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 aim of doctoral studies in the field of archaeology is to lead the students to independent and original scientific research in archaeology on an international level. The study is designed so that the students can apply and enhance their theoretical and methodological knowledge in a creative way. Focus is laid especially on own research work conducted under the supervision of a doctoral adviser, and on regular methodological seminars where topics and methods are discussed in a wider professional collective. The tuition also comprises regular lectures by foreign experts. A matter of course is regular presentation in research community and publication of partial results of research work. As a part of their professional training, doctoral students participate in teaching and research projects of their home department. Students are recommended to complete a research fellowship abroad. Doctoral studies in the field of archaeology cover all specialisations within this discipline. The Masaryk University has a competent team of doctoral supervisors and offers to doctoral students impulses and background for their research career on an international level.

“Discover your past, open your future”

Practical training

Doctoral studies are designed as professional training for academic practice. The subjects of doctoral studies are focused on self-contained elaboration of scholarly papers for conferences and publications, professional discussion, and the structure of subjects also stimulates practical training within the scope of international cooperation. Full-time students in their practice participate in teaching and research projects of the Department.

Further information

Career opportunities

The graduates are prepared for research work in academic institutions home and abroad. They will find employment as leaders and members of research teams, chief and research workers in a wide spectrum of archaeological and memory institutions, and as state and public administration officers.

Admission requirements

Deadline for applications: January 1 - April 30

Deadline for delivery of documents for the admission procedure: May 15.

Documents for the admission procedure:

  • signed CV;
  • list of publications and research experience;
  • dissertation project (max. 5 pages): research questions and objectives, method, empirical material, timetable, proposed supervisor and consultants, literature.
  • All documents are to be inserted to the e-application ("Documents section"), deadline May 15. Applicants are requested to include their full name and application number in all attached documents.

    The entrance exam will be an interview on the dissertation 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 70. The applicants are assessed in the following areas:

  • dissertation project (max. 50 points);
  • expert knowledge (max. 20 points);
  • language skills (max. 10 points);
  • previous experience in research (max. 20 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

Mgr. Renáta Přichystalová, Ph.D.



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