PhD in Environmental Law

Charles University Faculty of Law

Program Description

PhD in Environmental Law

Charles University Faculty of Law

The aim of study is to broaden and deepen PhD candidates' knowledge of theoretical foundations in the field of environmental law, both through studying environmental issues and related theoretical issues of public law as a general foundation of the field. At the same time, the study should help PhD candidates to get a better orientation in the flexible discipline of environmental law with its frequent legislative changes.

The study programme is based on providing orientation in the systems of international law, European Union law, Czech domestic law, with a possibility to employ both theoretical and practical knowledge of legal comparison. Theoretical knowledge gained during the study programme should serve the candidates as a starting point for dealing with particular issues chosen as their doctoral thesis topic. As far as its content is concerned, the thesis should aim at discussing theoretical legal issues and their possible practical application.

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

The entrance examination is oral, English is the language of the interview in the case of application for the doctoral programme taught in English. Admission of a particular applicant will be decided by the Dean.

The Dean appoints the examination board, whose task is to establish whether the applicant´s scope of knowledge and wider information contexts of the chosen branch are sufficient. Admission exam verifies:

a) intellectual abilities to study the chosen branch and necessary prerequisites for autonomous scholarly work. Knowledge to be proven during the interview should cover at least the scope of the final state examination in the Master´s study programme; in the case of branches not covered by the state examination, the scope of knowledge should be at least within the requirements for the regular examination. The examination board will primarily consider the scope of the applicant´s published scholarly and academic writings (according to the applicant´s list of published or unpublished papers attached to the application); their achievements in the student research projects, their participation in, and presentations at scientific conferences; references by the advisor and reviewer of their defended Master´s thesis; their engagement in the specific university research; their grant projects activities (standard grants, junior grants);

b) quality of a 7-8 page outline of the intended dissertation thesis corresponding to the Programme of the Development of Scholarly Branches at Charles University (PRVOUK); the outline contains the objective of the intended dissertation and the status of the branch at issue as well as an expected contribution of the doctoral thesis to the field under consideration. The outline of the dissertation is within the scope of topics assigned for doctoral thesis by individual departments of the Law Faculty; the selection of an individual topic with the consent of the branch guarantor is permitted.

A brief record of the course of the Examination shall be taken by the Examination Board, evaluating the candidate's level of knowledge in accordance with letter a) above, and also the quality of the submitted project of the candidate's doctoral thesis in accordance with letter b) above.

The record will state whether it is or is not recommended to admit the candidate to be enrolled in the study programme. The recommendation may take into consideration another professional activity of the candidate that is in connection with the chosen field of study (publications in particular).

Conditions for admission

The admission procedure is commenced upon filing the application (timely submission of the application including all the parts and supplements). It is required that the applicant has properly completed the Master's Study Programme and has successfully passed the admission interview.

Information on the exercise of graduates

This study programme attempts to form personalities with deep knowledge of their chosen field of study and theoretical background mainly in the field of environmental law. Both their ability of independent creative work in the field of environmental law and their ability to apply their professional theoretical background should form an important part of their profile.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 13, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Start date
Sept. 2017
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3 years
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4,800 EUR
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Czech Republic - Prague
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