This degree programme contains four disciplines focusing on issues relating to the study of English philology: language skills, linguistics and translation, literary studies, and cultural studies.
Within each of these areas, students take a number of type A/required courses followed up with a selection of type B/selective and type C/elective courses. The type A/required courses provide general introductions and the necessary theoretical background to work in the specific discipline in question.
Type B/selective courses focus on specific topics within each of the disciplines. In addition, students have the opportunity to take a number of type C/elective courses of their own choosing. With the exception of some courses in translation, all teaching, coursework, and exams in this degree programme are carried out in the English language.
A successful graduate is able to
- produce complex written and oral expression in English
- have 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
Graduates with this degree are capable of complex written and oral expression in English. They have a deep knowledge of the literatures, 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.
This fee-paying programme is open to graduates of secondary schools holding a Czech maturita (secondary-school leaving exam) or an officially recognized equivalent from another country.
Terms of Admission
- Submission of an electronic application in the Masaryk University Information System.
- Meet the eligibility criteria set out above in Section A.
- Submission of two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher.
- Submission of a Statement of Purpose (500 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.
- Demonstrate English-language skills at the B2 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 with a score 6.5 or higher
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with a mark of A or B
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- TOEFL iBT score of 79 or higher
- Applicants who have graduated from a secondary school in an English-speaking country (e. g. the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean, Africa and Asia), having attended the said school for two or more years, need not submit test scores.
- Submission of a transcript of secondary school studies, which must include:
- Dates you attended the institution
- Titles of courses and examinations you completed
- Grades (marks) you received, including on school-leaving exams (A-levels, etc.)
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, recommendations and motivation.