KAA offers the following fields of study:

Study programmes at the Department of English and American Studies have a Bachelor’s - Master’s structure. This means that the applicants apply first to the three-year BACHELOR’S study programme, after the completion of which they gain the title of “Bachelor of Arts" (“Bc"). The Department of English offers the following Bachelor’s (undergraduate) fields of study:

1. English Philology – double-major study programme

2. English Philology – single-major study programme

3. English for Community Interpreting and Translating (single-major study programme)

After completing a Bachelor's degree, graduates may continue in the two-year MASTER’S degree programme, after the completion of which they are awarded the title “Master of Arts” (“Mgr.”). During the Master's study programme students may also obtain (within the lifelong learning program) a certificate in translation and/or a certificate in teaching, allowing them to work as teachers of English in secondary and higher schools. The Department of English and American Studies at FFUP offers the following Master’s (graduate) degree fields of study:

1. English Philology (single- and double-major study programmes)

2. English for Interpreting and Translating (single-major study program)

Master's degree graduates can also continue studying English and American Studies in the DOCTORAL (Ph.D.) DEGREE programmes in the following fields of study:

1. English Language

2. English and American Literature.

Bachelor (undergraduate) degree fields of study:

1. Bc. ENGLISH PHILOLOGY (double-major)

A three-year Bachelor degree study, which can be combined with another field of study at the Philosophical Faculty (FF UP) or in selected fields of study from other faculties of UP (Faculty of Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Physical Culture, St. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology). Double-major combinations at FF UP enable students to study English Philology together with

a) a wide range of other (European and Asian) Languages,

b) Social Sciences (Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, etc.),

c) Arts and Humanities (Art History and Art Theory, Theatre, Film, etc.),

c) Applied Economics.

After graduating from the three-year Bachelor's double-major programme, students may continue (after successful completion of the oral entrance exams) studying both majors in the two-year Master’s programme to obtain a Master's degree (Mgr.), including teaching qualifications. If they want to continue studying only one major, it is usually possible as well. At the Department of English and American Studies, there are single-major Master’s programmes in English Philology and English for Interpreting and Translating.

For more information (in Czech) please click here.

2. Bc. ENGLISH PHILOLOGY (single-major)

A three-year single-major Bachelor programme. The study programme focuses on English Philology (i.e. English Language, Literature and Cultural Studies) and enables individual specialization in the field, including Translation. After completing studies, graduates can continue (if they pass their entrance interviews) in the single-major Master's programme in English Philology or English for Interpreting and Translating.

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3. Bc. ENGLISH FOR COMMUNITY INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATING

A three-year single-major Bachelor programme. Graduates of this programme will be prepared to translate as well as interpret in the field of "community interpreting" both specialized and general texts. After finishing this programme graduates can continue (if they pass the entrance interviews) in the single-major Master's programme English for Interpreting and Translating or in the single-major English Philology programme.

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Master’s (graduate) fields of study:

1. Mgr. ENGLISH PHILOLOGY (single-major and double-major)

This is a two-year graduate study programme. The basic requirement for admission is the completion of a related undergraduate study programme in English (a philology or non-philology study programme, as a major or minor subject). A good command of the English language and knowledge of its literature and culture in a range appropriate to an undergraduate study programme in English Philology is expected from applicants.

The applicants for the double-major study programme must also successfully complete the application process for their second major.

In the single-major study programme, students may specialise in terms of philological disciplines (specifically in Linguistics or in English/American Literature). In addition, they may focus on courses in basic Translation and Interpreting.

During the Master’s degree programme in English Philology, students may also obtain a translation certificate and/or teaching qualifications, which will allow them to work as a teachers. Graduate students may continue their studies in the doctoral study programme in the English Language or in English and American Literature.

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2. Mgr. ENGLISH FOR INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATING

This is a two-year single-major Master’s degree programme. The study programme is conceived as a direct follow-up to the Bacherlor degree programme in English for Community Interpreting and Translating. Students of other study programmes who wish to apply for this study programme are expected to have an exceptional command of the English language (written test) and are required to pass the aptitude test (interview).

Master’s degree students may continue their studies in the doctoral study programme in the English Language or in English and American Literature.

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Required and elective courses in different study programmes

More information about different study programmes such as the required and elective courses they include can be found here:

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Admissions - Important Dates

Information about important dates concerning Bc. and Mgr. entrance examinations at FF UP (in Czech) can be found here.

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Admission to single subject and double subject bachelor programmes

Basic admissions criteria for all bachelor programmes at the Department of English and American Studies consist of the successful completion of two written exams.

1. LP Test (in Czech, Test SPF) - i. e.   Learning Potential Test with an emphasis on knowledge in the Humanities and Social Studies.

For the contents of the LP Test see the admissions information here.

2. English Language Test

For the contents of the English Language Test see the information below.

Both of these tests must be written in person at Palacký University in Olomouc.

