Auxiliary Historical Sciences

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

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

What will you learn?

The Doctoral Programme Auxiliary Historical Sciences (AHS) focuses on the in-depth study of the auxiliary historical sciences, the history of administration, as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of editing techniques (both medieval and modern sources), including the history of the methodology of the various auxiliary disciplines in the broad context of the historical sciences. Great emphasis is placed on preparing students for creative scholarly work in the field of AHS and in the preparation of challenging critical editions of historical sources. Sources of both official and literary provenance are of interest. Emphasis is placed on individual student’s work under the guidance of the supervisor.

Practical training

The doctoral degree study programme is conceived as specialist preparation for academic practice. The doctoral programme subjects are focused on the independent preparation of contributions for scientific conferences, papers for publication, and specialist discussion. The structure of the subjects also encourages practice in the framework of foreign cooperation.

Further information

Career opportunities

The primary places of employment for graduates are the network of archives with historical collections, libraries with historical collections, museums and scientific or academic institutions focused on critical publishing of historical sources. Furthermore, graduates are able to work at any history-related organization in the Czech Republic or abroad.

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;
  • doctoral thesis project.
  • 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, the applicant’s motivation for increasing their qualifications, and their language skills. The aim is to evaluate the applicant’s potential for independent scientific research work.

    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: 50 points (out of 100).

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

doc. PhDr. Dalibor Havel, Ph.D.



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