Social Policy and Social Work

Doctoral degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

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Admission to Doctoral degree programmes in 2023/2024 (beginning: Spring 2024)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 November 2023.

What will you learn?

The mission of the doctoral study in Social Policy and Social Work (henceforth DS SPSW) is educating experts focused on researching and designing measures which help people who experience troubles in mutual relations with society or are exposed to difficult social condition. Social policy programmes or case social work interventions; social problems or living situations; processes of designing, implementing, and evaluating particular measures are matters of concern in the context of the programme. These matters are related to international, national, regional, local, organizational, or social network contexts. The aim is to prepare excellent experts able to promote the above mentioned mission by autonomous researching or analysing; by evaluating existing or designing new measures; by managing implementation of such measures; or by everyday coordinating of mutually interrelated services and measures. The DS SPSW includes, among others, the Social Work Branch Exam.

„Using reflexive research to improve quality of helping interventions“

Practical training

Participation of students in executing applied research projects is perceived as relevant form of practice in DS SPSW. This form of practical trainign includes devoting dissertation projects to answering research questions which brings knowledge valid in terms of both theory of and applicability in solving problems or responding to risks of processing social policy programmes or case social work interventions. Students are involved in applied research projects via CEPRES (Centre for practice and evaluation studies) which is sub-unit of Department of Social Policy and Social Work (see

Further information

CEPRES (Centrum praktických a evaluačních studií), které působí při Katedře SPSP (viz

Career opportunities

Graduates of the DS SPSW are well prepared for research and academic institutions, public administration, and social policy, social work, and social services organizations. They often become researchers, project and program designers, or teachers in such organizations. As designers of solutions to social problems and as developers of ways to help people grapple with difficult living situations, they work at various levels (national, regional, local). Moreover, they also may become consultants or experts in political, administrative, or non-governmental organizations, in their home country or abroad.

Admission requirements

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1 Aug – 30 Nov 2023

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Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction Czech
Doctoral board and doctoral committees

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

doc. PhDr. Pavel Navrátil, Ph.D.



doc. PhDr. Kateřina Kubalčíková, Ph.D.



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