German Language and Literature

Bachelor's degree in full-time 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 aim of this study programme is for students to acquire and develop language skills in German, and furthermore to introduce them to the basics of the scholarly philological reflection of language and literature in the broader context of history and culture.

The students will focus on the most topical disciplines of linguistics and literature and will acquire a broad overview of the history, culture, land and people of German-speaking countries.

Practical training

Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan. Selected project-oriented type B/selective courses offer opportunities for the students to develop skills in the practical usage of the theoretical knowledge and develop further praxis-related skills.

Career opportunities

Graduates with this degree are qualified for language-oriented jobs in companies and institutions, in publishing houses and various branches of the media, in archives, libraries, museums, theatres, travel agencies etc.

Admission requirements

The criteria for admission for studies are the results of the Learning Potential Test (TSP). Applicants may also be admitted based on other criteria, see Admission without the Entrance Examination. The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University disregards the results of SCIO National Comparative Examinations.

You can file your e-applications for studies from 1 November to 29 February.
The date and time of the examination will be stated in the electronic invitation for the examination, which will be uploaded to your e-application. The faculty will not be sending paper invitations. Applicants applying for the major study plan and minor study plan in a combined study must comply with the conditions for admission into both plans.

Learning Potential Test (TSP)

This test is only in Czech. For up-to-date information, click here

Field of Study Examination

For admission for studies of this degree programme, you do not need to take the Field of Study Examination.

Admission without the entrance examination

You may be exempt from the entrance examination based on language exam certificate DSD II, Goethe-Zertifikat B2, ÖSD-Zertifikat B2, DSH, telc B2 or TestDaF (level 3–5), (or higher).

Criteria for evaluation

Limit for TSP percentile for successfully passing the entrance examination: 35

Recommended literature

  • Bok/Pfeiferová: Čítanka německých literárních textů (úryvky textů s otázkami)
  • Dreyer/Schmitt: Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik (klasika praktické gramatiky)
  • Jin: Grammatik aktiv B1+. Training für Fortgeschrittene zur Wiederholung der Grundgrammatik (moderní praktická gramatika němčiny jako cizího jazyka)
  • Kern/Rainer/Rainer: Stichwort Literatur (Fulltext online na webu nakladatelství, klikněte na “Blick ins Produkt”) (rakouská středoškolská učebnice dějin literatury)
  • Kosatík: Menší knížka o německých spisovatelích z Čech a Moravy (základní přehled o německé literatuře z českých zemí)
  • Müller/Vollrath/Krieger: Dějiny Německa (Originál: Deutsche Geschichte in Schlaglichtern)
  • Stromšík: Od Grimmelshausena k Dürrenmattovi (předmluvy k českým vydáním hvězd německé literatury)
  • Veber: Dějiny Rakouska

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

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.​ An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

German Language and Literature as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

After completion of the Bachelor’s studies, it is possible to continue further studies in the Master’s degree programmes (philology, teaching for secondary schools, German translation).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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

doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D.



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