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Liberal Arts and Humanities

Charles University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus

About this program

Liberal Arts and Humanities

Bachelor degree study of the Liberal Arts and Humanities is university study in humanities focused on philosophy, history, and cultural and social anthropology. The program's significant feature is a widely open study schedule that allows students pursue their individual abilities and develop their interests. The student takes mandatory courses in humanities and social sciences and passes comprehensive exams relevant to each field. While properly choosing other courses during the study, the student can gradually specialise and focus either on further (Master) study in any of the relative theoretical fields, or on the practical use of acquired skills.

The study program is realized without specialization.

Admission requirements

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The applicant completes a homework before the deadline. The admission homework comprises of a summary of an English academic text and answers to follow-up questions based on the provided text. All parts are to be written in English only. In the summary part, applicants are asked to outline the main points of the academic text concisely. The summary should well-thought-out, have a clear structure, and it should cover all the crucial lines of thought and arguments of the text. The follow-up questions furtherly ascertain the applicant's understanding of the content of the text. The applicant can get up to 18 points for the test: 9 points for the summary and 3 points for each of the three answers.

The Dean of the faculty decides on the required number of points for admission.

Enrolment requirements also include submitting a copy of the applicant’s document of high school (secondary school) education.

Conditions for admission

Admission to Bachelor's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's programme) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study programme.

For more information about admission requirements and selection processes, please visit the programme's website.

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Tuition [EUR] / per period: 2000 EUR / year

Career paths

The graduate of the Liberal Arts and Humanities acquires knowledge in many disciplines of humanities (philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, anthropology and economics) and interdisciplinary, thorough practical knowledge of at least one foreign language, including the capability of professional translation, the ability of critical thinking and sophisticated speech and writing. Great emphasis is put, above all, on self-reliance and responsibility training and on individual creative work, which allows for further effective education and flexibility under the changing conditions on the labour market. The graduate acquires qualifications for a wide range of jobs, e. g. in the fields of state administration and self-government, non-profit organisations, education, research activities for various institutions or consulting in the multicultural sphere and humanities-oriented institutions. The graduate with predominantly theoretical specialisation acquires not only a solid base in general humanities, but also expertise in any of the mentioned humanities disciplines, and thus is adequately prepared for master or post degree study in humanities. The graduate with predominantly applied skills specialisation may be employed in the fields of public relations, advertisement, media etc., as they acquire knowledge of creating research projects, text editing and preparation, information processing, creating company presentations etc.

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Charles University

Charles University was founded in 1348, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. Yet it is also renowned as a modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan and prestigious institution of higher education. Charles University is ranked amongst the top 2...

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Ovocný trh 5
116 36 Prague
Czech Republic

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