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Palacký University

PhD studies

Postgraduate studies (Doctoral study programme, PhD)

The study prepares experts for creative research work. They should be able to solve research tasks independently, gather original scientific information, and to develop a scientific way of thinking. Postgraduate students follow an individual study plan under the direct supervision by a tutor. The standard duration of study is four years. A fee is levied for expenses incurred if the teaching is conducted in English. Studies are completed with a state doctoral examination and the defense of a dissertation, illustrating student's ability and readiness to work independently in the field of research. Graduates are then awarded the degree Ph.D. Prospective candidates must have a master's degree and are admitted to the program based on an entrance examination. 

Undergraduate and postgraduate studies are supported by the research center Biomedreg including a chance to participate for science-oriented students.

The faculty has accreditation for the following branches of postgraduate doctoral study:

Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

Physiology and Pathological Physiology

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology


Medical Biophysics

Medical Biology

Medical Genetics

Medical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry

Medical Immunology

Medical Microbiology





Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine



Medical Pharmacology



Internal Medicine

Imaging Methods

Social Medicine





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Last update: 29. 04. 2016, Tomas Kopecny