Philological Area Studies

Seeing Eastern, Central, and Southeastern Europe in a broader context.

General information

The aim of this doctoral degree study programme is to prepare highly qualified experts in philological and area studies who will be able to interconnect various study fields on the basis of their principles and on the comparative typology of texts, and who will be able to find common areas by creating interconnections between social and philological sciences. These area studies connect the approaches of social sciences (e.g. historical, political, and scientific) with linguistic, literary, and generally cultural approaches, on the basis of the comparative typology of literary, journalistic, and scientific texts. This interconnection between philological and social sciences should enable students to work with new views on language and literature, as well as on individual social sciences. Slavonic studies and Slavonic philology are among the typical area studies (mixed Slavonic and non-Slavonic areas of Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans). These area studies form the content basis of this study programme against the background of other European languages and cultural-political areas.

A successful graduate is able to

  • work independently in scientific research in philological-area studies (specializing in a chosen area)
  • use expert knowledge of the chosen areas
  • be oriented in cultural contexts and in the broader literary, linguistic, and cultural issues of European (Slavonic) areas
  • communicate in at least two European languages from two different European areas
  • work in education in teaching the culture of European (Slavonic) areas or in a particular area in universities

Graduate employment

Graduates of this doctoral degree study programme are qualified and competent experts on philological-area studies in their general aspects and in one or several concrete cultural areas, e.g., Central Europe, the Balkans, or Eastern Europe. They are prepared for work in middle and upper-level positions in civil service, public administration, education (including higher education), culture, the Czech Academy of Sciences, foreign service, and generally in politics addressing national, international, educational, and cultural issues. They can also work in middle and senior company management. They are experts in minority cultures, multiculturalism, and comparative cultural studies. Thanks to their broad academic qualifications, graduates can easily find employment in a number of positions: as university lecturers and secondary school teachers, scientists, employees in scientific institutions (e.g. Czech Academy of Sciences), in senior positions in civil service or in public administration, as highly qualified experts on culture or education, in the foreign service, and in middle or senior management in companies doing business internationally.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study doctoral
Mode full-time, combined
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction czech

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

Additional information

Department of Slavonic Studies – study information:

http://www.phil.muni.cz/wusl/home/studium

Additional information about this field of study (in Czech):

http://www.phil.muni.cz/wusl/home/studium/obory/doktorske/