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MA in German and French Philosophy

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
September 2020
200 EUR excl. VAT

Program description

MA in German and French Philosophy

The focus of the MA in German and French Philosophy is on the interdisciplinary and intercultural networking of philosophy. Against the background of basic questions on phenomenological philosophy, philosophical anthropology, and contemporary philosophy, the courses deal with analyses of epochal thresholds, intercultural philosophy, the philosophy of art and the interdisciplinary project of ecological philosophy. Because of this wide spectrum, the courses are also of interest to all those who deal with cultural studies and theories of cultures. The central concern is not simply to presuppose concepts of 'culture', but to question them philosophically.

The special advantages of studying at our Faculty are small working groups and individual approach of our Staff towards our students. All services to be provided by the students, such as term papers, papers, and theses (master theses and dissertations) are to be prepared in German, which is also the language of study. It is also possible to attend additional courses in Czech, French, and English.

During workshop seminars, students have the opportunity to present their own projects right from the start. Our students are also supported in the publication of their own work. As a basic rule, students are encouraged to pursue their own philosophical interests so that they can maximize them.

Admission requirements

  1. Send us a letter of motivation and an academic article written by you in German (e.g. your bachelor thesis or an already published article) before the registration deadline. The text should be at least 15 pages long and serves as proof of your knowledge, your abilities and your talent for the study of philosophy. The decision as to whether the submitted application documents meet the stated requirements lies with the Dean of the Faculty.
  2. Send us a notarized copy of your bachelor's degree. If you have obtained your degree outside the Czech Republic, you must have it officially notified by the Czech Ministry of Education or send your documents for an official recognition process conducted by the faculty itself. 

Conditions for admission

Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by a completed Bachelor's education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. The applicant must also submit all of the relevant documents to their application.

You can submit an online application on our Admissions portal before the deadline. The deadline for students who wish to begin their studies in the academic year 2020/2021 is July 31st, 2020. 

For more information, please visit the Faculty website,

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Career opportunities

Our graduates have a thorough knowledge of the history of German and French philosophy of the 18th and 19th centuries, classical and modern phenomenology in Germany and France, and other relevant forms of contemporary philosophy rendered in German and/or French. They are knowledgeable about the perception of, and response to, these philosophical trends in the Czech milieu.

This study program prepares our graduates for follow-up doctoral studies and can be relevantly applied in academic and scientific institutions. Our graduates are qualified – owing to their specialized training, communicative and language skills – to meet the specific demands of cultural and political management of the state and non-governmental sector, at home and abroad, in the media and in publishing.

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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.

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Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

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

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