The objective of a doctoral study programme is the completion of a scientific education in the field of archaeology so that the graduate will be able to perform independently scientific work in the Czech Republic and abroad. Doctoral studies of archaeology follow up on the master's degree level of studies. The foundation of doctoral studies consists in writing a dissertation and completing the compulsory and selected elective courses, which correspond to the basic specialisation of the studies of archaeology at the FA USB, i.e.,
1) Archaeology of Prehistory and Early Middle Ages,
2) Medieval and Postmedieval Archaeology,
3) Environmental Archaeology,
and 4) Archaeological Theory and Method.
In a joint "School of Doctoral Studies in Archaeology" with the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, under the OPVVV project, the student also has the option of other courses offered by the respective institutes. Great emphasis is placed on independent scientific work, which each student has to complete individually based on intensive contact with the teacher.
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The basic requirement of the doctoral study programme is to attend and pass the compulsory courses with the emphasis on independent research work, both during the preparation of the dissertation and during other activities involving mainly the publication of papers, presentations at conferences abroad or participation in the educational activities of the Archaeological Institute of the FA USB. Another obligation is completing an internship, at least 1 month long, at a foreign university or other academic workplace or, alternatively, participation in a foreign research project. Doctoral students submit individual projects within the Grant-Agency of University of South Bohemia (GAJU) and are also involved in running scientific projects (eg within the Grant-Agency of Czech Republic, GAJU, etc.).
prepare, analyze, evaluate and publish significant scientific works,
to orientate oneself in the most modern theoretical concepts and archaeological methodology,
prepare and implement scientific projects,
present scientific findings at domestic and international conferences,
prepare and present a selected lecture.
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The FA USB doctoral study graduate gets full education in the field of archaeology at a level comparable to doctoral programmes of similar focus, offered at other universities in the Czech Republic and abroad. By completing all compulsory and optional courses as well as writing and successfully defending their dissertation, the graduate will become a mature and professionally qualified researcher, able to operate in the academic environment as well as other institutions in the field of archaeology in the Czech Republic and abroad. The graduate will be able to perform scientific work independently, both in methodological and theoretical respect, will be able to lead scientific projects individually, write scientific publications, lecture at universities, and will have sufficient knowledge of languages for working at foreign workplaces..
- Master's degree in archaeology or a related scientific discipline.
- Knowledge of archaeology of the Czech Republic and Central Europe, archaeological theory and methods in the scope of the master's degree. Knowledge of the latest trends in European research in the field of the dissertation.
- The project of the dissertation, 2 to 3 A4-size pages long. The project should introduce the topic of dissertation, its objectives and rationale, method of work, organisational background, and selection of literature on the subject.
Professional CV with the list of scientific activities of the applicant.
- Knowledge of two world languages at the level required by the master's degree studies (see the FA USB Dean's Provision 14/2013, Article 1, p. 3).
Part of the study is also a stay at a foreign university or at other scientific workplaces.