Oral History and Contemporary History
The two-year distance Master's study program in Oral History and Contemporary History is intended for students interested in contemporary European history, interviewing methodologies, and interpretative methods. Its main aim is to train students to conduct research through creating and analyzing interviews, and developing fieldwork projects to address those historical and contemporary issues that require interdisciplinary investigation.
The distance study program is taught in person at the Faculty in Prague. This means that your classes will be held at the Faculty headquarters. The distance form of study means that your classes will be scheduled usually on Fridays or Saturdays.
The language of tuition is English. The standard length of study is 2 years.
Applications are closed in the 2021/2022 admission round.
Do not forget to pay the application fee of 820 CZK - without it, your application cannot be processed by the Student Administration Office. If you pay by card, the process is quick and easy!
To find out how to correctly fill out the application and pay the fee, visit our "Application Payment" section.
The tuition fee is 2000 euros per academic year. The fee is generated at the beginning of each academic year - you do not have to pay anything before enrollment.
The tuition fee is the same for both our EU and non-EU applicants.
There are two admission requirements:
submit the relevant documents
submit your BA diploma
We ask you to submit these documents: a structured CV, motivation letter, and an academic paper of min. 15 pages.
After the department assesses your documents and accepts you, you will be asked to provide proof of your previous education - learn more about the process here.
1. Submit Relevant Documents
Submit a motivation letter, your CV, proof of English competency at B2 level or higher, and an academic paper in English before the application deadline.
Motivation Letter (500 - 700 words)
Academic Paper: The paper should be no less than 15 pages in length and prove your knowledge, skills, and talent for study in the programme for which you are applying. The paper can be your defended bachelor’s thesis or its summary, an article published in an academic journal, or any new essay that you choose to represent you and your academic knowledge.
2. Proof of Previous Education
After you have been admitted by the Gender Studies department - the results should be published around mid-April - you will be asked to complete the second admission requirement - submitting proof of your previous education. In the case of our MA programs, we ask you to submit proof of completed undergraduate education which can be proven by a Bachelor's diploma.
Do not worry if you have not yet received your diploma at the time when you are submitting your online application - you have until September 30 to complete this requirement.
If you graduated outside of the Czech Republic, your diploma needs to go through a process of recognition or nostrification. This process validates that the diploma you are submitting is equivalent to a high school diploma you would receive after finishing high school in the Czech Republic.
You can choose from two options:
Recognition by the Faculty
Start your online application
Fill out and submit the application
Pay the application fee
Submit the documents to your online application
Wait for the assessment of the admission commitee
Start the process of submitting proof of previous education
Complete the recognition / nostrification process, if necessary