Psychology

Psychological research as a way to understanding.

What will you learn?

The Doctoral Programme in Psychology educates future researchers and academic workers in the field of psychology with the available specializations being social, developmental, general, pedagogical, or organizational psychology. The focus is put on deepening the students’ knowledge of theory in said psychology disciplines that can be used both in research and in solving problems in psychological practice. Students acquaint themselves with the latest theoretical approaches, they acquire a critical stance regarding theoretical concepts and empirical research, they learn the methods necessary to analyze both quantitative and qualitative data. Students are to gain the abilities and skills needed to independently scientifically reflect upon issues in psychology as well as the ability to work in research teams, be it in purely psychological or interdisciplinary collaboration.

Practical training

During one's studies, it is compulsory to complete a three-month-long stay at an academic institution or at an institution concerned with applied research abroad. Another required work experience is partaking in teaching psychology students and in research projects at the Department and other academic institutions.

Further information

http://psych.fss.muni.cz/node/249

Career opportunities

The qualification gained by the graduates of this programme can be put to use in academia and in research institutes. However, graduating from this Doctoral Programme does not qualify one to enter the psychology profession; it is not a substitute for obtaining a Master’s Degree in psychology.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jan – 30 Apr 2021)

Dates for submitting an e-application: 1 January 2021 – 30 April 2021
Dates for inserting supporting documents to the e-application: 1 January 2021 – 31 May 2021
Date of Entrance examination: 24 June 2021
Minimum score for being accepted: 60 points (out of 100)
Supporting documents:

  • Outline of the proposed dissertation project
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • 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

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies No
single-subject studies with specialization Yes
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction English
Collaborating institutions
  • The Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Psychologický ústav AV ČR
Doctoral board and doctoral committees
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
€1,500
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