About degree

The Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures offers a doctoral programme in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. Applicants may choose one of two modes of study:

  • internal (4 years with a scholarship)
  • external (5 to 8 years without a scholarship).

The main aim of the programme is a substantial doctoral dissertation which must be recommended by the student’s supervisor and two examiners and defended in public before an examination board. For the descriptions of the dissertation contents, standard and examination, and of the final oral examination in the Ph.D. programme see Ph.D. Thesis and Final exam.

Doctoral students must prepare, in cooperation with the supervisor, an individual study plan. This plan must include:

  1. Doctoral seminar consisting of two one-semester PhD courses
    (Rhetoric in Literature and Philosophy; Literate Technologies; called in Czech “Oborový seminář I” and “Oborový seminář II” )
    and 3 years of short paper presentations (on the details of the thesis outline or individual thesis chapters, and the outcomes of the student’s other research activities)

  1. Foreign language exam (German, French, Spanish, Latin) organised by the Language Centre at the Faculty. Other languages can be assigned in view of a specific research area
  2. Philosophy - organised by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
  3. Expanded theses of the PhD thesis
  4. A chapter or another coherent thesis output
  5. Research activities, including:
    – one article published in peer-reviewed journal,
    – presentation at an international conference,
    – research visit abroad application for a grant project,
    – translation of an academic article or book,
    – editing a collection of essays or conference proceedings.
  6. Regular consultations with the supervisor

For details, please download the PhD Study Plan valid from 2017 in Czech / English

Students´ progress is evaluated at the end of each year by their supervisors.

The PhD programme is concluded by an oral PhD examination which precedes the thesis defence.

For further information concerning the PhD programme, please contact the director, Professor Martin Procházka, at martin.prochazka(at)ff.cuni.cz.