Palacky University

Introduction

Why Palacký University Olomouc?

It is the university, together with a number of other educational institutions that makes Olomouc the top student city in the Czech Republic – where every fifth person in the city is a student! Olomouc, with its UNESCO-listed town centre, is home to over 23,000 students from all over the world, who prove every single day why Olomouc is called the Czech Oxford. Students are literally everywhere, which only highlights the friendly and even family-like atmosphere of the city, one you will fall in love with at first sight.

Degree programmes

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Palacký University offers degree programmes taught in multiple languages at three levels – Bachelor, Master and Doctoral. You can choose from degree programmes taught at the Faculties of Arts (Philology, Euroculture, Sociology, etc.), Medicine (General Medicine, Dentistry, etc.), Science (International Development Studies, Ph.D. in Geography, Chemistry, Biology, etc.), Physical Culture (Kinanthropology), Education (Special Education, Special Needs Counselling, etc.) and Law (European and International Law).

Palacký University – more than just studying...

The eight faculties of Palacký University offer over three hundred degree programmes and possible combinations, with many courses available in a foreign language. Almost any discipline can be found, ranging from Theology, Teacher Training, Law, Physical Education and Sport, through the Humanities, Social Sciences and Art History, to Science, Medicine and Healthcare Sciences. Students can study in full-time and part-time programmes, concentrate on one or more majors at the same time, even between different faculties. Everything depends on you, as you can incorporate subjects from other disciplines into your schedule. Palacký University Olomouc places emphasis on the individual approach and instruction of foreign languages, study abroad programmes, and practical training with professionals in the field. On top of this, students are given sufficient space for extracurricular activities, whether in the university sports facilities (river access, gym, sporting fields), culture (film clubs, student theatres, magazines, radio) or for example in the context of social events (the Student May “Majáles” festival, fancy dress balls, department parties). There is always something for everyone!

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The university town of Olomouc

The town of Olomouc with its cultural, military and ecclesiastical tradition is now mainly a town of education. The twenty three thousand university students, the large body of teachers and research workers, and hundreds of secondary school pupils in relation to the population of one hundred thousand make Olomouc a town of intellectual inspiration. You can meet the students everywhere, in the Central University Library, the Research Library, and the Municipal Library, in the wonderful parks below the medieval walls surrounding the historical town, in the theatre, museums, at concerts of the Moravian Philharmonic and in the art galleries. You will meet them in the halls of residence in the Envelopa area, full of student activities, in sports grounds, and in boats on the river Morava.

This unique atmosphere attracts foreign students to Olomouc. They study full-time or attend special courses at the university. Olomouc is an ideal venue for international academic conferences; foreign visitors have already called the town a “Moravian Oxford”.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Czech

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Programs

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Master

Master in English Philology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Text Analysis and Pragmatics, Stylistics, Historical Grammar, English Dialects). [+]

Programme content: The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Text Analysis and Pragmatics, Stylistics, Historical Grammar, English Dialects). Optional courses, in which students can further specialise, are an integral part of the study. Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Application deadline: February 28th Application procedure: application form original or verified copy of the applicant’s BA diploma supplement (a BA degree in English required) non-refundable processing fee of EUR 25 (free of any bank charges) an abstract (1 to 3 pages) of the applicant’s BA thesis in English or any other academic work in English relevant to the field of study to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam written project (1 to 3 pages) to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam An oral exam, during which the applicant’s knowledge of the English language (English Philology at the bachelor level) is tested, and his/her past achievements and future academic plans are discussed (based on a three-page master’s thesis proposal submitted by the applicant at the exam). Language requirements: English language CEFR level C1 Training methods: seminars, workshops, projects, presentations, essays [-]

Master in Foresight, Environment and Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The aim of the Foresight, Environment and Development program is to prepare foresight-focused professionals for careers in environment and development policy and practice. The duration of the program is 2 years. Students will be awarded the title of “Magister”, abbreviated as “Mgr.” which is equivalent to the Master of Science (M.Sc.). [+]

