or colleges, responsible positions in scientific institutes, foundations, NGO’s or governmental departments (such as departments of labor and social matters, health and care, home office and foreign affairs) and the media in terms of popularizing the findings of anthropology, science, and humanities.
The goal of the study program in anthropology is to prepare students for academic research work at the level required by contemporary science. Students will combine knowledge from all fields in a holistic approach to studying man and populations to overcoming ethnic and social differences, and in attempting to observe current processes in their historical and cultural contexts.