Degree programme objectives

The aim of this study programme is for students to acquire and develop language skills in German, and furthermore to introduce them to the basics of the scholarly philological reflection of language and literature in the broader context of history and culture.

The students will focus on the most topical disciplines of linguistics and literature and will acquire a broad overview of the history, culture, land and people of German-speaking countries.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Admission to Bachelor's and long-cycle Master's degree programmes in 2023/2024
Submission deadline until midnight 28. 2. 2023

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme
    The criteria for admission for studies are the results of the Learning Potential Test (TSP). Applicants may also be admitted based on other criteria, see Admission without the Entrance Examination. The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University disregards the results of SCIO National Comparative Examinations.

    You can file your e-applications for studies from 1 November to 28 February.
    The date and time of the examination will be stated in the electronic invitation for the examination, which will be uploaded to your e-application. The faculty will not be sending paper invitations. Applicants applying for the major study plan and minor study plan in a combined study must comply with the conditions for admission into both plans.

    Learning Potential Test (TSP)

    This test is only in Czech. For up-to-date information, click here

    Field of Study Examination

    For admission for studies of this degree programme, you do not need to take the Field of Study Examination.

    Admission without the entrance examination

    You may be exempt from the entrance examination based on at least one of the following criteria:
    1. secondary school results with an average 1.5 or higher in two of the following three subjects determined by the Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies: Czech/Slovak language, English language, German language;
    2. language exam certificate DSD II, Goethe-Zertifikat B2, ÖSD-Zertifikat B2, DSH, telc B2 or TestDaF (level 3–5), (or higher).

    Secondary school results may be applied for an exemption from the entrance examination by those applicants whose average grade was 1.5 or higher in each of the two profile subjects. The total average result in both subjects is not taken into consideration. Secondary school seminars are also disregarded. The average grade of each profile subject is calculated based on the results of the last four years of study in the following way: the mid-year grade is calculated from the final year, whereas the final grades are calculated from the previous three years. It is also necessary that applicants have studied each of the profile subjects for at least two years during the last four years.
    Enter your grades in your e-application. Then print the grades out and let your secondary school certify them with a stamp and a signature. Upload the scan of the certified grades into your e-application. You can also upload officially certified school reports or any other documents certifying your school results.
    Please upload the officially certified documents directly to your e-application in the section Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination no later than 28 February.

  • Recommended reading for the examinations under this field
    • Povejšil, M. Mluvnice současné němčiny. Praha 1987. (poslední vydání 1994)
    • Baumbach, R., Václavková, G. Mluvnice němčiny (včetně kapitoly o nové úpravě německého pravopisu). Olomouc : Fin, 1997.
  • Evaluation criteria valid for the applicants applying for a place on this degree programme
    Limit for TSP percentile for successfully passing the entrance examination: 30

Studies

  • Objectives

    The aim of this study programme is for students to acquire and develop language skills in German, and furthermore to introduce them to the basics of the scholarly philological reflection of language and literature in the broader context of history and culture.

    The students will focus on the most topical disciplines of linguistics and literature and will acquire a broad overview of the history, culture, land and people of German-speaking countries.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • use languzage competence in German at C1 level of the reference framework
    • perform receptive and productive tasks based on texts in German and Czech
    • enter professions that demand independent and critical thinking as well as cultivated diction in the mother tongue and fluency in German
    • communicate and work with texts in German in individual fields of professional experience
    • analyse literature text written in German
    • perform a basic linguistic analysis of a German text with focus on morphology and syntax and syntax
    • use the acquired language competence and the knowledge of social, political, and cultural situations in German-speaking countries in various working positions with relevance for these areas
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates with this degree are qualified for language-oriented jobs in companies and institutions, in publishing houses and various branches of the media, in archives, libraries, museums, theatres, travel agencies etc.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan. Selected project-oriented type B/selective courses offer opportunities for the students to develop skills in the practical usage of the theoretical knowledge and develop further praxis-related skills.

  • Goals of Theses

    The bachelor's thesis is a concise written presentation of a given topic, based on a systematic evaluation of secondary literature and other specified sources. It is not required to be based on original research, it may be based on published literature (specific requirements are to be formulated by the supervisor). Students demonstrate the ability to perform basic research tasks on specified topics, critically process information, and independently present the acquired knowledge in a cultivated language form and with due respect to the conventions of the scholarly work (including bibliography, form and style requirements) .

    The minimum extent of the bachelor's thesis is 60 000 characters (including footnotes and bibliography; the treatment of the annexes is decided individually by the supervisor).

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the Bachelor’s studies, it is possible to continue further studies in the Master’s degree programmes (philology, teaching for secondary schools, German translation).

Basic information

Abbreviation
B-NJ_
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

45
estimated number of admitted
134
number of active students
12
number of theses/dissertations

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