MA Entrance Exam

Applicants are admitted on the basis of a one-stage entrance examination (submission of materials):

  • Abstract of a BA thesis (300-400 words) the applicant has either defended or plans to defend before entering the MA programme. The abstract should be in English, although the thesis does not necessarily have to deal with Anglophone literatures and cultures (max. 30 points)
  • A tentative proposal for an MA dissertation (900-1000 words, along with a critical bibliography, which is not included in the word count). (max. 70 points)

Apart from the above-mentioned documents, the applicant has to submit an official transcript supplemented by descriptions of all courses studied at BA level, or a certified SIS transcript (issued by the CUFA registry office). This transcript serves merely for the information of the committee and is not evaluated.

Enclosures must not be received later than 31 March 2021!

The examination may not be waived.


Candidates who score a total of 50 points and more (see above) are considered for admission.


An official notification of admission will be uploaded into the Student Information System by the end of July.


Applicants who are accepted must enrol before the end of September at a date given in the official notification of acceptance to secure their place. Applicants who will have not passed a BA exam by the time of the entrance examination are going to be – provided they have passed the entrance examination – accepted in the MA programme on a conditional basis. Any such students need to defend their BA thesis and pass their BA exam by the end of September at the latest. Applicants from abroad must also submit copies of their BA degrees certified by Charles University by this date. For instructions, see the download menu.

Recognition of Foreign Degrees

For information about diploma recognition, see the dedicated page on the Faculty of Arts website. Questions can be addressed to: nostrifikace(at)

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