For SINGLE-SUBJECT and DOUBLE-SUBJECT ENGLISH PHILOLOGY programmes
only the two aforementioned tests are required (the LP Test and the English Subject Test).

For the ENGLISH FOR TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING  study programme, an oral exam is also required in addition to the aforementioned tests (the LP Test and the English Subject Test) . The oral exam takes place on the days following the written exams, and only the applicants who have passed the written examination are invited.

English Language Written Test:

The test is prepared and organized by the Department of English and American Studies of the Philosophical Faculty UP. The exact date, time and place of the test will be specified in the invitations.

Required knowledge:

    1. at least the B2 level of English based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

    2. a practical knowledge of normative English grammar

    3. vocabulary adequate for common situations in language communication

    4. a general knowledge of culture and history

    The test consists of grammar exercises, fill-in-the-gap exercises, reading comprehension exercises and questions about the culture and history of English-speaking countries. Dictation is not a part of the examination. A maximum of 100 points can be obtained in the written test. The duration of the test is 60 minutes. Applicants with higher scores have precedence in admissions. The final result for the double-subject study programme depends on the results in both entrance exams.

    A sample English Subject Test is available for download here. Additional samples can be obtained at the department's Open Days.

    Exemption from the Written Exam in English
    Applicants to the Double Subject study of English Philology may receive exemption from the Written Exam in English if they have passed one of the following:

    1.     The General State Exam at a Czech State Language School with a grade of A or B, within the last two years,

    2.     TOEFL test of at least 600 pts. (paper based test score), at least 250 pts. (computer based test score) or at least 100 pts. (internet based text score), within the last two years. TOEFL ITP tests are not recognised.

    3.     Certificate in Advanced English and higher, grades A or B, within the last two years.

    After submission of an authorised copy of the results of one of the aforementioned exams, the applicant will receive 100% for the Written Exam in English.

    ATTENTION!!

    ·         If the applicant wishes to make use of this exemption opportunit for the Written Exam in English, he or she must make an official request to the Dean of the Faculty in writing and enclose a notarised copy of the document, demonstrating fulfilment of the required criteria. These requests are usually due no later than the beginning of April.

    ·         The possibility of exemption only concerns the Written Exam in English (i.e. not the SPF Learning Potential Test) and only the Double Subject study of English Philology. For Single Subject study (English Philology–Single Subject and English for Community Interpreting and Translation) there is no exemption option.

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    Applications for Single Subject and Double Subject Master’s study

    M.A.  in English Philology (Single Subject and Double Subject study programmes)

    The basic requirement for admission to the Master’s study programme of English Philology is a B.A. or equivalent in English (English Philology or non-Philology: Single Subject study programme or Double Subject programme in combination with another subject). A high level of English (European C1 level) as well as a thorough knowledge of theoretical linguistics, Anglo-American literature and culture (ideally in the extent of a Bachelor’s study of English Philology) is required.


    The admission test consists of an oral interview.

    During the oral admissions interview, the applicants will introduce the content of their Bachelor’s study programme (they must present their transcripts) and their views regarding further work in the field. If they meet the basic requirements for the Master’s study programme but their Bachelor’s study programme is in some ways incompatible with a thorough grounding in English Philology, an individual study programme might be required, which would allow them to fill gaps in their competence in the fields of Linguistics and/or Literature.

    Master in English for Interpreting and Translating

    U externích uchazečů je základním předpokladem k přijetí do navazujícího studia Angličtiny se zaměřením na tlumočení a překlad absolvování příbuzného bakalářského studia v oboru angličtina (filologického i nefilologického směru, jedno nebo dvouoborového v kombinaci s jiným oborem).

    Absolventi bakalářského oboru Angličtina se zaměřením na komunitní tlumočení a překlad, kteří dosáhli nadprůměrných studijních výsledků, absolvují pouze motivační pohovor.  Ostatní uchazeči konají  přijímací zkoušku v plném rozsahu.  Začíná se písemným testem, uchazeči, kteří v něm uspějí, dále přistupují k talentovým zkouškám. Písemný test je zaměřen na jazykové znalosti uchazečů, předpokládá se co nejvyšší znalost anglického jazyka, tj. minimálně na úrovni C1. Talentové zkoušky zkoumají motivaci a testují schopnosti uchazečů v oblasti překládání a  tlumočení (překlad z AJ do ČJ, konsekutivní tlumočení z AJ do ČJ). U motivačního pohovoru seznámí uchazeči přijímací komisi také s obsahem svého bakalářského studia (na místě předloží seznam absolvovaných předmětů). Pokud budou vyhovovat základním požadavkům ke studiu, ale jejich bakalářské studium nebylo u některých disciplín srovnatelné se studiem překladatelského a tlumočnického oboru, může jim být navržen individuální studijní program, který jim umožní doplnit si chybějící disciplíny.

    [Translate to English:] Další informace o přijímacím řízení

    General information about the admission procedures of the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University  can be found at:
    http://www.ff.upol.cz/skupiny/zajemcum-o-studium/

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