Charles University in Prague offers accredited degree programs at bachelor, master and Ph.D. levels. Studies at the university can be undertaken in the form of full-time or part-time studies.
Bachelor studies at CU are normally 3 to 4-year programs (full time of part time), and may be self-contained degrees orientated to future employment, or taken as a first step towards a master s degree. Graduates are awarded a bachelor s diploma and the title Bachelor (Bc.). Graduates may continue their studies on master s level.
Master s studies take 4 to 6 years, or 2-3 years (in case of the studies following on from the bachelor degree). The submission and defence of the master thesis and a state examination in the subject concerned complete Master s studies.
The graduates of masters studies in the arts and philosophy, social sciences, natural sciences, and theology are awarded the title Master (Mgr.). Graduates from medical faculties (the studies last 5 to 6 years) are awarded the title of Doctor of General Medicine (MUDr.) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (MDDr.).
Postgraduate Doctoral Studies last usually 3 years and culminate in a doctoral examination and public defense of doctoral thesis. The graduates obtain the academic title of Doctor (Ph.D.)