Romance Literatures

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

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

What will you learn?

The program Romance Literature focuses primarily Francophone, Hispanphone, Lusophone, Italian and Catalan Literatures. In addition the program offers the specialization in Intermedia and Intercultural Communication that opens the way to translation, interartistic and comparative studies.

“Culture is our second nature.”

The aim of this doctoral degree study programme is to prepare competent and highly qualified scholars in literary theory and in literary history and in at least two Romance literatures. Graduates acquire appropriate methodologies of scientific work and demonstrate the effectiveness of their acquired skills in the field of their research specialization.

Practical training

Practice is not a direct part of the curriculum, but can be a welcome addition to study. This concerns in particular practices in publishers, libraries, translation centers, public and private institutions, public and private companies.

Further information

Admission proceedings include a discussion upon the dissertation project that the applicant shall prepare and attach to his/her application for study. The project will include following items: topic, outline of hypothetical issues and methodological supports, primary and secondary literature.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared to enter research activities and occupations requiring highly specialized ability in criticism and literary reflection, especially in universities and research institutes at the international level.

Admission requirements

Admission to Doctoral degree programmes in 2024/2025 (beginning: Spring 2025)

Deadline for submitting applications: August 1 - November 30

Deadline for submitting documents for the admission procedure: December 15

Documents for the admission procedure:

  • signed CV;
  • list of publishing activities (if any);
  • doctoral thesis project
  • Documents for the admission procedure must be inserted into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by 15 December. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

    The entrance examination takes the form of an oral discussion over the doctoral thesis project.

    Notice: A poof of completion of a Master’s degree programme (officially certified copy of the diploma, in the case of education obtained abroad also the so-called recognition) shall be submitted by the accepted applicants upon enrolment in the studies. For the entrance examination, a proof of completion of a Master’s degree programme is not required.

Criteria for evaluation

  • Pass/fail line: 70 points (out of 100).

Admission to Doctoral degree programmes in 2024/2025 (beginning: Autumn 2024)
— Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jan – 30 Apr 2024)

Deadline for applications: January 1 - May 30

Deadline for delivery of documents for the admission procedure: May 15

Documents for the admission procedure:

  • signed CV;
  • list of publications;
  • dissertation project + a list of literature on the topic.
  • All documents are to be inserted to the e-application ("Documents section"), deadline May 15. Applicants are requested to include their full name and application number in all attached documents.

    The entrance exam will be an interview on the dissertation project.

    Notice that proof of completion of the master's study (officially certified copy of the diploma, in the case of education, obtained abroad also the so-called nostrification) shall be submitted by the accepted applicants when enrolling in the study. It is not required to prove the completion of a master's degree at the interview.

Criteria for evaluation

The applicants can obtain a maximum of 100 points. The minimum number of points for passing the exam is . The applicants are assessed in the following areas:

  • dissertation project (max. 50 points);
  • expert knowledge (max. 25 points);
  • motivation (max. 25 points).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
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

prof. PhDr. Petr Kyloušek, CSc.

Consultant

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