Follow-up Master's degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

The follow-up Master’s studies in museology are focused on acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of museology. Unlike the complex orientation of the Bachelor’s study programme, Master’s studies are specialized in the teaching of two key museological sub disciplines: museological exhibition making (theory and practice of exhibition making, museum architecture, museum exhibition criticism, exhibition didactics) and museum pedagogy (theory and practice of museum pedagogy, museum psychology, inclusive museum pedagogy, presentation didactics). The common theoretical and methodological base of the Master’s study programme consists of a series of lectures on general museology (theoretical museology, special museology, museum management, scientific research and museology). The completion of studies provides a complex training for qualified work mainly in leading positions and positions of professional staff in museums and galleries and creates potential for further education in related scientific disciplines.

“The keys to secrets of museums and collections.”

Practical training

Museology studies also include practical training in museums and other cultural-educational institutions, which is supervised by professionals and enables to apply the knowledge acquired in lectures and seminars (e.g. preparation and realisation of a museum exhibition, educational programme and didactic tools, excursion). Individualised practical training (in the extent of maximum 100 hours) at the same time makes the students familiar with real operation of the institution and presents to them a complex spectrum of activities with special accent on the problems of exhibition making and education. Expected is a direct involvement of students in everyday museum practice with particular professional outputs, including the activities intended for the public.

Further information

Website of the discipline:

Facebook: Centre of Museology and UNESCO Chair of Museology and World Heritage-

Career opportunities

Students are mainly prepared for the work in memory institutions, which are engaged in protection and presentation of cultural heritage (e.g. museums, heritage institutes). The graduates can also work in departments occupied with protection of cultural heritage in state administration bodies and self-government authorities, various foundations, private museums, galleries, auction houses etc.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jan – 30 Apr 2024)

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

Who the programme is intended for: The programme is intended for graduates of any Bachelor’s degree programme.

Subject matter of the entrance examination: oral examination. Applicants shall also prepare a Master’s thesis project. The submitted text should mainly include the basic objectives of the thesis, the methodology used, and an excerpt of the fundamental literature or sources. It is also expected that the applicant will evaluate the significance of their work in a museological context and describe the current approaches to the topic in the literature. The project must be uploaded into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by 1 June. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

Waiver of the entrance examination: The entrance examination can be waived for applicants who have passed the Bachelor’s examination in the field/programme of Museology at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University with an excellent (A) or very good (B) result. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via the e-application form, section "Application for waiver of the entrance examination".

Web Department of Archaeology and Museology.

General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

Criteria for evaluation

Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 60 points (out of 100).

Recommended literature

BENEŠ, Josef. Základy muzeologie. Opava: Slezská univerzita, 1997. ISBN 80-901974-3-4. STRÁNSKÝ, Zbyněk Zbyslav. Úvod do muzeologie. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2000. ISBN 80-210-1272-2. JAGOŠOVÁ, Lucie, Vladimír JŮVA a Lenka MRÁZOVÁ. Muzejní pedagogika: metodologické a didaktické aspekty muzejní edukace. Brno: Paido, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7315-207-9. LORD, Barry a Gail Dexter LORD (eds.). The manual of museum exhibitions. Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 2001. ISBN 0-7591-0234-1.

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Museology as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Follow-up studies

Students who complete the follow-up Master’s study programme (when meeting the conditions of admission) can continue with doctoral studies in scientific disciplines employed in museum institutions (e.g. history, archaeology, ethnology).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

doc. Mgr. Otakar Kirsch, Ph.D.



Mgr. Lucie Jagošová, DiS., PhD.



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