Political Science

Power relations, interests, values, hierarchy, conflicts, and order under close scrutiny.

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Přijímací řízení do doktorských programů - akad.rok 2021/2022 (zahájení: jaro 2022)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 Nov 2021

What will you learn?

The doctoral study program of Political Science with Specialization Security and Strategic Studies is geared toward preparing highly qualified experts in the field of political science and security studies. The program is focused particularly on analysis of contemporary political systems and regimes (in variable analytic levels), comparative analysis and typologies of political parties, movements, and organized interests, electoral studies, research of recent developmental trends in political theory and methodology, and on political marketing. In security area, the program is focused particularly on political extremism and terrorism, organized crime, cyber security and other current security phenomenons.

Practical training

Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan. Within the specialization Security and Strategic Studies, students can pass a compulsory elective course, the essence of which is an internship with an employer dealing with security issues.

Further information

Admission information: https://www.fss.muni.cz/en/faculty-of-social-studies/what-you-can-study/doctoral-studies


Career opportunities

Graduates of the doctoral studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences MU acquire qualifications enabling them to apply as (1) researchers carrying out basic political and security research, (2) members of scientific and pedagogical staff and (3) experts and analysts with relevant thematic focus.

Admission requirements

Dates for submitting an e-application: 1 August 2021 – 30 November 2021
Dates for inserting supporting documents to the e-application: 1 August 2021 – 15 January 2022
Date of Entrance examination: 3 February 2022
Minimum score for being accepted: 60 points (out of 100)
Supporting documents:

  • Outline of the proposed dissertation project
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Consent of the future supervisor
  • Copy of master's degree certificate or proof of current studies
  • List of publications and papers (if available)
  • Proof of English - minimum B2 level (optional; compulsory only for those who cannot participate personally in the entrance exam)

Those who cannot participate in the entrance exam in person have to provide additionally 2 Letters of Recommendation. They must be sent by the referees themselves to our e-mail or mail contacts.

For being accepted, it is necessary to obtain the formal recognition of prior education in the Czech Republic. See the PhD admission website for further information.
Important information: https://1url.cz/@doctoral

Application guide


1 Aug – 30 Nov 2021

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Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization Yes
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction English
Doctoral board and doctoral committees
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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