Literatures in English

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

The programme can be studied as a single subject or as a single subject with a specialization Intermedia and Intercultural Communication.

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Admission to Doctoral degree programmes in 2022/2023 (beginning: Spring 2023)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 November 2022.

What will you learn?

The doctoral degree programme in literatures in English provides advanced instruction in traditional areas of literary studies and in contextual, interdisciplinary, and transnational approaches to literature and culture. Students can specialize in one of the four major Anglophone areas – British and Irish literature, North American literature, Australian and New Zealand literature, or other literatures in English – or they can do a comparative study in two or more of these areas. The selected approaches may include national/transnational, ethnicity, gender, queer, postcolonial, regional, and other aspects shaping literary studies. The programme is designed to encourage students to expand their literary-critical focus while developing their teaching, networking, and professional skills.

The main objectives of the programme are: 1) to expand rigorous research and methodological skills in literary-critical and critical-theoretical work; 2) to obtain detailed knowledge of the critical scholarship in the selected area of Anglophone literatures in Czech and international contexts; and 3) to acquire personal experience with and professional growth within Czech and international academic environments.

The program is offered with the specialization Intermedia and Intercultural Communication, which provides students with methodological tools for studying literary works in intercultural and interdisciplinary contexts.

Practical training

The program does not require practical training in addition to the practice the students receive when participating in the activities of the department.

Career opportunities

The program endeavours to reflect the latest developments in the field of Anglophone literary studies. This allows doctoral degree students to enter the job market not only in academia but also in journalism, media, diplomacy, various national and transnational NGOs, public service, and the commercial sector.

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;
  • master thesis;
  • motivational letter (2-5 pages, double-spaced), which should include the applicant’s motivation to become a doctoral student, as well as their previous study experience and their ambitions during and after the doctoral degree programme, i.e. why they want to study in the programme, how they want to use the acquired knowledge and the academic degree in the future, etc.;
  • letter of recommendation (on the prescribed form).
  • Documents for the admission procedure must be 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

  • Pass/fail line: 60 points (out of 100).

Deadlines

1 Aug – 30 Nov 2022

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Study options

Single-subject studies

Single-subject studies with specialization

In the single-subject studies, the student deepens knowledge in the concrete focus of the degree programme and chooses one specialization. The specialization is stated in the university diploma.

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 Yes
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction Czech
Doctoral board and doctoral committees

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