About Degree

We welcome motivated applicants with a BA degree in English or a related discipline, who have a strong foundation in the field, excellent written and spoken English and a proposed research project that fits within the fields of specialisation available within the Department. The programme offers students a range of potential specialisations that is unique in Central Europe taught by scholars who actively participate in the academic community and publish in these areas. Generally, the special programmes include either an introduction to the theory, history and contemporary practice of specialised disciplines, or an overview of a broader, interdisciplinary area (e.g. Critical and Cultural Theory, British and Commonwealth Cultural Studies). All courses are assessed by means of credits compatible with the EU system (ECTS).

Instruction takes the form of small group seminars that facilitate discussion, close reading of specific texts and individual attention from the instructor if needed.

Applicants are advised to check the research interests of members of staff when preparing a draft thesis topic and to consult information on MA thesis requirements.

Forms of Study

  • Single Subject Study:
    Single Subject students are enrolled only in the MA programme of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures. 
  • Double Subject Study:
    Double Subject students are enrolled in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures AND another subject within the Faculty of Arts. They must pass the entrance exams in both subjects. At the conclusion of their studies they must choose a thesis topic in one of their two subjects of study. 


The MA programme is normally two years (i.e. four semesters of instruction) in duration for full time students.

General Structure

Students select an area of specialisation according to their research interests.

For detailed information on Special Programmes and courses on offer please click on the title of the programme:

Students must complete the basic courses specified by the special programme (normally two or three courses), and then may select from elective courses within the special programme and from extension courses offered by the other special programmes.

For information on the detailed structure of the programme, consult the recommended study plan (see the download menu on the right-hand side).

Presentation about the programme from the Faculty of Arts Doors Open Day is available here.

The MA degree is concluded the MA final exam and a thesis.

Graduate Profile

The purpose of the MA programme is to prepare students for professional careers in research, teaching or translation and to develop an intercultural perspective in English studies by bringing together gifted students from the Czech Republic and around the world. Many of our graduates have also gone on to work in the media, diplomacy and international agencies. Graduates of the MA programme have excellent written and spoken English, significant experience in creatively developing and researching the topic of their final thesis, and advanced knowledge of the critical and historical contexts of the study of Anglophone literatures and cultures.