Degree programme objectives

This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one specialization and the focus of their studies is in that track. All students must complete five type A/required courses. The remainder of the programme consists of type B/selective and type C/elective courses that the student chooses based on the track chosen. The student then writes a Master’s thesis based on the track and relevant coursework. With the exception of some courses in translation, all teaching, coursework, and exams in this study programme are carried out in the English language.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Admission to Master's degree programmes in 2024/2025 (beginning: Autumn 2024)
Submission deadline until midnight 30/4/2024

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme

    Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

    Who the programme is intended for: The programme is offered to graduates of Bachelor’s studies in English language and literature, or other programmes focused on English language and literature and other related fields. The similarity of the fields will be assessed on the basis of the application for studies. For related fields, advanced knowledge of English at the C2 level according to SERRJ is expected.

    Subject matter of the entrance examination: The entrance examination consists of a written test of practical English (English Proficiency Exam), which verifies the level of language competence of students (roughly C2 according to CEFR). The entrance examination is in Czech and English.

    The written examinations for English Language and Literature and Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in English Language and Literature are identical. For applicants who apply to both programmes, the test result will be included in both programmes. The selection of applicants for the English Language and Literature programme will be based on a written examination. There is no oral examination.

    Waiver of the entrance examination: The entrance examination can be waived for applicants who have passed the Bachelor’s examination in the field/programme of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University with an excellent (A) or very good (B) result. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via the e-application form, section "Application for waiver of the entrance examination".

    Website Department of English and American Studies

    General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

  • Evaluation criteria valid for the applicants applying for a place on this degree programme

    Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 70 points (out of 100).

Studies

  • Objectives

    This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one specialization and the focus of their studies is in that track. All students must complete five type A/required courses. The remainder of the programme consists of type B/selective and type C/elective courses that the student chooses based on the track chosen. The student then writes a Master’s thesis based on the track and relevant coursework. With the exception of some courses in translation, all teaching, coursework, and exams in this study programme are carried out in the English language.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • write and speak in English with competence at the C2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    • have a deep knowledge of literary and cultural theories and the literatures and cultures of English-speaking countries
    • have a deep knowledge of the approaches of modern functional linguistics, including the history of the English language.
    • work independently and conduct critical analyses
    • analyse, evaluate and interpret primary as well as secondary texts from the fields of literary and cultural studies, linguistics and translation
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates with this degree are capable of complex written and oral expression in English. They have a deep knowledge of the literatures, cultures, and histories of the major English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, and the Commonwealth countries. They are able to analyse various forms and functions of language in diverse genres and communicative situations. In addition to work in the fields of translating, interpreting, editing, journalism, tourism, and teaching at both the secondary and tertiary levels, graduates are well-suited for any profession that demands the ability to think and express themselves independently and critically.

  • Practical Training

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  • Goals of Theses

    A minimum scope of a Master's thesis is no less than 125,000 characters including footnotes, annotations and references (excluding title pages, contents, acknowledgements and appendices). A Master's thesis has the character of an independent empirical research. Students can work with already published texts and data accessible for secondary analysis. The aim a Master's thesis is to demonstrate the student's ability to work critically with professional texts, process the concepts and theories discovered there, and find relevant answers to the given research question.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Further studies are possible in the doctoral degree study programmes of English linguistics or English literature. The postgraduate programme is available in both internal and combined forms.

Basic information

Abbreviation
N-AJ_
Type
master's degree programme (following the bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Degree in Advanced Master's state examination
PhDr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

50
estimated number of admitted
78
number of active students
81
number of theses/dissertations

Faculty of Arts
Programme guaranteed by
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