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 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Compulsory Courses (140 ECTS)|
|Practical Language 1A/B||Practical Language 2A/B||Practical Language 3A/B|
|Introduction to English Studies||American Literature 1||American Literature 2|
|Phonetics and Phonology||Academic Skills/Writing 1,2||Discourse Analysis|
|Literature in Society 1||Literature in Society 2||New Media and Communication|
|English Grammar in Discourse 1||English Grammar in Discourse 2||Corpus-Based English language Studies|
|British Literature 1||British Literature 2||Bachelor Thesis Seminar 1, 2|
|Social and Cultural History of Great Britain||Social and Cultural History of the United States|
|British Studies||American Studies|
|Introduction to the Study of Literature||History 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, 2||Czech Literature in Central European Context|
|Cultural Seminar||Language Contact and Bilingualism|
|Linguistic Seminar||History of Art in Central Europe|
|Conversation||Gender and Society|
|Cultural Geography of GB||Introduction to Gender Studies|
|Cultural Geography of the US||Philosophy, Religion and Science|
|Reading Comprehension||Central Europe in Middle Ages|
|Listening Comprehension||Intercultural Communication|
|Chapters from British and US History|
|Czech for Foreigners 1, 2|
|Jewish American Literature 1, 2|
|British and American Cinema 1, 2|
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|
|CEFR||IELTS Academic||ToEFL iBT|
|B2||at 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
701 03 Ostrava
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.
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.
You may also be interested in the following related departments and the courses they offer:
- Department of Art History and Cultural Heritage
- Department of Czech Language
- Department of Czech Literature and Literary Criticism
- Department of History
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Slavonic Studies
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