Studies

The standard length of study in the PhD programme is four years. The schedule of the course of study has been planned to allow students to submit a completed dissertation prior its final defence. The study consists of study itself (approximately 1/3rd) and research (approximately 2/3rds). In the course of study, students publish professional articles, which serve as the basis of their dissertation. The first completed and coherent outcomes of study are presented in a seminar. The doctoral state examination takes place when the process of writing dissertation has reached an advanced level.

A Sample Study Plan

Semester

Course

Study part

1st semester

Econometrics

     Methodology 1

     Study of Literature

        Academic and professional English competences (English language) 

     Selected compulsory optional and optional courses 

2nd semester

1–3 compulsory courses 

     Study of Literature

    Compulsory optional block

     Selected compulsory optional and optional courses 

Research part

3rd semester

Research Workshop

     Preparation of the Dissertation

4th semester

Preparation of the Dissertation

     Doctoral State Examination

5th semester

Preparation of the Dissertation

     Internship abroad or its equivalent

6th semester

Preparation of the Dissertation

7th semester

Preparation of the Dissertation

     Internal dissertation defence

8th semester

Preparation of the Dissertation

     Dissertation Defense

Key Control Points of the Studies

DOCTORAL STATE EXAMINATION

For further details on the state doctoral exam, see this page.

Student of the full-time study form is obliged to submit the application for the DSE at the latest in the 4th semester of study, the student of the part-time form of study is obliged to submit the application for the DSE at the latest in the 8th semester of PhD studies.

INTERNAL DEFENCE

The internald efence is a defense of the first (complete) version of the dissertation. It is held in the presence of employees of the supervising department and guest experts, and is organized by the Head of the department. Student completes the minor defense at the latest in the 7th semester of his/her studies.

For more information see: Directive of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University No. 2/2020 Studies in Doctoral Degree Programmes and their Organization, Article 12

Electronic submission in the Information System is here (choose the folder of your study programme).

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

For more information, see this page.

During the course of study, PhD student must obtain at least 240 credits, otherwise he / she can not apply for a dissertation defense.

The list of compulsory and compulsory optional courses and a selection of optional subjects, including the form of their termination and the credit value, can be found in the Study Catalogue of the study programme.

Control of students' obligations fulfillment

At the beginning of the first year of study the student in co-operation with his / her supervisor prepares a Plan of entire studies, specifying the timetable for the fulfillment of the basic study and research obligations. At the beginning of each semester, he / she prepares a concrete plan of the term content and at the end of it the feedback to the term content. Outputs of the courses supervised and evaluated by the supervisor (Study of Literature, Research Workshop, Internship, Preparation of the Dissertation) is uploaded by the student into the IS MU, application "Homework Vault", where they are accessible to the supervisor and to the Doctoral Study Board / Commission.

The student's evaluation is prepared by the supervisor based on the materials prepared by the student and is discussed annually by the Doctoral Study Board
.

STUDY OBLIGATIONS

Within the study part of the PhD studies, the student is required to complete compulsory courses common for all study fields, 1-3 compulsory courses for each study programme (see Study Catalogue), 1 course from compulsory optional block and selected compulsory optional courses according to the focus of his dissertation and the agreement with his / her supervisor. 

During the first two semesters (as part of the compulsory course Study of Literature and under the guidance of the supervisor) the student engages in reading international books and journals relevant to their dissertation topic. During the third semester, having studied the respective theory and having acquired knowledge of the current state of research in the given field, the student specifies the research question to be dealt with in the dissertation, and prepares a research project. From the third semester onwards, the student enrols in the compulsory course Preparation of the Dissertation in which he / she works on the dissertation under the guidance of the supervisor.

The results of his / her research carried out in the framework of the work on dissertation are constantly presented at conferences and published in journals, professional books.

During the course of study, the DSP student must obtain a minimum of 240 credits.

The list of compulsory and compulsory optional courses and a selection of optional subjects, including the form of their termination and the credit value, can be found in the Study Catalogue of the study programme.

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