History is a guide to understanding our presence

What will you learn?

The program aims at a comprehensive scientific training of experts who will be able to place land and national history in a broader Central European or global context. The program emphasizes professional and methodological preparation and thematizes serious problems, which are investigated in the research at the Institute of History, Faculty of Arts, MU.

The doctoral study is clearly focused on the development of the scientific and academic potential of students, culminating in a dissertation as an independent research performance, which is based not only on the original elaboration of a selected topic, but also corresponds to adequate theoretical and methodological postulates of modern historical thinking.

In doctoral studies, students are led to independent work, which must be reflected both in their own doctoral work and in active participation in professional activities (publications, active participation in conferences and research projects).

Practical training

The course of doctoral studies can be supplemented by practice, which has the character of consultations and gaining experience in the environment of scientific research institutions. The development of knowledge and skills takes place both within study stays abroad, and at home, on the premises of cooperating institutions.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the doctoral study program can apply the acquired qualification in various areas and institutions. As trained researchers with the right to independent research activities, they can work at universities, scientific institutes, museums and libraries. Due to their broad perspective and ability to put information into context, they can also work in the media and publishing houses, they are also used outside the boundaries of the field of history in management positions and public relations in the public and private spheres.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Aug – 30 Nov 2021)

Deadline for applications: September 14 - November 30, 2021.

Deadline for delivery of documents for the admission procedure: December 15, 2021.

Documents for the admission procedure:

  • signed CV;
  • list of publications;
  • dissertation project.
  • All documents are to be inserted to the e-application ("Documents section"), deadline December 15, 2021. 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 that proof of completion of the master's study (officially certified copy of the diploma, in the case of education, obtained abroad also the so-called nostrification) shall be submitted by the accepted applicants when enrolling in the study. It is not required to prove the completion of a master's degree at the interview.

Criteria for evaluation

Success limit: 40 points (max. 100 points).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
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. Tomáš Dvořák, Ph.D.



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