University of Ostrava

Introduction

The University of Ostrava (UO), with over 10,000 students, offers a very high quality level of education and research in the humanities, social and natural sciences, health studies, medicine and the fine arts. Its 6 faculties (Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Social Studies, Pedagogical Faculty) offer an extremely wide range of fields of study as well as unconventional combinations of majors.

As well as being dynamic and intellectually challenging, UO also offers an international environment in which to study, with the university campus spread primarily throughout the old city centre, providing a stimulating environment to contemplate the living arts and sciences. Teaching at UO is research-driven, and its programmes are often taught by active researchers.

The university also proudly presents itself as a university full of leading figures in their fields of expertise who are not only scientists, but also inspirational and open-minded personalities with a vivid sense of creativity.

The small size of the university and its relative youth (founded in 1991) allows for a strongly individual approach to our students and flexible reactions to the needs of an up-to-date society and labour market. The university offers not only top quality education, but also many other possibilities for those who wish to fulfil their visions: whether it is the possibility to study other languages, found a student organisation, or gain other practical experience. The university actively searches for opportunities for students to raise their qualifications and help them kick off their careers.

At this point the University of Ostrava has established cooperation with several local organisations (such as a local studio of the public Czech Television) that provide students with valuable work experience. But the effort to offer more doesn’t only limit itself to our students and academicians. UO also puts emphasis on its 3rd role – after the first two roles – education and research – it is also an active player in the field of local social life and culture. UO and its faculties, student organisations and scientific institutes establish and promote hundreds of public events every year. These include free workshops, lectures, seminars, discussions, experiential events, scientific adventures, cultural festivals, charitable events, international gatherings, sports and cultural events, art exhibitions, happenings, alumni reunions, concerts, theatre plays, etc.

The university is simply an essential part of the city and its social life, and continues to cooperate with a steadily increasing number of cultural organisations and local institutions.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Master

Master in Economic Geography and Regional Development

Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

Interconnection of geographic disciplines with economic sciences has become a characteristic feature of the study programme focused on local and regional development, since the economic aspects of making use of geographical landscape are the alpha and omega of sustainable development. The result of many years of work and continuous innovation is the study offer in the Geography and Regional Development study branch, in which the disciplines of human geography are interlinked with economic courses also focused on management and marketing. [+]

Interconnection of geographic disciplines with economic sciences has become a characteristic feature of the study programme focused on local and regional development, since the economic aspects of making use of geographical landscape are the alpha and omega of sustainable development. The result of many years of work and continuous innovation is the study offer in the Geography and Regional Development study branch, in which the disciplines of human geography are interlinked with economic courses also focused on management and marketing. The research specialized in economic geography and regional development is conceived as a multilateral approach to the studied topic. Its essential core is combined from the selected branches of human geography – especially the public administration, city marketing, geography of tourism, trans-boundary cooperation, geography of retailing, geography of transportation, social geography, agenda of the European Union, urban and rural geography, GIS and regional studies of continents (Africa, Asia, Latin and Northern America, Europe) with focus on socio-economic aspects. In this field, you have the opportunity to develop geographic knowledge, combined with the knowledge from economy, state and local administration, sociology, and regional development as well as become an expert on urban and regional development. Your knowledge will extend from the facts and numbers about the Czech Republic and Europe to the complex functioning of the globalized world which you are part of. You can apply for the studies in Geography and Regional Development at the Bachelor's and Master's level. Graduate Profile and Career Opportunities: The Department offers an attractive study for those interested in future involvement in cultivation of their own community, municipality, region or the state. It is intended for those who would like to apply for jobs in the prestigious European structures or institutions in addressing global issues of our planet, as well as the complexities of international relations, including diplomacy. [-]

Master in English Language and Literature

Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

The structure, content and extent of the Follow-up Master's degree “English Language and Literature” follows on directly from the English-language version of the three-year Bachelor's degree “English Language and Literature.” [+]

