Doctoral degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

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Admission to Doctoral degree programmes in 2024/2025 (beginning: Autumn 2024)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 April 2024.

What will you learn?

The study of Narratology encompasses the most actual trends of the modern investigation of narratives - especially in their literary theoretical, semiotic and intermedial contexts. The study focuses on the theoretical concepts which are connected with the crucial notions of narrative and narrativity and use means and strategies derived from the investigation of these notions in order to examine various narrative structures and their transformations. Thus, the study of narratology emphasizes not only the synchronicity and diachronicity of the investigation of narratives, but also views narratives from strictly intermedial and transdisciplinary perspectives.

“There is a story behind everything.”

The teachers involved in this study programs represent the top scholars in their respective disciplines in the Czech Republic and also extensively and closely cooperate with domestic and foreign scholars and institutions.

Toward the end of their study the PhD students participate in teaching courses according to their specialisation in order to gain teaching competence.

Practical training

A stay at a foreign scholarly institution which enable the students to widen their theoretical and practical portfolios represents an obligatory part of the educational process.

Career opportunities

The graduates of the study programme is an expert in least one area of the modern narratological inquiry and its application. The theoretical and practical knowledge and skills gained by the students during their studie enable them not only stay in classical narratological areas and strategies but also allow them to use their knowledge in wider intermedial and intercultural kontexts.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30.

Deadline for submitting documents for the admission procedure: May 15.

Documents for the admission procedure:

  • signed CV;
  • list of publishing activities (if any);
  • structured doctoral thesis project including bibliography.
  • Documents for the admission procedure must be inserted into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by 15 May. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

    The entrance examination takes the form of an oral discussion over the doctoral thesis project.

    Notice: A poof of completion of a Master’s degree programme (officially certified copy of the diploma, in the case of education obtained abroad also the so-called recognition) shall be submitted by the accepted applicants upon enrolment in the studies. For the entrance examination, a proof of completion of a Master’s degree programme is not required.

Criteria for evaluation

The applicants can obtain a maximum of 100 points. The minimum number of points for passing the exam is 75. The applicants are assessed in the following areas:

  • the doctoral thesis project (max. 60 points);
  • methodology (max. 30 points);
  • bibliography and motivation (max. 10 points).


1 Jan – 30 Apr 2024

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Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction Czech
Doctoral board and doctoral committees

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

prof. PhDr. Bohumil Fořt, Ph.D.



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