Degree programme specification

The aim of the study is to obtain a comprehensive philological education in the field of German studies. Emphasis is put not only on the complex insight into the structure and regularities of the German language and the building of professional philological competence, but also on acquiring communication skills that enable organic connection of theoretical and practical components of linguistic education.

Another aim is to acquire knowledge of the development and various forms of German written literature and to acquire skills in the field of interpretation of a literary text. At the same time, cultural plurality, which is a distinctive feature of both old and new German written literary texts, is accentuated.

Last but not least, the study is devoted to translation disciplines and a contrastive view of language, as well as didactic disciplines with respect to broadening the graduate profile and improving the quality of the graduate's readiness to enter the labour market.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The aim of the study is to obtain a comprehensive philological education in the field of German studies. Emphasis is put not only on the complex insight into the structure and regularities of the German language and the building of professional philological competence, but also on acquiring communication skills that enable organic connection of theoretical and practical components of linguistic education.

    Another aim is to acquire knowledge of the development and various forms of German written literature and to acquire skills in the field of interpretation of a literary text. At the same time, cultural plurality, which is a distinctive feature of both old and new German written literary texts, is accentuated.

    Last but not least, the study is devoted to translation disciplines and a contrastive view of language, as well as didactic disciplines with respect to broadening the graduate profile and improving the quality of the graduate's readiness to enter the labour market.

    International cooperation with German and Austrian universities in the framework of partnership contracts, the Studienbörse Germansitisk, the DAAD (Österreichischer Austauschdienst) and the ÖAD (Österreichischer Austauschdienst) scholarship programmes and the Erasmus+ programme, which allow part of the study abroad to be achieved, has a positive effect.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • The graduate is proficient in spoken and written German at the level C1/2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; has good knowledge of the literature as well as life and institutions of German speaking countries, with an emphasi
    • he/she has knowledge of key disciplines, especially phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, text theory and lexicology;
    • has a high-quality and comprehensive overview of German literature and the cultural background of German speaking countries;
    • has basic knowledge of the rules of artistic and professional translation and selected translation techniques. In case of interest, he/she has also basic knowledge of didactics and methodology of German as a foreign language.
    • Graduate output profile: mastering the language system, understanding its laws and especially the ability to apply the acquired theoretical specialization to a wide range of university skills associated with the field.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduate shall be a language expert for whom there should be no problem finding adequate employment wherever language skills and good communication skills in a foreign language are needed, e.g., as a German language lecturer or translator in translation agencies and translation departments of both national and international institutions and companies, also in the business departments of companies with international operations.

  • Rules and Conditions for the Creation of a Study Plan

    Credit system description: ECTS system is used.

    The number of credits for individual courses corresponds to the hour and content intensity of the course and the expected number of hours of home preparation, respectively self-study.

    The study plan is designed in such a way as to enable the student to acquire the defined outcomes and skills of the graduate and to meet the student's profile and comply with the ECTS application rules. Credit rating corresponds to the hours of the course or takes into consideration the intensity of the course.

    The study plans consist of three groups of courses:

    1 Compulsory subjects

    2 Compulsory optional subjects

    3 Optional subjects

    The basis is represented by the compulsory courses, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for the possibility of applying for the state final examination. These courses consist of both the profiling and basic theoretical subjects in the field of linguistics, literature and translation.

    The compulsory courses also include diploma seminars aimed at preparing the final thesis.

    In addition to compulsory subjects, the linguistic and literary component offers optional subjects. The student has the opportunity to choose, if interested, courses from a group of elective courses that are focused on acquiring basic knowledge and skills in the methodology and didactics of German language teaching.

    The aim of these courses is to deepen the interest in the area and broaden the knowledge of the selected issues, as well as to expand the graduate profile.

  • Goals of Theses

    The theses are written in German and deal with a broader linguistic or literary science topic. They should demonstrate the knowledge of available scientific literature and the ability of independent creative understanding of the problem.

  • Access to Further Studies

    The study program follows the study programme:

    Philology – German in combination with a second field of study (bachelor study),

    German – academic bachelor programme.

  • Additional Information
    Information about teachers and interesting activities can be found on the Institute website:

    https://www.slu.cz/fpf/en/ucjoustavu

    and on the website of the Department of German Studies:

    http://www.deutschistsuper.eu/

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Degree in Advanced Master's state examination
PhDr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

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number of active students