French literature and linguistics

Philology = "How do to (real) things with words"

What will you learn?

Would you aim to improve your proficiency in interpretation of French text?

The Master in French Literature and Linguistics is specifically designed for you ! after the bachelor programme, which is a large introduction to French literature and practical language, greater importance is given in the Master’s programme to various applications of theoretical aspects of French philology, both in linguistics and literature. Stress is put on the textual dimension of studies and text interpretation : in that way, the Master's programme conveys knowledge of descriptive and analytical methods, extremely useful in contemporary times. Students are also expected to acquire the skills for independent and interdisciplinary scientific work.

Is the French Language and Literature program right for you?

Which skills should you expect to improve?

The purpose of the Master's thesis is to acquire an in-depth knowledge of a specific topic (in literature or linguistics). Students should demonstrate the ability to work critically with specialized texts, use the concepts and theories learned, then propose personal interpretations of texts. Spirit of initiative and originality are especially highlighted.

You did not get a Bachelor’s degree in French studies?

Students enrolled usually have a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature and Linguistics, but this is not mandatory. Further interviews will be required if not.

Practical training

Would you like to travel and spend a semester or more in France?

An Erasmus stay in France is possible and recommended (but not mandatory) : in that purpose, our department has already set up two very successful double-degree partnerships with Paris-Est and Rennes 2.

Career opportunities

The Master’s programme provides all required competences for professions in journalistic, social or cultural sectors as well as academically oriented careers. Students in French Literature and Linguistics can be outstanding teachers too.

Admission requirements

No information available

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

French literature and linguistics as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

Do you plan to become an academic?

After completion of the Master‘s programme, it is of course possible to enrol in the Doctoral studies. The candidates must fulfil the admission requirements : curriculum, letter of interest and interview.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech
Collaborating institutions
  • Université Rennes II

Do you have any questions?
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doc. PhDr. Petr Dytrt, Ph.D.



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