Department of Organic Chemistry » Studying in a PhD programme

Studying in a PhD programme

PhD studies at Palacky University normally take four years during which the student accomplishes several particular requirements. The composition of these requirements is given by the student’s individual plan which is subject to discussion between the student and his or her supervisor. Each individual plan has to comply with general programme framework and has to be approved by the PhD programme advisory board. Besides these individual requirements, passing final PhD state exam and defending PhD thesis are necessary conditions to graduate. PhD programmes at our Faculty make use of a credit system which means that students are awarded a number of credits for each accomplished requirement (e.g. passed exam, scientific publication, teaching duties, …).

Programme framework

COMPULSORY COURSES (REQUIRED MIN. of 60 CREDITS)

  • PRF/PGS00 Management of Science and Research (10 Cr.)
  • PRF/PGS01 Research Stay (30 Cr.)
  • VCJ/PGSAJ English for Student of PhD (20 Cr.)

Note: the student’s plan has to include all these courses.

ELECTIVE COURSES: GROUP 1 – SPECIALIZED COURSES IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (REQUIRED MIN. 60 CREDITS)

Note: student’s plan has to include at least three of these courses

ELECTIVE COURSES: GROUP 2 – SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (REQUIRED MIN. 60 CREDITS)

  • OCH/PGS2I The Main Author of Publication with IF (40 Cr.)
  • OCH/PGS2R The Main Author in Peer-reviewed Journal (20 Cr.)
  • OCH/PGS2S Co-authored Publication in Journal with IF (10 Cr.)

ELECTIVE COURSES: GROUP 3 – RESEARCH aND TEACHING ACTIVITIES (REQUIRED MIN. 45 CREDITS)

  • OCH/PGS3P Project Activities (10 Cr.)
  • OCH/PGS3K Presentation at the Conference (Poster) (5 Cr.)
  • OCH/PGS3T The Thesis of the Dissertation (15 Cr.)
  • OCH/PGS3U Oral Presentation at the International Conference (10 Cr.)
  • OCH/PGS3V Teaching at the PU (15 Cr.)

Note: the student’s plan has to allow the student to be awarded at least 45 credits from the list above, the student can repeat the courses once every year and get awarded the credits repetitively

Final exam

  • OCH/PGSZZ Final State Examination

The student has to be awarded at least 240 credits during his or her entire PhD studies. Moreover, it is required for the student to be awarded at least N*40 credits to be allowed to start the (N+1)th year (e.g. to start the second year, the student has to collect at least 40 credits during the first year of the PhD studies; to start the third year, the student has to collect at least 80 credits during the first two years, etc.).