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Programme details


The mission of the four-year Ph.D. program is to prepare highly qualified specialists for specialized scientific and research professions in the field of law, analysts developing advanced tools and methods of law analysis and specialists dealing with complex legal issues and examining the role and position of law in society. The aim of the program is to master the theoretical knowledge necessary for a deep analysis of law in the context not only of legal sciences, but also of other disciplines reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of law. A multidisciplinary approach accepting sociological, ethnographic, anthropological, psychological or political (and other) methodology makes it possible to recognize the law in a wider social context and to emphasize its characteristics. The aim of the study is also to master practical knowledge and skills in order to enable the graduates to work as researchers employing independent and responsible judgement, to engage in research teams and to cope with the requirements of the current institutionalized scientific environment.

Study plan

Please see the official programme catalogue for the overview of courses.

Ph.D. theses topics

The following illustrative topics fall within the degree programme:

  • Methodology of legal research
  • Empirical legal studies
  • Legal methodology (legal argumentation, legal interpretation)
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Analytical jurisprudence (and Metaethics)
  • Legal Ethics
  • Critical legal studies
  • Law and postmodernism
  • Law and language (semantics, pragmatics, semiotics)
  • Law and literature

Furthermore, the applicants may use the possibility to consult their respective topics with other members of the Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science, the Judicial Studies Institute and selected members of the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Details on:

  • Objectives
  • Learning outcomes
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates
  • Practical Training
  • Goals of Theses

are available from the official programme catalogue.

Key staff profiles

Tomáš Sobek

Doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D. is an associate professor in Legal Theory at the Law Faculty, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, specialized in analytical jurisprudence and metaethics. He also works as a scientific researcher in the Institute of Law of the Czech Academy of Science. He has so far published 4 monographs and is the editor of one collective monograph.

Administrative contact:

Mgr. Vendula Strnadová

Phone number: 549 49 8029
Room: 108

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