Mgr. Stefan Veleski, B.A.
The aim of the Ph.D. study programme Aesthetics and Culture Studies is to prepare graduates for a career in the academic sphere or in commercial sphere, at positions where a high qualification is required with the specialization in the field of art and culture, journalism, politics, and education (theoretical approaches to translation, art, and digital humanities etc.). During their studies, students will get acquainted with theoretical approaches to modern aesthetics and semiotics of culture that reflect the situation of art from both synchronic and diachronic viewpoints. The Ph.D. study programme is organized within several sections corresponding to the scholarly orientation of members of the Department of Aesthetics (analytical aesthetics, history of aesthetics, semiotics, structuralism, philosophical approaches, experimental and empirical research etc.). Ph.D. students are required to participate in work of several of the sections, within which they work on their Ph.D. projects. Besides acquiring knowledge from the sphere of the contemporary study of culture, they also learn elementary techniques of research in humanities. Under the supervision of experts, students in higher courses of the Ph.D. study programme participate in teaching at the Department of Aesthetics, thus gaining elementary competences of a university teacher.
The obligatory parts of the doctoral programme consist of individual practical training at some institution or social establishment, a stay abroad for the term of at least one month, and a semestral teaching course under supervision. Longer teaching periods are not desirable in order to not overcharge doctoral students.
Doctoral studies are exclusively one-subject study programmes. The length of study of all study programmes is four years. Graduates of Doctoral degree study programmes are awarded an internationally recognized scientific degree of philosophiæ doctor (Ph.D.). The doctoral study represents the highest degree of university education.
It is possible to study in two ways.
Full-time study means that your study duties are spread over the working days (Mon-Fri) according to your timetable. Full-time students participate in lectures, conferences, and educational and research activities of the workplace.
Combined form of study is more often chosen by those applicants who have other responsibilities (e.g. employment or family) that do not allow them to attend classes daily.
The graduate is ready to work at a wide range of cultural, social or Art-institutions, at boards of cultural or artistic journals, as a teacher or lecturer. In all mentioned places, they can apply acquired deeper knowledge about art or culture in contexts but also practical skills in identifying, describing, analyzing and proposing how to solve problems in art or everyday practice at institutions promoting social interaction with art and culture.
1 January - 30 April for the enrollment in the Fall semester
1 July - 31 October for the enrollment in the Spring semester
Documents set out above in the Terms of Admission are required to be provided in digital form and attached to the online application by April 30th or October 31st.
Tuition fees: € 2,500/academic year (degree programme taught in English).
Programmes taught in Czech are completely tuition fee, but a serious working knowledge of Czech is required.
If you are interested in studying in Czech or would like to improve your command of the language, you might consider registering in a preliminary language course one year prior to your enrolment at Masaryk University.
The one-year-long preparatory course is designed specifically for students seeking enrolment into a university degree programme taught in Czech. This course will help you develop your Czech language skills and/or improve your existing knowledge of the language to enable you to pass the entrance exams and pursue the degree of your choice at Masaryk University. In addition to improving your level of Czech, this course will also provide you with a better understanding of Czech society and culture.
All students of English language programs will have the possibility to attend Czech language courses free of charge.
If you have any questions regarding the application and admission procedures or the tuition fees, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, if you would like to know more about what is it like to study at Masaryk University, how is the life of a student at the Faculty of Arts or if you have some questions that require personal experience, we have a solution for you as well! You can contact our student ambassador Stefan Veleski at email@example.com.
Stefan speaks Macedonian, English, Czech, and Russian. His favorite motto is:
“I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better.”
― Elon Musk