Fields of Study
KAA offers the following fields of study
Study programmes at the Department of English and American Studies have a Bachelor’s - Master’s structure. This means that the applicants apply first to the three-year BACHELOR’S study programme, after the completion of which they gain the title of “Bachelor of Arts" (“Bc"). The Department of English offers the following Bachelor’s (undergraduate) fields of study:
1. English Philology – double-major study programme
2. English Philology – single-major study programme
3. English for Community Interpreting and Translating (single-major study programme)
After completing a Bachelor's degree, graduates may continue in the two-year MASTER’S degree programme, after the completion of which they are awarded the title “Master of Arts” (“Mgr.”). During the Master's study programme students may also obtain (within the lifelong learning program) a certificate in translation and/or a certificate in teaching, allowing them to work as teachers of English in secondary and higher schools. The Department of English and American Studies at FFUP offers the following Master’s (graduate) degree fields of study:
1. English Philology (single- and double-major study programmes)
2. English for Interpreting and Translating (single-major study program)
Master's degree graduates can also continue studying English and American Studies in the DOCTORAL (Ph.D.) DEGREE programmes in the following fields of study:
1. English Language
2. English and American Literature.
Bachelor (undergraduate) degree fields of study
1. Bc. ENGLISH PHILOLOGY (double-major)
A three-year Bachelor degree study, which can be combined with another field of study at the Philosophical Faculty (FF UP) or in selected fields of study from other faculties of UP (Faculty of Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Physical Culture, St. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology). Double-major combinations at FF UP enable students to study English Philologytogether with
a) a wide range of other (European and Asian) Languages,
b) Social Sciences (Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, etc.),
c) Arts and Humanities (Art History and Art Theory, Theatre, Film, etc.),
c) Applied Economics.
After graduating from the three-year Bachelor's double-major programme, students may continue (after successful completion of the oral entrance exams) studying both majors in the two-year Master’s programme to obtain a Master's degree (Mgr.), including teaching qualifications. If they want to continue studying only one major, it is usually possible as well. At the Department of English and American Studies, there are single-major Master’s programmes in English Philology and English for Interpreting and Translating.
2. Bc. ENGLISH PHILOLOGY (single-major)
A three-year single-major Bachelor programme. The study programme focuses on English Philology (i.e. English Language, Literature and Cultural Studies) and enables individual specialization in the field, including Translation. After completing studies, graduates can continue (if they pass their entrance interviews) in the single-major Master's programme in English Philology or English for Interpreting and Translating.
3. Bc. ENGLISH FOR COMMUNITY INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATING
A three-year single-major Bachelor programme. Graduates of this programme will be prepared to translate as well as interpret in the field of "community interpreting" both specialized and general texts. After finishing this programme graduates can continue (if they pass the entrance interviews) in the single-major Master's programme English for Interpreting and Translating or in the single-major English Philology programme.
Master’s (graduate) fields of study:
1. Mgr. ENGLISH PHILOLOGY (single-major and double-major)
This is a two-year graduate study programme. The basic requirement for admission is the completion of a related undergraduate study programme in English (a philology or non-philology study programme, as a major or minor subject). A good command of the English language and knowledge of its literature and culture in a range appropriate to an undergraduate study programme in English Philology is expected from applicants.
The applicants for the double-major study programme must also successfully complete the application process for their second major.
In the single-major study programme, students may specialise in terms of philological disciplines (specifically in Linguistics or in English/American Literature). In addition, they may focus on courses in basic Translation and Interpreting.
During the Master’s degree programme in English Philology, students may also obtain a translation certificate and/or teaching qualifications, which will allow them to work as a teachers. Graduate students may continue their studies in the doctoral study programme in the English Language or in English and American Literature.
Information about important dates concerning Bc. and Mgr. entrance examinations at FF UP (in Czech) can be found here.