PhD in Ibero-American Studies

General

Program Description

Graduates possess a general knowledge of the problems of Latin America in relation to its historical development and characteristic culture that has evolved since the late 16th century, on the basis of pre-Colombian communities and immigration from colonial metropolises and Africa. Graduates have a knowledge of the basic facts of Latin American history, and the ability to learn new facts, being helped by the knowledge of the theory and methodology of the discipline. Graduates are familiar with the development of opinions on the basic problems of the region’s history, and the discipline’s institutions, personalities, periodicals, and key works. They have developed language skills in Spanish and English enabling them to study specialized literature and engage in discussions within the international scientific community.


Length of study: 4 years

The language of instruction is English. Ibero-American studies 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. Josef Opatrný CSc., contact: josef.opatrny@ff.cuni.cz.


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
Last updated August 2019

About the School

The Faculty of Arts at Charles University is currently one of the largest and most important research and educational institutions in the arts and humanities in Central Europe.

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