Ancient History

"Per aspera ad astra"

Degree programme specification

The core of the study programme is ancient history, with an emphasis on the history of classical antiquity and ancient heritage in administration, law, literacy, and art of the subsequent epochs of European history. The subject of studies is the political organization of ancient states, as well as their economies, religion, and culture; attention is paid to the cultural contribution as well as the history of the Ancient Near East. The student learns to recognize different developmental stages of the oldest history of humankind, their similarities and specific features, the paths taken by culture and knowledge.

The emphasis is on reading source materials, either in the original or in translations into modern languages. The basis of the studies is formed by courses following the timeline from the birth of the first states in the Near East up to the formation of the so-called barbaric states in the transitional period between Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and by the compulsory linguistic training in the area of ancient languages. The studies are complemented by courses necessary for broader orientation in various issues of ancient history and culture.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech
Results of entrance exams from previous years here

Graduate destination

The graduates of the Ancient History B.A. programme may find work in the cultural sphere (museums, galleries, libraries, archives, and the education of young people in various interest groups). They will also be able to work in tourism and in public and state service.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Further studies

After completion of the Bachelor's studies of Ancient History the graduate can continue in any Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements), especially in programmes, such as History, Classical Archaeology, Archaeology, Mediterranean Studies, Sociology, Religionistics, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, European Studies. Preferably there is the possibility of the ensuing Master's degree programme in Ancient History.

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