Palacký University Olomouc Palacký University, established in 1573, is one of the leading centres of teaching and research in the Czech Republic. It comprises eight faculties at the present time and offers degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine and other natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, as well as legal education. In the recent years, one of the highest priorities of the University is to strengthen international cooperation with other higher education institutions. Up to date, more than 1 700 international students study at Palacký University. Palacký University is located in historical but dynamic city of Olomouc. The town itself is very old and picturesque and it is surrounded by sports facilities and nature. The city of Olomouc is well-known for its high density of university students: over 24 000 students in the city of 100 000 inhabitants make Olomouc the city with the highest density of university students in Central Europe. Foresight, Environment and Development (FED) is a graduate two-year full-time program. The aim of the program is to prepare foresight-focused professionals for careers in environment and development policy and practice. Foresight is the ability to predict what may happen or may be needed in the future, while considering the future as something that we can create or shape. Foresight assumes that the future is not pre-determined but can evolve in different directions. Foresight includes thinking about the future, debating the future and shaping the future, using participatory and multidisciplinary approaches. Development in the name of the program stands for a branch of social science which addresses issues of concern to development policy and best practices. Environment stands for an academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment and includes particularly the factors that have an influence on human wellbeing and sustainable development. Upon successful completion of the program students will be equipped to work in public sector as well as in private industry both at the national and international levels. The graduate students may be employed in governmental or non-governmental institutions which collaborate on development or environment-related projects, especially at the positions where planning and future trends analysis is a real necessity. In addition, they can find careers in the private sector, especially in high-tech companies which are dependent on the ability to monitor and formulate future trends in the respective sector. A plenty of scholarships and international opportunities are available to FED students. The Merit Scholarship and Master Course Scholarship for Foreigners are granted to students with very good study results, while Vavroušek and Mobility Scholarships are designed to support internships and student research projects implemented in so-called developing countries. The Department of Development Studies is currently cooperating with more than twenty universities within the ERASMUS+ and ERASMUS MUNDUS programs. ERASMUS program financially supports and makes possible carrying out a part of students' study program at a university in another European country. The department also offers field trips to international institutions and development organisations. [-]

Master in International Development Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The aim of the International Development Studies program in English is to prepare professionals for careers in development policy and practice. The duration of the program is 2 years. Students will be awarded the title of “Magister”, abbreviated as “Mgr.” which is equivalent to the Master of Science (M.Sc.). [+]

Palacký University Olomouc Palacký University, established in 1573, is one of the leading centres of teaching and research in the Czech Republic. It comprises eight faculties at the present time and offers degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine and other natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, as well as legal education. In the recent years, one of the highest priorities of the University is to strengthen international cooperation with other higher education institutions. Up to date, more than 1 700 international students study at Palacký University. Palacký University is located in historical but dynamic city of Olomouc. The town itself is very old and picturesque and it is surrounded by sports facilities and nature. The city of Olomouc is well-known for its high density of university students: over 24 000 students in the city of 100 000 inhabitants make Olomouc the city with the highest density of university students in Central Europe. International Development Studies (IDS) is a graduate two-year full-time program designed not only for students with development studies background but also for students and practitioners from related fields who are interested in international development. The program provides students with key knowledge and skills for a deeper understanding of problems affecting developing countries, including the skills for qualitative and quantitative research. The aim of the IDS is to prepare professionals for careers in development policy and practice. Upon successful completion of the programme students will be equipped to work in the field of international development in public sector, private industry, as well as in governmental and non-governmental organizations at both national and international levels. Students can also find the opportunity to work as experts in projects run in low-income countries, especially organizing and administering the projects both in the donor and in the target country, in diplomatic service, or in academic sector. A plenty of scholarships and international opportunities are available to IDS students. The Merit Scholarship and Master Course Scholarship for Foreigners are granted to students with very good study results, while Vavroušek and Mobility Scholarships are designed to support internships and student research projects in the field of development cooperation. The Department of Development Studies is currently cooperating with more than twenty universities within the ERASMUS+ and ERASMUS MUNDUS programs. ERASMUS program financially supports and makes possible carrying out a part of students' study program at a university in another European country. The department also offers field trips to developing regions or to international institutions and international development organisations. [-]

Master in Political Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

Core programme courses include EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy [+]

