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Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Humanities is the youngest Faculty under the renown Charles University in Prague. As such it combines in itself the old and famous tradition of Charles University with some more recent and unique approaches in both science and education. Thanks to that faculty offers pretty personal approach by teachers and staff along with some interesting study programs. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Liberal style of a study program – students can choose half of their schedule from plethora of optional courses.
  • International smaller classes of around 35 students. Students can meet people from all around the world and make some groups of friends.
  • Students will learn the basics in all the Humanities (history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, psychology etc.).

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (2)

About

History

Originally founded as the Institute for Liberal Education of Charles University in 1994, the Charles University Faculty of Humanities gained full academic autonomy in 2000. Under the leadership of Dean Professor Jan Sokol, Ph.D., the former education minister, and candidate for the presidency of the Czech Republic in 2003, the school developed several progressive programmes that responded to important transitional needs. 

Education

Students will learn to understand people, despite the differences and changes in language, culture, style, personality and time. Graduates will apply wherever they choose to do so: in private, state and international organizations and companies, in institutions that develop culture and education, in the media, etc. Those who want to study further will be ready to follow up their studies in the field of their choice.

Research

There are three main areas of academic research at FHS: philosophy, anthropology, and social sciences. Research in philosophy is focused on: Phenomenology and Semiotics. Associated fields of research include the mutual relations of action, creativity, and rhetoric in areas such as ethics or politics, but also in the philosophy of art and aesthetics. The field of Social Sciences includes the sociology of knowledge, institutions and organisations, gender studies, studies of civil society and the civil sector. The research area of anthropology consists of Cultural, Social and Historical Anthropology. The core of this field of research is forms of human behaviour and (social) action and cognition, not only in terms of their typological determinations but also in terms of their historical, cultural, social, generational and variability.

Career

Students will learn to understand people, despite the differences and changes in language, culture, style, personality and time. Graduates will apply wherever they choose to do so: in private, state and international organizations and companies, in institutions that develop culture and education, in the media, etc. Those who want to study further will be ready to follow up their studies in the field of their choice.

Services

Student services

Open to all student at least 4 days a week during office hours and in special cases basically anytime during the working hours. 

Housing services

All students can choose to live in a dormitory of Charles University. There are several dorms across Prague and students can choose type of rooming and location. 

Library services

In the building of Faculty of Humanities all students have access to Faculty’s library where they can find most of the books required for their study at the Faculty. They have a chance to print their own documents, order some more international books etc. 

ICT services

Charles University has a shared Eduroam wifi system accessible to all students. 

Medical services

Off campus.

Student Life

Campus life

Faculty has two building – one for BA and second for MA study programs. Both building are directly next to metro station so they are easily accessible by this type of transportation. Next to both building is supermarket with food. Inside is canteen, computer rooms and such. 

Sports facilities

Inside of the Faculty none but Charles University can provide access to plethora facilities. 

Student clubs

All students have chance to become part of Student club of the Faculty or the University itself. Both are open to international students. The Association of Students of Faculty of Humanities has organised many interesting activities: the “Buddy” programme for international students, a film club, the Festival of Humanity and Solidarity, and the Encyklopedy of Migration.

Accreditation

All of our programs are currently accredited as far as October 2029.