PhD in Regional and Political Geography

Charles University Faculty of Science

Program Description

PhD in Regional and Political Geography

Charles University Faculty of Science

The field is aimed at local, regional, macro-regional, continental, and global problems of landscape sphere.

The aiming is based on the study of the development of Nature - Sociogeographical interaction on different hierarchy level. The study is aimed at regions of the Czech Republic and foreign countries as well. It gives scientific and manager training focused on:

  • regional development, development of a region and regional systems;
  • Nature - Society interaction, sustainable development;
  • traveling and recreation, causes, structure, dynamics, consequences;
  • transformation and development of traffic systems;
  • geopolitical changes, globalizing of problems, and social-economic and political development of macroregions.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance exam is a one-round in the form of an interview. Based on a written request submitted electronically together with the application but no later than by 19 May 2019, the Dean may permit the entrance examination to take place via information and communication technology, but only for serious and documented reasons such as health or study abroad.

During the entrance examination, the candidate must demonstrate the technical and linguistic skills to study the given program, along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The examination is graded with a maximum of 100 points, of which 10 points are awarded as a bonus for giving a more specific idea of the study content and planned dissertation work in the voluntary application appendix, including the dissertation topic, a brief annotation, the anticipated supervising department and the consent of a specific supervisor to supervise such doctoral project.

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: 17.06.2019 until: 28.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 08.07.2019 until: 19.07.2019

Rules governing exemption from entrance examination

The entrance exam may be waived based on a written request from the candidate, provided they have successfully applied for a STARS project in the given academic year. Such a request, along with documentation that the conditions have been met, must be submitted (but not electronically) by 19 May 2019.

Career Prospect

This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialization (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). The graduate is capable of comprehensively analyzing and evaluating changing interactions between social and natural components of the geographical environment, and solving problems at local, regional, national and global levels (e.g. analysis of regional socio-economic, socio-cultural and political systems, settlement systems, public administration operations, European integration, globalization, international relations or tourism). He/she is active in academic research and policy-making (municipal, regional or national administration, EU institutions, etc.).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 9, 2019
Duration & Price
This course is
Campus based
Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
4 years
Full time
50,000 CZK
per academic year. Online Application fee: 540 CZK. Paper Application fee: 590 CZK.
Apr. 30, 2019
Czech Republic - Prague, Prague
Start date : Oct. 2019
Application deadline Apr. 30, 2019
End date Request Info
Oct. 2019
Czech Republic - Prague, Prague
Application deadline Apr. 30, 2019
End date Request Info