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.
|Accreditation||WASC + MSMT|
|Degree||Master of Arts|
|Intake||Fall / Spring|
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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.
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.
Methods in the Human Sciences: Theoretical Paradigms
Methods in the Human Sciences: Critical Writing, Analysis & Interpretation
Methods in the Human Sciences: Scholarly Writing and Research/Thesis Writing
Aesthetics & Art Theory (Choose two from three below)
Aesthetics–From Enlightenment to Postmodernism
Methods & Research in Art History
Art & Society: History of Visual Art in the 20th Century
History of Ideas (Choose two from three below)
History of Historiography
Main currents & controversies in 20th Century Historiography
Seminar in Race, Ethnicity & Nationality
Studies in Language, Culture & Communication (Choose two from three below)
Studies in Language & Society
The Story of Language
Psychology of Language & Mind
Philosophy & Religious Studies (Choose two from three below)
20th Century Social Theory: From Social Philosophy to Social Theory
Philosophy & Society
Topics in Literary Studies (Choose two from three below)
Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Romanticism
Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Modernism
Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Postmodernism
Students can choose 6 elective courses offered by the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Students are also required to complete the Thesis Seminar, Internship, and Thesis.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
- Education in the Human Sciences
- Mass Media
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.
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?