Programme content: Core programme courses include: EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy External Relations of the EU EU Economic Policy International Relations Theories International Security Conflict Resolution Modern History of Europe Methodology Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Application deadline: February 28th Application procedure: The applicant should be a graduate of a BA or a MA study programme in the field of social studies, humanities or law. The applicant will present: Bachelor’s degree diploma diploma supplement of her/his Bachelor’s study (the diploma supplement may be substituted by a list of courses and exams passed during the Bachelor’s study) his/her bachelor’s thesis or any corresponding graduate work, eventually another written essay with a minimum page count of 20 pages CV motivation letter Personal interview might be arranged via skype. Language requirements: English language CEFR level B2 or TOEFL points 87 minimum Training methods: lectures, seminars, workshops, consultancy. [-]

Master in Pre-Primary Education

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The follow-up Master's degree programme is intended for the graduates of Teaching at kindergartens (Bachelor) and Preschool Special Needs Education Teaching – Nursery School Teacher Training (Bachelor). [+]

Programme description The follow-up Master's degree programme is intended for the graduates of Teaching at kindergartens (Bachelor) and Preschool Special Needs Education Teaching – Nursery School Teacher Training (Bachelor). The study specialisation is drafted for pre-primary teachers qualified preparation with emphasis on pre-school curriculum development with respect to the specific conditions of the pre-primary institution taking into consideration the specialities and needs of pre-primary children in the pedagogic-psychological context and with emphasis on pedagogical diagnostics and special-pedagogical with applying the inclusive education principles and preprimary institution management in accord with the current trends in the pre-education field. Graduate profile The graduate is trained to: do the profession of a teacher at ordinary kindergartens and in kindergartens for children with special education needs. All this with emphasis on the process of managing and methodology in the concept of current pre-primary curriculum, to draft school curriculum in accord with the conditions and need of an individual preprimary institution, to cooperate on creating the conditions for development of own kindergarten education path, to work in accord with the current trends in education; In accord with pre-primary curriculum, the graduate is ready: to create, manage and implement the process of education activities and conditions progress evaluation implemented within a pre-primary education institution, to implement acquired knowledge as a part of a feedback not only considering himself (self-reflection) but also considering the other kinder garden teachers, to manage the pedagogical process implemented within the whole kinder garden on purpose, to process and evaluate the necessary data for kindergarten management and development; Graduate: acquired expertise necessary for providing the advisory service for parents, is able to mediate the current enlightenment activities in the area of pre-primary education; In cooperation with specialists, the graduate is able: to eruditely mediate the special services for both children and parents, on the basis of his expertise to create the corresponding conditions for education and development of children with special educational needs. All this in accord with the requirements of special and integrated pre-primary children education. The graduate disposes of knowledge and skills necessary for: managing, guiding and support of professional growth and school working team professionalization. The jobs and institutions characteristics where the graduate may use acquired education: an ordinary kindergarten, children clubs, a kindergarten for children with special educational needs. Admission requirements The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of the study programme. Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicants are required to send: application (online application form); proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); motivation letter; profile essay; CV; certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams The entrance examination of the candidates a test, which demonstrates its assumptions for the study of: Pre-school education (at the level of completed Bc. Study) Special education (at the level of completed Bc. Study) Psychology (at the level of completed Bc. Study). [-]

Master in Special Needs Education - Counselling

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a non-teaching follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree in special needs education (particularly the following fields of study: special needs education – andragogy, special needs education – after-school education, [+]

Programme description The study is designed as a non-teaching follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree in special needs education (particularly the following fields of study: special needs education – andragogy, special needs education – after-school education, special needs education – intervention, preschool special needs education – teaching at nursery schools, etc.), and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage). The study offers specialization by means of selection courses, which the students can focus on. These areas include special needs education counselling designed for the family and children with health disability at an early age, special needs education counselling designed for communicative competence disorders, special needs education counselling designed for the target group of adults and counselling for non-school activities. The structure and content of the lectures, seminars and teaching practices reflects the requirements of Act No. 563/2004 Coll., on pedagogical staff as last amended on 1 January 2015 and, in the context of non-school counselling, especially in the sector of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the requirements defined by the educational standards relating to social service workers are respected. Graduate’s profile and opportunities Job opportunities of the graduates include counselling positions with a direct contact with children, pupils or adults with health disability. The graduates will perform special needs education diagnostics and develop individual plans. They will carry out interventions and special needs education counselling, and cooperate with professionals on an interdisciplinary basis. The graduates will be ready to communicate and collaborate with the parents of children and pupils and teachers in special and mainstream schools. They will work in facilities and institutions designed for the persons of the target group. Admission requirements: The programme will accept graduates of Bachelor's programme focused on special education. The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of orthocommunication or early intervention special pedagogy counselling. The applicant is expected to send an electronic version of his/her graduation thesis (graduation project). Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicants are required to send: on-line application (online application form); motivation letter and profile essay (see information above); CV; proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams Test of special needs education covering the Bachelor’s degree in Special Needs Education Interview [-]

