Dutch Language and Literature – Field of study catalogue MU
Dutch Language and Literature
The aim of the Master’s degree study programme in Dutch Language and Literature is to develop and deepen the knowledge and skills in spoken and written practical language. Graduates should reach the C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages by the end of the Master’s degree study programme. The Master’s degree study programme focuses on modern linguistics in a wider diachronic and synchronic aspects and modern literature and literary criticism of the Dutch-speaking countries and translation forms an important part of the study as well.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- perform receptive and productive tasks based on texts in Dutch and Czech at the C1 level
- use basic knowledge of the social, political, and cultural situations in Dutch-speaking countries
- use the language competence as well as knowledge of the social, political, and cultural situations in Dutch-speaking countries in various working positions with relevance for these areas
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 graduate can often find a job in an international company with a Dutch department.
The standard duration of studies is four semesters. For admittance to the final state examination, students must earn a total of 120 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 can be chosen by the students according to their interests and intended professional specialization, and type C/elective courses can be chosen from those 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 information about the courses as well as the specific conditions of the registration are published in the registration templates for the respective study programme.
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 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:
Graduates with this degree are well-prepared for a doctoral degree study programme in linguistics or literature.