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M.A. in Humanities

Anglo-American University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

M.A. in Humanities

This is a graduate humanities program that engages students in innovative intellectual work. In small, interactive classes, students learn to apply analysis and research methods from the social sciences, arts, literature, cultural and religious worldviews, and philosophy.

The two-year Master of Arts in Humanities program offers an applied approach to the practice of humanities. Anglo-American University’s international faculty is a resource to students looking for a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary humanities program in Prague. Students develop academically and professionally as they become experts in humanistic work, including visual culture, arts and cultural management, popular culture and media theory, modern intellectual history, and advanced literary studies and critique. The M.A. in Humanities program is ideal for students who are looking to strengthen their candidacy for Ph.D. programs, and for those looking for an alternative to MFA programs.

Admission requirements

Language Requirements

English proficiency at a level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). There are multiple tests that AAU recognizes as evidence of the C1 level proficiency, especially:

  • TOEFL (iBT min. 87, PBT min. 567)
  • IELTS (min. 7)
  • CAE (min. C)
  • CPE (min. C1)
  • BULATS (min. 75)
  • City & Guilds - IESOL (expert)
  • Pearson PTE (min. 76)

For more information about language requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Foundation: (3 courses plus Thesis) – 12 credits total

  • Methods in the Human Sciences: Theoretical Paradigms – 3 credits
  • Methods in the Human Sciences: Critical Writing, Analysis & Interpretation– 3 credits
  • Methods in the Human Sciences: Scholarly Writing and Research/Thesis Writing– 3 credits
  • Thesis Seminar – 3 credits

Core Requirements: (10 courses) – 30 credits total

 Aesthetics & Art Theory (Choose two from three below)

  1. Aesthetics–From Enlightenment to Postmodernism – 6 credits
  2. Methods & Research in Art History– 6 credits
  3. Art & Society: History of Visual Art in 20th Century– 6 credits

History of Ideas (Choose two from three below)

  1. History of Historiography– 6 credits
  2. Main currents & controversies in 20th Century Historiography – 6 credits
  3. Seminar in Race, Ethnicity & Nationality – 6 credits

Studies in Language, Culture & Communication (Choose two from three below)

  1. Studies in Language & Society – 6 credits
  2. The Story of Language– 6 credits
  3. Psychology of Language & Mind– 6 credits

Philosophy & Religious Studies (Choose two from three below)

  1. 20th Century Social Theory: From Social Philosophy to Social Theory – 6 credits
  2. Philosophy & Society – 6 credits
  3. Comparative Religions– 6 credits

Topics in Literary Studies (Choose two from three below)

  1. Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Romanticism – 6 credits
  2. Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Modernism – 6 credits
  3. Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Postmodernism– 6 credits

Elective Courses – 18 credits total

  • 6 courses

Tuition fees

Based on 15 credits (five classes)

Additional fees will include: CZK 4,750 Administrative fee

New visa seeking students fee is CZK 91,350 (master students)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the M.A. in Humanities program can expect to:

  • Have expertise in analytical and research methods of the humanities and social sciences
  • Have a specialized knowledge of intellectual history and cultural phenomena of various cultures and societies
  • Be able to pragmatically and insightfully compare and critique cultural phenomena of various cultures and societies
  • Conduct analysis of the history and interpretation of the practice of humanities
  • Communicate professionally, decisively and strategically in verbal and written English; our graduates are able to identify, describe and discuss complex problems and solutions to international audiences

Degree Awarded

Having completed all program requirements, students are conferred a Masters degree. The degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Master of Arts (M.A.) in the United States, per AAU's accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Magistr (Mgr.) accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech title.

Continuing studies

Access to Ph.D. and Other Advanced Study Programs

AAU graduates are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. programs at private and public universities in the Czech Republic and other EU countries, the United States, Canada, and many other countries around the world.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are prepared for success in curation of the arts, cultural diplomacy and institutions, publishing in arts history and critique, tourism, education in the human sciences, and mass media.

Our graduates are able to communicate professionally, decisively and strategically in verbal and written English. Our graduates are able to identify, describe and discuss complex topics for international audiences.

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About this institute

Anglo-American University

Anglo-American University

Anglo-American University (AAU) is the oldest private University in the Czech Republic. It also a not-for-profit institution with a goal to deliver a truly international and unique study experience. Students from over 80 different countries Average class size of 15...

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Anglo-American University

Letenská 5
118 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

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