Polish Literature

Literature – the key to Polish culture and a comprehensive world view.

Programme specification

General information

The aim of this doctoral degree study programme is to prepare highly qualified experts in the field of Polish studies specializing in literary theory who will be capable of independent and creative research work, and who will find employment in specialized university workplaces or in one of the research institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences which focus on scientific research or pedagogical work in the field of Slavonic philology specializing in Polish literature.

The framework for the content of the studies is the scientific research orientation of the place of study – in this case, the comparative analysis of relations in Slavonic literatures, developmental processes in Polish literature and culture, morphological transformations of literary genres, the history of Polish drama and theatre, reception of works of literature, Czech-Polish literary and cultural relations, translation issues, Polish literature in Těšín area, and so on.

The basic form of this doctoral degree study programme is an individual and systematic preparation for creative and expert work in the studied field under the individual supervision of an accredited supervisor.

A successful graduate is able to

  • work independently in scientific research in the field of Polish studies or Slavonic studies specializing in literary theory
  • produce pedagogical work in the field of teaching Polish literature or Polish and Slavonic literary theory at universities
  • work independently in creating study texts and teaching aids for teaching Polish literature

Additional information

Department of Slavonic Studies – study information:


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Graduate destination

Graduates of the doctoral degree programme in Polish literature have obtained a very good knowledge of the history of Polish literature, including in comparative European and world contexts. They have a deep knowledge of the subject of their specialization and of at least one world language. Graduates are able to creatively form their opinions on subjects connected to their study programme and other related study programmes. They are also able to present their research findings in academic journals and in other types of publications. Graduates can find employment in all positions, especially in the humanities, for which philological and literary theoretical education is required – that means in all types of schools (primarily universities), in scientific institutions, in literary and art criticism, in translation, and in the media.

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

Study field data

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

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