Degree programme objectives

The Master’s degree study programme in Auxiliary Historical Sciences prepares qualified professionals for work with various types of historical sources. The objective of the study is to deepen interpretative and methodological skills in particular auxiliary historical sciences and application of the theoretical knowledge and skills in compiling historical sources, mainly in the form of critical editions. Students will learn basic methods of interpretation and text review and will be able to apply the acquired skills in auxiliary historical sciences within an interdisciplinary approach in a wider context of historical sciences. They will acquire language skills both in current expert communication and in historical grammar books of the main source languages in Czech archives.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The Master’s degree study programme in Auxiliary Historical Sciences prepares qualified professionals for work with various types of historical sources. The objective of the study is to deepen interpretative and methodological skills in particular auxiliary historical sciences and application of the theoretical knowledge and skills in compiling historical sources, mainly in the form of critical editions. Students will learn basic methods of interpretation and text review and will be able to apply the acquired skills in auxiliary historical sciences within an interdisciplinary approach in a wider context of historical sciences. They will acquire language skills both in current expert communication and in historical grammar books of the main source languages in Czech archives.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • apply theoretical and methodological knowledge and skills in auxiliary historical sciences;
    • prepare critical editions of historical sources;
    • compile historical and archival collections or historical collections;
    • compile exacting searches for complex historical issues;
    • review previous findings and propose new solutions and theories.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates of this Master’s degree study programme will be prepared for a further expert career, including compiling and cataloguing historical archival funds and collections in archives, libraries with historical collections, museums, and galleries.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan. Students may optional practical training in selected memory and research institutions.

  • Goals of Theses

    The dissertation examines a particular area of an academic issue appropriate to the type of study. Here the student must demonstrate the ability to carry out independent academic worky, to master the relevant academic literature and to analyse the material under study.

    A standard scope of a Master's thesis ranges 140,000 characters including footnotes

    and content.

    Instructions for Final State Examinations and elaboration of the Master's Diploma thesis are regulated by FF Directive No. 6/2017 On Final State Examinations for Students of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University.

    http://archivnictvi.phil.muni.cz/media/2878034/vzor_bakalarske_prace.pdf

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in a doctoral degree study programme.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

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

7
number of active students

Faculty of Arts
Programme guaranteed by
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