Degree Programmes

Study programmes for academic year 2018/2019

All programmes taught in foreign languages are paid. Information about the fee (€ per year) or https://www.upol.cz/studenti/studium/poplatky/


Bachelor's degree programmes

  • English Philology
  • Chinese Philology
  • Jewish and Israeli Studies
  • Deutsche Philologie
  • Deutsch als Sprache der Geisteswissenschaften

Contact person: PhDr. Eva Gyuránová
eva.gyuranova@upol.cz
+420 585 633 038 

English Philology (single or double major)

The three-year study includes literary studies (Introduction to Literary Theory, British Literature of the 19th and 20th  centuries, American Literature from the beginnings until the 1st half of the 20th century); Cultural Studies; Linguistics (Phonetics, Morphology, Syntax, Lexicology); and practical English language skills courses. An essential part of the programme consists of optional courses, which enable students to specialise.
http://www.anglistika.upol.cz/en/department/prospective_foreign_students.html

Chinese Philology

BA in Chinese philology is the English version of the Czech study programme. The study is divided into three years, i.e. six semesters, during which students learn the basics of the Chinese language, with an emphasis on the spoken level. At the same time it also provides instructional minimum of the field of sinology. Study, after obtaining all the required attestation is completed by the state bachelor exam.
http://www.kas.upol.cz/en/katedra/o_katedre.html

Jewish and Israeli Studies

The bachelor major Jewish and Israeli Studies is composed as interdisciplinary studies with module composition of subjects.
The extensive problems of Jewish and Israeli studies are presented in wide interdisciplinary spectrum using knowledge and methodology of established humanistic major (history, philosophy, sociology and political studies, theology, philology and art history). Jewish and Near East topics are alive both from the historical-sociological perspective and topical political-social context and therefore this major is perspective not only in the Czech Republic but also on the European level. Great emphasis is put on the instruction of foreign languages and their use in the instruction (modern Hebrew, biblical Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic).
Standard length of the studies is 3 years. The studies are completed by a bachelor exam. The graduate of this bachelor major can continue his or her studies in the masters (magister) program: Jewish Studies: Jewish history and culture.
http://www.jud.upol.cz/en/katedra/about_department.html

Deutsche Philologie

The three-year study includes literature studies (introduction to literary theory, history of the German literature); cultural studies; linguistics (phonetics, morphology, syntax, lexicology, methods of linguistics) and practical German language skills courses. An essential part of the programme consists of optional courses, which enable students to specialise. Students need an appropriate level of German language proficiency to be able to follow the courses and pass the exams (at least a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
http://www.germanistika.upol.cz/katedra/about_the_department.html

Deutsch als Sprache der Geisteswissenschaften

Master's degree programmes

  • English Philology (single or double major)
  • Deutsche Philologie (single or double major)
  • European Studies and International Relations
  • Jewish Studies
  • Euroculture

Contact person: PhDr. Eva Gyuránová
eva.gyuranova@upol.cz
+420 585 633 038 

English Philology (single or double major)

The two-year study includes literary studies (Introduction to Literary Theory, British Literature of the 19th and 20th  centuries, American Literature from the beginnings until the 1st half of the 20th century); Cultural Studies; Linguistics (Phonetics, Morphology, Syntax, Lexicology); and practical English language skills courses. An essential part of the programme consists of optional courses, which enable students to specialise.
http://www.anglistika.upol.cz/en/department/prospective_foreign_students.html

Deutsche Philologie (single or double major)

The two-year study programme in German includes the study of literature (including the Bohemian and Moravian German Literature and the medieval literature) and linguistics (text and dialog analysis, pragmatics, semiotics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, historical grammar) as well as cultural studies and the history of German Philology. Optional courses are an integral part of study, in which students can further specialise
http://www.germanistika.upol.cz/katedra/about_the_department.html

European Studies and International Relations

This field of study focuses on the domain of International Relations with special emphasis on European studies.
This follow-up Master’s study programme can be divided into two sections. The section of European studies focuses predominantly on the issues of the European Union and European integration. The programme examines the functioning of the European Union, its institutional structure, policies and external relations. At the same time, the students gain practical skills and experience related to designing and realization of EU-funded projects.
The International Relations segment focuses on individual dimensions of the study of international relations, which are mutually interconnected. The students become acquainted with existing International Relations theories and their practical application to actual phenomena and problems in international relations; functioning of international organizations; widened and deepened conception of security in international security studies, as well as conflict resolution mechanisms in intra- and international disputes.
The structure of the field is supported by courses on modern European history and research methods.       
http://www.kpes.upol.cz/en/home

