Graduates of the doctoral program in Logic are qualified researchers in the field of logic and related disciplines. They possess in-depth knowledge of the methods and trends in modern logic and specialize in one of its aspects and applications – pure mathematical logic, applications of logic in (and logical foundations of) mathematics, computer science or linguistics, or exclusively philosophical aspects of logic. They are able to undertake independent scientific research and to publish its results internationally, and they are open to interdisciplinary cooperation. Ph.D. graduates are trained for research and tertiary-level teaching professions at institutions specializing in any of the listed disciplines.
Length of study: 4 years
The language of instruction is English. Logic is a fee-paying program.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
Entrance examination: one-round examination, interview
- Discussion on the dissertation proposal (discussion on the dissertation topic and assessment of the applicant’s aptitude): 0–30 points;
- Assessment of the applicant’s previous studies, research and other academic activities: 0–15 points;
- Examination of subject-related literature (based on the applicant’s reading list): 0–15 points.
The Ph.D. Subject Area Board does not offer specific topics for Ph.D. candidates. Candidates can choose their topics freely. However, they should be aware of the primary fields of interests of the members of the Department of Logic, i.e. nonclassical logics, set theory, metamathematics, and interactions between these fields, including the historical aspects. Each Ph.D. student should have a qualified supervisor committed to close cooperation with the student, a member of the Ph.D. Subject Area Board or a researcher whom the Board finds eligible. Topics outside the fields of interests of the members of the department must first be discussed with the Chair of the Subject Area Board.
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. RNDr. Vítězslav Švejdar, CSc., firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
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.