Graduates of the doctoral program in History/General History are highly qualified specialists equipped for independent and critical research, and possess a thorough knowledge of the political, economic, social and cultural development of human society; they possess skills in working with published and unpublished sources, and the ability to adopt a critical approach to specialist writings, conduct basic research, produce theoretical generalizations and apply creative thinking to the analysis of historical facts and processes. Graduates are equipped for any profession requiring a university degree in history or related disciplines; they may seek positions in the academia as well as a wide range of institutions in culture, civil service, and politics.

Length of study: 4 years

The language of instruction is English. History/General History 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.

Suggested Ph.D. topics must be consulted beforehand with the Chair of the Subject Area Board. Chair of the Subject Area Board (Program Director): prof. PhDr. Václav Horčička, Ph.D., email:

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)
  • Czech

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Last updated August 22, 2019
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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4 years
70,000 CZK
per academic year. Online Application fee: 540 CZK.
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