General information about doctoral studiesThe Faculty of Science at MU offers 9 quality doctoral programs in 40 accredited fields of study. Unfortunately, only a limited number of students, those who successfully pass the entrance exam, can be accepted.
The doctoral studies program (DSP) is focused on scientific research and independent, creative practical or theoretical work in the area of basic and applied research and development. The main condition for acceptance is properly completed studies under the Masters’ degree programs. The standard period of studies is four years (in accordance with the Law on Institutes of Higher Education 111/1998, and the Regulations for Studies and Examinations), and may be extended to a maximum period of seven years including interruptions. Studies may be taken in on-campus form or a off-campus form. Studies are pursued according to an individual study plan under the guidance of an advisor, and are completed by passing a standard examination and defence of dissertation, usually within 4 years. Graduates are awarded the academic title of “Doctor”, abbreviated to PhD., placed after the name.
Masaryk University provides a number of services for doctoral students: dormitory accommodation, cafeteria meals, sports and cultural activities, and programs for foreign students.
The Faculty of Science does not discriminate among students or employees on the basis of age, gender, physical disability, nationality, race, religion, political persuasion, or membership or function in professional organization.
Forms of doctoral study
It is possible to study doctoral studies in present form or combinated form at the Faculty of Science.
Criteria of present form of study
Criteria of the combined form of study