The doctoral study program “Theology”, the branch of study “Hussite theology” with a standard length of study of four years prepares students for independent scientific research and independent creative activities in the area of theology. The branch of study enables students to specialize according to his or her individual study plan. The branch of study provides knowledge of hermeneutical approaches and applies them in the contemporary theological discourse and also in the dialogue with confessional approaches of other theological systems. The subject of the studies is a theological compendium interpreted in the course of the Hussite theology. The goal of the studies is a scientific preparation of first-rate experts that are capable of independent scientific work in the area of theology. The branch is simultaneously oriented to awareness of the fact that from the very beginning there is an effort to new understanding and a new interpretation of fundamental theological notions. Thereby the branch is in context with other concepts that were overcoming a metaphysical conception of the world. It deals with the key questions of the Christian belief and Christ present in this world. Students of the branch have got an opportunity to learn how the questions are practically manifested in the current social science of the church as well.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
One-round (two parts, neither of which is “knock-out”)
Conducted in the English language.
Oral interview concerning the dissertation proposal. Subject material will be the dissertation proposal. The formal structure of the dissertation project proposal is detailed in the general terms of the doctoral study (Other Information - Application Forms). The content-related and formal aspects of the proposal will be assessed, as well as the candidate’s ability to present and defend his/her intended research in a critical discussion. The maximum possible score is 60 points.
Oral interview concerning the candidate’s specialization. The scope and profile of the candidate’s specialized interest, the level of knowledge of the subject of Hussite theology in the scope of a final university examination. The maximum possible score for this part of the entrance examination is 40 points.
The maximum possible score for both parts of the entrance examination is 100 points.
The minimum possible score for both parts of the entrance examination is 75 points.
According to the maximum number of accepted applicants, the dean will decide on the admission of the candidate/candidates who has/have fulfilled the conditions of the admission procedure and has/have received the highest number of points in the admission exam.
Entrance examination waiver: impossible.
Conditions for admission
Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by the successful completion of a Master's study program.
Confirmation date (of entrance exam)
from: 01.06.2019 until: 11.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam)
from: 12.06.2019 until: 10.07.2019
Rules governing exemption from entrance examination
The entrance examination cannot be waived.
Recommended literature, sample questions
see Faculty website: https://www.htf.cuni.cz/HTF-183.html
A graduate proves detailed knowledge in the area of Hussite theology at a contemporary level and knows the history of his or her branch of study. He or she is an expert in reformatory theological thinking, even in the interdisciplinary context. He or she knows basic facts on theological evolution in the area, understands a position of that area in current theology and expresses opinions corresponding with contemporary scientific knowledge on the grounds of his or her own critical judgment. He or she has deepened his or her knowledge of classical language. A graduate is able to apply his or her acquired theoretical knowledge contextually and also analyses and interprets religious texts. He or she is prepared for working as a member of the academic staff at the university, a scientific worker in the area of social sciences, a manager in a non-profit, cultural and state organization and the Czechoslovak Hussite Church.