This degree study programme is divided into two tracks: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one track and the focus of their studies is on that track. All students must complete three 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.
A successful 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 literature and cultures of English-speaking countries
- have a deep knowledge of diachronic and synchronic linguistic theories, including the history of the English language.
- work independently and conduct critical analyses
Graduates with this degree are capable of complex written and oral expression in English. They have a deep knowledge of the literature, cultures, and histories of the major English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, and the Commonwealth countries. 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.
Section A: Eligibility Criteria
This fee-paying degree programme is open to:
Those holding a Bachelor's degree in a field related to English philology (literature, cultural studies and/or linguistics) or teaching English (as either a first or second language) from an institution of higher education in the Czech Republic or abroad.
- Those holding Bachelor's degrees in other disciplines within the humanities, liberal arts or social sciences from colleges or universities located in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean, Africa and Asia) may also be considered for admission on an individual basis.
Section B: Terms of Admission
Submission of an electronic application in the Masaryk University Information System.
Submission of two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher.
Submission of a Statement of Purpose (750 words maximum) in English, explaining why the applicant wishes to study in this degree programme accredited in English and why the applicant wishes to study in this Department.
Submission of a copy of the applicant's Bachelor's thesis or its equivalent (Honour's Thesis, Senior Thesis, etc.).
- Submission of a transcript of university/college studies, which must include:
- Dates you attended the institution
- Titles of courses and examinations you completed and the marks received
- Demonstrate English-language skills at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language by submitting one of the following certificates (not more than one year old at the time of the submission of the application):
- IELTS (minimum acceptable score: 7.5)
- Certificate of Cambridge Proficiency in English with a mark of A or B
- TOEFL iBT score of 102 or higher
Graduates of colleges or universities located in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean, Africa and Asia) need not submit test scores.
Admission to study English Language and Literature will be offered to those applicants selected by the Department's Entrance Exam Committee, based on a complex evaluation of the applicant's language skills, academic record, recommendations and motivation.
In addition, all students with foreign degrees (except as set out below) must submit their Bachelor's degree for official recognition by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. As this process ("nostrification") can take several months, it is recommended that applicants submit this paperwork concurrently with their application. Applicants without this official recognition are not permitted to enrol at the University.
Transferring to the degree programme accredited in the Czech-language
Students enrolled in the degree programme accredited in English wishing to transfer to the degree programme accredited in Czech (i.e. from the fee-paying to the no-fee programme) must successfully pass the entrance exam process set out for that degree programme. These students must also demonstrate a knowledge of Czech at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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Last updated January 29, 2018