Charles University Faculty of Humanities

Introduction
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Figures

  • Number of students: 2,610
  • Departments: 24
  • Degree programmes: 18
  • Academic staff: 144
  • Administrative staff: 38

History

The Faculty of Humanities (FHS) is Charles University’s youngest faculty. Originally founded in the early 1990s as the Institute for Liberal Education, it was elevated to the rank of a faculty in 2000, the vision being that it would offer study programmes at the Bachelor, Master’s and PhD levels in various humanities and social science disciplines not yet established at CU. The FHS quickly gained a reputation as a progressive school with innovative study programmes and teaching methods.

Mission

The mission of the Faculty of Humanities is through high-quality education to endow students with the ability to lead a fulfilling life in this increasingly complex and changing world.

Goals - to provide education in the humanities and social sciences that meets the highest international standards; - to achieve excellence in research and integrate it with education; - to cultivate the ability of students to learn throughout life and encourage self-responsibility and a commitment to society; - to promote the mobility of the FHS’s increasingly international student body and academic staff.

Research

The Faculty of Humanities is dedicated to excellence in various areas of academic research. The faculty participates in international and national research projects and promotes young researchers’ academic development.

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Student Life

• International Student Club

The International Office, together with Czech students (tutors), organises cultural and social activities (tours of Prague, exhibitions, concerts, etc.) for international students.

• Film Club

The Film Club holds a film screening every two weeks throughout the semester. The current programme can be found on the club’s website.

Student Facilities

• Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in Charles University’s halls of residence (dormitories). Students are normally housed in double-occupancy rooms.

• Student Cafeterias

Charles University operates a number of student cafeterias (‘menza’) at different locations. The FHS cafeteria is located on the ground floor of the main building in Jinonice.

• Library

The Charles University library system is decentralized and consists of a number of libraries at different locations. The FHS library can be found on the ground floor of the main building in Jinonice.

• Computers and Internet Access

PC workstations are available in the computer labs in various university buildings. Wireless Internet can be accessed inside the university buildings (a Charles University Student Card is required).

• Sport facilities

Sport facilities are located in the Hostivař campus (Bruslařská 1132, Prague 15).

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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Czech

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Programs

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PhD in Applied Ethics

Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Study of Applied Ethics is about systematic training in critical reflection on own and others attitudes, in recognition of hidden assumptions and prejudices and overlooked ethical issues. We can say in other words that it is about deepening understanding approach – and in this case it is the area of humanities in a broad sense. [+]

Study of Applied Ethics is about systematic training in critical reflection on own and others attitudes, in recognition of hidden assumptions and prejudices and overlooked ethical issues. We can say in other words that it is about deepening understanding approach – and in this case it is the area of humanities in a broad sense. The aim of these studies is therefore an effort to create a space for systematic scientific work that focuses on the ethical dimension of various disciplines or professions. During the studies the adepts have to manage also the methods of scientific work and its professional presentation. Study plan for PhD. students includes: so called comparative examination: one-term course completed by an examination in the fields, which the candidate has not studied, but which are necessary for doctoral studies; compulsory part: two two-term courses completed by an examination; optional part: a choice of six one-term courses completed by an examination; PhD seminar; other duties: an article in peer-reviewed publications, 2 reviews, 2 lectures, seminar for students, participation in two conferences. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination includes: The candidate has to defend the research project, which must reflect the theoretical and methodological knowledge in the field of Applied Ethics (max. 10 points). Conditions for admission Conditions of acceptance: 1. To enter the admission process, a completed application for doctoral studies must be submitted by April, 30th 2017 at latest, including the following attachments: The brief professional biography; The proposal of a... [-]

PhD in Contemporary European History

Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral Contemporary History of Europe programme aims to prepare experts trained for a widely conceived scientific research in history and cultural history since 1918 until the present day, including cultural heritage and traditions. [+]

The doctoral Contemporary History of Europe programme aims to prepare experts trained for a widely conceived scientific research in history and cultural history since 1918 until the present day, including cultural heritage and traditions. The field of research is defined as Europe, including the Czech Republic and/or Czechoslovakia, its predecessor. The research should be approached in a supra-regional, inter-disciplinary and possibly comparative way, focusing particularly on the cultural, spiritual, social and political as well as the day-to-day history of Europe since the end of World War I, and the history of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Lands perceived in its European context. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The exam consists of a discussion about the project of the dissertation (max. 6 points) and a check of basic assumptions for the study (max. 4 points). Entrance examination will check the ability of the applicant to deal with the dissertation project. Applicants will prepare an oral presentation of their project (maximum length 10 minutes). Conditions for admission Conditions of acceptance: 1. To enter the entrance examination process it is necessary to submit by 30.4.2017 a filled-in application form for the doctoral study together with the following attachments: dissertation thesis project (recommended sections: outline of the reasearch problem and research questions, overview of the current state of research, explanation of the selected methodology and research techniques, proposed approach to the problém, list of relevant literature, time schedule of the research, explanation of the relevance of the theme for the study program... [-]

PhD in Environmental Studies

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. [+]

