Spanish Language and Literature

Bachelor's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

The Bachelor’s degree study program in Spanish Language and Literature opens the way for the acquisition of basic knowledge and respective competences in fields of Linguistics, History, Literature and Culture of Hispanophone Countries, including Spain. Input language level corresponds to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages, i. e., B1, output language to level C1.

Practical training

Practical training is not required.

Career opportunities

Graduates with this degree can write and speak in Spanish with an almost Pre-Proficient level. They are equipped with a broad knowledge of the social, political, and cultural situations in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries. In addition to access to professional careers the fields of translation, interpretation, editing, journalism, and tourism, they are equipped with the necessary skills adaptable to other professions: the ability to think independently and critically and to express themselves in both their mother tongue and Spanish.

Admission requirements

This programme is accredited in Czech and requires students to have a native-speaker or C1 knowledge of Czech or Slovak.

The criteria for admission for studies are the results of the written Field of Study Examination. Applicants may also be admitted based on other criteria, see Admission without the Entrance Examination. The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University disregards the results of SCIO National Comparative Examinations.

You can file your e-applications for studies from 1 November to 28 February.
Field of study examinations will be held from 22 April to 25 April.
The date and time of the examination will be stated in the electronic invitation for the examination, which will be uploaded to your e-application. The faculty will not be sending paper invitations. Applicants applying for the major study plan and minor study plan in a combined study must comply with the conditions for admission into both plans.

Learning Potential Test (TSP)

For admission for studies in this degree programme, you do not need to take the TSP.

Field of Study Examination

This examination is only in Czech. It is intended to check the applicants’ knowledge of the given field of study. It is done in the form of a written test.


Basic description of the Field of Study Examination:
Field of study test: written grammar test at the B1 language level and test on the facts of life and institutions of the Spanish speaking countries (history, geography, and culture) to the extent of secondary school knowledge.

Sample Field of Study Test
Sample Field of Study Test: Answer Key

Admission without the entrance examination

You may be exempt from the entrance examination based on at least one of the following criteria:
  1. participation in Students’ Professional Activities (SOČ) - selected topics in the field of Theory of Culture, Arts, and Artistic Creation, e.g. literature or linguistics. For a final verdict you need to submit your work, so that the compliance of your topic with the respective field of study can be assessed;
  2. participation in a national round of a Spanish language competition;
  3. secondary school results in four profile subjects determined by the faculty: Czech (Slovak) language, Spanish, basics of social sciences and one more subject of the applicant’s choice from the following: Chinese, English, French, history, music, information technology, Italian, Latin, maths, German, Russian.

Secondary school results may be applied for an exemption from the entrance examination by those applicants whose average grade was 1.5 or higher in each of the four profile subjects. The total average result in all subjects is not taken into consideration. Secondary school seminars are also disregarded. The average grade of each profile subject is calculated based on the results of the last four years of study in the following way: the mid-year grade is calculated from the final year, whereas the final grades are calculated from the previous three years. It is also necessary that applicants have studied each of the profile subjects for at least two years during the last four years.
Enter your grades in your e-application. Then print the grades out and let your secondary school certify them with a stamp and a signature. Upload the scan of the certified grades into your e-application. You can also upload officially certified school reports or any other documents certifying your school results.
Please upload the officially certified documents together with a completed Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination directly to your e-application in the section Application for the Exemption from the Entrance Examination no later than 28 February.

Criteria for evaluation

  • Total number of points in the Field of Study Examination: 100
  • Limit for successfully passing the Field of Study Examination: 50

Recommended literature

  • CHALUPA, Jiří. Španělsko. Stručná historie států. Praha: Libri, 2015.
  • GAJDOVÁ, Dana, Juana Matouš Reyes a Petra Štěpánová. Španělština. Otázky a odpovědi. Nejen k maturitě. Dubicko: INFOA, 2009.


Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.​ An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Spanish Language and Literature as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

Graduates can continue to the Master’s degree study programs in Spanish language and literature, Spanish language translation, North American cultural studies (if the previous major or minor study was English), and Upper secondary school teacher training in Spanish.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

Mgr. Daniel Vázquez Touriño, Ph.D.

Consultant

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