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The Master of Arts in Humanities is a 2-year, internationally accredited program offering a modern and interdisciplinary education in humanities. You will earn a globally recognized American and European B.A. degree.
The M.A. in Humanities program engages students in innovative intellectual work. In small, interactive classes, students learn to apply analysis and research methods from the social sciences, arts, literature, cultural and religious worldviews, and philosophy.
The two-year Master of Arts in Humanities program offers an applied approach to the practice of humanities. Students develop academically and professionally as they become experts in humanistic work, including visual culture, arts, and cultural management, popular culture and media theory, modern intellectual history, and advanced literary studies and critique.
"The School of Humanities provides the means for quality study with competent professors, small intimate classrooms, and all necessary materials like textbooks available for free. But what books yield in ideas, Prague bestows in experience, and studying at AAU confronts you not only with new thoughts but also new ways of life. You will interact with diverse students and faculty from far afield and reflect upon your own life and the culture that shaped it, learning of its failures and unconscious assumptions, while perhaps appreciating its strengths and insights. You’ll be book-wise and world-wise. You’ll be more mature and confident. You’ll certainly be all the richer for it and none the poorer."Richard Sovitzky, Humanities, Society & Culture, USA
Anglo-American University’s international faculty is a great resource to students looking for a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary humanities program in Prague. The M.A. in Humanities is also ideal for students who are looking to strengthen their candidacy for Ph.D. programs, and for those looking for an alternative to MFA programs.
Beyond the classroom, you can also join student clubs like Model UN and Film Club, discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’ or stop by one of our movie nights or poetry readings in the Library featuring professors and internationally published authors.
AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.
The M.A. in Humanities is a 2-year study program. Students have to accumulate 60 US credits (120 ECTS credits) by completing 20 courses.
Methods in the Human Sciences: Theoretical Paradigms
Methods in the Human Sciences: Critical Writing, Analysis & Interpretation
Methods in the Human Sciences: Scholarly Writing and Research/Thesis Writing
Aesthetics & Art Theory (Choose two from three below)
Aesthetics–From Enlightenment to Postmodernism
Methods & Research in Art History
Art & Society: History of Visual Art in the 20th Century
History of Ideas (Choose two from three below)
History of Historiography
Main currents & controversies in 20th Century Historiography
Seminar in Race, Ethnicity & Nationality
Studies in Language, Culture & Communication (Choose two from three below)
Studies in Language & Society
The Story of Language
Psychology of Language & Mind
Philosophy & Religious Studies (Choose two from three below)
20th Century Social Theory: From Social Philosophy to Social Theory
Philosophy & Society
Topics in Literary Studies (Choose two from three below)
Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Romanticism
Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Modernism
Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Postmodernism
Students can choose 6 elective courses offered by the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Students are also required to complete the Thesis Seminar, Internship, and Thesis.
Having passed all the required and elective courses, students complete their study by taking state exams and defending their thesis.
Graduates of the M.A. in Humanities 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 the cultural phenomena of various cultures and societies.
Conduct an 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.
AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:
Curation of the arts
Cultural Diplomacy and Institutions
Publishing in Arts History and Critique
Education in the Human Sciences
Αnglo-American University offers a selection of prestigious graduate degrees. You can enter AAU as a graduate student if you are either in your last year of undergraduate studies or have completed your bachelor’s degree.
Decide which program suits you best
The first step is to decide on the program you would like to study. Currently, we offer 108 (sic!) undergraduate programs across six schools including the combined Global Degree Programme we deliver in cooperation with Kent State University, USA.
Prepare and collect required documents
Once you decide on the program of your choice it is time to prepare the documents. You will be able to upload them directly via the AAU Application Portal once you start your application.
Two Recommendation Letters
English Language Exam Results
Copy of Passport/ID
Passport Size Photo
In order to apply please register and submit an online application via the AAU Application Portal. There is a non-refundable CZK 2,000 application fee which can be submitted online through the portal. You will be also able to submit all required documents directly through the portal.
Prepare for an Interview
Once your application is reviewed by the admissions counsellor, an interview with the Dean/Assistant Dean of the school you are applying to will be conducted. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about Anglo-American University, but also for the Dean’s Office to learn more about you. The interview can be carried either online or in person.
Wait for Final Decision
The Admissions Office will notify you through e-mail on the outcome of your application one week from the date of your interview.