What will you learn?
The aim of the Doctoral Study Program Geology is to lead PhD students to independent scientific work at a level comparable to international researchers so that they can fully engage in scientific or research work and international scientific cooperation. The profile of the graduate of the Doctoral Study Program Geology emphasizes independent scientific work, international cooperation and communication of scientific results, and effective use of their benefits. The Doctoral Study Program Geology is a broadly scoped program across multiple fields of geological sciences with a high number of PhD students and supervisors. It is divided into the following five specializations, in accord with the topics of student's doctoral research:
Dynamic geology, tectonics and physics of the Earth
Stratigraphy, paleontology, sedimentology
Mineralogy, petrology and economic geology
Geochemistry and hydrogeology
Applied and environmental geology
Rules for compiling an Individual Study Plan (ISP) are the same for all specializations, both in the full-time and combined form of study. The requirements of specialization are defined by the research theme of the dissertation project and by specialized lectures. The combined form of study differs in the ISP in requirements for student presence at the training workplace.
The Ph.D. graduates will find positions mainly in basic or applied research, e.g. at universities, research institutes such as the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Geological Institute, Archaeological Institute), state service institutions (Czech Geological Survey) and research departments of natural science museums (e.g., Moravian Museum, National Museum). In solving practical problems, graduates have good prerequisites for work in international private companies, in various departmental institutes, research, consultancy and project companies, or in business activities.
The admission interview is usually in an online form and consists of three parts:
1) Elaborate 1-2 page project for the doctoral thesis including following details: name, applicant name, supervisor, current state of the problem, objectives and expected results, methodology, instrumentation, financial security, foreign contacts; proposals for internships, basic literature - max. 100 points,
2) Expertise in geology to the extent taught at university (at the level of master state exams) - max. 100 points,
3) Ability to inform in English about planned research in the framework of doctoral thesis (project presentation) - max. 100 points.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 by e-mail usually at least 10 days before the exam.
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Conditions of admission
To be admitted, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 180 points, i.e. a minimum of 60 points in each section.
Successful applicants are informed of their acceptance by 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.
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