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The English Philology from University of Ostrava combines theoretical instruction with the practical application of knowledge and skills. 

Its aim is to produce graduates with an advanced level of language competence - proficient users of English (C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) who are capable of communicating in English in various communicative contexts and in various types of institutions. The programme exists only in the "completus" version.

Discipline-specific knowledge 

Graduates possess a knowledge of key theoretical and empirical principles related to the comprehensive systemic-functional analysis of language and discourse, including key concepts and the relevant discipline-specific terminology.

They possess knowledge of new media, genres and discourse domains (New media and communication) from the current genre spectrum in the digital environment of the internet. 

They display a knowledge of the historic and cultural contexts of English-speaking societies (History and culture of English-speaking countries; Social and cultural history of Great Britain / the USA; British studies; American studies) and they have a wide-ranging awareness of key stages in the development of literatures in English, literary genres and cultural-historical contexts 

Discipline-specific skills

Graduates are able to linguistically analyze and interpret literary/non-literary texts (Discourse analysis; Linguistic seminar), and they are equipped with skills in modern corpus-based approaches to the study of texts; these skills enable them to assess the choice of linguistic resources as targeted authorial strategies (Corpus-based English language studies). They are able to independently assess and interpret new media, discourse domains, and communication within these media/domains in constantly changing contexts. They are able to explain the development of literary genres using literary-theoretical terminology and to apply this knowledge in analyzing works of British and American literature and English-language writing from ethnic and minority literature (Jewish American literature 1, 2). Based on their knowledge of historical and cultural contexts, graduates are able to evaluate the relations between literature and the socio-cultural context in English-speaking cultures (Cultural seminar; Chapters from British and American history). They are able to critically read, interpret and write academic texts in English (Academic skills/writing 1, 2).

Further information

For the studies in the English language, we charge the fee of 2000€ for the academic year.

Study programs of the University of Ostrava are available also for persons with a disability unless stated otherwise in the information on a concrete study program. In case of any questions regarding the availability of individual study programs for persons with a disability, do not hesitate to contact the Pyramid Centre of the University of Ostrava ("Centrum Pyramida OU"):

  • E-mail: referent.pyramida@osu.cz
  • Phone: +420 553 46 1234
  • Cell phone: +420 733 784 095

In case of questions, applicants without specific needs shall contact the Center for International Cooperation at admission@osu.cz

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-5 years

  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Practical language 
  • Social and cultural history of GB, US
  • Introduction to English studies
  • Introduction to the study of literature
  • British studies
  • English grammar in discourse


Graduates are able to independently acquire and apply discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and general competences in the English language: they are able to produce written and spoken discourse in various genres and in a diverse range of communicative situations, achieving CEFR level C1 and they are capable of using English for work, social and study purposes.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

You must submit an IELTS Academic or ToEFL iBT language proficiency certificate proving the English language reaches at least level B2.

  • IELTS Academic score should be: At least 6.0 and at least 5.5 in each part
  • ToEFL iBT score should be: At least 80 and at least 18 in each part

The test must have been taken at a certified testing centre and the test restults must not have been achieved before 1 May 2020.

You also have to provide a proof of the previous secondary education. The completion of secondary education with a secondary school leaving examination is proved by an original or certified copy of a secondary school leaving certificate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Ostrava

  • 10368 - 15130 CZK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Once you become our student you can apply for accommodation scholarship, academic scholarship and others. 

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