Dutch Language and Literature – Field of study catalogue MU
Dutch Language and Literature
“Ga je gang![Go ahead!]”
The aim of the Bachelor’s degree study programme in Dutch Language and Literature is the development of basic language competence and skills in Dutch. Students acquire a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. An essential part of the study is the introduction to basic linguistic and literary disciplines. The introduction to the history, culture, and society of the Dutch-speaking countries form an essential part of the syllabus. The student also has the opportunity to learn the essentials of translation and interpreting.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- use the language competence as well as knowledge of social, political, and cultural situations in Dutch-speaking countries in various working positions with relevance in these areas
- perform receptive and productive tasks based on texts in Dutch and Czech
- enter professions which demand independent and critical thinking as well as excellent diction in the graduate’s mother tongue and fluency in Dutch
- use basic knowledge of linguistics and contemporary literature
Graduates with this degree are qualified for employment as teachers at public and private secondary schools and select types of universities including language schools. They are also qualified for expert and language-oriented jobs in the institutions of the European Union or in other governmental and international institutions, in publishing houses and various branches of the media, in archives, libraries, museums, theatres, and travel agencies, as language experts, and in diplomacy.
The standard duration of studies is six semesters. For admittance to the final state examination, students must earn a total of 180 ECTS credits for type A/required, type B/selective, and type C/elective courses. Type A/required courses constitute the basis of the discipline; type B/selective courses are chosen by the students according to their interests and intended professional specialization. The remaining credits can be earned from type C/elective courses offered in the curriculum of the given study programme or from other courses offered by any other study programme.
During the course of their studies, students should follow the study catalogue valid for their year of matriculation. The study topics and curriculum are specified in the individual plan of study. The information about the courses as well as the specific conditions of the registration are published in the registration templates for the respective study programme.
Pracital training is not an obligatory part of the study.
The final state examination has two parts: a written exam - translation from Czech to Dutch and a literary or linguistic essay; and an oral exam - presentation and discussion of an assigned topic from Dutch literature, realia, or linguistics.
The defence of the thesis is also part of the final state examination.
More information about graduation requirements can be found on the department website:
After completion of the Bachelor’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in the Master’s degree study programme in philology.