The aim of the study is to achieve (i) transdisciplinary research excellence in identifying individual risk factors for harmful substance use and addictive behaviors, (ii) advanced knowledge and skills on clinical work in the field of addictology, and (iii) theoretical insight into public health issues in addictology. The graduate acquires a deep understanding of the field of addictology and its anchoring in theory, politics and its interventions, in the study of addictive behaviors and its risk factors from a transdisciplinary perspective. The three pillars of the study further provide graduates with expertise in transdisciplinary addictology research applied to clinical evaluation and assessment of the effectiveness of public health policies.


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance procedure

  1. must be undergone by each applicant;
  2. is held in the form of an interview before a board and its aim is to check the student’s capacity for scientific work in the given field.


The board evaluates:

  1. Motivation for studying
    • The student shall present the reasons that made him/her decide to study (max. 5 points), and
    • tells the board about his/her view of the prospects following the completion of the studies (max. 5 points)
    The maximum score for the whole item – 10 points
  2. Previous professional/scientific activity in the field – to evaluate previous activities relevant to the project. Preferably, publishing activities are considered:
    • for an article in a journal with IF – 20 points
      The applicant will receive the full number of points as the first author, or 50 % as a co-author.
    • for an article in the SCOPUS/ERIH database – 15 points
      The applicant will receive the full number of points as the first author, or 50 % as a co-author.
    • for an article in a reviewed journal – 10 points
      The applicant will receive the full number of points as the first author, or 50 % as a co-author.
    • for an active presence in a Student Scientific Conference or another conference – 5 points
      The maximum score for the whole item – 20 points (the points are not added up)
  3. Quality of the thesis project and quality of its presentation: the student shall submit the draft abstract of the thesis-hypothesis and plan of a solution of the project. Both the presentation and response to board members’ questions are evaluated.
    The maximum score for the whole item – 20 points
  4. Relation of the topic to the intended Supervising Tutor’s orientation and his/her research projects:
    • The accord of the proposed topic with the Supervising Tutor’s research orientation must be clear.
    • For the Supervising Tutor’s grant beyond the University – 5 points,
    • For the accord with the Supervising Tutor’s research orientation – 5 points.
    The maximum score for the whole item – 10 points
  5. The way of presentation of the project by the applicant:
    • quality of the presentation (0-5 points);
    • response to board members’ questions (0-5 points).
    The maximum score for the whole item – 10 points


Each member of the examining board will score the applicant according to the above key.
The maximum score given by one board member is 70 points.
From the scores given by particular board members, the arithmetic means will be calculated.
The standing of the applicants will be set according to the resulting number of points.
The board shall set the minimum score necessary for admission to studies in the given academic year.


Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study program.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 13.06.2019 Until: 13.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 27.06.2019 Until: 27.06.2019


Career Prospect

Graduates of the doctoral program in addictology receive a comprehensive education aimed at (i) transdisciplinary research excellence in addictology, (ii) advanced knowledge and skills in the clinical practice in addictology, and (iii) a comprehensive theoretical and empirical understanding of the public health perspective in addictology. Through the trans-disciplinary study of addictive behaviors within their risk environment, students of the doctoral program will have gained an in-depth understanding of the ramifications of addictology for theory, policy, and interventions.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated April 13, 2019
This course is Campus based, Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Oct 2019
Duration
4 years
Full-time
Price
150,000 CZK
per academic year. Online Application fee: 540 CZK.
Deadline
Apr 30, 2019
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