48 months
3000 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
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Palacký University Olomouc offers a four-year doctoral study programme in Social and Spiritual Determinants of Health that is primarily research-oriented and brings early stage researchers together to discuss, debate, and collaborate on current issues in global health, focusing on its social and spiritual factors through a bio-psycho-socio-spiritual model of health.

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Aim and Structure of the Social and Spiritual Determinants of Health programme at Palacký University Olomouc

  • Gain the thorough knowledge of social and spiritual determinants of health

  • Design your own individual study plan

  • Know what the latest global research results are

  • Stay on top of the current issues that are being discussed in the academic community

  • Learn how to formulate hypotheses, i.e. identify research questions and analyse the results independently

  • Work with software for analyzing the qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. SPSS, NVivo)

  • Stay in touch with the scientific community through conferences

  • Publish at the international level (WoS journals)

  • Study the theory and concepts of socioeconomic inequalities in health

  • Prepare and manage research projects from grant proposal submission to the final report

  • Make a difference to the living and health conditions of people through your research

Programme Structure

  • While working towards their independent research projects, the students may take advantage of the curriculum being tailored to the needs of each and every one of them, emphasizing individual approach – each student is assigned a tutor, an expert in their respective field of study. 
  • The tutor guides the student through all the necessary aspects a postgraduate student should know.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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The deadline for submitting your application is 31 May.




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae (signed)

  • Motivation letter

  • Certified copy of Master's degree diploma - you are also eligible to apply during the last year of your current study programme, provided you obtain your final degree and submit a certified copy before 30 September of the respective year.

  • Official academic transcripts and certificates from the university (or a certified copy)

  • Letter of Recommendation – from a professor or an academic who can assess the applicant’s ability and motivation to enroll in the program

  • Dissertation project proposal – the proposal of max. 5 pages must define the theoretical or empirical research field of the dissertation project, overall aim of the research, state-of-the-art discussion of theory and research in the area, suggested methodological approach, and bibliography

  • Dissertation Project Presentation (for example in PowerPoint)

  • Proofs of professional activity in the chosen field of study 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Olomouc

11290 - 17458 CZK /month
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