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BA in Liberal Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
2,000 EUR
October 2021

Program description

BA in Liberal Arts and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Humanities is an interdisciplinary Bachelor's study programme in the humanities that is centred on philosophy, history, cultural and social anthropology but also encompasses different academic fields related to the study of humanities and social sciences - such as psychology, sociology, and the study of languages, gender, or art.

The programme's signature feature is a widely open study schedule that enables you to pursue your individual interests and develop new abilities. Every student completes mandatory courses in the humanities and social sciences by successfully passing comprehensive exams relevant to each field. Additionally, students can choose from a wide offer of elective courses and create their own unique curriculums that complement their skills and interests. By choosing other courses during their studies, students can gradually specialise in specific academic fields and focus on their preferred topics. After completing the study programme, graduates can either continue in further studies at our Faculty or make practical use out of their acquired skills.

The BA programme in Liberal Arts and Humanities is intended for students of all ages and nationalities who completed at least secondary education. Because of its structure, breadth of learning, and open study schedule, it serves as a great starting point for students who are interested in the humanities and social sciences but may be undecided about their further specialisation or do not want to specialise in a specific field.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. Obtain a minimum number of points required in the admission examination.
  2. Provide proof of successfully completed secondary education (i.e. high school diploma).

Applicants with a disability, such as a specific learning difficulty, can request that the admission process be specially adapted to meet their needs. In this case, a medical report must be included in the application form.

For more information, please visit the Faculty website,

Applications open on November 1st, 2020. 

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Program content

Compulsory Courses include:

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to European History
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Seminar in Academic Reading and Writing

Elective Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Modern Political Philosophy
  • The Human Condition: Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology
  • Humour under the Iron Curtain:  Jokes and Everyday Life under Totalitarianism
  • Migration, Exile and Diaspora in Early Modern Europe and Beyond
  • Anthropological methods: fieldwork and ethnography seminar
  • Applied Statistical Data Analysis for Humanities
  • Everyday Life in Medieval Prague
  • Body, Gender and Sexuality in the European History 

...and many others! To check out the full study plan, visit our website,

Tuition fees

Tuition Fee: 2000€ per academic year.


The graduate of Liberal Arts and Humanities receives a Bachelor's diploma and has a comprehensive understanding of the humanities and social sciences and understands the differences between various fields, discourses, and specifics of their methodology. Thanks to this, they are able to consider and compare different approaches and perspectives.

In particular, they are able to interpret the results of socio-scientific research and assess their relevance, thematise and analyse various social phenomena in their contexts and analyse the development of complex social and cultural phenomena from a long-term perspective. Thanks to the interactive way of teaching in seminar groups, the student has excellent communication skills in English and is able to cooperate in a multicultural international environment.

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About this institute

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

The Faculty of Humanities is the youngest Faculty under the renowned Charles University located in Prague, Czech Republic, gaining full academic autonomy in 2000. As such, it combines in itself the old and famous tradition of Charles University with modern...

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Why study at Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

  • A pioneer since its inception, the Faculty was among the first at Charles University to adopt the Bologna Accords.
  • Utilizes advances in e-learning and academic tracking technologies to allow distance learning for both traditional and non-traditional students, increased student-teacher communication.
  • Highly supportive of student mobility and encourages participation in various types of exchanges (the ERASMUS+ exchange programme, summer school programmes, bilateral agreements at the University as well as school level, etc.) leading to high student diversity.
  • Diversity is underscored by our significant group of foreign-language full-time students which come from all over the world and contribute to the diverse environment.
  • Under the leadership of Dean Professor Jan Sokol, Ph.D (former education minister and nominated candidate for the presidency of the Czech Republic in 2003), the school has developed several progressive programs answering important Faculty developmental needs.
  • Developments in the Bachelor’s Programme in Liberal Arts and Humanities offering students unprecedented choice in course selection, in both theoretical and applied arts of philosophy, history, social sciences, and languages.


Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews

Faculty of Humanities gives you high-quality education. I appreciate individual approach!
Love the diversity and interdisciplinarity of courses as well as the variety of academic fields we can explore. The faculty is smaller compared to other CU faculties and has a family feel which I love!

Contact info

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

U Kříže 8, Praha 5 - Jinonice
158 00 Prague
Czech Republic

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