Final State Exams

Students of Liberal Arts and Humanities (BA)

  • Students who began their studies in September 2017 and 2018:

    • Knowledge examination (Humanities Exam):

      This part of the examination should prove that you are able to combine all your knowledge that has been attested by the respective comprehensive examinations into one united perspective of the entire study. This part of the Final State Examination will follow after the defence of your Bachelor Diploma Paper.


      The examination will be based on the list of literature that you studied, which should be submitted together with the application for the Final State Examination. The list of references/literature must contain:

      • at least 6 relevant titles you had prepared for the comprehensive examination in European History in Contexts

      • at least 7 relevant titles you had prepared for the comprehensive examination in Philosophical Anthropology

      • all titles relevant to the first part of Comprehensive Exam in Social Sciences

      • at least one title relevant to the comprehensive examination in English Competence.

      A title is considered “relevant” if it was applicable for the respective comprehensive examination that you passed. A “title” may be a book, part of a book or an article that could be claimed as a separate item on the list of relevant literature for the respective comprehensive examination. You can find the list of literature form here.


  • Students who began their studies in September 2019 and 2020:

    • Knowledge examination (Humanities Exam):

      This part of the examination should prove that you are able to combine all your knowledge that has been attested by the respective comprehensive examinations (especially Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to European History, Comprehensive Exam in Philosophy, Comprehensive Exam in Social Sciences a Comprehensive Exam in European History) and by examinations from the student's choice of elective courses into one united perspective of the entire study.


      The student shall prepare a professional oral presentation (lasting approx. 15 minutes) on at least 3 topics. The exam commitee shall choose one of these topics as they see fit.

      Topics of interest include:

      • Limits of knowledge and methodologies of the Humanities

      • Modern revolutions

      • Religion, ritual, and secularisation

      • Gender and gender (in)equality

      • Globalisation

      • Age of Enlightment and its consequences

      • Democracy and the public sphere

      • Power

      • Human rights

      • History and memory

      • Ethnicity and nationalism

      • Minorities and marginalisation

      • Human as a subject

      • Morality and ethics

      • Language and symbols

      • Demography and migration


      When evaluating the student, the commitee shall take into account their orientation in individual discourses of social sciences and humanities, ability to answer the committee's questions, and their ability to coherently speak on relevant academic topics.


  • For further details on the BA final state exams, please, contact or visit the Bachelor Study Administration Office during the relevant office hours.

Students of MA programmes

  • Please, consult your study programme department secretary to find out more about the specifics of state final examinations of each programme.


Calculating the overall grade of the state final examination

  • According to Article 9 (4) of the CSECU, grades are passed by a resolution of all members of the Board present. All members of the Board present must participate in the vote on grading. If the State Examination consists of more than one part, the Board determines the overall result, taking into account the average result of the individual parts of the State Examination. The result of “fail”(“neprospěl/a”) is arrived at if at least one part is graded as “fail”(“neprospěl/a”). If the result of all parts is "very good", the overall grade will also be "very good".




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