Greek and Latin Studies

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.

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Submission deadline until midnight 29 February 2024.

What will you learn?

The Greek and Latin Studies programme opens the way for students to learn about the sources of European culture and scholarship. It enables students to discover in the original the ideas and works of the famous ancient figures who laid the foundations of European literature, established the Western philosophical, scientific and legal tradition, and entrusted to future generations the first democratic principles and values of civil society.

Nemo nascitur sapiens, sed fit. One is not born wise but becomes wise. Seneca

The programme focuses on the acquisition of the morphology and syntax of classical Greek (specifically its Attic dialect) or Latin, the study of ancient literature and the historical and cultural context in which ancient literary works were produced.

An important part of the study is the reading of original texts, in which students develop the ability to interpret the original text in a multifaceted way and learn to apply their grammatical, literary and cultural-historical knowledge. The study of Ancient Greek or Latin, which are morphologically and syntactically more complex than the commonly studied modern Indo-European languages, deepens general linguistic, analytical, interpretive and translation competences and facilitates the understanding of technical terminology from other disciplines. It teaches how to solve problems systematically and to take into account several aspects at once. The study of the ancient world then enables a better orientation in most areas of European culture.

Practical training

Compulsory practices are not included in the Bachelor's degree programme in Greek and Latin Studies.

Further information

Visit the website of the Department of Classical Studies, which teaches Latin and Ancient Greek, to find out what events it organises outside the classroom, what activities you can join and much more.

Career opportunities

As philologically educated professionals with an overview of ancient literature and a basic orientation in ancient culture, graduates can find employment in various cultural institutions, such as libraries, museums and cultural centres, and in various editorial and editorial positions in the media. They can offer employers across disciplines the ability to work with more complex texts, to follow a methodical approach, to independently research and process information, and to solve problems.

Admission requirements

This programme is taught in Czech.

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 at least one of the following criteria:
  1. placing in any of the first three places in a national round in the Latin Competition - Certamen Latinum;
  2. secondary school results with an average 1.5 or higher in the subjects Czech/ Slovak language, two foreign languages and a choice of one more subject determined by the faculty: English, history, French, music, information technology, Italian, Latin, maths, German, Russian, Spanish, basics of social sciences. An exemption based on school results is applicable to applicants who are students in the final year of a secondary school or who have passed the secondary school leaving examination no later than in 2022 or 2023.

Secondary school results may be applied for an exemption from the entrance examination by those applicants whose average grade was 1.5 or higher in each of the four profile subjects. The total average result in all subjects is not taken into consideration. Secondary school seminars are also disregarded. The average grade of each profile subject is calculated based on the results of the last four years of study in the following way: the mid-year grade is calculated from the final year, whereas the final grades are calculated from the previous three years. It is also necessary that applicants have studied each of the profile subjects for at least two years during the last four years.
Enter your grades in your e-application. Then print the grades out and let your secondary school certify them with a stamp and a signature. Upload the scan of the certified grades into your e-application. You can also upload officially certified school reports or any other documents certifying your school results.
Please upload the officially certified documents directly to your e-application in the section Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination no later than 29 February.

Criteria for evaluation

Limit for TSP percentile for successfully passing the entrance examination: 40


Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Deadlines

1 Nov 2023 – 29 Feb 2024

Submit your application during this period

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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.

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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.

Classical Greek language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Classical Greek language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Classical Greek language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Classical Greek language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Latin language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Latin language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Latin language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Latin language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Greek and Latin Studies 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

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Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Classical Greek language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Classical Greek language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Classical Greek language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Classical Greek language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Latin language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Latin language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Latin language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Latin language and literature – combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Follow-up studies

Graduates of the Bachelor's degree programme in Greek and Latin Studies can continue in the Master's programme with the same focus, specialize in Latin Medieval Studies or choose to study Latin Teaching. They may also continue further studies in any Master's degree programme, provided they meet the admission requirements.

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

Mgr. Jana Mikulová, Ph.D.

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