Czech

About the subject

Do you want to learn something different and intriguing? Studies in Czech provide access to a country with deep roots in European culture. The region today identified as the Czech Republic has often been considered a cultural bridge between the Western and Eastern parts of the continent, and it is known worldwide for its culture and modern industry, excelling in the fields of IT, film, art, literature, music and architecture.

Czech is spoken by approximately 11 million people. After the so-called Velvet Revolution in 1989, the country has developed into a democracy with a growing economy, where many travel to study or work. With its beautiful nature and many well-preserved historic towns and edifices, it has also become a popular destination for tourists.

At Stockholm University, studies in Czech start at beginner’s level. After two semesters of full-time study, you will have the skills sufficient to converse with native speakers in everyday contexts, and be able to write and read with the help of a dictionary. Throughout the bachelor’s programme, you will read Czech literature, practice translation, and learn about the history, culture and societal development of the Czech Republic. You will gradually be introduced to linguistic and literary theories and methods in preparation for writing your final thesis. You will also have the opportunity to study Czech in the Czech Republic through one of the department’s exchange agreements with universities in Prague and Brno.

Career opportunities

Knowledge of Czech may provide you with a competitive advantage in the labour market, and can serve as a complement to an education in journalism, political science or economy. Our former students go on to work in the fields of mass media, commerce, EU administration and government, and are in demand as teachers, translators and interpreters.  If you are already working, taking one of our independent courses on Czech culture may serve to increase your competency. Our doctoral programme in Slavic Languages with specialization in Czech will prepare you for a career in research and higher education.

Courses and programmes

Degree

For a bachelor’s degree in czech you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the bachelor’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

For a master’s degree in czech you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the master’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

More information about degrees at Stockholm University