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 general objective of the study program Philosophy consists of systematic and intensive work on a particular, highly specialized philosophical topic. The topic areas include the history of philosophy, ethics, epistemology, ontology, logic, etc. The methods focus on conceptual and discursive analysis, adequate interpretation of relevant studies and explanation of their consequences, historical perspectives of the topic. The overall conception emphasizes the self-reliance of the study and the originality of the proposed solutions.

“To understand and contribute to knowledge.”

Practical training

During their study, students of the doctoral program are obliged

(a) to publish article even in the international environment,

(b) realize a least one international study stay (or to have active research participation at some international grant project),

(c) fulfill (limited) teaching duties at the department.

If needed, students also help with the organization of conferences/workshops of the department.

Further information

Career opportunities

Our graduates can be employed in academia (researchers, teachers), i.e. at universities and research institutions, mostly in humanities and related fields.

They can be employed in a gamut of job positions in which critical, methodological and systematic thinking is needed, both in an academic and non-academic environment.

The knowledge and skills gathered from the study can be used e.g. in organizations critically working with texts and documents, using grant mechanisms, etc.

Some skills can be utilized even within conceptual or managerial activities.

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 of about 5 pages (plus 1-2 pages of literature);
  • motivational letter in which the applicant states why they want to study the field of Philosophy and why they have chosen the Department of Philosophy, FA MU.
  • 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).

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

prof. PhDr. Josef Krob, CSc.



prof. PhDr. BcA. Jiří Raclavský, Ph.D.



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