Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Humanities


Program Description

Besides a few compulsory courses and exams in humanities, you will be allowed to create your unique curriculum from a vast offer of elective courses; all taught by renowned scholars in their respective fields. Every student completes mandatory courses in the humanities and social sciences by successfully passing comprehensive exams relevant to each field. Additionally, students can choose from a wide offer of elective courses and create their own unique curriculums that complement their skills and interests.

Throughout this process, you can gradually specialise in an academic field of your own choosing. After attaining your Bachelor's degree, you can continue your studies at our Faculty or focus on the practical use of acquired skills.

You can find out more about the programme on our website.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The admission exam, to be written in English, is comprised of a summary of an English academic text, and subsequent follow-up questions based on the provided text. Assessment is based primarily on the factual accuracy of the summary and the depiction of the main ideas and points of the text. Questions are intended to ascertain whether or not the applicant fully grasped the contents of the text. They are also intended to test the applicant's critical thinking and the ability to form and argue an authentic opinion on the text's ideas.

The applicant can get up to 18 points for the test: 9 points for the summary and 3 points for each of the three answers. The duration of the exam is 3 hours.

No dictionaries, books, notes, mobile phones, or other digital devices are allowed.

Prior to the examination, applicants receive a letter announcing the date and time of the examination. The exam date will be published on the Faculty website.

Conditions for admission

The admission to the Bachelor's program is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate and a successful passing of the entrance exam.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) TBA
Alternative date (of entrance exam) TBA

Sample Admission Exam is available on the Faculty's website.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of March 31, 2021. Applications open on November 1, 2020.
You can start your online application on our Admissions portal

Preparatory course

The preparatory course enables you to take a mock admission exam with personalized feedback on its result. More information about the course can be found on the Faculty's website.

Career Prospects

The graduate of Liberal Arts and Humanities has a comprehensive understanding of the humanities and social sciences, the differences between various fields, discourses, and specifics of their methodology.

Thanks to this, they are able to consider and compare different approaches and perspectives. In particular, they are able to interpret the results of socio-scientific research and assess their relevance, thematize and analyze various social phenomena in their contexts and analyze the development of complex social and cultural phenomena from a long-term perspective. Thanks to the interactive way of teaching in seminar groups, the student has excellent communication skills in English and is able to cooperate in a multicultural international environment.

Thanks to the interdisciplinary focus of the study, the graduate has a selective knowledge of the main concepts, approaches, and important primary texts of European philosophy. The graduate also has professional knowledge of European history, especially the history of Central Europe. Furthermore, they have selective knowledge of theories and methods of social sciences, especially social and cultural anthropology; to a lesser extent sociology, psychology, and economics. The broad focus of studies and comprehensive final examinations round up the graduate's ability to critically reflect and take a stand on diverse social and cultural phenomena.

Liberal Arts and Humanities graduates can be employed in a wide range of areas of government, the non-profit and private sector in a variety of positions, such as copywriter, HR account manager, event manager, journalist, media analyst, nonprofit worker, expert consultant, public opinion analyst, etc. In the case of subsequent postgraduate studies, high-quality graduates can also grow their careers in academic and research spheres.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Originally founded as the Institute for Liberal Education of Charles University in 1994, the Faculty of Humanities is the youngest Faculty under esteemed Charles University and as such it offers uniqu ... Read More

Originally founded as the Institute for Liberal Education of Charles University in 1994, the Faculty of Humanities is the youngest Faculty under esteemed Charles University and as such it offers unique study programs and opportunities. Read less