Auxiliary Historical Sciences

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

The Master’s degree study programme in Auxiliary Historical Sciences prepares qualified professionals for work with various types of historical sources. The objective of the study is to deepen interpretative and methodological skills in particular auxiliary historical sciences and application of the theoretical knowledge and skills in compiling historical sources, mainly in the form of critical editions. Students will learn basic methods of interpretation and text review and will be able to apply the acquired skills in auxiliary historical sciences within an interdisciplinary approach in a wider context of historical sciences. They will acquire language skills both in current expert communication and in historical grammar books of the main source languages in Czech archives.

Practical training

Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan. Students may optional practical training in selected memory and research institutions.

Further information

http://archivnictvi.phil.muni.cz/en/studies

Career opportunities

Graduates of this Master’s degree study programme will be prepared for a further expert career, including compiling and cataloguing historical archival funds and collections in archives, libraries with historical collections, museums, and galleries.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

Who the programme is intended for: The programme is intended for graduates of any Bachelor’s degree programme.

Subject matter of the entrance examination: Oral examination in paleography by online interview (reading of the text), and basics of auxiliary historical sciences (sphragistics, heraldry, codicology, and medieval Czech diplomacy).

Waiver of the entrance examination: The entrance examination can be waived for applicants who have passed the Bachelor’s examination in the field/programme of Auxiliary Historical Sciences at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University with an excellent (A), very good (B), or good (C) result. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via email to prijimaci.rizeni@phil.muni.cz.

Website Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies.

General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

Criteria for evaluation

Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 50 points (out of 100).


Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

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

Auxiliary Historical Sciences 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

After completion of the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in a doctoral degree study programme.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance 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

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

doc. PhDr. Dalibor Havel, Ph.D.

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