About degree

(valid for students enrolled in 2016 or earlier)

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

  • internal (3 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 a supervisor, individual study plans. These plans 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 two semesters of short paper presentations (called in Czech “Doktorský seminář 1” and “Doktorský seminář 2”)

  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 dissertation
  4. Specialization exam (an essay assessed by the supervisor)
  5. Research activities including:
    – one article published in peer-reviewed journal,
    – presentation at a conference,
    – application for a grant project,
    – translation of an academic article or book,
    – editing a collection of essays or conference proceedings,
    – a research visit abroad.
    Out of these at least four activities must be fulfilled.
  6. Regular consultations with the supervisor

For details, see PhD Curriculum valid from 2014, partially relevant also for students registered before 2014, in English / Czech.

Student progress is evaluated at the end of each year by their supervisor.

The PhD programme is concluded by an oral PhD examination which precedes the examination of the doctoral dissertation.

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