A four-year doctoral program
at the Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech republic.
“The study program Christian Thinking is primarily focused on research. Students prepare for independent creative research in themes and areas where theology meets with additional disciplines, such as, for example, Christian philosophy, Church history and applied ethics.”
(Assoc. Prof. Vít Hušek, Guarantor of the Program)
The deadline for submitting proposals is 31 May of each year.
You can look forward to:
exploring interdisciplinary contact between theology, history, philosophy, classical philology or other disciplines
participating in international conferences
learning to conduct independent scholarly research
making an acquaintance with calls for grants
working with an international scholarly network and interacting with the international scholarly community
learning to communicate the results of your work competently in English and another world language
Competencies & Employment
After graduating from the study program, you will understand the research problems at the crossroads of several disciplines.
You will be able to develop and evaluate the concepts, theories and methods of your specialization.
You will acquire new professional knowledge for your own creative activities in your selected specialization.
You will find employment in academic, research or administrative positions. You will have the ability to participate in basic and applied research at all types of academic institutions and universities in theology and Christian thought.
Your studies will follow an individual study plan that will be drawn up in collaboration with your supervisor. The curriculum consists of a combination of compulsory and elective courses.
The list of courses includes the following:
Study of christian thought
Participation in research activities
Participation in academic activities
Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew (elective courses with respect to the dissertation thesis)
Theology of the early church
Church history (elective courses)
passing a foreign language exam
completing part of your studies abroad / participating in an international project
writing a review for a peer-reviewed journal
preparing eight topics for the state doctoral exam (they must not overlap with the content of the dissertation)
writing a dissertation of at least 120 pages – it must contain original and published results or results accepted for publication