Studijní programy

English Language and Linguistics

Welcome to the information page of the study programme English Language and Linguistics.
All information for applicants can be found below (after clicking on the individual folders +).
The study programme will not open in the academic year 2024/2025.

General information about the study programme
  • form and type of study: full-time, master’s (follow-up graduate) programme
  • The language of instruction is English. This is a fee-paying programme; the annual fee is CZK 140 000.
  • permitted combinations: single-curriculum or double-curriculum study; may be combined with any other master’s programme where double-curriculum study with this programme is permissible
  • study requirements: Students applying for the programme must hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree.
  • admission without entrance examination: not permissible
  • important links:
Department of English Language and ELT Methodology
Numbers of applicants admitted in the previous academic years
2023/24 3 11 0 0
2022/23 3 8 0 0
2020/21 3 8 0 0
2019/20 3 12 0 0
2018/19 3 11 0 0
2017/18 3 11 1 70 1
2016/17 3 6 0 0
2015/16 2 6 1 60 1

The minimum number of points required for admission is the number of points obtained by the last applicant admitted in a given year (i.e. all those who obtained fewer points were ranked „below the line“). If more applicants are admitted than the expected number of admissions, then more applicants in last place have achieved the same number of points. The points threshold is thus definitive and does not move, even if some admitted applicants do not enter the course.

Entrance exam description
entrance examination: two-rounds (written part followed by an oral interview)

1st round – WRITTEN PART

written test (max. 50 points; duration: 100 minutes)
Linguistic analysis of an English text
The first round focuses on a linguistic analysis of an English text: morphological description of word classes, syntactic analysis of simple and multiple sentences, basic principles of word-formation and lexical semantics, general knowledge of the history of the English language, knowledge of the functional description of the grammatical system and the relevant grammatical categories.
You can see a sample test here.


  1. motivation for studying English language and linguistics (max. 15 points)
    to assess the applicant’s motivation for studying the English language and linguistics (the applicant is expected to demonstrate a keen interest in the English language and linguistics and a general idea of employment possibilities after graduation),
    Criteria for assessing motivation and interest in the field:

    • convincing motivation – the motivation is clearly and specifically articulated and sufficiently defended, it is relevant to the English Language and Linguistic programme: 15-11 points
    • partially convincing motivation – the motivation is formulated and defended relatively specifically, it is quite relevant to the English Language and Linguistic programme: 10-6 points
    • unconvincing motivation – the motivation is vaguely explained and insufficiently defended, it is not very relevant to the English Language and Linguistic programme: 5-0 points

  2. the English grammar system and language skills (max. 35 points)
    to assess the applicant’s knowledge of the English grammatical system and relevant linguistic terminology (which is expected to correspond to that following completion of a BA degree in English linguistics at a major Czech university) and language skills (including an appropriate command of academic English, both written and spoken)

other requirements: none (no certificates of English proficiency are required)

Entrance exam scores

A maximum of 50 points can be obtained in each round of the two-round entrance examination (i.e. a maximum of 100 points in total).
Applicants who obtained 25 points or more in the first round will be admitted to the second round of the two-round examination.
An applicant may be admitted to study if he or she has obtained a minimum of 50 points in the entrance examination and has also been ranked in order of the number of points obtained in accordance with the predetermined expected number of admissions.
For a summary of the results of the admission examinations to compare how many points on average are sufficient for admission to this study programme, see the tab Numbers of applicants admitted in the previous academic years.

Information on graduate prospects
The graduate of this programme will have acquired a sound mastery of both practical and specialized English in philology and other disciplines within the humanities, and will possess a comprehensive knowledge of the theory, methodology and practical applications of English linguistics. He or she will have a wide range of employment opportunities in all areas where an excellent knowledge of English and an open and informed attitude and all-round versatility are required. The most promising graduates continue their studies in doctoral programmes in the Czech Republic or abroad.
Application for study

You can submit applications for study at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University only electronically via the Student Information System)!

You will be asked to log in before submitting your application:
If you are a current student of Charles University, please use your assigned student username to log in. Equivalent to this username is your personal number that can be found on your student identification card under your photograph. Should you experience any issues with your password, please visit the CAS website, where you can request a new password and get more information about Central Authentication Service (CAS).
If you are a new applicant who has not previously studied at CU and have never submitted an application for study in the past (regardless of success), you will be asked to register prior to submitting your application. In order to do so, you will be asked to provide a registration email address to which an email will be sent containing a link to a page where you will be able to set up your new password. You will need to use this email address and password in the course of the whole application process, as only under these credentials all of your current applications will be displayed. However, these credentials cannot be used for logging into other modules of the Student Information System (SIS).
Whenever you log in again after having submitted your application, you will see a list of all applications you have submitted under your name displayed in the upper right-hand corner, in the “My applications” section. If you use a different email address than the one provided during registration, only the “New applicant” option will be displayed in the upper right-hand corner and the “My applications” button will not be available.

Please do not create a new application under a different e-mail address, as this complicates the identification not only for the system but also for the employees of the Admission Procedure Department. If you are unable to log in to your existing account again, please contact us at, and we’ll be happy to help you renew your login process.

It is not recommended to apply from a mobile device!

The texts on this page are for information purposes only. The binding admission requirements may change during the year, e.g. due to pandemics. Applicants are always informed of changes to the conditions by e-mail, the current conditions are publicly available on the website General conditions and basic documents of the admission procedure.