Aesthetics and Cultural Studies

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?

Study of Aesthetics and culture offers to students a way of understanding of various forms of art at present, in history, in its social or philosophical contexts. Unlike other art sciences Aesthetics introduces art as social or philosophical phenomenon naturally connected with actual or local circumstances but expresses timeless values at the same time. That is why study of Aesthetics is set culturally and historically on the one hand and analytically in courses of history of Aesthetics, terminology, methodology or European culture on the other. Students are gradually able to collect pieces of branch information, evaluate them, to use proper methods in the search, to interpret critically, to discuss to the point, to discipline ourselves, to work with foreign language, to see European culture in context. The graduates are habilitated to work in galleries, cultural and social institutions, as publicists or teachers at elementary or secondary schools too.

Structures of the Beautiful in Art, Virtue and Goodness in Culture

Practical training

As an obligatory part of the programme is an individual practical training by supervision to an extent of 80 hours of training and 10 ours of supervision.

Further information

Career opportunities

The graduate is got ready to work at a wide range of cultural, social or artistic institutions, at boards of cultural or artistic journals, as a teacher. In all mentioned places he/she can aply acquired deeper knowledge about art or culture in contexts but also practical skills in identifying, describing, analyzing and proposing how to solve problems in art or everyday practice at artistic institutions.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: August 1 - November 30

Who the programme is intended for: The programme follows the Bachelor’s field/programme Aesthetics and Cultural Studies, but it is also widely open to Bachelor’s degree graduates from other humanities programmes.

Subject matter of the entrance examination: The interview will take place either in contact or remotely (in MS-Teams), depending on the epidemic situation. It can also be waived (see below). Upload the following documents into your electronic applications (rubric “Documents”) by 15 December:

  • Bachelor’s thesis, or a part thereof (for inspection only), if the thesis is on the Internet, it is sufficient to provide a link;
  • a short follow-up Master’s project, with a short literature review (2-3 pages) indicating the direction of their own study interest;
  • a list of previous reading divided into professional literature and fiction; approximately 20+20 title
  • possibly other diplomas and awards in the field of language, art, and education.
  • Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

    Waiver of the entrance examination: The admission procedure is waived and admission is granted to graduates of the Bachelor's Degree in Aesthetics and related humanistic disciplines who have completed the Bachelor's State Examination including the defence of the bachelor thesis with a grade of A. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via email to

    Web Department of Aesthetics.

    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: 70 points (out of 100). The candidate is evaluated in parts: the professional part - max. 50 points, the study project - max. 50 points.

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

Follow-up studies

After completion of his/her Master Degree in Aesthetics and Culture Studies, a graduate can continue in study of the same or a similar Ph.D. degree programme at 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. Mgr. Rostislav Niederle, Ph.D.



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