Humanities, Society and Culture, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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    Tuition (Full programme)
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The M.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture at the Anglo-American University in Prague combines the theoretical and practical notions on humanities qualifications, like: visual culture, arts, cultural management and modern intellectual history. The Master’s degree offers courses in methods and research in art history, the story of language, seminars on race, ethnicity and nationality, and others.


This is a graduate humanities program that 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.

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Have expertise in analytical and research methods of the humanities and social sciences.
  • Have a specialized knowledge of intellectual history and cultural phenomena of various cultures and societies.
  • Be able to pragmatically and insightfully compare and critique 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.


The M.A. in Humanities program was accredited by the Czech Republic Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on July 15, 2007 thereby qualifying graduates to apply for postgraduate Ph.D. programs at private and public universities in the Czech Republic, other EU countries, the United States, Canada, and many other countries around the world.

Programme Structure

  • 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
  • Thesis Seminar 
  • Aesthetics–From Enlightenment to Postmodernism 
  • Methods & Research in Art History
  • Art & Society: History of Visual Art in 20th Century
  • History of Historiography
  • Main currents & controversies in 20th Century Historiography 
  • Seminar in Race, Ethnicity & Nationality 
  • Studies in Language & Society 
  • The Story of Language
  • Psychology of Language & Mind

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To apply for a master's degree program at Anglo-American University, applicants must submit a complete Application Form and all documents listed below:

  • Notarized copy of an bachelor’s undergraduate degree;
  • Essay
  • Official transcript confirming accredited undergraduate degree
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Application fee of 500 CZK*
  • Any of the minimum qualifying English language test scores below (applies to non-native English speakers only):
    • TOEFL (550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based, 80 on Internet-based)
    • CPE (B)
    • IELTS (7)

When the complete application package has been recieved, applicants will be invited to an interview (conducted in person or by phone).

Non-native English speakers meeting all requirements except for English proficiency (TOEFL score 500 - 525) may be provisionally admitted to AAU for one semester, after a successful interview; full acceptance is subject to the student's score in an English language test at the end of the first semester.

Applicants who do not meet the required language test score can be accepted into our one-semester Intensive Academic English Program.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 12300 International
  • EUR 12300 EU/EEA
  • Tuition per US credit CZK 5.500
  • Tuition per Master’s Program Total (60 US credits)CZK 330.000


Alan Levy Journalism Scholarship

Anglo-American University rewards the most committed students of the BA journalism program for their contributions to the AAU student newspaper At the Lennon Wall. For Fall 2011 Spring 2012 academic year, the scholarship will cover the tuition of the program's core classes, including but not limited to: Reporting I, Reporting II, Intro to Mass Communications, Feature Writing, International Reporting.

Candidates for The Alan Levy Journalism Scholarship must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed the degree programs required courses Reporting 1 and Reporting II.

Candidates are identified most importantly by their quality of writing and time committed to the student newspaper, At The Lennon Wall, and its website.

One to four students will be awarded the Alan Levy Journalism Scholarship each year to encourage a longer-term commitment to the Lennon Wall website, after completion of the Reporting classes. If only one student is awarded the scholarship, this student gets all four courses, while two students would share the scholarship (two courses each). If four students are awarded the scholarship, each would be awarded one class.

Candidates will be supported by the lecturers of the Reporting class and selected in agreement with the dean and faculty of the Journalism program.

Qualifying students are encouraged to submit a statement of interest by JULY 30, 2012 to the Associate Dean of the School of Journalism.

Merit-based Scholarship


1. Merit-based Scholarships are awarded to students who have already completed at least 48 ECTS credits or 24 US credits at AAU, for BA (Hons) in Comparative Business Law the requirement is 50 ECTS or 100 UK credits.

2. Merit-based Scholarship GPA is calculated cumulatively since the beginning of the studies of the program at AAU.

3. Merit-based Scholarship is awarded to students who have taken at least 4 courses the previous semester at AAU.

4. Students who register for the next semester prior to the end of the current semester are assigned the tuition that does not yet reflect the Merit-based Scholarship. This is calculated after the grades are in. Eligible students that have already paid the tuition will be given either the financial refund or tuition credit for future studies depending on their choice.

NOTE: The Merit-based Scholarship does not apply to the MBA program.





Need-based Scholarship

On very limited basis Anglo-American University may provide financial assistance to students in unexpected and extraordinary hardship. If situation like this rises student needs to apply in writing to the Provost with detailed explanation of the situation. The Provost will set up a commitee to address the situation. If the commitee feels that the circumstances justify the application it passes it to the President with its recommendation for final approval.

Roma Scholarship

Anglo-American University awards a yearly full scholarship to two Roma applicants that fulfill the admissions requirements. To keep the scholarship students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. These scholarships must be applied for during the admissions process.

Refugee Scholarship

Anglo-American University awards a yearly full scholarship to one applicant with refugee status in the Czech Republic that fulfills the admissions requirements. To keep the scholarship student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This scholarship must be applied for during the admissions process.

Scholarship for Students with Physical Disabilities

Anglo-American University is happy to offer a yearly full scholarship to one student with disabilities. To keep the scholarship student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or. This scholarship must be applied for during the admissions process. Please be aware that the Anglo-American University campus is not wheelchair accessible.

Alumni Scholarship

These scholarships are offered to graduates of any programs of Anglo-American University, Anglo-American College, The New Anglo-American College in Prague and Anglo-American Institute of Liberal Studies. They apply to the first year only.





Alumni MBA Scholarship

MBA students are not eligible for any of the stipends above. Anglo-American University, however, offers annually 4 MBA stipends in the amount of 100 000 CZK to its alumni. Selection is based on the GPA solely. The scholarship must be applied for during the admissions process.

Special Scholarships

Anglo-American University offers other special scholarships which are following their approval at the Presidents Collegium - announced on an ad hoc basis.

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