Mediterranean Studies

Mare nostrum, nostra res – The Mediterranean, our world in miniature.

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Admission to Master's degree programmes in 2020/2021 (beginning: Autumn 2020)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 Apr 2020

What will you learn?

Mediterranean Studies is a two-year Master's programme which aims to enhance the knowledge of the literary heritage of the Mediterranean space, and thus enable students to capture the roots of European civilization in the Mediterranean. The degree programme observe further destiny and development of the ancient cultural legacy, especially in the European territory of the Roman Empire (and its successors), but they also considerably deal with the Arab influences in the Mediterranean. Thus, the prerequisites are created for understanding the continuity between the Ancient Era, the early Middle Ages, and the further development of the Mediterranean area with forays into modern times.

Students gain a thorough insight into the most important literary theories they will use when interpreting specific literary texts. Within other required and elective courses, the students focus on Modern Greek, Romance (French, Italian, Spanish) or Arabic language and respective literatures. According to the type of study they study either one major language and literature, or one major and one minor language.

Emphasis is on the ability of independent complex analysis of the literary text, on the continuous deepening of the cultural-historical knowledge, which enables the students to find and interpret the broader literary and historical context, and on acquiring advanced language competences in selected Mediterranean language.

The programme is open for graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme with a focus on philological-literary area studies.

Within the Master’s degree study programmes offered in the Czech Republic, Mediterranean Studies programme is unique in terms of conception and focus.

Practical training

Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan.

Further information

Courses in modern Greek and Arabic are held by teachers from the Department of Classical Studies, courses in Romance languages take place together with the students of Bachelor’s programme of the Department of Romance Languages and Literature.

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Career opportunities

Graduates from this study programme will be qualified for jobs appropriate to the Master’s degree – in libraries, museums, information and education centres, and cultural foundations; considering practically oriented language skills, they will also be qualified for jobs in cultural or foreign affairs companies and administrative departments, or in media. Thanks to the high level of language skills and good knowledge of cultural characteristics of the region, graduates will also be able to work in the market sector, e.g. in tourism or as a mediator of business contacts with the Mediterranean.

Success on the labour market may vary depending on the language studied within the curriculum and also on the programme type.


1 January –
30 April 2020
Deadline for applications

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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

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration


An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

A graduate of a master's degree programme in Mediterranean Studies can, after fulfilling the conditions of admission, continue in post-doctoral study corresponding to his / her specialization.

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
Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

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Mgr. Markéta Macura