Mgr. Lucie Přikrylová
602 00 Brno
The dissertation is the final work of the PhD studies.
The dissertation must contain original (it means new findings that represent the contribution of doctoral students for the development of scientific knowledge) and published findings of research carried out by the candidate, or findings already accepted for publication.
The minimum length of the dissertation is 120 pages of the mainn text; the recommended maximum length is 160 pages. The formal requirements for the length, structure and format of the dissertation are defined in Directive FEA MU No. 7/2020 Requirements regarding the Length, Structure, and Format of a Dissertation Proposal, Dissertation, and Dissertation Executive Summary.
Requirements for the publication of dissertation results specifies Directive of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University No. 2/2020 Studies in Doctoral Degree Programmes and their Organization, Article 6, part 1.2, letter c):
if the student submits a standard dissertation, he/she needs to write or co-write at least 3 thematically relevant publications presenting the results of research done as part of dissertation preparation, of which:
The defense application is complete after the candidate submits:
1. Defense application to the Dean via the IS MU, Topic Lists (Dissertation defense application) prior to the deadline specified in the official Academic Calendar (til 31st March in Spring semester, til 15th October in Autumn semester).
2. Dissertation, dissertation executive summary and a comprehensive overview of publications and research activities prepared according to Appendix No. 3 (An Overview of the DDP Student’s Research and Scientific Activities) of this Directive No. 2/2020, electronically into Archive of Thesis/Dissertation (Information System - Student - Final State Examination and Thesis/Dissertation Archive).
3. In the Office for Science, Research and Doctoral Studies hard copies via email email@example.com a professional CV.
Based on the Doctoral Board’s proposal, the Dean appoints at least two dissertation opponents, at least one of whom is not a MU employee. The student has the right to be acquainted with opponent’s statements at least seven working days before the defense.
The defense is held before the Dissertation Defense Committee. Defense committees are subject to provisions in Article 34 SER.
The date of the dissertation defense is proposed by the Doctoral Board and is set by the Dean. The dissertation defense shall take place within one year of the date of application. Terms and conditions governing the submission of the defense application and the procedure of the defence are set out in Article 33 of the SER.