Anthropology

Anthropology

Anthropology

The programme’s goal is to develop students in the field of Anthropology in addition to being ready to take on further scientific careers.
Masaryk University
Faculty of Science
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Level of study
Doctoral
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Duration
4 years
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Mode
Full time study
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Start date
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Application
deadline
Closed
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Tuition fees
(academic year)
3,000€
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Language
English
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Title
Phd.

What will you learn? 

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 being 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 institutes, 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. The units of the Department of Anthropology cover the following research topics as well as 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.

Career opportunities

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.

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Admission requirements

Admission procedure
The admission interview is usually in an online form and consists of three parts:
1) The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of human biology, including phylogenetic and ontogenetic development and ecological and socio-economic context to the extent taught in follow-up courses in Anthropology at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. For proven knowledge, the candidate can get a score of max. 20 points,
2) Furthermore, the candidate must be able to justify that the dissertation topic proposed in collaboration with a potential supervisor is well scientifically based and technically, time and financially manageable. Powerpoint (or other) presentation of the dissertation project in Czech or English is welcome. The candidate can earn a maximum of 50 points for the ability to defend the selected topic of the dissertation project,
3) language part – the applicant submits the topic and proposed solution of the dissertation in written form (1-2 pages) in English. Furthermore, the candidate must be able to respond to the professional questions of the committee on the topic of the work in English. The applicant can earn a maximum of 30 points for proving language skills.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.

Programme capacity
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.

Do you have any questions?

admission@sci.muni.cz

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