Degree programme objectives

The Bachelor’s degree study program in Spanish Language and Literature opens the way for the acquisition of basic knowledge and respective competences in fields of Linguistics, History, Literature and Culture of Hispanophone Countries, including Spain. Input language level corresponds to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages, i. e., B1, output language to level C1.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Přijímací řízení do bakalářských a magisterských studijních programů pro akademický rok 2022/2023
Submission deadline until midnight 28/2/2022

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme

    This programme is accredited in Czech and requires students to have a native-speaker or C1 knowledge of Czech or Slovak.

    The criteria for admission for studies are the results of the written Field of Study Examination. 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.
    Field of study examinations will be held from 22 April to 25 April.
    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)

    For admission for studies in this degree programme, you do not need to take the TSP.

    Field of Study Examination

    This examination is only in Czech. It is intended to check the applicants’ knowledge of the given field of study. It is done in the form of a written test.
    Basic description of the Field of Study Examination:
    Field of study test: written grammar test at the B1 language level and test on the facts of life and institutions (history, geography, and culture) to the extent of secondary school knowledge.

    Sample Field of Study Test
    Sample Field of Study Test: Answer Key

    Admission without the entrance examination

    You may be exempt from the entrance examination based on at least one of the following criteria:
    1. participation in Students’ Professional Activities (SOČ) - selected topics in the field of Theory of Culture, Arts, and Artistic Creation, e.g. literature or linguistics. For a final verdict you need to submit your work, so that the compliance of your topic with the respective field of study can be assessed;
    2. participation in a national round of a Spanish language competition;
    3. secondary school results in four profile subjects determined by the faculty: Czech (Slovak) language, Spanish, basics of social sciences and one more subject of the applicant’s choice from the following: Chinese, English, French, history, music, information technology, Italian, Latin, maths, German, Russian.

    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 four profile subjects. The total average result in all 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 together with a completed Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination 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

    • CHALUPA, Jiří. Španělsko. Stručná historie států. Praha: Libri, 2015.
    • GAJDOVÁ, Dana, Juana Matouš Reyes a Petra Štěpánová. Španělština. Otázky a odpovědi. Nejen k maturitě. Dubicko: INFOA, 2009.
  • Evaluation criteria valid for the applicants applying for a place on this degree programme

    • Total number of points in the Field of Study Examination: 100
    • Limit for successfully passing the Field of Study Examination: 50

Studies

  • Objectives

    The Bachelor’s degree study program in Spanish Language and Literature opens the way for the acquisition of basic knowledge and respective competences in fields of Linguistics, History, Literature and Culture of Hispanophone Countries, including Spain. Input language level corresponds to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages, i. e., B1, output language to level C1.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • write and speak in Spanish with a Pre-Proficiency C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
    • think independently and critically in areas that demand a wide-ranging knowledge of Spanish in its cultural and language context
    • have a broad knowledge of the social, political, cultural and historic background in Spain and other Hispanophone (Spanish-speaking) countries
    • have a solid knowledge about the structure of Spanish language as a specific Romance language, as well as its varieties
    • use the basic professional abilities in the fields of translation and teaching of spanish
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates with this degree can write and speak in Spanish with an almost Pre-Proficient level. They are equipped with a broad knowledge of the social, political, and cultural situations in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries. In addition to access to professional careers the fields of translation, interpretation, editing, journalism, and tourism, they are equipped with the necessary skills adaptable to other professions: the ability to think independently and critically and to express themselves in both their mother tongue and Spanish.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not required.

  • Goals of Theses

    A standard scope of a Bachelor's thesis is about 80,000 characters including footnotes, list of literature, etc.; supplements do not count in the scope of characters. Bachelor's thesis has the character of graduation thesis where students should demonstrate the ability to work critically with specialized texts and apply their acquired knowledge in their own research adapted to their level of studies. Students can focus either on linguistic or literary oriented topics. The student selects the subject of her/his thesis, pending on consultations and approbation of her/his thesis tutor or director, who recommends a methodology and primary reading. The undergraduate must consult with her/his thesis tutor on a regular basis.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Graduates can continue to the Master’s degree study programs in Spanish language and literature, Spanish language translation, North American cultural studies (if the previous major or minor study was English), and Upper secondary school teacher training in Spanish.

Basic information

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

50
estimated number of admitted
109
number of active students

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