Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava

Introduction

The Faculty of Philosophy and Science (FPS) in Opava started in 1990 as a Faculty of the Masaryk University in Brno and in 1991 it became part of the Silesian University in Opava. Established in the post-Communist era, it had no legal predecessor. The Faculty teaches the subjects of arts (history, museology, archaeology, the Czech language, foreign languages, and library science), sciences (physics and computer science) and one art subject of creative photography. Today there are 14 study programmes for a bachelor's degree, 12 study programmes for a master's degree and 6 study programmes for a doctor's degree. Detailed information about the study programmes can be found in the section Study with us. The last years have been a period of development in the field of science and research for the FPS. The main directions of the scientific progress and research are determined by the research goals that are contained in the FPS‘s statute. The scientific results of the Institutes of Historical Sciences, Physics and Computer Science, which have been published in Czech and renowned foreign journals, suggest a high quality of research comparable to the European standards. The outcome of creative activities of the most important academics of the Institute of Creative Photography is internationally recognised.

Within the framework of scientific progress, there has been a successful development of international co-operation, which includes common solutions of research projects, study stays, lectures and participation in international scientific conferences. Although co-operation with institutions from the Central European countries (Germany, Austria, Poland, and The Slovak Republic) prevails, progress has been made concerning the co-operation with other countries of the European Union, such as Italy, United Kingdom or Slovenia.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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PhD in Computer Science

Campus Full time May 2018 Czech Republic Opava

The goal of the doctoral study of computer science in the branch of study Autonomous Systems is the training of experts for design, research, and applications of a broad spectrum of autonomous and multiagent systems. Students choose their specialization among topics like artificial intelligence (cognitive systems), knowledge systems and knowledge engineering, theoretical and applied robotics, drone control and processing of data streams from drones (UAV – Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles), mathematical modeling of multi-agent systems, bio-inspired multiagent computing, supercomputing technologies and more. They have also wide opportunities for participation in research projects, grant support, short-term and long-term foreign research stays. [+]

Admission requirements: a completed university study of master degree in computer science (obtained title MSc. or a corresponding engineer title in computer science) knowledge of computer science corresponding to a master degree, and a proof of expertise based on published or unpublished results successful passing of an admission interview focused mainly on a general background in computer science and a potential study profile of the candidate elementary knowledge of English, both common and specialized in computer science a preliminary agreement with a potential Ph.D. thesis supervisor

The final admission decision depends on the Dean of the Faculty, on the base of the recommendation of the admission committee composed of guarantors of the study program.... [-]


PhD in Physics

Campus Full time June 2018 Czech Republic Opava

The course is organized in both full time and part time form. A doctoral course can be undertaken by a University graduate with Masters Degree in physics or a related subject. The entrance examination will show specialized knowledge, the ability of the applicant for independent scientific research and verify the applicant’s competence in the English language. [+]

The course is organized in both full time and part time form. A doctoral course can be undertaken by a University graduate with Masters Degree in physics or a related subject. The entrance examination will show specialized knowledge, the ability of the applicant for independent scientific research and verify the applicant’s competence in the English language. During the examination, the applicant must show knowledge of the basic course in physics, theoretical mechanics, electrodynamics, special theory of relativity and quantum physics, as well as fundamentals of mathematical analysis and algebra. In the scope of the entrance examination, the applicant will also show basic knowledge in the field of theoretical physics a part of which is the topic of his/her PhD thesis. The topic of the thesis will come under one of three fields of theoretical physics:... [-]