Course detail

Dissertation topic discussion

FaVU-3PODPAcad. year: 2020/2021

Dissertation discussion (or discussion) is submitted in two printed copies AND a PDF format the length of which is 20–30 normal pages (min. 6000 words) in Czech, Slovak, or English. The discussion includes primarily a critically evaluated state of knowledge in the given dissertaion topic, the definition of the assumed objectives of the dissertation, the characteristics of the chosen reserach methods and the summary of the results the doctoral student has hitherto accomplished. Relevant information about the proposed body of artworks (their form, concept) or about the proposed exhibition, curatorial project or other similar activities which will constitute the creative practice part of the dissertation form a part of the submitted discussion.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The ability to formulate the dissertation project in a written form.




Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Dle zaměření studenta v doktorském stupni studia.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mentor-student one-on-one tutorials on the dissertation topic.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Non-letter grade.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Mandatory parts of the discussion:
1. Title - Czech (Slovak) AND English
2. A list of keywords - Czech (Slovak) AND English
3. Disseration abstract - Czech (Slovak) AND English
4. Dissertation objectives - Czech (Slovak) OR English
5. Applied research methods characteristics - Czech (Slovak) OR English
6. Evaluation of the state of knowledge in the field so far - Czech (Slovak) OR English
7. A list of bibliography and resources - Czech (Slovak) OR English


The course represents a mandatory basis for discussion during the state doctoral exam which focuses on the dissertation topic.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Non-letter grade. The studetn fills in the Doctoral State Exam Application Form, prints it (double-side), signs, and submits it at the studies department alongside with the mandatory attachments by the date stated in the study schedule for the corresponding academic year at the latest. By signing the form as well, the mentor testifies that the discussion meets all formal criteria and that the student has met all her requirements as they are entered in the information system.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUD Doctoral

    branch VUUP_DK3 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme VUD Doctoral

    branch VUUP_DP4 , 3. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme VUD Doctoral

    branch VUUP_DK4 , 3. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Controlled Self-study

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer