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PhD Programme Philosophy with the Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value

Study programme: Philosophy
Language of instruction: English
Mode of study: full-time (Pardubice University Campus), part-time
Length of funded full-time study: 4 years (from academic year 2020/2021 on)
Academic title: Ph.D.
Programme guarantor: Doc. Ondřej Beran, Ph.D.

Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value, an international research team affiliated with the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, invites graduates in philosophy and neighbouring disciplines to apply for an internationally open PhD scholarship.

Study in the PhD programme focuses primarily on the student's individual work on the topic that the student has chosen for his or her research, in consultation with his or her supervisor. The study follows an individual study plan that outlines the research project of the thesis, its envisaged elaboration and the particular study requirements. In its conception, the programme is based on the intensive cooperation between students and their supervisors. The study also aims at encouraging and promoting the student’s own research activities (publications, conferences, grant applications). PhD students participate in the academic activities of the department and can take part in teaching.

To its PhD students, Centre for Ethics offers an inspiring environment of a friendly community of researchers and doctoral students, a regular PhD seminar, and the opportunity to engage in the philosophical life of the Centre, including participation in research events such as conferences, workshops and seminars. The students can use a well-furnished PhD room and a common room, as well as the Centre’s library and study. Full-time PhD students receive a monthly stipend and have funding opportunities for travel.

The research profile of the Centre offers a wide range of areas for PhD projects to be supervised. Alongside the study of general ethical and political problems, the Centre favours a ground-up approach to timely topics, such as attitudes towards marginalised groups and topics including populism, nationalism, religious conflict, and climate change. The Centre has also working links with partner institutions including King’s College London, University of Melbourne, University of Uppsala, Åbo Akademi, University of Genoa and University of Lausanne. (More information about the Centre here.)

The Centre for Ethics PhD students study in the general program Philosophy run by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The CE PhD study is coordinated by: doc. Niklas Forsberg and doc. Ondřej Beran. Faculty administrative coordinator: ing. Iveta Němcová (