• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Aims of the programme

The aim of the English Philology programme at University of Ostrava  is to educate highly qualified experts in English and comparative linguistics and English and American literature, or other Anglophone literatures. The programme also helps to raise the level of staff qualifications at higher education institutions, and provides experienced and qualified teachers with the opportunity to achieve professional career growth and contribute to the further development of the discipline. The PhD programme will be implemented in two specialisations. 

The aim of the linguistic-oriented specialisation is to educate highly qualified experts in English and comparative linguistics who are able to work independently to address methodological and practical issues in the field of synchronic and diachronic linguistics. The aim of the literature-oriented specialisation is to educate highly qualified experts in English and American literature (or other literatures in English) who are able to work independently to address methodological and practical issues in the theory and history of these literatures and their reception in a literary and general societal context. 

The general aim of the PhD programme is to develop the students capacity for scientific work, critical thinking, and argumentation. The students are systematically encouraged to be able to present and defend the results of their research and discuss them with experts in the respective fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Doctoral studies are based on an individual curriculum drafted by the student after consultation with an appointed supervisor. This draft curriculum is then approved by the Doctoral Program Committee and its Chair. The supervisor monitors progress on the curriculum on a regular basis.

The maximum length of studies is 6 years; during this period, the candidate must pass examinations in compulsory subjects, gain course credits from compulsory-optional subjects (chosen by the candidate from the subjects on offer), pass the State Doctoral Examination and defend his/her dissertation.

A compulsory component of the doctoral degree program is the candidate’s participation in teaching and research activities at the Department, participation in selected conferences, publication of articles (e.g. presenting interim research results), and at least one study visit to a partner university abroad (one semester).


The graduates will be highly qualified linguistic and literary experts who will be able to deal independently with theoretical, methodological and practical issues in English philology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • The entrance examination takes the form of a discussion on the applicant's proposed dissertation project (set out in a document which the applicant submits as an appendix to their application). 
  • In the research proposal, the applicant specifies the topic and objective of the work and demonstrates its theoretical and methodological preparedness for the PhD programme studies as well as knowledge of the relevant secondary literature. 
  • The applicant also defines the specificity and structure of the project as well as its contribution to the field. 
  • The project should also include a bibliography of works cited which are related to the research proposal's subject matter. 
  • The pass level is 60 points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ostrava

  • 10368 - 15130 CZK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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