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    Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies (0232VD090055)

    Faculty: Faculty of Arts
    Study programme: Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies (P0232D090055)
    Form of study: full-time
    Type of study: doctoral
    Language of instruction: English
    Expected minimum number of accepted students Expected number of accepted students: 1
    Standard length of study: 4 years
    Application type: Online

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      Application submission date: 30.04.2021
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      Programme offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts and the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

      The language of instruction is English. Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies is a fee-paying programme; the annual tuition fee is CZK 2,000.

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      Entrance examination: single round – oral interview

      Content, subject matter of entrance examination
      1. Discussion of submitted proposal for PhD dissertation: 0–30 points
      2. Assessment of the applicant’s previous studies, research, and other academic activities: 0–15 points
      3. Assessment of the applicant’s knowledge of secondary literature (based on the list submitted by the applicant): 0–15 points

      The Subject Area Board does not propose or require particular PhD topics, but research projects should fall within the research areas of the Institute of Greek and Latin Studies. Applicants must propose research projects according to their personal preferences in the field of Medieval or Neo-Latin Studies.

      PhD topics must be consulted beforehand with the Chair of the Subject Area Board. Chair of the Subject Area Board (Programme Director): doc. Mgr. Lucie Doležalová, M.A., Ph.D., e-mail:


      An applicant can only be admitted if they are awarded a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, score enough points to place among the expected number of students admitted to the respective programme of study (see the Admissions Procedure Requirements applicable to the individual programmes of study); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of points as the applicant who comes in last place in the ranking of admissions. Please note that different expected numbers of admissions apply to full-time and combined forms of study. Applicants cannot be admitted without submitting evidence of their prior education no later than on the enrolment day (refer to 5.4 hereof).
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      Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study programme.

      Verification method: entrance exam
      Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 14.06.2021 Until: 16.06.2021
      Alternative date (of entrance exam): 22.06.2021 Until: 22.06.2021
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      Graduates have a sound knowledge of current trends in the field and are able to adopt a creative approach to relevant source material. Graduates are equipped to work with original Latin documents, i.e. literary and diplomatic manuscripts, incunabula, paleotypes and old prints, being able to translate, interpret and prepare them for publication. Having been trained in philology and literary history and acquired the foundations of relevant historical disciplines (codicology, palaeography, diplomatics) and of cultural history, graduates are equipped to place mediaeval and early modern works into the historical, cultural, and religious contexts and also to interpret them as a factor influencing the culture and society of subsequent eras.
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      Tuition [CZK] / per period: 2000 CZK / year