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English Philology

University of Ostrava

M.A. On Campus
24 months
2000 EUR/year
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The English Philology from University of Ostrava is the English-language version of the degree programme "Anglická filologie"; it follows on from the Bachelor degree programme of the same name. 

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The aim of the English Philology from University of Ostrava is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) with a solid knowledge of English linguistics and a deep knowledge of the literature and culture of English-speaking countries, who are aware of the professional literature in these fields and other information resources.

Discipline-specific knowledge

Graduates of the two-year consecutive (follow-on) Master's degree have a wide range of competences in philological disciplines. Their knowledge demonstrates a qualitative and quantitative development of the theoretical knowledge, thinking and awareness gained as part of their previous Bachelor's studies of English philology. 

Courses in disciplines such as linguistic pragmatics, text linguistics, contrastive linguistic analysis and sociolinguistics enable students to gain a comprehensive overview of the disciplinary landscape. 

The course in historical grammar gives them insights into the diachronic dimension of language and linguistics, Graduates also gain a deeper knowledge of the literature and culture of Great Britain (Medieval English literature) and the USA (Selected chapters from literature). 

Discipline-specific skills

Graduates are able to apply skills and methods in the field of linguistics. They are able to compare languages of different types and from different language groups (Language typology), and they are capable of conducting basic linguistic research (Linguistic seminar). They also possess a knowledge of the broader cultural and social contexts arising from the role of English as a global lingua franca (Chapters from British studies and literature, Chapters from American studies and literature). 

Graduates possess the necessary theoretical and practical skills enabling them to adequately analyze, interpret and assess issues connected with diverse aspects of (counter-)cultural life in contemporary English-speaking societies, including current intercultural influences and changes (Californian dream, Intercultural communication, Gender studies, American counterculture, Native languages and cultures of North America). 

Graduates are able to independently and effectively carry out assigned tasks and develop their knowledge and skills at a higher level (in doctoral studies) or in lifelong learning programs.

Further information

For the studies in the English language, we charge the fee of 2000€ for the academic year.

Study programs of the University of Ostrava are available also for persons with a disability unless stated otherwise in the information on a concrete study program. In case of any questions regarding the availability of individual study programs for persons with a disability, do not hesitate to contact the Pyramid Centre of the University of Ostrava ("Centrum Pyramida OU"):

  • E-mail:
  • Phone: +420 553 46 1234
  • Cell phone: +420 733 784 095

In case of questions, applicants without specific needs shall contact the Center for International Cooperation at

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical grammar of English
  • Language typology
  • Development of literary criticism
  • Text linguistics
  • Selected chapters from literature


Thanks to their language competence and special knowledge, graduates of this program are able to pursue professional careers in the Czech Republic and abroad. They can focus on research at academic institutions and pursue careers as experts in public- and private-sector institutions, organizations, and companies (particularly in the international departments of these organizations)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You must submit a certificate of language proficiency (IELTS or ToEFL) proving your level of English being at least C1. 

  • IELTS Academic score should be: At least 6.5 and at least 6 in each part
  • ToEFL iBT score should be: At least 90 and at least 20 in each part

The test scores must not have been achieved before 1 May 2019.

You also have to submit a porfolio with a structured letter of motivation, in English and a structured summary of your Bachelor thesis (or an essay on a specialist topic from the previous studies if you did not have to submit Bachelor thesis)

Applicants must also submit the original or certified copy of previouseducation.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


Once you become our student you can apply for accommodation scholarship, academic scholarship and others. 

Also, even though the Czech Republic has a way lower costs of living than other cities in the Czech Republic (and other countries in general), you can ask for student discounts at specific places/shops/museums/cinemas/theatres and more.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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English Philology
University of Ostrava