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PhD in Political Science

Masaryk University
8 semesters
Full time
Doctorate / PhD

Program description

The PhD in Political Science at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic is geared toward preparing qualified experts in the field of political science. The study is designated for graduates of Master's programmes in political science. This education is focused particularly on analysis of contemporary political systems, comparative analysis and typologies of political parties and organised interests, research of recent developmental trends in political theory, study of political extremism and analysis of political conflicts.

Doctoral study of Political Science aims at providing future specialists with theoretical – methodological background corresponding with the latest trends of the evolution of political science and allowing those specialists to work in the following fields:

  • political science research
  • analytical and expert work

The PhD in Political Science is focused on elaboration of ability of desirable self-reflection and application of knowledge by the graduates. This focus should contribute to spreading and cultivation of political science research in the Czech environment.

Compulsory courses in Political Science:

a) Major Compulsory Courses

  • Political Research: Theories and Methods
  • Seminar on Doctoral Thesis I
  • Seminar on Doctoral Thesis II
  • Seminar on Doctoral Thesis III

b) Optional Courses

  • Theories of Stein Rokkan
  • Theory of Political Parties
  • Analysis and Typology of Party Systems
  • Security Issues Research
  • Political Systems Theories

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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The graduates of the PhD in Political Science have the qualification as research workers, and also both as specialists and as analysts able to work at different institutional and non-institutional levels.

About this institute

Founded in 1919, Masaryk University is now the second largest university in the Czech Republic with over 43,000 students. It comprises over 200 departments, institutes, and clinics within nine faculties.  As Masaryk University has become one of Europe's fastest growing...

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