Ph.D. in European and International Law

Key features

  • 3 years (6 semesters) full-time or part-time program with the possibility of study period extension up to 6 years
  • challenging degree programme in European and International law
  • close contact with professors
  • stimulating environment
  • scholarship and grant opportunities for outstanding students
  • Palacký University ranks second best Czech University (and 658th in global ranking) among world’s best universities (CWUR, Center for World University Rankings 2016)

Programme overview

Ph.D. programme is a post-graduate study-programme that combines an advanced law formation and research in European and International law. Tuition and research is supervised by internationally experienced academics.

Students will acquire a deep understanding of European and international law. They also have an opportunity to choose from a variety of specialised subjects reflecting research interest of individual students. Due to this unique combination of international and European law formation students are well theoretically equipped to conduct a contextual and in-depth research. Next to the theoretical focus the programme offers courses on research methods, conduct of independent academic research and presentation of outcomes. Students may also have teaching responsibilities.

Research topics focus especially on the following areas:

  • European Union Law (e.g. various issues of EU Constitutional Law, EU Economic Law, EU Social Law, EU Migration Law, EU External Relations, EU Neighbourhood Policy, Eastern Partnership, European Human rights, EU Judicial System, application of EU Law in national legal systems, esp. by constitutional courts, etc.)
  • Public International Law (e.g. various aspects of general international law, e.g. responsibility, non-state actors in international law, or specific areas, such as International Human Rights Law, Law on the Use of Force, Law of Armed Conflict, Law of International Organisations, International Humanitarian Law)
  • Private International Law (Including arbitration).

The postgraduate students are encouraged to participate in various conferences and workshops organised by the Faculty of Law or at other academic and research institutions. Excellent students may be supported by University scholarships and grants.


International Relations Office
Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc
Tř. 17. Listopadu 8, 771 11 Olomouc
Czech Republic
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