Course: Dissertation Thesis

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Course title Dissertation Thesis
Course code KFI/DD
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 50
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Demjančuk Nikolaj, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
Elaboration of PhD thesis is a necessary condition for final examination of PhD Theory and History of Science and Technology programme to be held. The thesis topics are determined by Department´s Postgraduate Studies Committee at the beginning of study. Supervisor will give students detailed instructions on how to approach the topic theoretically and methodologically and on the schedule of their work. First part of the preparation is devoted to reading of relevant existing literature and selection of appropriate methods. Students regularly consult their Supervisor, and eventually also other students during a seminar held for this purpose. Second phase of the project consists in particular research activities, consultations with the supervisor, elaboration, editing and following completion of the project.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Students' portfolio, One-to-One tutorial, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature
  • E-learning (given by an e-learning course) - 1300 hours per semester
professional knowledge
A student may take the State Final PhD Exam the Thesis Defence after he/she has met all requirements given in the curriculum design of the Theory and History of Science and Technology study field set up by the Department of Philosophy and all rules contained in the Study and Examination Statute of the University of West Bohemia.
learning outcomes
After passing this course, students will be able to:independently select and solve problems, gather important information on the studied issues, analyze and specify it, collect empirical data, systematize and process them in a methodologically correct way, analyze empirical material applying theoretical background, read and evaluate existing literature, choose appropriate theories, compose written reports based on assigned points, defense their projects.
teaching methods
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
Students' portfolio
One-to-One tutorial
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Literaturu doporučí školitel s ohledem na téma disertační práce..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Theory and History of Science and Technology (11-1,2,3,4) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Theory and History of Science and Technology (11-1,2,3,4) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer