MA programmes

The faculty provides a graduate education in the area of humanities, social sciences and education. It takes two years (4 semesters) and the graduates earn an MA degree. Currently the faculty offers 36 accredited MA study programmes, which can be divided into three main groups. There are single-major study programmes, double-major study programmes and teacher-training programmes.

Single-Major Study Programmes

The programme provides an in-depth examination of the given field and its methodology. Graduates can seek employment in public or state administration, European institutions, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, tourism, foundations, media and various businesses. Students of history, journalism and philosophy may continue their study at a PhD level.

Students can choose one of the following fields as their single-major study programme:

  • English and American Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Slovak Language and Literature 

Double-Major Study Programmes

The double-major programmes allow the combination of two study fields (in a 50:50 ratio). Applicants can choose from the offers below any combination of two fields according to their preference. Graduates of the double-major studies will have a broader scope of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and professional preparation in the chosen fields. The achieved knowledge and skills may grant them a considerably better position in the job market. Graduates can seek employment in public or state administration, European institutions, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, tourism, foundations, modern media and various businesses.

Students can choose any two of the following fields as their double-major study programme:

  • English and American Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Slovak Language and Literature

Teacher-Training Programmes

Apart from the two chosen subject specializations, the programme is focused on providing an overview of the broader contexts of education. Students study school pedagogy and psychology, and will learn about the organizational conditions of institutional education. Graduates become fully qualified and trained teachers. Additionally, they can be employed as teaching assistants, teachers of children’s extracurricular activities or they can find positions in state or public administration, school administration or educational or other institutions.

Students can combine any two of the following subjects as their teacher-training programme:

  • Teaching of English Language and Literature
  • Teaching of German Language and Literature
  • Teaching of History
  • Teaching of Philosophy
  • Teaching of Religious Studies
  • Teaching of Slovak Language and Literature

In addition, there is a possibility of an interfaculty study of teacher-training programmes. In such a case students can combine one of the above-mentioned subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts and Letters with one subject from the offers of the Faculty of Education, The Catholic University in Ruzomberok:

  • Teaching of Biology
  • Teaching of Geography
  • Teaching of Music Education
  • Teaching of Information Technologies
  • Teaching of Mathematics
  • Teaching of Arts
  • Teaching of Italian Language and Literature