The two-year, part-time MA Programme in Oral History and Contemporary History is intended for students interested in contemporary (European) history, in interviewing methodologies, and in interpretative methods. Its main aim is to train students to conduct research through creating and analysing interviews and developing fieldwork projects to address those historical and contemporary issues that require interdisciplinary investigation.
The MA programme in Oral History and Contemporary History is centred around the connection between individual and collective aspects of contemporary history and historical events. The goal of the programme is to familiarise its students with oral history methodology and other methods of historical research. Furthermore, it aims to teach its students important knowledge of contemporary historical contexts that frame the individual human stories and perspectives.
More information is available on our Faculty website.
Online Zoom Event for Applicants
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If you are interested in this MA programme and would like to learn more about it, the Oral History and Contemporary History department is offering individual videoconsultations for applicants and prospective students. If interested, email@example.com orJana.Markupova@fhs.cuni.cz directly!
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
Submit a motivation letter, structured CV (curriculum vitae), and an academic paper in English before the application deadline. The paper should be no less than 15 pages in length and prove the applicant's knowledge, skills, and talent for study in the programme which the applicant applies for. The paper can be the applicant's defended bachelor’s thesis or its summary, an article published in an academic journal, or any new essay that the applicant chooses to represent them and their academic knowledge. The Dean of the faculty decides whether papers that the applicant submits meet the requirements.
Submit a notarised copy of the applicant's BA or MA diploma. Those applicants who graduated abroad/ from foreign schools are required to provide recognition of their foreign diploma. More information about the process of recognition and nostrification is available on the Faculty's website.
Conditions for admission
Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed BA education confirmed by a diploma and by submission of the relevant documents mentioned above.
Start your online application on our Admissions portal. The deadline for submitting the completed application is April 30th, 2021. Applications open on November 1st, 2020.
Graduate Profile and Career Prospects
The graduates have a chance to become not only narrowly specialized experts with employment in scientific field and in research activity in academia, but, thanks to their knowledge, skills and experience, they also have the option of applying themselves in the sphere of formal and non-formal education in institutions of the university and non-university type, as ordinary or directing staff in state and political administration at the central, regional or local level, in expert groups in the EU (European Union), in the UN (United Nations) agencies network, in the field of monument preservation and generally in the field of cultural heritage preservation (e.g. in historical institutions, museums etc.); furthermore, in the position of the modern archive managers and workers responsible for files in the national archives, but also in business and corporate archives.
Of course, they may find employment in the private sector as employees of non-profit organizations operating in the sphere of adherence to and the general protection of human rights, in the area of monitoring gender rights or the rights of minorities, or they may specialize in specific social support and counseling for selected individuals or groups of the population.
Furthermore, the graduates can work as employees or as the managers, respectively, in the management of domestic, European and global political (or economical) institutions and organizations, such as creative workers of printed, electronic or audio-visual media or as professional analysts and experts in the consulting field.