Graduate Program

M.A. in Humanities

The Master of Arts in Humanities is a 2-year, internationally accredited program offering a modern and interdisciplinary education in humanities. You will earn a globally recognized American and European M.A. degree.

Welcome to AAU
Accreditation WASC + MSMT
Degree Master of Arts
Duration 2 Years
Location Prague, CZ
Tution CZK 393,900
Intake Fall / Spring
Deadline Rollings Admissions
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About the program

The M.A. in Humanities program engages students in innovative intellectual work. In small, interactive classes, students learn to apply analysis and research methods from the social sciences, arts, literature, cultural and religious worldviews, and philosophy.

The two-year Master of Arts in Humanities program offers an applied approach to the practice of humanities. Students develop academically and professionally as they become experts in humanistic work, including visual culture, arts, and cultural management, popular culture and media theory, modern intellectual history, and advanced literary studies and critique.

The School of Humanities provides the means for quality study with competent professors, small intimate classrooms, and all necessary materials like textbooks available for free. But what books yield in ideas, Prague bestows in experience, and studying at AAU confronts you not only with new thoughts but also new ways of life. You will interact with diverse students and faculty from far afield and reflect upon your own life and the culture that shaped it, learning of its failures and unconscious assumptions, while perhaps appreciating its strengths and insights. You’ll be book-wise and world-wise. You’ll be more mature and confident. You’ll certainly be all the richer for it and none the poorer.

Richard Sovitzky, Humanities, Society & Culture, USA

Anglo-American University’s international faculty is a great resource to students looking for a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary humanities program in Prague. The M.A. in Humanities is also ideal for students who are looking to strengthen their candidacy for Ph.D. programs, and for those looking for an alternative to MFA programs.

Beyond the classroom, you can also join student clubs like Model UN and Film Club, discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’ or stop by one of our movie nights or poetry readings in the Library featuring professors and internationally published authors.

AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.

Program Structure

The M.A. in Humanities is a 2-year study program. Students have to accumulate 60 US credits (120 ECTS credits) by completing 20 courses. 

Below, you can find a list of courses and modules for the M.A. in Humanities.

Having passed all the required and elective courses, students complete their study by taking state exams and defending their thesis. 

For more information on the modular structure and the study program, please contact our admissions team at admissions@aauni.edu.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the M.A. in Humanities can expect to:

  • Have expertise in analytical and research methods of the humanities and social sciences
  • Have specialized knowledge of intellectual history and cultural phenomena of various cultures and societies
  • Be able to pragmatically and insightfully compare and critique the cultural phenomena of various cultures and societies
  • Conduct analysis of the history and interpretation of the practice of humanities
  • Communicate professionally, decisively and strategically in verbal and written English; our graduates are able to identify, describe and discuss complex problems and solutions to international audiences

Career Prospects

AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as: 

  • Curation of the arts
  • Cultural Diplomacy and Institutions
  • Publishing in Arts History and Critique
  • Tourism
  • Education in the Human Sciences
  • Mass Media

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See what our students have to say

AAU has high-quality professors and a wide variety of classes to choose from. The courses that are offered at AAU are quite unique compared to the other universities in the Czech Republic and the student body is extremely diverse which has led me to meet people from all across the world.

Hunter Andrews
Humanities, USA

AAU encourages students' self-expression through extracurricular activities. It offers the perfect balance between academic challenges and a friendly environment, as well as the chance to study or intern abroad and gain priceless experience. To study in the heart of Europe among international students – what more can you ask for?

Anastasia Shiskina
Humanities, Russia

Meet the people

Karen Grunow-Hårsta, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Humanities & Social Sciences; Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities & Social Sciences karen.grunow@aauni.edu
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Do you have questions?

We are happy to help!

Rebecca Newhouse Admissions Counselor rebecca.newhouse@aauni.edu
Clea Boban Admissions Counselor clea.boban@aauni.edu