Studying at the Department

Study and admission procedures

A wide range of study programmes is taught at the Department of Romance Studies in both bachelor's and master's courses.

At bachelor's degree, we offer traditional study of French or Spanish language and literature. These programmes can be studied not only independently (completus option), but also in combination with another field taught at the University of Ostrava (maior and minor options), or as a preparation for the teaching profession (option focused on education). In addition to these fields of study, it is also possible to study a practically focused single-language options called French for Special Purposes, or Spanish for Special Purposes (specialization option), which replaced the popular fields focusing on the business sphere.

The study fields Spanish for Special Purposes and French for Special Purposes can also be studied in a combined form, which means that part of the courses are taught by self-study (with the help of supporting study materials) and the rest of the subjects are taught every Thursday.

At the master's level, the Department of Romance Studies offers the continuation of single-option and double-option programmes Spanish Philology and French Philology (options completus, maior, and minor), as well as the study of Teaching French for Secondary Schools and Teaching Spanish for Secondary Schools, or French Focused on Translation and Spanish Focused on Translation.

The Department of Romance Studies also provides two follow-up courses of lifelong learning programmes.

Admission procedure at the Department of Romance Studies

At present, applicants for all bachelor's study programmes are admitted without an entrance examination. The required entry level of language knowledge for bachelor's studies is B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which corresponds to the normal output level at most Czech secondary schools.

As for the follow-up master's programmes, only applicants for French Focused on Translation or Spanish Focused on Translation must pass the entrance examination. A condition for admission in the other follow-up programmes is holding a bachelor's or master's degree in the field of French / Spanish Philology or a related field.

In every case, foreign students must meet the requirements specified at Foreign Transcripts.


Updated: 09. 04. 2020