French Literature and Linguistics

Follow-up Master'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?

Would you aim to improve your proficiency in interpretation of French text?

Philology = How do to (real) things with words

The Master in French Literature and Linguistics is specifically designed for you ! after the bachelor programme, which is a large introduction to French literature and practical language, greater importance is given in the Master’s programme to various applications of theoretical aspects of French philology, both in linguistics and literature. Stress is put on the textual dimension of studies and text interpretation : in that way, the Master's programme conveys knowledge of descriptive and analytical methods, extremely useful in contemporary times. Students are also expected to acquire the skills for independent and interdisciplinary scientific work.

Is the French Language and Literature program right for you?

Which skills should you expect to improve?

The purpose of the Master's thesis is to acquire an in-depth knowledge of a specific topic (in literature or linguistics). Students should demonstrate the ability to work critically with specialized texts, use the concepts and theories learned, then propose personal interpretations of texts. Spirit of initiative and originality are especially highlighted.

You did not get a Bachelor’s degree in French studies?

Students enrolled usually have a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature and Linguistics, but this is not mandatory. Further interviews will be required if not.

Practical training

Would you like to travel and spend a semester or more in France?

An Erasmus stay in France is possible and recommended (but not mandatory) : in that purpose, our department has already set up two very successful double-degree partnerships with Paris-Est and Rennes 2.

Career opportunities

The Master’s programme provides all required competences for professions in journalistic, social or cultural sectors as well as academically oriented careers. Students in French Literature and Linguistics can be outstanding teachers too.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: August 1 - November 30

Who the programme is intended for: The programme is intended for all graduates of Bachelor’s studies, knowledge of the language at the C1 level according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) is expected.

Subject matter of the entrance examination: oral examination. The applicant will have a discussion in French about their Bachelor’s or minor thesis. The thesis can be sent in electronic form - if it is already finished - to the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures to The oral examination takes about 20 minutes.

Waiver of the entrance examination: The entrance examination can be waived for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree field/programme French Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University with the mark A-B. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via email to

Website Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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: 50 points (out of 100).

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

French Literature and Linguistics 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

Do you plan to become an academic?

After completion of the Master‘s programme, it is of course possible to enrol in the Doctoral studies. The candidates must fulfil the admission requirements : curriculum, letter of interest and interview.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master'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 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

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

doc. PhDr. Petr Dytrt, Ph.D.



doc. Christophe Gérard L. Cusimano



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