Jewish Studies

Kurt and Ursula Schubert Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS) puts from the beginning the emphasis on interdisciplinary concept of studies and offers a comprehensive educational model of Jewish studies. Jewish Studies offers a unique opportunity to study the history, cultural contributions and the current development of Jewish communities both in our country and on global level. Academic education in the field covers the most important aspects of Jewish culture in the areas of religion, history, sociology, literature and art. Modular system of education provides students with considerable flexibility in the choice of subjects and the possibility of specialization and profiling in the chosen discipline.
Master degree is already an elite level of education. It is intended for candidates with a deep interest in the subject as it allows a high degree of specialization and profiling and interdisciplinary insight into related disciplines. The students are entrusted to the care of eminent experts, who care about every student on the individual level and ensure that the teaching complies with the close involvement of science. The best students are involved into the research at the Center. The students are provided with a solid network of international relations with a number of world-renowned institutions, including the Jewish Studies in Vienna, Budapest and Krakow and they can obtain scholarships to study abroad under less competitive pressure than at other mass faculties.
http://www.jud.upol.cz/en/katedra/about_department.html

Euroculture

Euroculture is a double degree master programme (120 ECTS) offered by eight renowned universities in European Union (Groningen, Olomouc, Göttingen, Uppsala, Strasbourg, Udine, Kraków, Bilbao). Erasmus Mundus Master Course Euroculture is a unique, multilingual, interdisciplinary and inter-university project combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills (Eurocompetence). Focus of the study is on cultural, social and political developments of Europe. It offers Erasmus Mundus scholarships for non-EU students and second Erasmus Mobility grant for EU students. The principle aim of the Euroculture programme is to prepare graduates from Europe and third countries for professions in which knowledge of present Europe and European Union institutions are of relevance. A part of the study programme is an internship in International organisation, foreign affairs ministries, embassies, and other bodies where Euroculture professional and academic profiles are needed. Close cooperation exists with four non-European universities (Ósaka, Japan; Indiana, USA; Pune, India; UNAM, Mexico), where European students can study a part of the programme.
http://www.euroculture.upol.cz/  

Doctoral degree programmes

Validation of your foreign education in the Czech Republic is essential for the decision on admission to the study program.
http://www.upol.cz/en/students/degree-students/diploma-recognition/

Contact person: Lenka Haničáková
lenka.hanicakova@upol.cz
+420 585 633 496

Andragogy

The goal of the Andragogy doctoral study programme is to raise scientifically competent professionals. These competencies are demonstrated by graduates´ autonomy in the area of understanding and developing scientific theories in the context of his/her own research project. The doctoral study programme focuses on the consequences of andragogy in the field of social and human studies and its links to other disciplines – especially to education, sociology and psychology, including their application areas, for instance adult learning and education theories, human resources development and theory of (social and personal) counselling.

More information: https://obory.upol.cz/nc/en/obor/detail/andragogy/

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropology is an academic discipline that deals with the study of the origins, development and functioning of sociocultural systems. It is the study of sociocultural norms, ideas and artefacts, which are created, shared and transmitted by humans in the past and present. Cultural anthropology focuses on dynamics of cultural changes in local contexts; its research interest recently aims at global sociocultural processes.  The graduate is capable to discuss current topics of biological, social and cultural anthropology with regard to problems and challenges of present-day societies, intercultural conflicts and social tensions.

More information: https://obory.upol.cz/nc/en/obor/detail/cultural-anthropology-1/

History

Graduate of the doctoral programme is a highly qualified expert in the field of history and an expert in the particular specialization of the dissertation with broader topical, methodological and theoretical perspective. He/ she will follow global research trends in the field of history, having an overview of current production in the field. He/ she will be capable of creative research work as well as practical application of gained skills. A range of work opportunities is relatively wide. He/ she will be fully qualified for the work on academic position or in many highly qualified positions in the field of humanities and social sciences (universities, schools, museums, archives etc.).

More information: https://obory.upol.cz/nc/en/obor/detail/history/

Philosophy

Doctoral study of philosophy (P6101) is a full-time or a distanced study programme for three years. In special cases it is possible to ask for a shortening, interruption or extension. Study program is modular with a credit system. At the beginning the student together with the supervisor creates an individual study plan which must correspond with the courses enrolled in STAG.
https://obory.upol.cz/nc/en/obor/detail/philosophy-1/ 

Political Science

The Department of Politics and European Studies is fully certified to provide a doctoral study program in politics. It represents the highest possible level of university education available in the field, enabling the students to embark on their professional career in political science. Our goal is to educate professional political scientists, capable of independent research and qualified for careers in academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.
https://obory.upol.cz/nc/en/obor/detail/political-science-1/

Clinical Psychology

Educational Psychology

In 2015 the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Arts of Palacky University in Olomouc was accredited for the provision of doctoral study programmes in the fields of clinical and educational psychology with English as the language of instruction.

Sociology

The PhD programme in sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development, such as, in institutions of higher education, research institutes and think tanks, private sector, NGOs and governmental organisations.
https://obory.upol.cz/nc/en/obor/detail/sociology-1/