Ancient History

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 2023/2024 (beginning: Spring 2024)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 November 2023.

What will you learn?

The main objectives of the doctoral degree study programme in ancient history are to educate scholars in the field, to prepare them so that they will be able to create quality grant projects; to build a team dealing with the methodology of the field and cooperating in solving topical issues of ancient history; to encourage doctoral students' publication and their participation in scientific meetings; to provide regular meetings with foreign experts in the form of lectures, discussions, or consultations; to create optimum conditions for complementing doctoral studies abroad.

Scientia est potentia

Further information

Career opportunities

The graduates of the Ph.D. programme in Ancient History may find work at scientific institutes, at universities and high schools, in public and state service, in museums and galleries, in heritage protection.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: 1 August - 30 November

Deadline for submitting documents for the admission procedure: until 15 December

Documents for the admission procedure:

  • signed CV;
  • list of publishing activities (if any);
  • doctoral thesis project, with an emphasis on the methodological aspect and on the results to be achieved, a list of sources and secondary literature will be obligatory;
  • a list of sources and modern literature that the applicant has already studied on the proposed topic.
  • Documents for the admission procedure must be sent electronically to doc. Jarmila Bednaříková ( and inserted into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by 15 December. 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 applicant can obtain a maximum of 100 points. The minimum number of points for admission to the studies is 60. The applicant is assessed in the following areas:

  • Doctoral thesis project (max. 40 points);
  • Studied sources and literature (max. 30 points);
  • Scholarly contribution of doctoral thesis (max. 30 points).


1 Aug – 30 Nov 2023

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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

Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Melounová, Ph.D.



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