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M.A. in Humanities

Anglo-American University
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Prague
Language: English

Program description

Culture, Humanities, and History

humanities programThe M.A. in Humanities program offers an applied approach to the practice of humanities that engages students in innovative and intellectual work. In small, interactive classes, students learn to apply analysis and research methods from the social sciences, arts, literature, cultural, and religious world views and philosophy to become experts in visual culture, arts and cultural management, popular culture and media theory, modern intellectual history, and advanced literary studies and critique.

The M.A. in Humanities program is ideal for students who are looking to strengthen their candidacy for Ph.D. programs, and for those looking for an alternative to MFA programs.

Graduates of the MA in Humanities program can expect to:

  • Have expertise in analytical and research methods of the humanities and social sciences
  • Have specialized knowledge of intellectual history and cultural phenomena of various cultures and societies
  • Be able to pragmatically and insightfully compare and critique cultural phenomena of various cultures and societies
  • Conduct analysis of the history and interpretation of the practice of humanities
  • Communicate professionally, decisively and strategically in verbal and written English
  • Our graduates are able to identify, describe and discuss complex problems and solutions to international audiences

The MA program in Humanities prepares students for a wide range of future employment possibilities working in cultural institutions, education, and the media as well as for a variety of directions for further post-graduate studies at respected universities around the world.

This is a full-time program worth 120 ECTS credits (equivalent to 60 US credits). The standard time of completion is 2 years. Graduates receive a dual-accredited bachelor’s degree and they may use either the Czech “Mgr.” or the American “M.A.” 

Admission requirements

In order to apply for a graduate (master's degree) program at AAU, applicants must submit a completed Application Form (which can be filled out online) and ALL of the documents listed below. The documents need to be in English and non-English documents must be certified by an authorized translator.

  • High school diploma (or its equivalent, e.g. an IB diploma, A levels certificate, etc.)
  • Bachelor's diploma
  • A copy of your transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae / resumé 
  • Copy of ID / passport
  • Passport size photograph
  • Personal statement
  • Two references (describing their relationship to you)
  • Language exam results (see below) unless you qualify for an English exam waiver

Minimum qualifying English test scores for graduate applicants:

  • TOEFL (iBT min. 87, PBT min. 567)
  • CAE (min. C)
  • IELTS (min. 7)
  • BULATS (min. 75)
  • City & Guilds - IESOL (Expert)
  • Pearson PTE (min. 76)
  • CPE (min. C1)

Successful applicants from this first stage are then invited to an interview (in person or via Skype) with the Dean or Assistant Dean of the School of their choice.

Students who fall short of the required score for the respective language tests or who fail to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency later during the interview may be exceptionally admitted provided that they meet all other requirements. Such students will not be able to progress in their studies beyond several introductory courses until they present a sufficient score in one of the recognized English language proficiency tests. AAU provides an Intensive Academic English Program and other non-credit remedial courses to help such students improve their English and achieve the required standards.

The application fee is CZK 500 and the admissions fee is CZK 1 500.

Continuing education

Thanks to the dual accreditation of AAU's degrees, our alumni have their doors open to the world. The American WSCUC accreditation means that it is much easier for you to continue with further doctoral studies at top schools in the United States or anywhere else across the globe.

Some of our notable alumni have continued on to, for example, Oxford University, Kings College in London, and Columbia University.

Anglo-American University offers scholarships to its alumni which apply to any further studies at AAU (including the Chapman Prague MBA) as well as to any individual courses. Alumni Scholarships apply to the first year of study only.

Tuition & fees

The amount of tuition for a full-time graduate program (60 US / 120 ECTS credits) at Anglo-American University is CZK 330 000 in total. This is roughly USD 13 750 or EUR 12 222. One semester at 5 courses per semester costs CZK 82 500 (roughly USD 3 438 or EUR 3 056).

Please note that our tuition rates are fixed in CZK and the amount in USD or EUR may vary depending on the current exchange rate. The amounts listed here are according to the rates of CZK 27/EUR 1 and CZK 24/USD 1.

Merit-Based Scholarships and Financial Aid

The best students at AAU can study for free! Through a series of financial incentives, you can better manage your tuition costs, helping keep a distinguished education affordable. We provide scholarships based on academic achievement measured by a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA). Your GPA is calculated cumulatively from the beginning of your studies at AAU. To be eligible for the merit-based scholarship, you must have already completed two full-time semesters and have taken at least 4 courses the previous semester. The level of your GPA then determines the tuition discount as shown in the table below. Typically, over 11% of our degree-seeking students receive this scholarship and it may range from 10% to 100% of your tuition covered depending on your GPA.

Financial aid is also available in the form of manageable installments of tuition, as well as the opportunity to work at AAU while you study.

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