English Philology

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Programme title: English Philology
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree awarded: Bachelor (Bc.)
Duration: 3 years, full-time study
Part-time study: Part-time study is not available on this programme.
Tuition fee: 2, 000 EUR (per academic year)


The English Philology programme is designed to educate graduates with an advanced level of language competence (CEFR level C1 – “proficient user”), who are capable of communicating in English in various communicative contexts and in various types of institutions.

The programme helps students develop integrated and balanced linguistic competence and expertise in all key areas of English studies: improving your English-language communicative competence, offering insight into the structure and systems of the English language, and developing a solid knowledge of the literatures and cultures of English-speaking countries. Students are encouraged to develop expertise and research skills that will help you complete your final-year Bachelor thesis project.

Total Credits ECTS: 180

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Compulsory Courses (140 ECTS)
Practical Language 1A/BPractical Language 2A/BPractical Language 3A/B
Introduction to English StudiesAmerican Literature 1American Literature 2
Phonetics and PhonologyAcademic Skills/Writing 1,2Discourse Analysis
Literature in Society 1Literature in Society 2New Media and Communication
English Grammar in Discourse 1English Grammar in Discourse 2Corpus-Based English language Studies
British Literature 1British Literature 2Bachelor Thesis Seminar 1, 2
Social and Cultural History of Great BritainSocial and Cultural History of the United States 
British StudiesAmerican Studies 
Introduction to the Study of LiteratureHistory and Culture of English-speaking Countries 
 Lexicology and Stylistics 
Semi-optional courses – specialist block (30 ECTS)Semi-optional courses – humanities (10 ECTS)
You choose courses in order to make up a required number of credits.

Native Languages and Cultures of North America 1, 2Czech Literature in Central European Context
Cultural SeminarLanguage Contact and Bilingualism
Linguistic SeminarHistory of Art in Central Europe
ConversationGender and Society
Cultural Geography of GBIntroduction to Gender Studies
Cultural Geography of the USPhilosophy, Religion and Science
Reading ComprehensionCentral Europe in Middle Ages
Listening ComprehensionIntercultural Communication
Chapters from British and US History 
Czech for Foreigners 1, 2 
Jewish American Literature 1, 2 
British and American Cinema 1, 2 


As an English Philology graduate you will develop critical, analytical and communication skills which enable you to pursue two possible paths: to continue your studies in our Master’s and then doctoral programme, or to enter the labour market. Our recent graduates have entered careers as diverse as tourism, the media, publishing, international relations, translating and interpreting, industry and commerce, and further studies.

General requirements

We warmly welcome students from all over the world, and we carefully assess all applications on an individual basis. In order to benefit fully from the programme, you need first to demonstrate sufficient ability to understand and express yourself in both spoken and written English.

The admissions procedure does not include an entrance examination. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their submitted certificate of language proficiency. Applicants must submit an IELTS Academic or TOEFL iBT language proficiency certificate proving that their proficiency in the English language reaches at least level B2 (in the CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Criteria for evaluation

The IELTS Academic or TOEFL iBT language proficiency certificate proving proficiency to at least level B2 must include the points score as per the following table:

Points scores for IELTS and TOEFL
B2at least 6.0at least 80
at least 5.5 in each partat least 18 in each part

The certificate of the IELTS test (Test Report Form – TRF) or the TOEFL score report needs to be sent directly by the testing centre to the e-mail address , or, if applicant have already received the certificate, she/he needs to submit a copy of the certificate to the above-mentioned e-mail address as soon as possible.

Tuition fees

We charge tuition fees for every year of your study.

The tuition fee is € 2,000 per year.

Admission requirements – you need to:

  1. Submit the application to study and pay the administrative fee for the admissions procedure.
  2. Get the language proficiency certificate.
  3. Obtain an official document proving your previous education as stipulated by the Conditions for admission, art. 3, 5.
    If you completed the secondary or higher education in a foreign country (outside the Czech Republic), we recommend that you submit the Application for The Recognition of Foreign Education to the University of Ostrava – see Foreign Transcripts

We strongly recommend that applicants submit the required documents as soon as possible due to the complexity of the visa application process.

The deadline for application and submission of all required documents is 15 May 2021.

How to apply?

Applications may only be submitted in electronic form:

application form

After entering the e-application system and login via the email address, applicant selects the study programme and follows the instructions of the application. The last step of submission the e-application is the payment of the application fee of 560 CZK. It is recommended that applicant pay the fee by card.

Documents for download

The admission procedure is regulated by the Conditions for admission for the academic year 2021/2022.

Contact us in case of any queries: .

Updated: 26. 10. 2020