PhD Thesis Proposal
PhD thesis proposal serves as an important checking mechanism particularly as far as the conditions and qualifications for a successful continuation of the student's work on the dissertation theme are concerned.
Students are requested to enroll the mandatory DTEDI course one semester before they intend to submit the thesis proposal.
It is highly recommended by the Doctoral Board to enroll this course no later than for the 4th semester of study.
- enroll DTEDI course for Autumn semester/September -- submission of the thesis proposal at the end of Autumn semester/mid of January -- defense of the thesis proposal and taking the State Doctoral Exam at the end of Spring semester/June)
- enroll DTEDI course for Spring semester/February -- submission of the thesis proposal at the end of Spring semester/first week in September -- defence of the thesis proposal and taking the State Doctoral Exam at the end of Autumn semester/January)
Thesis proposals are requested to be submitted to the Office for Doctoral and International Studies in three bound copies. Thesis proposals can be written in Czech or English.
Students are also requested to submit to
nazarejqSQ_3gGkM@fiRjJWhE=xb.muninjhCf6Wfx.czan abstract (1/2 - 1 page) in an electronic form, the purpose of which is to describe the intent of the thesis (i.e. the description of the problem and expected results). The abstract is requested in both Czech and English.
Thesis proposals should comprise 15 - 30 pages and should follow the recommended structure given below.
With their signatures supervisors confirm their approval of the content of the thesis proposals.
A Thesis proposal defense is a part of the Doctoral State Exam. Students are expected to start with a 12-minute introduction of the intent of their thesis and continue with a defense speech towards the external examiners' reports. A discussion, then two topics (areas) exam and a secret voting by the Defense and State Examination Committee follow.
Recommended Structure of a Thesis Proposal:(more details)
Faculty of Informatics
PhD Thesis Proposal
Area of your interest, motivation, summary of chapters, 2-3 pages.
State of the Art
Overview of related scientific work, summary of classical and up-to-date results and their comparison, intent of the thesis, 8-12 pages.
Aims of the Thesis
Aims and methodology of the thesis ("what, why, how"), expected results, achieved results, schedule of planned steps, at least 2 pages.
External examiner assesses if the thesis topic is dissertable and the schedule is realistic.
Obligatory for RNDr theses, 3-5 pages.
For publications with more co-authors describe your part briefly (1-2 sentences) and give your overall contribution (in per cent).