Why study at the Department

The Department (which has both a Polish and Russian section) offers a full range of university degrees at all three levels:

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Polish Language and Literature (as a single degree subject or in combination with another subject)
  • Russian Language and Literature (in combination with another subject)
  • Polish for Business (as a single degree subject, only in part-distance form)
  • Russian for Business (as a single degree subject, in both full-time and part-distance form)

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Polish Language and Literature (as a single degree subject or in combination with another subject)
  • Russian Language and Literature (in combination with another subject)
  • Teaching Polish Language and Literature for Secondary Schools (in combination with another subject)
  • Teaching Russian Language and Literature for Secondary Schools (in combination with another subject)
  • Polish for Translation (as a single degree subject)
  • Russian for Translation (as a single degree subject)

DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Polish Language (in both full-time and part-distance form)
  • Linguistic and Literary Comparative Slavonic Studies (in both full-time and part-distance form)

Doctoral degrees (Ph.D.) are ideal for the most talented graduates of Master’s degree programmes in Russian and Polish philology who are interested in scholarly research and personal career growth.

What are the advantages of studying at the Department of Slavonic Studies?

  • the Department has experienced teaching staff, many of whom regularly lecture at universities abroad, as well as talented young researchers
  • the teaching staff includes native speakers of several Slavonic languages
  • we regularly offer students the opportunity to attend cycles of seminars run by renowned experts from Czech and international universities
  • we offer a broad spectrum of compulsory and optional courses which not only prepare students for their future professional careers, but also expand their cultural horizons and enhance their language skills
  • the Department has a large library and modern equipment including simultaneous interpreting laboratories
  • students have the opportunity to take part in study stays at partner universities in other countries as part of the Erasmus+ programme. Our key partners are universities in in Poland (Wrocław, Poznań, Katowice, Kraków, Warsaw, Gdańsk, Bielsko-Biała, Łódź, Opole, Siedlce, Częstochowa), and also in Tallinn (Estonia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia), Prešov and Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), Ljubljana (Slovakia), Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria) and Glasgow (UK)
  • students can also travel on short-term study visits to other universities, e.g. in Moscow, St Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Both these and the Erasmus+ partnerships have a huge positive impact on our students’ proficiency in the Polish and Russian languages and their communication skills
  • students can also become involved in the Department’s research activities and present their own research at the annual Student Conference. They can participate in the annual translation competition, which has won the prestigious European Language Label 2009 – or they can visit places of interest as part of our Slavonic studies excursions with their fellow students and staff at the Department, or as part of summer schools
  • graduates of the degree programmes at the Department can pursue careers in education, international trade and commerce, tourism, the media, public administration and European institutions, cultural organizations, or as translators and interpreters
  • we work closely with a range of universities and other institutions in the Czech Republic and abroad, including:

Updated: 19. 01. 2018