French Language and Literature

 Name of Specialisation

 French Language and Literature
(dual specialisation)

 Type of programme

Consecutive Master's

 Length of Programme

2 years

 Mode of study




 Specialisation Description

The course composition of the programme is based on a traditional model of philological studies that links the linguistic and literary science component with the civilization-cultural component. Emphasis is also placed on practical language competences of graduates which add a significant added value on the labour market. The linguistic disciplines focus on analysis of the so-called higher levels of the language system (syntax and text) and on developmental aspects of the French language, in accordance with good practice of the Master's philological disciplines of Czech universities. Literary studies cover mainly the older periods of the French literary canon and, in accordance with modern trends, deal with Francophone literature. The programme also includes a specialized component of optional subjects.

Graduate profile

Graduates will have acquired practical language and communicative skills corresponding to level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.

Based on modern approaches to scientific description of the language, graduates will extend their system knowledge of French language. Synchronic study of linguistic phenomena is also enriched with diachronic aspects, in accordance with current linguistic tendencies. Graduates will acquire knowledge of syntax of contemporary French, linguistics and pragmalinguistics.

In the context of literary disciplines, graduates will extend and deepen their knowledge of the basics of literary history and text work acquired during their Bachelor's studies, especially as regards the earlier development phases of French literature and French-language literature.

Due to their advanced linguistic, cultural and communication training, graduates will be able to find employment wherever a public or private employer requires a high level of linguistic knowledge, intercultural competences, and independent, critical and creative thinking, in positions such as a translator, an editor, a liaison officer with a francophone environment, public relations, etc.  Because of the dual specialisation structure of the study, the employability of graduates in the labour market is more universal.

Possible combinations with   other dual specialisations

English and American Literature, Czech Studies, Czech-German Area Studies, Italian Language and Literature, History, Spanish Language and Literature

 Guaranteeing Workplace

Institute of Romance Studies FA USB


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