Master of English Philology

General

Program Description

The consecutive (follow-on) Master's degree program "English Philology" is the English-language version of the degree program "Anglická filologie"; it follows on from the Bachelor degree program of the same name. The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) with a solid knowledge of English linguistics and a deep knowledge of the literature and culture of English-speaking countries, who are aware of the professional literature in these fields and other information resources.

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Graduate Profile

Discipline-specific knowledge

Graduates of the two-year consecutive (follow-on) Master's degree have a wide range of competencies in philological disciplines. Their knowledge demonstrates a qualitative and quantitative development of the theoretical knowledge, thinking and awareness gained as part of their previous Bachelor's studies of English philology. Courses in disciplines such as linguistic pragmatics, text linguistics, contrastive linguistic analysis, and sociolinguistics enable students to gain a comprehensive overview of the disciplinary landscape. The course in historical grammar gives them insights into the diachronic dimension of language and linguistics, Graduates also gain a deeper knowledge of the literature and culture of Great Britain (Medieval English literature) and the USA (Selected chapters from literature).

Discipline-specific skills

Graduates are able to apply skills and methods in the field of linguistics. They are able to compare languages of different types and from different language groups (Language typology), and they are capable of conducting basic linguistic research (Linguistic seminar). They also possess a knowledge of the broader cultural and social contexts arising from the role of English as a global lingua franca (Chapters from British studies and literature, Chapters from American studies and literature). Graduates possess the necessary theoretical and practical skills enabling them to adequately analyze, interpret and assess issues connected with diverse aspects of (counter-)cultural life in contemporary English-speaking societies, including current intercultural influences and changes (Californian dream, Intercultural communication, Gender studies, American counterculture, Native languages and cultures of North America). Graduates are able to independently and effectively carry out assigned tasks and develop their knowledge and skills at a higher level (in doctoral studies) or in lifelong learning programs.

General competencies

Thanks to their language competence, discipline-specific, and special knowledge and skills, graduates of this program are able to pursue professional careers in the Czech Republic and abroad. They are able to apply their knowledge and skills in research and other forms of work at academic institutions. They are able to pursue careers as experts in public- and private-sector institutions, organizations, and companies (particularly in the international departments of these organizations), as well as in companies providing conference services and organizing cultural, intercultural and humanitarian events and activities. Graduates are also equipped to undertake post-graduate studies.

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Admissions

The admissions procedure does not include an entrance examination. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:

  1. their submitted certificate of language proficiency - IELTS Academic or ToEFL iBT certificate proving that their proficiency in the English language reaches at least level C1 (in the CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

This certificate must include a points score which can be seen in the following table:

IELTS Academic ToEFL iBT
At least 6.5 At least 90
At least 6.0 in each part At least 20 in each part

The test must have been taken at a certified testing centre and the test results (scores) must not have been achieved before 1 May 2019.

2. a portfolio which will include:

  • a structured letter of motivation, in English; applicants must describe their relevant interests and experience beyond their Bachelor studies
  • a structured summary of the applicant's Bachelor thesis, in English (if the Bachelor thesis was not a requirement for the completion of the previous studies, the applicant must submit a paper = an essay on a specialist topic from the previous studies)

For each of these parts applicants receive points.

Applicants must also submit the original or certified copy of previous education. The full completion of studies in a higher education degree programme is proved by an original or certified copy of a higher education diploma.

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Further information

For the studies in the English language, we charge the fee of 2000€ for the academic year.

Study programs of the University of Ostrava are available also for persons with a disability unless stated otherwise in the information on a concrete study program. In case of any questions regarding the availability of individual study programs for persons with a disability, do not hesitate to contact the Pyramid Centre of the University of Ostrava ("Centrum Pyramida OU"):

E-mail: referent.pyramida@osu.cz
Phone: +420 553 46 1234
Cell phone: +420 733 784 095

In case of questions, applicants without specific needs shall contact the Center for International Cooperation at admission@osu.cz

Last updated October 2019

About the School

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