Doctoral Studies are the highest level of university education and are aimed at scientific research and independent creative activities in the area of research or development. Palacký University offers Doctoral Studies in over 130 programmes, including a dozen conducted in English.
Doctoral Studies are either three- or four-year programmes, conducted according to an individual study plan under a supervisor, and according to the applicable enacted Czech Law on Universities and the internal norms of Palacký University. The programmes are concluded by State Doctoral Examination and Dissertation Defence by which the student must prove the ability to research and write independently and at the appropriate academic or scientific level. Graduates receive the academic title “Doctor”.