PhD Studies


Find all the important information in our Practical Guide to Doctoral Studies

New appendices for the PhD Guide will be added to this section during the semester.

Centre of Doctoral Studies

Since 2012, the Centre for Doctoral Studies (CDS) has been operating at each Institute of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University. Their role is to contribute to the functioning of doctoral studies through the involvement of its members in the research, teaching and internal organization of postgraduate programs. In its activities, CDS focuses on supporting doctoral candidates, current doctoral students, and the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ) itself.

CDS members can be contacted:

  • via e-mail: 
  • by telephone: 222 112 256
  • in person: room no. 111, Hollar building

CDS members

Practical information

Find all the important information in our Practical Guide to Doctoral Studies.

Instructions and forms needed for Ph.D. studies are located here.

Here you can find a practical information about Accommodation, Student ID Cards, Health Care.

Here you can find a presentation from our Open Doors Day, 2024.


A new call for candidates for the PhD Projects can be found here


You can find the recommended dissertation project proposal template here.

The quotations in the dissertation thesis can be done according to standards ČSN ISO 690, ČSN ISO 690-2, or other recommended citation styles (Harvard, Chicago). Please, study the manuals of each style in detail. For CSN it is possible to use the citation generator (but carefully, all citations must be checked). The faculty library website also provides good service faculty library website.

Harvard citation refence guide. The citation generators exist also for Harvard style

Word tools (Reference >> Source Management) or special programs such as Zotero can help you manage your literature.

We recommend reading the handbooks How to Avoid Plagiarism and How to Prevent Plagiarism in Student Work.


The Board of Study monitors and evaluates doctoral studies, coordinates the content planning of studies and evaluates the implementation of the doctoral program. 

  • approves the student's individual study plan, dissertation topics and proposes to the Dean the appointment or removal of the supervisor
  • assesses the study of individual students, particularly through approving student assessments and changes in the student's individual study plan
  • submits to the Dean proposals of opponents of doctoral theses and the composition of the committee for state doctoral examinations and defense of doctoral theses
prof. Nico Carpentier, Ph.D. chairman
prof. PhDr. Jan Jirák, Ph.D.  
prof. MgA. Martin Štoll, Ph.D.  
doc. PhDr. Martin Soukup, Ph.D.  
doc. PhDr. Alice Němcová Tejkalová, Ph.D.  
doc. PhDr. Denisa Hejlová, Ph.D.  

doc. Vaia Doudaki, D.Phil.


doc. Robert Silverio, PhD.

Josef Seethaler, D.Phil. external member
prof. Fausto Colombo external member
doc. Ilija Tomanić-Trivundža external member
prof. Bart Cammaerts  external member

Appendices to the PhD Guide

Appendix I: Student Ombudsperson

Appendix II: How to fund your research

Appendix III: How to publish

Appendix IV: Writing a Dissertation

Appendix V: Organisations and Associations

Appendix VI: Studying Abroad

Appendix VII: Guidelines for ISP evaluations of English-language PhD Programme in Media and Communication Studies

Appendix VIII: Procedure for Exceptions

Appendix IX: Information for the Candidates

Appendix X: Procedure to Change the Dissertation Title or Topic

Appendix XI: Rewards for Publications for PhD Students

Appendix XII: The Profile of a GoodSupervisor

Appendix XIII: Guidelines for the Committeefor State Doctoral Examination (SDE)

Appendix XIV: The CDS Charter