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About the Department

The Department of Romance Studies is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Arts. For over 20 years it has taught degree programmes in French and Spanish philology, and it offers both Bachelor’s degrees (three years) and Master’s degrees (two years). In addition to classic philological studies, the Department also offers several practical (vocational) degrees – making it unique among Romance studies departments in the Czech Republic. Besides its core languages of French and Spanish, the Department also teaches courses in Italian and Portuguese (with courses in Galician and Romanian also opened in some years).

Studies and admissions procedures

The Department of Romance Studies offers a wide spectrum of degrees – both Bachelor’s degrees (three years) and Master’s degrees (two years). Bachelor’s degrees include French or Spanish Language and Literature (in combination with another degree subject taught at the Faculty of Arts, e.g. English, History, etc.). There is also a vocational Bachelor’s degree programme in French or Spanish for Business; this degree can be studied either full-time or in part-distance form. Master’s degrees include French or Spanish Language and Literature (either as a single subject or in combination with another subject taught at the Faculty); French or Spanish Language and Literature for future secondary school teachers (i.e. a teacher training degree, in combination with another subject taught at the Faculty); and French or Spanish Language for Translation.

Admissions procedures

Applicants to study all Bachelor degrees offered by the Department do not currently need to take an entrance examination. The required level of language competence for entering Bachelor’s degree programmes is B1 (CEFR).

The admissions procedure for Master’s degree programmes involves an entrance examination for applicants to study two subjects: French for Translation or Spanish for Translation. The condition for acceptance to study the remaining Master’s degrees is a Bachelor’s degree in French/Spanish philology or a similar subject.

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