Political Science

Political Science

The doctoral study program in Political Science at the IPS Department of Political Science provides variants of full-time and part-time study; the program is accredited as a four-year program. The study is based on an individual study plan compiled by the student in cooperation with their supervisor after starting the study. The individual study plan must contain the study obligations set out in the framework study plan.

In the course of study, the student must complete the compulsory courses set out in the framework study plan, pass the prescribed examinations, publish partial results of his/her research and subsequently write a dissertation based on it, and fulfil other obligations set out in the individual study plan or resulting from the student's status as an internal student. During the course of their studies, the student should undertake some form of internship or research placement abroad.

Students of the internal form of study are actively involved in the work of the department, participate in professional events organized by the department or IPS and help in organizational and administrative tasks of the department.

The course of studies, the final state exam and the defence of dissertation thesis is regulated by Study and Examinations Rules of CURules for The Organization of Study on FSS CUDean's provision no. 5/2021 Organization of Doctoral Studies at FSV UK, and framework study plans of particular programmes.

The duties of the doctoral student are defined in the framework study plan and the Handbook.

Here you can find the information about State exam.

The following rules apply to Ph.D. students admitted to the combined Political Science


Political Science - dissertation priorities 2023/24:

1. Presidential Politics and Role of Monarchs in Democratic Countries (M. Brunclík)
2. Constitutional Conventions (M. Brunclík)
3. New Types of Political Parties (M. Brunclík)
4. From democratic erosion to democratic resilience – populism in contemporary
democracies (P. Guasti)
5. Deliberative participation, polarization, and democratic resilience (P. Guasti)
6. Regionalism in contemporary democracies: from decentralization to secessionism
(B. Říchová)
7. Decentralisation and political parties (B. Říchová)

8. Geopolitics and fragmentation of political space: Theoretical aspects of
geopolitics and case studies (M. Riegl)
9. Entities and independence in geopolitics (M. Riegl)
10. Transition of power in global space: influence of power in the critical geostrategic
regions (M. Riegl)