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Ph.D. studies in International Relations

Introduction

Institute of Political Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University (FSV UK) offers doctoral programme in International Relations provided jointly by the Department of International Relations and Department of Security Studies. Doctoral programme is accredited for four years both in their full-time and part-time forms. Programme is taught in Czech and English. Studies in English are subjected to the tuition fees.


The aim of the four-year doctoral studies is to prepare highly qualified experts, able to take part in basic and applied research in academic field and at universities and also able to work in the public sector, take part in analytical activities of the state administration departments and work in various types of mass media and in the Czech or international private sector.


Doctoral studies at the IPS are based mainly on the independent scientific and research work of doctoral students. The research results in submission of a dissertation thesis. Students should also publish at least two scholarly articles during the course of their studies, take part in scientific and research activities in the form of submission of grant applications, attendance at conferences etc. Doctoral students have also the opportunity to participate in educational activity of the faculty. Detailed information concerning the rules of the doctoral studies can be found here.


Full-time doctoral students are also offered to work as academic fellows at the Centre for doctoral studies (CDS), which can provide them with sufficient financial support for their research. At the CDS the students also participate in the organisational support activities of the doctoral studies at the Institute of Political Studies. The selection procedure to the CDS is held once a year and can be attended also by first-year students.



Information for Applicants


Applicant for doctoral studies in International Relations can choose the dissertation thesis topic from the list of priority areas offered by the Department of International Relations for each academic year. The applicants are advised to contact the potential supervisor to specify the focus of the project within the priority area.


In the case the applicant wishes to pursue a topic different from the areas listed by the department, it is necessary to actively seek and consult potential supervisor of the proposed research project and submit an evidence of her/his consent together with the dissertation research project, i.e. before 17 May 2019.


Applicants for the doctoral study programme must:

• the candidate must be a Master´s degree graduate, preferebly in the fields of social science or humanities and the degree must be recognised in the Czech Republic, see here

• the candidate has to submit proposal of the dissertation project and a confirmation of the English language proficiency


The admission procedure:


Entrance exam has two admission rounds. In the first round admissions committee evaluates quality of the research projects and its compatibility with priorities of the department. Admission committee than sets scores for advance to the next round. In the second round, selected applicants are invited to interview. During the interview, admission committee assesses applicants’ qualification and motivation for research work, quality of the research project and its feasibility.


Entrance exam rating is set by the Board of the Doctoral Studies. The Board decides on the minimum points required for the admission in the given academic year. Entrance exam scoring reflects next to the academic merit also the degree of compatibility of the project with priority topics listed by the department for the given academic year. During the entrance exam, in each of the two rounds, applicants can receive maximum of 40 points. In the second round, applicant can receive up to 10 points for publications related to the topic of the proposed research project.


Project of the dissertation thesis (first proposal) must be submitted till the 17 May 2019 in two versions:

printed version sent to The Centre for Doctoral Studies IPS FSV UK (U Kříže 8, Jinonice, 158 00 Praha 5)

electronic version sent by email to and cds-ips@fsv.cuni.cz     



The deadline for applications is 30th April 2019. No extension of this deadline is possible.


Expected dates of interviews are set for June, concrete days will be available here by the end February.


Specific dates, information about the admission procedure and formalities of the application for doctoral studies can be found at FSV.


More details on the study can be found in the Handbook for Doctoral Students.


For more information about the admission process please contact Ms. Kateřina Vovsová – from the Study Services.


Priority areas of supervision for 2019/2020


List of defended dissertations

List of solved dissertations


Request for permission to take the entrance examination held by video-conference to be found here





International Relations

Ph.D. studies in International Relations

Introduction

Institute of Political Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University (FSV UK) offers doctoral programme in International Relations provided jointly by the Department of International Relations and Department of Security Studies. Doctoral programme is accredited for four years both in their full-time and part-time forms. Programme is taught in Czech and English. Studies in English are subjected to the tuition fees.


The aim of the four-year doctoral studies is to prepare highly qualified experts, able to take part in basic and applied research in academic field and at universities and also able to work in the public sector, take part in analytical activities of the state administration departments and work in various types of mass media and in the Czech or international private sector.


Doctoral studies at the IPS are based mainly on the independent scientific and research work of doctoral students. The research results in submission of a dissertation thesis. Students should also publish at least two scholarly articles during the course of their studies, take part in scientific and research activities in the form of submission of grant applications, attendance at conferences etc. Doctoral students have also the opportunity to participate in educational activity of the faculty. Detailed information concerning the rules of the doctoral studies can be found here.


Full-time doctoral students are also offered to work as academic fellows at the Centre for doctoral studies (CDS), which can provide them with sufficient financial support for their research. At the CDS the students also participate in the organisational support activities of the doctoral studies at the Institute of Political Studies. The selection procedure to the CDS is held once a year and can be attended also by first-year students.



Information for Applicants


Applicant for doctoral studies in International Relations can choose the dissertation thesis topic from the list of priority areas offered by the Department of International Relations for each academic year. The applicants are advised to contact the potential supervisor to specify the focus of the project within the priority area.


In the case the applicant wishes to pursue a topic different from the areas listed by the department, it is necessary to actively seek and consult potential supervisor of the proposed research project and submit an evidence of her/his consent together with the dissertation research project, i.e. before 17 May 2019.


Applicants for the doctoral study programme must:

• the candidate must be a Master´s degree graduate, preferebly in the fields of social science or humanities and the degree must be recognised in the Czech Republic, see here

• the candidate has to submit proposal of the dissertation project and a confirmation of the English language proficiency


The admission procedure:


Entrance exam has two admission rounds. In the first round admissions committee evaluates quality of the research projects and its compatibility with priorities of the department. Admission committee than sets scores for advance to the next round. In the second round, selected applicants are invited to interview. During the interview, admission committee assesses applicants’ qualification and motivation for research work, quality of the research project and its feasibility.


Entrance exam rating is set by the Board of the Doctoral Studies. The Board decides on the minimum points required for the admission in the given academic year. Entrance exam scoring reflects next to the academic merit also the degree of compatibility of the project with priority topics listed by the department for the given academic year. During the entrance exam, in each of the two rounds, applicants can receive maximum of 40 points. In the second round, applicant can receive up to 10 points for publications related to the topic of the proposed research project.


Project of the dissertation thesis (first proposal) must be submitted till the 17 May 2019 in two versions:

printed version sent to The Centre for Doctoral Studies IPS FSV UK (U Kříže 8, Jinonice, 158 00 Praha 5)

electronic version sent by email to and cds-ips@fsv.cuni.cz     



The deadline for applications is 30th April 2019. No extension of this deadline is possible.


Expected dates of interviews are set for June, concrete days will be available here by the end February.


Specific dates, information about the admission procedure and formalities of the application for doctoral studies can be found at FSV.


More details on the study can be found in the Handbook for Doctoral Students.


For more information about the admission process please contact Ms. Kateřina Vovsová – from the Study Services.


Priority areas of supervision for 2019/2020


List of defended dissertations

List of solved dissertations


Request for permission to take the entrance examination held by video-conference to be found here