Latin Language and Literature

Nemo nascitur sapiens, sed fit. "No one is born to be wise, but will become." Seneca

Degree programme specification

The Master’s degree study programme of Latin Language and Literature in the module of main study programme (major), or single-subject degree (completus), leads to further in-depth knowledge and extension of linguistic competences. Its focus is laid on gaining an undestanding of theoretical and methodological approaches used in philology. In contrast to the Bachelor’s study programme, concentrated prevalently on Classical Latin, this study programme provides students with a complex perspective on particular stages of development of Latin language from the oldest archaic epigraphical evidence to the Late Latin period with an outlook on further fortunes of the Latin language up to the period of humanism. The study programme deepens student's knowledge of ancient literature concerning both the characteristics of the style of significant Roman authors and the development of particular literary genres, focusing mainly on the literature of Late antiquity. It sets thus the knowledge of the ancient world in a broader context and shows the significance of Latin for the formation of European culture and erudition. The minor module of the Master’s programme is primarily designed for those students, who want to continue with studies of Latin language, because they study one of those study programmes, where Latin is one of the source languages. It may as well serve as a complement to study programme of Medieval Latin Language and Literature. The minor module enables students to deepen their knowledge of the development of the Latin language and literature and of the sociocultural background of the ancient world. This knowledge relates to the main chosen study programme and supplements it. Reading texts in their original language represents an essential part of all study plans, because it enables students to adopt the competence in multi-level reading of the original texts (grammatical, literary, and socio-historical). Equally important is reading works of ancient authors in translation.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Work experience

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Graduate destination

Graduates are qualified to work in various cultural Institutions such as archives, libraries, and museums and at some faculties (faculty of Arts, Theology, and Medicine) and in humanities-oriented departments of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in positions appropriate for the Master's degree. Graduates can handle specialized and language-focused tasks (proofreading) in publishing houses or in all the media. The knowledge acquired by the study of the ancient world and Latin erudition/culture leads to a better orientation in the majority fields of European culture and scholarship. Graduates are able to search for different types of information sources, assess them critically, and use them appropriately. These skills will allow them to adapt to the changing requirements of the labour market.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Further studies

After completion of the Master’s degree study programme, graduates can continue further studies in any doctoral degree study programme provided that they meet the admission requirements. At the Department of Classical Studies, it is possible to study for a doctoral degree in Classical Philology (focusing on language and literature from the very beginning up to the first centuries AD) or in Medieval Latin Language and Literature (focusing mainly on medieval literature written in Latin and production of critical editions).

Further information

http://classics.phil.muni.cz/studium

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