The Bachelor’s Degree study programme of Anglophone Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum, the graduates of which will become specialists in their field of studies. Drawing upon their knowledge of the historical, political, social, economic, and cultural context of these countries, graduates of this study programme will be able to analyze phenomena related to their area of specialisation, draw conclusions, distinguish problems, and find solutions. The language of instruction is English.
Anglophone Studies graduates are qualified to work in public administration; namely, the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs as well as in EU institutions. The acquired field of expertise enables graduates to work for the media, for governmental institutions, private companies and for diplomatic missions in both the Czech Republic and abroad. They can also pursue their professional career in non-profit organizations and charities.
In the course of their studies, students will discuss the broader cultural context of the history and development of individual English-speaking countries. The main priority is a superior knowledge of English, together with the knowledge of the political, cultural, and economic history of English-speaking countries.
The basic curriculum prepares students to cope with the growing demands of international mobility and for closer cooperation in education, research, and culture. Anglophone Studies graduates will be able to contribute to the development of mutual understanding, respect for and tolerance of various ethnicities, and cultural diversity. Students will deepen their knowledge of history, fine arts, music, film, and theatre, as well as the literature of English-speaking countries.
Graduates will acquire specialized skills in linguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, interculturalism, and master the system of the English language. They will be able to communicate fluently in English and they will acquire basic knowledge of the cultural reality, history, and culture of English-speaking countries.
Admission requirements for the Bachelor’s study programme are the successful completion of secondary education, including the appropriate school-leaving examination (“maturitní zkouška”, GCSE or an equivalent), and an admission examination in English. The sufficient starting level of English must correspond at least to aB2 mastery of receptive skills and aB1 mastery of productive skills, grammar, and vocabulary (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
The language test examines the applicant’language skills, vocabulary range, and grammatical accuracy. A dispensation from the written language test may be granted by the University Rector provided that the applicant attaches to the application form a certified copy of a certificate proving successful completion of a state language examination or other internationally recognized examination in English (TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge Certificate – FCE, CAE, CPE).
The written test examines knowledge of basic facts on English-speaking countries.
The oral interview tests the applicant's ability to use the English language to achieve meaningful communication with the particular focus on pronunciation and speech skills.
The final state examination consists of the following parts:
history and culture of English-speaking countries
Anglophone works of literature (literature written in the English language)
examination in the English language
The part-time form of study is implemented at MUP by means of intensive group sessions, held usually four to five times per semester exclusively on Friday afternoons and on Saturdays. In addition to that, students have the opportunity to schedule individual consultations with the lecturers during their office hours. MUP electronic systems publish study materials, i.e. core course materials, and further information necessary for self-study. MUP uses the most advanced learning methods, including e-learning, and it allows students to access various electronic databases (e.g. JSTOR, EBSCO) without any additional charges.