Master in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent [+]

Description of programme The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage). The study of special needs education – drama therapy is based on the transformations of the social reality in recent years in the area of special needs education practices and social work (especially the “Education Act” 561/2004 and Act on Social Services 108/2006 – both Acts put more emphasis on the care for persons with severe and profound health disability, which requires therapeutic-formative and social-therapeutic training of professionals – special needs educators). The aim of the study is to prepare graduates for qualified work in the sectors of education, social care, health care and justice including non-governmental organizations active in the mentioned sectors. The study organically links the knowledge of special needs education and drama therapy (in the context of other expressive therapeutic disciplines), and on the basis of a broad interdisciplinary approach leads students to independent work in solving complex theoretical and especially practical issues with their clients. Graduate profile and job opportunities The graduates will be qualified for the function on educators, expressively oriented therapists – drama therapists, experts in school counselling centres (school special needs educators), educational facilities for institutional and protective education and preventive educational care – educational care centres, children’s homes, educational institutions, substitute family institutions, children’s houses, etc. The graduates will be able to provide qualified assistance in the area of special needs education care and expressive therapy, with a special focus on drama therapy in daily care sanatoria, facilities providing social care and prevention, gerontology facilities, facilities of penitentiary and postpenitentiary (continuous) care, therapeutic communities (groups) organized by the non-profit and health care sectors. The graduates will be able to work as lecturers or researchers in the area of schools of the second and third cycle and in scientific institutions, or to perform functions in field service facilities in organizing and planning social work in the context of state administration and self-government, as educators in the sector of the Ministry of Justice, as organizers, managers and coordinators of activities and services provided by non-governmental organizations that assists persons with health disability or social disadvantage. Preconditions for admission Completion of the Bachelor’s degree in the study programme B7506 Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of the study programme. The applicants are required to send: application (online application form); proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); motivation letter; profile essay; CV; certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams Test of special needs education and drama therapy covering the Bachelor’s degree of Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Interpretation of a prepared drama therapy project aimed at a client with a specific mental disorder and dramatic improvisation on a given topic. [-]

MA

Master in Euroculture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. [+]

Programme content: The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Structure of the programme: first semester (Home university – Olomouc) second semester (Host university – Europe) third semester (Home/Host/Third country university/Internship) fourth semester (Home/Host university) Title awarded: MA (Double degree with partner universities) Network Georg-August University, Göttingen (DE), Deusto University, Bilbao (E), University of Strasbourg (F), Udine University (IT), University of Groningen (NL), Jagiellonian University, Kraków (PL), Uppsala University (S), University of Pune (India), Osaka University (Japan), UNAM, Mexico City (Mexico), IUPUI Indianapolis (USA). Application deadline: December 1st for both Erasmus Mundus grant applicants + self-financing applicants (Erasmus Mundus grant applicants have to hold a BA (or MA) degree at the time they apply, self-financing students don’t). 2 more deadlines for self-financing applicants: March 1st and June 1st. Application procedure: a first higher education degree (Bachelor’s degree) in a discipline of relevance to the fields of European culture and history etc. languages skills: English is a precondition (see our website), other European languages are taken into consideration in the selection process study mobility periods abroad and practical experience in European and/or international organisations and institutions is valued completed application form for further formal requirements see http://euroculture.upol.cz/how-to- apply/requirements/ Language requirements: TOEFL Paper-based: 580 or TOEFL IBT Internet-based: 92 or TOEFL Computer-Based: 237; IELTS: minimum overall score 6.5, with no part score (listening, reading, writing, speaking) under 5.5 Training methods: lectures, seminars, internships. [-]

Contact

Palacký University Olomouc

Address Křížkovského 8
Olomouc 771 47, Czech Republic
Website http://www.upol.cz/
Phone +420 585 631 111