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    Longevity Studies (0388VD250001)

    Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
    Study programme: Longevity Studies (P0388D250001)
    Form of study: combined
    Type of study: doctoral
    Language of instruction: Czech
    Standard length of study: 4 years
    Application type: Online

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      Application submission date: 30.04.2023
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      Longevity Studies enables the better understanding of the interfaces and challenges of prolongation of human life (longevity). It fosters further understanding and finding of appropriate answers and solutions of theoretical, applied, and ethical contexts of longevity. It reflects not only current demographic changes of population (such as gerontology), but also reflects the fact that nowadays people with severe disabilities, chronic illnesses and impairment live longer than ever before, and also that some other specific groups of our population have needs related to longevity. Longevity Studies offers an integrated study on the boarder of humanities, social, biomedical, and other mainly applied sciences. The course responds to needs of specialist analyses and solutions to problems related to longevity and demographic changes in society and in various fields of human life and activity. The PhD Longevity studies produces highly skilled and knowledgeable specialists in research, expertise, and transference of knowledge into practice. On the scientific level they are able to tackle problems related to the longevity of human life. They are aware, and able to use relevant scientific methods, to coordinate interdisciplinary teams. And furthermore, able to publish both scientific publications and materials for decision making at all levels and problems related to longevity.
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      The examination consists of:
      1. A discussion about the research project of the dissertation (max. 12 points).
      2. Examination of English language proficiency (max. 4 points). The entrance examination will check the ability to communicate in English (to an extent necessary for literature study, communication in international teams, preparation of materials and teleconferences). Therefore, the examination will partly be in English.
      3. It will check of basic assumptions for Longevity Studies (motivation, knowledge and activities in research and practice, and their theoretical or applied results). Also, the knowledge of relevant research methods will be part of the entrance examination. (max. 4 points).

      The research project has to be prepared by the applicant (cca. 4-6 pages) and submitted with the application. It is advised to consult with a potential supervisor about your research project. During the examination the research project will be discussed and its quality (topic, method, formal issues etc.) will be evaluated by the commission.

      From the entrance exams, applicants can get a maximum 20 points.

      The application form for doctorate studies must include the following attachments:
      o The theme of thesis, i.e. annotation of research project;
      o Short structured biography.
      o Other noteworthy documents (e.g. list of publications by the applicant, documents confirming a successful state or international exam in a foreign language, documents confirming academic work, either in the Czech Republic or abroad, etc).
      o Other relevant documents
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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: 07.06.2023 Until: 16.06.2023
      Alternative date (of entrance exam): 21.06.2023 Until: 28.06.2023
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      Graduates of the PhD study have the skills and knowledge of scientific methods at the level required for doctoral studies of humanities reflecting the focus on longevity. They are able to propose and solve complex scientific projects, use expertise and propose solutions, to act as a specialist in the academic and pedagogical field. In practice, the graduate is able to coordinate interprofessional teams in the field of academy, public administration, and also in the private sector.