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General information and the requiements to apply

Starting in 2016/2017 academic year, the new accreditation of MA program will be put in place. The organization of studies as well as the application process will be therefore significantly changed. The up-to-date information will be posted here when the application process starts.


Every year, the Department organizes the so called "Open day" where prospective students may get all necessary information about the studies at the department and they can also meet with professors, students and Alumni. The next "Open day" will take place at the beginning of 2016, the date will be specified.


Despite the big changes to the accreditation, the students will still have an option to specialize in specific areas (e.g. North America), therefore the important role of the Department will remain almost unchanged. The Department also offer an English language MA program Transatlantic Studies.


Why study at the Department?

Don´t you know why you should study at the Department of North American Studies? Don´t you have any idea how the studies can benefit you? There is an explanation:

1. Studying in English

The vast majority of courses is taught in English and therefore the students have a perfect opportunity to master the language. As the studies include many written and oral tasks along with a necessity to read a lot of academic texts in English, the students will have all necessary components to be fully fluent.

2. Studying abroad

Every student of the Department has an opportunity to study abroad and almost all of them make use of it. Universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico are the most popular, but students may travel almost anywhere in Europe or also as far as Australia. Charles University also supports its students by providing financial assistance for the costs associated with the study abroad programs. The list of relevant universities may be found under the link Students in subchapter Study abroad.

3. Teachers

Young and open-minded team of professors and employees of the department counts as one of the most valuable assets the Department has to offer. We are here to help students and to make their studies a pleasant experience. They are always welcome to ask for help or advice and almost everything can be negotiated. Friendly atmosphere at the Department is very much appreciated by the students and the main reason why they like to come back as PhD. candidates or Alumni.

4. Friendly environment and social events

The number of students at the Department is not very high and it enables us to create quite a close circle of students that eventually become good friends and create a good team. The relations at the Department are being regularly strengthen by various social events, parties and even weekend trips all over the Czech Republic. Thanks to this great feature of our Department, the students will be leaving not only with broad knowledge and new skills but also with lasting friendships and useful contacts.

5. New skills and knowledge

As a graduate of the Department of North American Studies, you will be leaving your university with broad and deep knowledge about North America, you will posses necessary analytical skills and be able to contextualize problems and critically asses various issues. Also presentation and communication skills along with ability to write coherent texts and reports may come handy in your future job. On the top of all this, you will be leaving with a handful of new friends and useful contacts.


What will I become?

As an American Studies student you will be probably very frequently asked by your grandmother or grandfather: "Hey, Timmy, what are you going to become when you graduate" or just simply "What are these American Studies, what does that even mean?" The truth is, unlike medical doctors, architects or construction engineers, the graduates of the American studies does not have their future specifically determined. And that´s the fun of it! The graduates of the American Studies may do almost anything where they can make use of their excellent analytical skills, critical thinking and presentation, communication and writing skills. If you do not believe us, see for yourself that our Alumni are working all over the place at very important positions.





Prospective Students

General information and the requiements to apply

Starting in 2016/2017 academic year, the new accreditation of MA program will be put in place. The organization of studies as well as the application process will be therefore significantly changed. The up-to-date information will be posted here when the application process starts.


Every year, the Department organizes the so called "Open day" where prospective students may get all necessary information about the studies at the department and they can also meet with professors, students and Alumni. The next "Open day" will take place at the beginning of 2016, the date will be specified.


Despite the big changes to the accreditation, the students will still have an option to specialize in specific areas (e.g. North America), therefore the important role of the Department will remain almost unchanged. The Department also offer an English language MA program Transatlantic Studies.


Why study at the Department?

Don´t you know why you should study at the Department of North American Studies? Don´t you have any idea how the studies can benefit you? There is an explanation:

1. Studying in English

The vast majority of courses is taught in English and therefore the students have a perfect opportunity to master the language. As the studies include many written and oral tasks along with a necessity to read a lot of academic texts in English, the students will have all necessary components to be fully fluent.

2. Studying abroad

Every student of the Department has an opportunity to study abroad and almost all of them make use of it. Universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico are the most popular, but students may travel almost anywhere in Europe or also as far as Australia. Charles University also supports its students by providing financial assistance for the costs associated with the study abroad programs. The list of relevant universities may be found under the link Students in subchapter Study abroad.

3. Teachers

Young and open-minded team of professors and employees of the department counts as one of the most valuable assets the Department has to offer. We are here to help students and to make their studies a pleasant experience. They are always welcome to ask for help or advice and almost everything can be negotiated. Friendly atmosphere at the Department is very much appreciated by the students and the main reason why they like to come back as PhD. candidates or Alumni.

4. Friendly environment and social events

The number of students at the Department is not very high and it enables us to create quite a close circle of students that eventually become good friends and create a good team. The relations at the Department are being regularly strengthen by various social events, parties and even weekend trips all over the Czech Republic. Thanks to this great feature of our Department, the students will be leaving not only with broad knowledge and new skills but also with lasting friendships and useful contacts.

5. New skills and knowledge

As a graduate of the Department of North American Studies, you will be leaving your university with broad and deep knowledge about North America, you will posses necessary analytical skills and be able to contextualize problems and critically asses various issues. Also presentation and communication skills along with ability to write coherent texts and reports may come handy in your future job. On the top of all this, you will be leaving with a handful of new friends and useful contacts.


What will I become?

As an American Studies student you will be probably very frequently asked by your grandmother or grandfather: "Hey, Timmy, what are you going to become when you graduate" or just simply "What are these American Studies, what does that even mean?" The truth is, unlike medical doctors, architects or construction engineers, the graduates of the American studies does not have their future specifically determined. And that´s the fun of it! The graduates of the American Studies may do almost anything where they can make use of their excellent analytical skills, critical thinking and presentation, communication and writing skills. If you do not believe us, see for yourself that our Alumni are working all over the place at very important positions.