Masaryk University

English Linguistics, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • Czech, English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


This fee-paying PhD in English Linguistics programme from Masaryk University is open to those individuals holding a Master's degree in a field related to English philology (literature and/or linguistics) or teaching English (as either a first or second language) from an institution of higher education in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Graduate employment

Graduates of the department are employed as English teachers in secondary schools and other secondary schools, universities, like translators, editors etc.


Accredited until 31.7.2017

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in Czech
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the programme website !

Academic Requirements

Section A: Eligibility Criteria
This fee-paying full-time mode programme is open to those individuals holding a Master's degree in a field related to English philology (literature and/or linguistics) or teaching English (as either a first or second language) from an institution of higher education in the Czech Republic or abroad.
Section B: Terms of Admission
  • Submission of an electronic application in the Masaryk University Information System.
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation.
  • Submission of a copy of the applicants Master's Thesis (in English). If this is not available, an English-language summary of the thesis must be provided together with a minimum twenty page sample of the applicant's academic or scholarly writing in English. Graduates of Masaryk University need not submit a copy, as their theses are available to the Doctoral Studies Committee via the Masaryk University Information System.
  • Submission of a transcript(s) of university/college studies, which must include:(Dates you attended the institution(s) and Titles of courses and examinations you completed and the marks received)
  • Submission of a research proposal for the doctoral dissertation (in English).
  • Submission of a statement of motivation to pursue a doctoral degree in the English Language at Masaryk University (in English).
  • Submission of an academic Curriculum Vitae (in English).
  • Demonstrate English-language skills at the C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language by submitting one of the following certificates (not more than one year old at the time of the submission of the application):
  • IELTS score of 8.0 or higher
  • Certificate of Cambridge Proficiency in English with a mark of A or B
  • TOEFL iBT score of 110 or higher

Graduates of colleges or universities located in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean, Africa and Asia) need not submit test scores.

  • Receive a positive recommendation from the English Language Doctoral Studies, which is based on a complex evaluation of the materials set out in Items 1 to 8.
  • In addition, all applicants with foreign degrees (except as set out below) must submit their Master's degree for official recognition by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. As this process ("nostrification") can take several months, it is recommended that applicants submit this paperwork concurrently with their application. Applicants without this official recognition are not permitted to enrol at the University.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 2700 International
  • EUR 2700 EU/EEA


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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