Masaryk University

Introduction

Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been infused with a strong democratic spirit ever since its establishment in 1919. The university also plays a major role in the social and cultural life of the South Moravian Region.

One of Masaryk University’s top priorities is scientific research. In addition to attaining a leading position in research grant competitions, the university has made considerable financial investments – especially at its newly erected campus – in order to enhance research and teaching capacity, facilitate the development of tools for the transfer of knowledge and improve support for research and innovation.

Masaryk University offers degrees in a wide range of traditional as well as newly-emerging disciplines and is currently one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in Europe. In recent years it has consistently attracted the largest number of study applicants among Czech universities, thus allowing it to remain highly selective when admitting students. Masaryk University was one of the first to introduce a three-tier degree structure based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System and is currently the single higher education institution in the Czech Republic to hold the ECTS Label. Allocated in 2010 by the European Commission, the label constitutes proof of the university's high educational standards and a guarantee of the correct implementation of the credit system in all Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.

The university is involved in a wide range of mobility activities and research programmes taking place in the European Union and other countries with the objective of enabling graduates of Bachelor’s or Master’s studies at other institutions to continue their Master’s or doctoral studies at Masaryk University. The same principle applies to Masaryk University students who wish to return to their alma mater following a study period abroad.

The university has long been devoted to providing students with sensory or physical disabilities with the care and attention they deserve. The Support Centre for Students with Special Needs ensures that all fields of study accredited at the university are open to these students and that they enjoy the educational standards available to the rest of the student body.

Placing a great deal of emphasis on international cooperation with prestigious foreign universities and research institutions, Masaryk University supports the continuous exchange of knowledge, ideas and information as well as researchers, instructors and students on a worldwide scale, assuring equal educational and research opportunities for all.

Masaryk University is firmly committed to electronic forms of communication. In order to improve both access to information and the quality of studies, it has developed an intranet system featuring a number of tools designed to e.g. assess tens of thousands of application forms, facilitate e-learning, enable students to register for courses and examinations, provide employees with efficient communication channels and support rapid communication between offices and departments. In 2005, the Masaryk University Information System received the prestigious EUNIS Elite Award in recognition of the university’s leading position in the use of information technologies in the academic community.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Admissions & Requirements

General information The admission procedure is an administrative process set to determine whether or not an applicant shall be admitted to studies in an accredited degree programme. The admission procedure begins with the submission of an application to an MU faculty and proceeds in compliance with the Higher Education Act and Masaryk University Statutes. The admission procedure ends with a decision on admission or denial of admission to studies in the degree programme and field of study listed in the entrance application. Should the applicant withdraw the application or fail to complete the requirements imposed by the admission procedure (in particular the entrance examinations), all fees associated with the admission procedure are considered non-refundable.

Practical Information

Application fees Fees associated with admission procedures at all Masaryk University faculties apart from the Faculty of Medicine (1,300 CZK) have been set at 400 CZK. The applicant is required to pay the fee for each submitted application. Payment information for each electronic application including an individually assigned identification code is generated by the Information System following the submission of the online form. The system generates a bill after each individual e-application is filled out. Payment is made through the MU on-line shop; when submitting more than one application the applicant can pay for all the applications with a single payment. It is not necessary to confirm payment by post. Applicants who fail to attend the entrance examinations will not be refunded.

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Programs

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Master

International Master in Cultural Sociology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

The International Joint Master’s Degree in Cultural Sociology is a 4 semester (2 year) full time Master’s program. [+]

The International Joint Master’s Degree in Cultural Sociology is a 4 semester (2 year) full time Master’s program. You will enroll at one of the partner universities, and spend at least one semester (3rd semester is designed for mobility) at another partner university of the consortium. Upon graduation you will receive a joint diploma of all four partner universities. The universities in the consortium (University of Graz / University of Zadar / University of Trento / Masaryk University) work together to guarantee a high quality international curriculum with regional aspects. [-]

Master in Business Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

Students will focus on the study of corporate economics and management and will apply both a holistic and atomistic approach. [+]

Students will focus on the study of corporate economics and management and will apply both a holistic and atomistic approach. They will look in detail at various functions of a corporation especially those related to production, personnel, technology and science, business, economics and finance. The programme aims to equip students with a good understanding of the material, economic, organizational, informative and managerial aspects of processes taking place in a company and their mutual connections. As well as gaining theoretical knowledge students will also develop skills necessary for both executive and managerial functions. [-]

Master in Cultural Sociology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

The Englih-taught study field Cultural Sociology seeks students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary societies. [+]

The Englih-taught study field Cultural Sociology seeks students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary societies, who want to research topics such as globalization, migration, popular culture, changes in identity and societal transformations. [-]

Master in Embedded Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

This study field is taught only in English language. It is a comprehensive study programme of programmable structures which overlapps with parallel and distributed systems, computer networks, and cryptography. [+]

This study field is taught only in English language. It is a comprehensive study programme of programmable structures which overlapps with parallel and distributed systems, computer networks, and cryptography. The programme covers basic theories, research methodology, analysis, and comparative studies of the relevant computing devices. An emphasis is placed on balancing theoretical and practical subjects that apply to the design, implementation, analysis, testing and operation of embedded systems based on FPGA, one chip microcomputers and DSP. Working on projects in small teams is an integral part of these studies. Projects are oriented towards experimental and prototype solutions and to practical issues that emerge from the research and development activities of the faculty. It is possible to cooperate with potential employers to learn about the design of specific embedded systems and their developmental tools. [-]

Master in Energy Security Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

The Energy Security Studies program responds to demand from the public and private sectors to provide highly qualified graduates capable of critically analyzing the situation arising in the fields of production, consumption, and transport of energy in the context of related economic and political issues. [+]

