Masaryk University Faculty of Arts


The Faculty of Arts is one of the four founding Masaryk University faculties. From the very beginning, the faculty has focused on developing both traditional humanities-oriented disciplines (i.e. history, philosophy, classical philology and Slavonic, Germanic and Romance philologies) as well as areas comprising new directions in university instruction and research, e.g. sociology, psychology, art history, and musicology. At present, the Faculty of Arts continues to promote traditional fields of study while simultaneously supporting the development of new ones. All departments are involved in research with some simultaneously participating in joint research projects financed by the European Union. Research activities at the Faculty of Arts are therefore extremely varied; significant research areas include the archaeological exploration of prehistoric and medieval social structures, areal linguistics and literary studies, clinical psychology, Latin medieval studies, aspects of general psychology, general and social pedagogy, Czech and Central European history including the auxiliary historical sciences, history of art – comprising architecture, sculpture and painting – as well as musicology, aesthetics, theatre and film studies, ethnology, ethnography and religious studies. The faculty has likewise traditionally focused on a range of linguistic and literary topics as well as on the interpretation of significant philosophical works, including those of the university’s founder T. G. Masaryk. The Faculty of Arts is becoming increasingly recognized as a research-oriented institution, with dozens of grants in various areas being investigated each year.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Czech

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Master in English Language and Literature

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Czech Republic Brno

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. [+]

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 in 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.

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Master in Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East

Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Brno

The Brno-based center of Near-Eastern Archaeology is a young institution. The study at PANE is interlinked with cultural anthropology, as the aim is to study humankind in its complexity including the knowledge of current culturally different communities. [+]

The main goal of the Master study program at PANE is to broaden the knowledge and further raise the qualification of the students. The content of the studies of Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East is organically linked to the previous Bachelor study program and complements it with courses focused on more complex and/or special topics of Near Eastern archaeology and cultural anthropology. Students are broadening their knowledge of the Arabic language, study other languages (depending on their geographic area of research) and intensively work on their diploma thesis (involves personal coaching by the thesis supervisor, communication with visiting lecturers and consultants throughout the academic year, participation on excavations and internships abroad for the purpose of hand-on work with the studied archaeological material). Students can choose within the optional courses those that help them best in their work on diploma theses or deepen their knowledge on the topic. They may choose not only the courses of PANE, but also courses offered by Central European Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Museology, Ancient History or Religious Studies. The students may also choose courses at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, e.g. at the Geology Department.... [-]


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Masaryk University Faculty of Arts

Address Arna Novaka 1 602 00
Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
Phone +420 549 491 111