Currently, there is a consensus that a comprehensive understanding of the planet’s natural system does not suffice. It is necessary to understand the complex interactions between the socio-economic system and the vital planetary systems providing societies with ecosystems and natural services. The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. The goal of the Environmental Studies doctoral program is the advancement of knowledge which should contribute to the creation of a theoretical base for the strategy of making economic, social and cultural development sustainable, especially from an environmental perspective. The following scientific directions have been defined for the study program: - Socio-economic metabolism. - Natural services. - Relationships between health and environment. - Application of sociological and economic approaches aimed at addressing environmental issues and sustainable development. - Research topics applying environmental economics. - Socially urgent issues of public policy of sustainable development. - Legal aspects of relationships towards the environment. - Environmentally inspired topics from the perspective of philosophy, anthropology and history. - Indicators of the relationship between the environment and human activities. - Education for sustainable development. Students can come up with their own ideas for topics for doctoral training or may use topics provided by supervisors. The objective of the doctoral program Environmental Studies is to provide, in the above mentioned domains, the concept of sustainable development with support in the form of scientifically conducted research. An important aspect of the program is the interdisciplinary character of... [-]

PhD in General Anthropology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Graduates, proficient in methods and practical aspects of scientific research as regards the general anthropological disciplines, are able to conduct field researches into anthropological issues in line with their specializations, while observing a scientist’s code of ethic. They are able to accurately formulate the results of their scientific work so as to publish them in high-standard journals or to responsibly popularise them. [+]

The doctoral study programme at CU FHs is organised in the full-time (3 years) and correspondence form of study. The programme allows studies focused on philosophical, historical, socio-cultural and socio-linguistic antropology and human ethology. The task of the programme in general is grasping the theoretical basics and methods of this field and mastering the methodology of academic research. The curriculum of Ph.D. students includes: - The studies are organised in two modules, whereas the first module is compulsory for all students in the programme, the second one is selected on the basis of the consultations with the supervisor. - Ph.D. seminar - a compulsory exam in a living language - the defence of the student’s dissertation The concept of the study programme is determined by the department council. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The exam consists of a discussion about the project of the dissertation and a check of basic assumptions for the study. Entrance examination will check the ability of the applicant to deal with the dissertation project. The questions of the entrance interview primarily focus on the theme of the applicant’s research project (max. 10 points). Conditions for admission Conditions of acceptance: 1. To enter the admission process, a completed application for doctoral studies must be submitted by April, 30th 2017 at latest, including the following attachments: The brief professional biography; The proposal of a dissertation project. The project of a dissertation (in the range of about 4 pages) should contain the theoretical background, a... [-]

PhD in Historical Sociology

Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduates will acquire theoretical historico-sociological knowledge in social, cultural, religious, political and economical domains, professional skills based on successful acquisition of quantitative and qualitative historico-sociological methodology, and competencies both for academic work (universities and research institutes) and non-academic work (state and local administration, non-governmental organizations, agencies, consulting firms, educational institutions, cultural organisations and media). [+]

The main topic of historical sociology lies in the questions of social change, modernization, modernization processes, civilizational analysis, the formation of states and nations, the formation of the world system, and globalization trends. These questions are studied through an extensive comparative analysis involving a wide geographical perspective and long-time intervals. Part of the field of historical sociology comprises a number of partial, specific research areas, which include issues such as collective mentalities, habits and social memory. Historical sociology is a very diverse and internally differentiated discipline that has general theoretical approaches, a number of special theories, a variety of specialized research directions, and develops research on the empirical level. The PhD program in historical sociology is designed to provide high-quality and demanding training for those who want to be active in scientific and research work– especially of an analytical and comparative nature– in some of those areas which concern current historical sociology. The doctoral curriculum includes exams from compulsory and elective courses, research activities, publishing activities and participation in scientific conferences. After the state doctoral examination and a defence of dissertation, the student is awarded a PhD. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The exam consists of a discussion about the project of the dissertation (max. 5 points) and a check of basic assumptions for the study (max. 5 points), which focus on the adequate knowledge of the theory and methodology in historical sociology. Conditions for admission Conditions of acceptance: 1. To enter the admission process, a completed... [-]

PhD in Longevity Studies

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Longevity Studies offer integrated study on the boarder of humanities, social, biomedical and other mainly applied sciences. The study responses to needs of specialist analyses and solutions of problems related to longevity and demographic change of the society, in different fields of human life and activity. [+]

Longevity Studies enable better understanding of interfaces and challenges of prolongation of human life (longevity). It fosters better understanding and finding of appropriate answers and solutions of theoretical, applied and ethical context of longevity. It reflects not only current demographic changes of population (as the gerontology) but it also reflect the fact that nowadays also persons with severe disability, chronic illnesses and impairment live longer than ever before and also some other specific groups of our population have needs related to the longevity. Longevity Studies offer integrated study on the boarder of humanities, social, biomedical and other mainly applied sciences. The study responses to needs of specialist analyses and solutions of problems related to longevity and demographic change of the society, in different fields of human life and activity. The doctoral postgraduate Longevity studies qualifies highly skilled and knowledgeable specialists in research, expertise and transfer of knowledge into the practice. On the scientific level they are able to tackle problems related to longevity of human life. They are aware and able to use relevant scientific methods, to coordinate interdisciplinary teams and to publish both scientific publications and materials for decision making on all adequate levels and problems related to longevity. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The examination consists of a 1. Discussion about the research project (of the dissertation). (max. 12 points) 2. Examination on English language proficiency (max. 4 points) Entrance examination will check the ability to communicate in English (in the extent necessary for literature... [-]

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