The structure, content and extent of the Follow-up Master's degree “English Language and Literature” follows on directly from the English-language version of the three-year Bachelor's degree “English Language and Literature.” The Follow-up Master's degree “English Language and Literature” is a philological programme, which requires candidates to possess an advanced level of language competence (CEFR level C1 – “proficient user”), a very good knowledge of the grammatical and lexical systems of modern English, an awareness of the characteristic features of functional styles, a basic awareness of the literature of English-speaking countries, and a general knowledge of these countries' culture and history. This knowledge and these skills are further developed and enhanced in the Follow-up Master's degree. In linguistics, students' knowledge of the modern English language is complemented by a knowledge of historical grammar and diachronic language change; there is an extensive focus on higher levels of language and features of linguistic communication (text linguistics, linguistic pragmatics, sociolinguistics); and there is also an emphasis on a contrastive approach (linguistic interference). In literature, students acquire a deeper knowledge primarily of modern British and American literature, while also broadening their horizons to encompass literary criticism. Graduate Profile and Career Opportunities: The aim of the degree is to ensure that graduates attain an expert level of philological knowledge and are experienced, independent users of the English language (CEFR level C2), with a solid knowledge of English linguistics and of the literatures and cultures of English-speaking countries; this knowledge and these skills can be applied by graduates in a wide range of professions requiring independent intellectual work and expertise in the above-mentioned areas. Graduates are highly competent users of the English language in both written and spoken forms, applying their language skills in formal and informal situations of various types. Graduates are able to independently and creatively apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in carrying out expert tasks, intellectual work and research; they are also able to systematically develop their skills and knowledge depending on practical requirements. Besides working professionally with language and texts of various types, graduates also possess a high degree of cultural erudition, which can be effectively applied in intercultural communication and international cooperation. Admission requirements The follow-on Master's degree programme is designed for graduates of three-year Bachelor's degrees. Candidates are expected to possess an excellent level of language competence (level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in all language skills (pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, speaking and listening, reading comprehension, writing skills) and a sound knowledge of basic linguistic disciplines, the structure and systems of the English language, the development of British and American literature, as well as the life, culture and institutions of English-speaking countries. The admission requirements are based on the knowledge and skills required for the successful completion of the three-year Bachelor's degree. Suitability for admission is tested via the entrance examination. The entrance examination is in written form; it verifies candidates' language competence and Bachelor-level knowledge of English phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, stylistics, and British/American literature. Numbers of points available for individual parts of the examination (total number of points for the examination = 100): test of specialist knowledge – linguistic part and literary part, each representing 35 points (total number of points in this part of the examination = 70) test of language competence – C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (30 points) The sole evaluation criterion for admission is the result of the written entrance examination. All candidates must take the entrance examination. [-]

Master in Political and Cultural Geography

Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

Efforts to link local and regional development within the context of global development and world geo-politics, geo-economics and geo-culture led a group of political geographers to search for collaboration with experts in the field of political science and international relations thus creating an interdisciplinary field of study entitled Political and cultural geography, the only one of its kind linking study of selected geographic disciplines with political science, which includes inter alia selected chapters from the world history and fundamentals of sociology. [+]

Efforts to link local and regional development within the context of global development and world geo-politics, geo-economics and geo-culture led a group of political geographers to search for collaboration with experts in the field of political science and international relations thus creating an interdisciplinary field of study entitled Political and cultural geography, the only one of its kind linking study of selected geographic disciplines with political science, which includes inter alia selected chapters from the world history and fundamentals of sociology. In this field, you can combine a keen interest in geography with studies of international relations, political science, anthropology, sociology and history. The study will provide you with broad understanding of the political and cultural realities of world macro-regions, as well as with a comprehensive knowledge of the current functioning of the globalized world that can be applied in diplomacy, journalism, or in various organizations focused on consulting, working with immigrants and refugees, humanitarian activities, etc. You can apply for the studies in Political and Cultural Geography at the Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral level. The political and cultural geography research interest specializes in international relations, political and economic geography, geopolitics, applied sociology, sociology of ethnicity and nationalism, ethnic minorities, cultural geography, historical geography and regional studies. Graduate Profile and Career Opportunities: The Department offers an attractive study for those interested in future involvement in cultivation of their own community, municipality, region or the state. It is intended for those who would like to apply for jobs in the prestigious European structures or institutions in addressing global issues of our planet, as well as the complexities of international relations, including diplomacy. [-]