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.
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).
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.
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.
Form of entrance examination:
The content of entrance examination:
The written test verifies the candidate's language proficiency and Bachelor-level knowledge of the field (English phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology and stylistics, British and American studies and literature).
Assessment criteria for the entrance examination:
The assessment is based on the results of the written test.
Points available for each part of the test (total points = 100):
- test of field-specific knowledge - this part of the test consists of a linguistics section and a literary-cultural section; 35 points are available for each section (total points available for this part of the test = 70)
- test of language proficiency - level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (30 points)
Points are not deducted for incorrect answers. If the candidate chooses two or more options of which at least one option is incorrect, the entire answer will be marked as incorrect. In order to pass the examination, the candidate must score at least the prescribed number of points (60).
Circumstances for waiving the requirement to take the examination:
The requirement to take the examination cannot be waived.
Date of the entrance examinations:
27 May - 31 May 2019; applicants will receive an invitation to the entrance examination stating the precise date of the examination; the invitation will be sent to applicants by the end of April.
For the studies in the English language, we charge the fee of 42000,- CZK (approximately 1650 Euros) for the academic year.
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