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English Philology

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 

Entry 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 must first 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 a points score as per the following table:

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

The certificate of the IELTS test (Test Report Form – TRF) or the ToEFL score report must be sent directly by the testing centre to the e-mail address , or the applicant must send an officially certified copy of the certificate to the address:

  • Faculty of Arts – Study Department
    University of Ostrava
    Reální 5
    701 03 Ostrava
    Czech Republic

Tuition fees

We charge tuition fees for every year in which you study in the programme.

The tuition fee for the 2020 entry is € 2,000 per year.


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 programme(s), 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.

How to apply

To apply to study at Ostrava you must use the University's online application system.

Application deadlines

All applications for undergraduate degrees must be submitted to an online application system no later than 24:00 (CET time) on 15 February 2020 for entry in September 2020.

Tracking your application

Once you’ve completed and submitted your application through our online application system, you will be required to pay an application fee (CZK 560) in order to have your application processed. Instructions on how to pay the fee are provided at the end of the application. Your application will be processed within the Study Department of the Faculty of Arts, which will contact you regarding entrance exams, additional documentation and notification of acceptance.

Related departments

You may also be interested in the following related departments and the courses they offer:

Go to the programme specification - this is the most up-to-date version available for this course. It may change for your year of entry. We will update this document and the information on this course page when changes to this course are approved by the Faculty.

For Conditions for admission for the academic year 2020/2021 visit https://dokumenty.osu.cz/ff/prijimacky2020/conditions-ar20202021.pdf

Updated: 08. 11. 2019

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