The Czech Studies MA program offered by our university aims to equip students with the expertise needed to become proficient specialists in Czech philology. Throughout the course, students gain a comprehensive understanding of Czech literature spanning from its early stages to the modern era, placing it within the broader European context. They also acquire extensive knowledge of Czech grammar and the historical development of the Czech language. In addition, students are introduced to cutting-edge linguistic theories, exploring areas such as sociolinguistics, textology, lexicology, stylistics, and phraseology. A crucial aspect of the program is honing both oral and written proficiency in Czech. The program culminates in the completion of a thesis focused on a chosen subfield within Czech philology.
The MA program is structured into a foundational common compulsory component (60 credits) and a specialized track (22 credits).
This program is particularly well-suited for applicants who possess a keen interest in Czech language and literature, aspiring to work in roles that necessitate proficiency in the Czech language or are closely linked to Czech culture. It’s important to note that the MA program does not confer teaching qualifications.
Graduates of this program are equipped to work as specialists in Czech philology across various sectors, including economics, culture, politics, and social fields. There are abundant opportunities for young professionals with a strong command of the Czech language and a deep understanding of Czech culture, as well as the historical, economic, and social dynamics in contemporary Czech society.
One of the program’s key strengths lies in the well-rounded education it provides. Graduates emerge with broad expertise in philology, with a specialization in Czech literature and linguistics. The program’s structure is designed to be adaptable, catering to students with diverse interests. The department’s faculty members actively contribute to the program’s excellence, regularly participating in both national and international conferences. They also play a pivotal role in organizing international conferences on Slavonic Studies. Additionally, they have a rich publication record, both on the national and international fronts. These achievements underscore the department’s commitment to fostering high-quality academic endeavors in the realm of Czech Studies.