General History

Programme specification

General information

Students of the doctoral degree study programme in Czech/general history will acquire a thorough knowledge of Czech/general history and become experts in their specialist subjects. They will acquire an appropriate and systematic knowledge of historiography and the philosophy of history and will have an active grasp of at least one world language and, depending on their specialization, will also understand source languages (Latin, Old German). They will apply their knowledge to their own academic research, which will rely on sophisticated heuristics, including independent archive research, and will lead to new academic findings and results which will be presented in the form of academic studies and publications in specialist journals. They will be prepared for a lifetime of acquiring new specialist knowledge and the methodology whereby it can be critically evaluated.

A successful graduate is able to

  • demonstrate a knowledge of the key developmental trends and issues in Czech and general history from the Middle Ages to the present day and of the basic academic literature, with an emphasis on the epochs and periods to which the doctoral thesis relates
  • demonstrate familiarity with the latest results from Czech and international research on selected historical issues
  • master and apply theoretical and methodological approaches towards the analysis of historical phenomena and processes
  • demonstrate familiarity with the main historiographical schools of thought

Additional information

Graduate destination

Graduates of the doctoral history programme will be fully prepared to work as specialists, primarily in the field of historical research but also in other areas and disciplines which require an education in the humanities.

In addition to their specialized knowledge, they will also be capable of independent thought and action, critical and rational thinking, and systematic work with information. They will be able to work in universities, academic institutions and museums, in the translation and publication of academic literature, in the media and in the private sector.

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

Study field data

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction Czech

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