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    Historical Sociology (0314VD250001)

    Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
    Study programme: Historical Sociology (P0314D250001)
    Form of study: full-time
    Type of study: doctoral
    Language of instruction: Czech
    Standard length of study: 4 years
    Application type: Online

    Rate of admitted and total applicants in the past academic year

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      Application submission date: 30.04.2023
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      The main topics of historical sociology lie in questions of social change, modernisation, modernisation processes, civilizational analysis, the formation of states and nations, the formation of the world system, and globalization trends. These questions are studied through an extensive comparative analysis involving a wide geographical perspective and long-time intervals. Part of the field of historical sociology comprises a number of partial, specific research areas, which include issues such as collective mentalities, habits and social memory. Historical sociology is a very diverse and internally differentiated discipline that has general theoretical approaches, a number of special theories, a variety of specialised research directions, and develops research at an empirical level. The PhD programme in historical sociology is designed to provide high-quality and demanding training for those who want to be active in scientific and research work – especially of an analytical and comparative nature – in some of those areas which concern current historical sociology. The doctoral curriculum includes exams from compulsory and elective courses, research activities, publishing activities and participation in scientific conferences. After the state doctoral examination and a dissertation defence, the student is awarded a PhD.
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      The exam consists of a discussion about the project of the dissertation (max. 5 points) and a check of basic assumptions for the study (max. 5 points), which focus on adequate knowledge of the theory and methodology in historical sociology.

      To enter the admission process, a completed application for doctoral studies must include the following attachments:
      o The brief professional biography;
      o The proposal of the dissertation project (in the range of about 4 pages), should contain the theoretical background, a review of previous research in this field, his or her own research questions, a proposed methodology and research techniques, a list of literature, a schedule of its realization, and justification of its relevance to historical sociology. The project must contain the proposal of a tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Programme Council;
      o An overview of recent publications and other scientific activities of the applicant (participation in conferences, participation in research projects, etc.)
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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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      A graduate of the doctoral study programme of historical sociology is a qualified expert in societal and social issues, particularly on issues of comparative analysis of historical processes and trends of development. They have the knowledge, skills and competencies for a job in the field of theory and research. And they are theoretically prepared for work at universities, research institutes, and specialised workplaces in the public and private sector.