Bachelor's Program

The Faculty of Humanities offers a Bachelor's study program, Liberal Arts and Humanities, which is taught in English and one undergraduate program, Studium humanitní vzdělanosti, taught in Czech. The English program offers high-quality education in the humanities and enables you to gain knowledge in a wide range of academic fields - from social sciences such as anthropology, sociology or psychology to the study of languages, philosophy, history, gender or art.

The exam date for prospective students in the academic year 2020/2021 has been postponed due to the extraordinary situation surrounding COVID-19. The admission exam will be organized online on June 15th, 2020. Useful information about the 2020/2021 entrance exam can be found here:

Description of the Field of Study

Liberal Arts and Humanities is a university study program in the humanities that is centred on philosophy, history, cultural and social anthropology but encompasses also many different academic fields related to the study of humanities. You can choose from a wide offer of courses ranging from social sciences such as anthropology, sociology or psychology to the study of languages, philosophy, history, gender or art.

The program's signature feature is a widely open study schedule that enables you to pursue your individual interests and develop new abilities. 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 an offer of elective courses and create their own unique curriculums that complement their skills and interests. By choosing other courses during the study, students can gradually specialize in specific academic fields and focus on their preferred topics. After completing the study program, graduates can either continue in further studies at our Faculty or make a practical use out of their acquired skills.

Length of Study

3 years

Form of Study


Tuition Fee


Application Deadline

March 31, 2020

Application Form

Available Here

Entrance Exam

June 15th, 2020

Admission Requirements

  1. Obtain minimum number of points required in the admission examination.

  2. Provide a proof of successfully completed secondary education (i.e. high school diploma).

Applicants with a disability, such as a specific learning difficulty, can request that the admission process be specially adapted to meet their needs. In this case a medical report must be included in the application form.

* Admission Exam

The admission exam is a mandatory part of the admission process.

The exam consists of a short summary of an English academic text and follow-up questions based on the provided text and aims to test reading comprehension, proficiency in English, and the ability to articulate relevant points and ideas. Assessment is based primarily on factual accuracy of the summary and the depiction of the main thought line of the text. Questions are intended to ascertain whether or not the applicant fully grasped the contents of the text.

The exam lasts for 3 hours and you can obtain 18 points in total. The minimum number of points required is determined by the Dean of the Faculty.

Please, see the Sample Admission Exam.

Admission Exam Date

A letter announcing the official date of the exam is sent to all applicants in advance. The exam date for prospective students in the academic year 2020/2021 has been postponed due to the extraordinary situation surrounding COVID-19. The admission exam will be organized online on June 15th, 2020. We would like to reassure all applicants that we are doing our best to finalize the ongoing admission proceedings and we will keep them updated as the situation progresses.

Applicants are required to prove their identity with an ID/passport in order to take the exam.

Preparatory Course

The Faculty of Humanities offers a preparatory course with the aim of improving your chances of succeeding in the admission exam. The course will help to improve your academic reading and writing skills.

If you are interested check out our page Preparatory Course.

* Evidence of Previous Study

As a part of the admission process, you must submit a notarized copy of your high school or secondary school diploma. If you graduated outside the Czech Republic, then your diploma must go through a process of recognition/nostrification.

Deadline for applicants/admitted applicants to submit a copy of their secondary education diploma is September 30, 2020. Applicants who take their final high school exams in September, as well as those who won't get a recognition of their foreign diploma until the end of September, are allowed to submit a copy of a secondary education certificate along with a copy of a recognition of foreign education no later than October 22, 2020.

Study Plan

The study plan for all future applicants (valid since September 2019) can be accessed via our Student Administration System.

You can find the currently taught courses that are taught as part of the Liberal Arts and Humanities program in our Student Inforamtion System. You can also find all of the Faculty courses (Bachelor's and Master's alike) that are taught in English via this link. Please, keep in mind that the offer of courses is subject to change based on teacher availability, student demand, and other factors.

Profile of a Graduate

The graduate of Liberal Arts and Humanities has a comprehensive understanding of the humanities and social sciences and understands 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.

Further Information

For more detailed information please proceed to the official web page of the program, or do not hesitate to contact us:


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