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Communication & Media Studies (7) Politics & Government (30) Psychology (31) Sociology (32)

  Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University


 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

In Clinical Psychology, students gain a deep understanding of the human mind and behavior. Focus on psychological assessment, therapeutic interventions, and counseling techniques. Contribute to the field through empirical research and evidence-based practices, making a lasting impact on individuals and communities. Students acquaint themselves with the latest theoretical approaches, they acquire a critical stance regarding theoretical concepts and empirical research, they learn the methods necessary to analyze both quantitative and qualitative data.   

International Relations and European Politics program offers a comprehensive study of global affairs. Analyze international relations, diplomacy, and foreign policy. Develop a nuanced understanding of the political landscape and contribute to shaping a more interconnected world. The study focuses on advanced analysis and research of the theory of international relations, development and changes of international security, strategic studies, international conflicts, foreign and security policy of the Czech Republic, theories of European integration, European politics, interest groups and other actors in the multi-level politics of European Union. 

The newly launched doctoral study program in Media and Journalism Studies aims to provide multifaceted approach that ensures graduates are well-prepared for diverse career paths. Graduates of this program excel in academic roles, such as university lecturers, esteemed researchers, and valuable contributors to international research teams. Simultaneously, they possess practical expertise that enables success in media-science research. Additionally, the program nurtures leadership potential, empowering graduates to lead research teams and analytical departments. 

Delve into the complexities of Political Science with Specialization Security and Strategic Studies. The aim is to transform doctorate students to highly qualified experts in the field of political science and security studies. The program is focused particularly on analysis of contemporary political systems and regimes (in variable analytic levels), comparative analysis and typologies of political parties, movements, and organized interests, electoral studies, research of recent developmental trends in political theory and methodology, and on political marketing. 

The Doctoral Programme in Psychology educates future researchers and academic workers in the field of psychology with the available specializations being social, developmental, general, pedagogical, or organizational psychology. The program is focused on enriching students’ understanding of theory within psychology disciplines. Immerse yourself in the latest theoretical approaches, while cultivating a critical perspective on theoretical concepts and empirical research. Gain proficiency in analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data through cutting-edge methods.  

The Social Policy and Social Work program educates experts committed to researching and designing measures that uplift individuals facing challenges in their interactions with society or experiencing difficult social conditions. Delve into the intricate processes of designing, implementing, and evaluating specific measures, encompassing international, national, regional, local, organizational, and social network contexts. 

Sociology programme is tailored to prepare students for academic and analytical careers in their chosen fields of interest. Students cultivate the ability to think both theoretically and empirically, enabling them to identify and analyze significant social and demographic processes and trends. The curriculum fosters a multidimensional approach As graduates, you will be equipped with a diverse range of research methods, empowering you to produce creative and innovative scientific work. 

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Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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