Social Education and Counselling

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?

The goal of the study programme is to provide graduates with employment potential in socio-pedagogic and guidance work. The study Social pedagogy and counselling will familiarize students with the major socio-pedagogical concepts, approaches, theories, and schools of thought. Systematic preparation for work with clients will equip students for how to social pedagogy work and to counselling work. The program will lead to conceptualization and understanding of social relationships of different types and severances of social and individual issues and will also prepare students for individual research and professional analytical work.

Practical training

A mandatory part of the curriculum is practical training (100 hours), which is categorized into a number of specialized course units. In addition, the study plan includes a mandatory course of practical practice (individual plan) of 70 hours. Every practice students choose to study once in any semester of study. The socioeducational practice where it takes place is chosen by students themselves, according to their own interests and future career direction. The practical training is complemented with course Social and Counselling services and Work with a client.

Further information

Additional information is available on the following website:

Career opportunities

Graduates have acquired the analytical and decision-making competence to take on managerial and programme posts in educational, social care, and cultural institutions, as well as mass media and humanities-oriented institutions, that require critical and rational thinking.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: August 1 - November 30

Who the programme is intended for: The programme is intended for graduates of the same or related Bachelor’s degree programme (the similarity of the fields will be assessed based on the application).

Subject matter of the entrance examination: The entrance examination consists of a knowledge test containing questions with open answers. The result of the entrance examination determines the applicant’s admission. The questions are based on the topics of the Bachelor’s state examination of the Social Pedagogy and Counselling. The length of the test is 60 minutes.

Waiver of the entrance examination: The entrance examination may be waived for applicants who have passed with excellent (A), very good (B) or good (C) results in the Bachelor's examination in the single-subject or main plan of study of the Pedagogy or Social Pedagogy and Counselling programme at the MU Faculty of Arts. However, no more than two years, i.e. four semesters, can have passed since the final state examination was taken. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via email to

Website Department of Educational Sciences.

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

Recommended combinations

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Recommended combinations

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Follow-up studies

After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in a doctoral degree study programe in pedagogy at the Faculty of Arts or at the Faculty of Pedagogy of Masaryk University.

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. Dana Knotová, Ph.D.



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