Nordic Studies

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

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

What will you learn?

The main objective of the Master’s degree study programme in Nordic Studies is to focuse on comprehensive philological education in the field of Nordic and Scandinavian studies in interdisciplinary perspective, studying general cultural subjects concerning the whole of Scandinavia while emphasizing contemporary issues, enriched with a relevant offer from sociological and historical fields.

“Nordic - a step in the right direction.”

The Master’s degree study programme in Nordic studies has two strategical parts in content and outcomes: 1) an expert and professional philology part (linguistics and literature) with a cross-discipline approach (area studies and sociolinguistics) and 2) a practical and applied part with the goal of using language comprehension and skills (translating and interpreting), with a focus on communication ability (texts).

The concept of the study programme is open to studying abroad, to Norwegian experts visiting Brno, and to study stays at a university institution in Norway. Other project activities and workshops are viewed as an important part of the studies.

They are also qualified for communicatiom and language-oriented jobs in institutions of the European Union or in other governmental and international institutions, in publishing houses and various branches of the media, in archives, libraries, museums, theatres, as language experts and alternatively in diplomacy. An important field are jobs in the tourisme branch, as guide, translator, PR manager in travel agencies.

Practical training

Practical training, such as arranging a cultural event, translating, and interpreting are included in all semesters of the Master’s degree study programme and recognized with credits.

Career opportunities

Graduates with this study programme are qualified for profession translator and interpreter on the level C1/C2. as translator of specialized non-fiction texts and fiction texts. Graduates are able to be employed as teachers at public and private secondary schools and at select types of universities and language schools. They are also qualified for expert and language-oriented jobs in the institutions of the European Union or in other governmental and international institutions, in publishing houses and various branches of the media, in archives, libraries, museums, theatres, and travel agencies, as language experts, and in diplomacy. The graduates professional skills are in culture intermediate work, publishing houses, tourist agency. The philology skills in theory and praxis they can use in other disiplines and doctor studies at Masaryk university or other institutions in Czech Republic or abroad.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jan – 30 Apr 2023)

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 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:oral interview. Applicants must submit a motivation letter (at least 4 standard pages) in Norwegian for the admission procedure. Applicants shall upload the motivation letter into their electronic applications (rubric “Documents”) by 1 June. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on the motivation letter.

Waiver of the entrance examination: The admission procedure is waived for graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme Norwegian Language, Literature and Culture of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, who have passed the Bachelor’s examination with an excellent (A), very good (B), or good (C) result. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via email to

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). Motivation letter: max. 50 points, interview: 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.

Follow-up studies

After completion of the Master's studies Nordis Studies , it is possible to continue further studies in doctoral degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements), with specialization on comparative studies, German studies etc.

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 No
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

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

doc. PhDr. Miluše Juříčková, CSc.



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