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Degree Programs for international students in English and American Studies in the heart of Europe – the Czech Republic

The Department of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs for international students that are taught in English.

The Department of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University has carefully crafted its degree programs to provide an education that is structured, but that is also full of intellectual challenge.  Whether students are pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degree, they take compulsory courses in the field, where they acquire the fundamental skills necessary to form a solid basis for independent research.  After fulfilling these requirements, students choose from a wide range of elective courses offered by a large and diverse staff. 

Elective courses enable students to develop their own focus on one of three fields of literary studies—British and Irish Literatures, North American Literatures, and the literatures of Australian and New Zealand. Students may instead choose to focus on linguistic topics ranging from functional syntax, semantics, pragmatics, stylistics, and sociolinguistics, applying methods of text linguistics, contrastive text linguistics, and discourse analysis.  Cultural Studies is yet another optional focus.

All programs offer solid linguistic competence in English and a broad familiarity with the literature and cultural history of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada and/or Australia and/or a thorough knowledge of English linguistics. Throughout the process of writing the Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis or Doctoral dissertation, students work closely with a personal faculty supervisor who oversees and critiques their project as it develops.

“A recognized diploma prepares graduates for flexible career paths. Our alumni achieve success in education, translation, business, journalism, diplomacy and the arts.  In cases deserving special attention, a scholarship may be given to applicants up to the level of the annual fee,” Jeffrey Vanderziel, department head, commented.

 

Instructions for submitting the electronic application are available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wff/home/prijimaci/information-for-foreign-applicants/degree-studies-in-other-languages-admission/

The annual tuition fees for the 2014/2015 academic year are:

Bachelor’s studies: EURO 2100, Master’s studies: EURO 2400, PhD studies: EURO 2700.

 

The Department of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University is an international faculty of experts in linguistics, literature studies, cultural studies, critical theory and secondary school teaching. There is a friendly and creative working atmosphere where professors are dedicated to teaching and student clubs provide peer support and a variety of social opportunities. Classrooms and lecture halls are equipped with up-to-date technology. More information at www.phil.muni.cz/angl

Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been infused with a strong democratic spirit since its establishment in 1919. The university also plays a major role in the social and cultural life of the region. More information at www.muni.cz

 

Brno is located in the heart of Europe. One-fifth of the city’s residents are students, and Brno is only 100 km from Vienna and 200 km from Prague.

 

Contact for applicants: english@phil.muni.cz

 

Contact for media:

Jitka Novotna, EUeffects, office@eueffects.cz: +420 723 540 511

 


       Doctoral studies in the heart of Europe for international students in the Czech    Republic

                                                                                                                                                                   

The Department of Educational Sciences at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic offers a four-year doctoral degree programme in Education, taught in English. Doctoral studies may be carried out on a full-time or part-time basis. The programme includes comprehensive preparation for independent academic research. The dissertation must make a contribution to knowledge in a specific area, meet rigorous academic standards and show evidence of originality.

“Students in the programme will receive advanced training in research methods, participate in regular seminars where academic staff provide support for the thesis in chosen area of specialization and individual supervision and consultation with student´s supervisors,” describes Prof. Milan Pol, the Programme leader.


Other integral parts of the doctoral study programme include lectures from leading scholars in educational research, presentations from staff and a forum for discussion between students and scholars.

The Diploma Supplement model, which forms part of the Diploma, was developed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES.

In cases deserving special attention, a scholarship up to the amount of a one-year school fee may be awarded to the applicant,” Milan Pol adds.

The topic of a dissertation may be associated with current research being carried out by a selected research team at the department , or the student may choose a topic close to his/her professional interests in disciplines that include philosophy of education , sociology of education, evaluation in education, andragogy, social education and counselling, and others.

A wide variety of research projects are in progress. Recently submitted and successfully defended dissertations include:

o   The Narrative and Social Construction of an Expert Teacher’s Professional Identity

o   Family Socialisation of Children’s TV Watching

o   The Small Schools with Composite Classes and Factors Influencing their Existence and Operation

o   The School Transformation and School Culture

o   The Role of ICT in the Language Training of University Students

 

 

Instructions for submitting the electronic application are available at http://is.muni.cz/prihlaska In 2013/2014 the tuition fee per academic year is EUR 2500.

Applications can be submitted from 2014/02/01 to 2014/04/30.

 

 

Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been infused with a strong democratic spirit since its establishment in 1919. The university also plays a major role in the social and cultural life of the South Moravian Region. More information at www.muni.cz

 

Brno is located in the heart of Europe, only 100 km from Vienna and 200 km from Prague. One-fifth of all the city’s residents are students.

 

 

Contact for media:

Jitka Novotna, EUeffects, office@eueffects.cz, gsm: +420 723 540 511

 

Contact for applicants:

Roman Švaříček, Ph.D. (svaricek@phil.muni.cz)