doc. RNDr. Petra Urbanová, Ph.D.
Doctoral degree inor form. The language of instruction is Czech.
The programme can be studied only as a single subject.
The programme’s goal is to develop students in the field of Anthropology as developed at the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, MU. In addition to be ready to take on further scientific careers in academic institutions, graduates find possible employment in companies with research facilities, in archaeology or history-oriented institutions (archaeological agencies and intitutes, museums, institutions of cultural heritage), forensics-oriented institutions in government and non-governmental organisations (UN, NGOs), in healthcare facilities, and last but not least as lecturers.
“Nature through culture.”
Research topics follow the research strategy at the Department of Anthropology and currently include:
1) Mankind and the Environment in the Past – studies of human skeletal remains and funerary practices,
2) Mankind and the Environment in the Modern Era - relationships between modern-day environment and the morphology and composition of the human body, including effects of stress in various stages of body development and effects of external agents on sexual maturation and human sexuality,
3) Virtual Anthropology - – implementation of innovative, state-of-the-art, up-to-date digital technologies and procedures to studies of human biology,
4) Forensics-oriented Research - research in forensic, security and protection sectors, conducted mainly by the Laboratory of Morphology and Forensic Anthropology (LaMorFA). LaMorFA represents a leading forensic anthropology laboratory in the country and serves, among other things, as a sought-after training centre for forensic specialists (including law-enforcement officers).
Forensic expert casework, for which PhD students are also trained:
Excavation and exhumation of human remains in the archaeological and forensic context
Identification of skeletal findings in the archaeological and forensic context
Portrait identification of persons
Practical training (with the exception of laboratory expert casework) is not a mandatory part of the study.
Department web site: http://www.sci.muni.cz/anthrop/
Laboratory of Morphology and Forensic Anthropology web site: http://www.sci.muni.cz/lamorfa
Graduates of a doctoral degree program Anthropology are qualified to work especially in research anthropology-oriented institutes and workplaces or as specialists, research team leaders, lecturers. They are authorized to conduct independent scientific and research activities in basic and applied research focusing on anthropology, human biology and forensic science. In the most broader sense, they are considered qualified for any kind of scientific work, that is dealing with conceptual issues, participating in and managing scientific research activities, and teaching.
Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jan – 30 Apr 2022)
More information about admission process for international applicants in general can be found here.
Date of the entrance exam
The applicants will receive information about the entrance exam via e-mail usually at least 10 days before the exam.
Please, always check your e-mails, including spam folders.
Conditions of admission
To be admitted, a candidate must obtain a total of at least 60 points out of 100.
Successful applicants are informed of their acceptance via e-mail and subsequently receive an invitation to the enrolment.
The capacity of a given programme is not fixed; students are admitted based on a decision by the Doctoral Board after assessing their aptitude for study and motivation.
|Provided by||Faculty of Science|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||4 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
|Doctoral board and doctoral committees|