The Energy Security Studies program responds to demand from the public and private sectors to provide highly qualified graduates capable of critically analyzing the situation arising in the fields of production, consumption, and transport of energy in the context of related economic and political issues. The curriculum of the program builds on the analysis of EU and central European energy markets, impacts of new trends in the energy sector, new actors in energy markets, and the dynamic relations between leading world producers, consumers, and transit countries. In addition to these topics, the curriculum also focuses on environmental, technical, economic, and legal dimensions of energy use. Many lecturers are leading experts on energy-related issues and on international energy security. Attention is also turned to theoretical approaches and use of appropriate research methods to understand these problems. [-]

Master in European Governance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

Master on European Governance is a graduate study program taught in cooperation of the Utrecht School of Governance of the Utrecht University and the Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University, Brno. [+]

Master on European Governance is a graduate study program taught in cooperation of the Utrecht School of Governance of the Utrecht University and the Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University, Brno. The 2-year program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience the environment of both schools. The first year is organized in Brno and the second year in Utrecht; moreover, during the program, joint seminars with participation of lecturers from both universities are to be held. [-]

Master in European Politics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

European Politics is a comprehensive program of study in the fields of comparative politics and European integration. [+]

European Politics is a comprehensive program of study in the fields of comparative politics and European integration. The comparative politics component of the program covers basic theories, research methodology, empirical analysis, and comparative studies of the political developments and the party systems in European countries. This component allows students to focus specifically on the region of Central and Eastern Europe, to explore the experiences of post-communist transformations, and to acquire a thorough understanding of the political developments in post-socialist countries. The European integration component includes theoretical and empirical analysis of different international organizations and their interaction in Europe. Special emphasis is put on the study of the European Union and its enlargements. [-]

Master in Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

Students in this field are prepared to work in various functions in monetary systems, corporation finance and financial accounting. [+]

Students in this field are prepared to work in various functions in monetary systems, corporation finance and financial accounting. The organization of the field enables the students to gain knowledge of monetary systems, banking, insurance, corporate finance, accounting, financial markets and international finance. Emphasis is placed on solving financial and monetary problems. Through optional courses it is possible for the students to expand their knowledge of the area of banking, bank management, bank accounting, financial analysis and plan, contractual relations in financial affairs, financial accounting of corporations and the insurance market. [-]

Master in International Relations: Europe from the Visegrad Perspective

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

This joint Master’s degree program offers the unique opportunity to study international relations at the leading universities of the four countries that together form the so-called Visegrad group: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. [+]

This joint Master’s degree program offers the unique opportunity to study international relations at the leading universities of the four countries that together form the so-called Visegrad group: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia - at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Masaryk University, University of Pécs, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica. As a student, you will spend one semester at each partner university where you will not only learn about, but also directly experience, the specific political and cultural environment of each country. Experienced faculty from the four partner universities, as well as visiting lecturers from renowned international academic and diplomatic institutions, provide insightful and inspiring instruction about major developments in contemporary international law, economics, politics, and culture in light of the European integration processes as seen from the standpoint of the V4. [-]

Master in Lower Secondary School and Language School Teacher Training in English Language

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

The single-subject study is designed for graduates from the Bachelor’s degree programme Specialization in Pedagogy, the Field of Study Teacher Training in Foreign Languages. [+]

The single-subject study is designed for graduates from the Bachelor’s degree programme Specialization in Pedagogy, the Field of Study Teacher Training in Foreign Languages - English Language, Bachelor’s degree programme Philology, Field of Study English Language and Literature at faculties of Arts, prospectively Bachelor’s degree programme Specialization in Pedagogy, Field of Study Lower Secondary School Teacher Training in English Language and Literature (double-subject study) at faculties of Education, prospectively for graduates from similar Study Fields. [-]

Master in Service Science, Management and Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

The ultimate goal of the study is to educate real T-shaped professionals, which are supposed to be both "deep and broad". Deep means that they have deep knowledge in a selected discipline (the core field of the study) and broad aims to multidisciplinary overlaps (communication skills across other fields). [+]

English taught study fields are designated for foreign students and are paid. This study field is taught in English and joins a modern education in informatics with broader multidisciplinary overview especially of management, team work, and service economy principles. The ultimate goal of the study is to educate real T-shaped professionals, which are supposed to be both "deep and broad". Deep means that they have deep knowledge in a selected discipline (the core field of the study) and broad aims to multidisciplinary overlaps (communication skills across other fields). The part of the study is a guaranteed one semester internship in a real service-oriented business company. The internship creates a unique opportunity to use and confront knowledge obtained at university lectures with real problems in service-oriented business. The project solved during the internship as well as lessons learned from the stay in the real business serve as a base for a master thesis. [-]

Master in Sociology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Brno

The standard duration of the Sociology Master's program is four semesters. To earn the diploma, students must obtain 120 ECTS credits for coursework, successfully complete a master thesis (20 000 words) and pass a final examination. [+]

The standard duration of the Sociology Master's program is four semesters. To earn the diploma, students must obtain 120 ECTS credits for coursework, successfully complete a master thesis (20 000 words) and pass a final examination. The structure of the program is designed to cultivate students' general critical thinking skills and their ability to analyze various social phenomena within the framework of contemporary social theory. The curriculum includes a comparative approach to the study of post-socialist societies and problems of democratic transitions and the interpretation of contemporary social and sociological issues within European and global contexts. Courses cover topics that cover the basic sociological theory and methods, and optional courses reflect the faculty’s wide-ranging research interests from the questions of social exclusion and inclusion, migration studies to cultural sociology. [-]

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