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Palacký University

Doctoral degree program (PhD) - European and International Law

European and International Law

Programme dates:

September–June, 3 years (6 semesters) full-time

or up to 5 years part-time (distance learning study).

Application deadline:  June, 16, 2018

Requirements for the admission:

The admission to the Ph.D. studies is based on the admission colloquia the aim of which is to test the knowledge of candidates in the field in which they are applying for, their ability for scientific work, motivation and English language competences.

Application form:

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structured Curriculum Vitae (signed);

verified copy of a Master’s degree diploma;

course transcript or equivalent of the MA study;

doctoral dissertation project proposal - the project proposal of 1,000–1,500 words must define its theoretical or empirical research field, overall aim of the research, state-of-the art discussion of theory and research in the area, suggested methodological approach, and bibliography.

if relevant, proof of professional activity in the chosen field of study (such as, lectures, conference participation, non-degree study, publications).

The entrance examination consists of an interview, at which the applicant presents his/her dissertation project. In case of foreign students the faculty may decide on the admission based on the written information (esp. application form, CV, motivation letter, main outline of the dissertation thesis). A Skype interview may also be arranged directly at the exam.


The applicant must have a Master’s degree at the time of application or be awarded the degree before enrolment.

Study Programme content:

The Ph.D. study programme consists of five modules: 

Research, Specialization, Soft Skills, Pedagogical,

and Dissertation. The students must complete a total of 90 ECTS credits, pass mandatory examinations, and submit and successfully defend a doctoral thesis.

The students pursue formal courses, individual and group consultations, and independent research toward the dissertation according to the individual study plan that they draft in consultation with their supervisors.

The core Ph.D. courses include:

Dissertation colloquia

Dissertation seminars

Methodological and specialization courses

Language requirements:

English language CEFR level B2or TOEFL points 87 minimum

Training methods:

lectures, seminars, workshops, individual

consultations, independent research


Václav Stehlík,




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