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About Department of Historical Sciences

The Department of Historical Sciences at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň, which was founded in January 2012, is a research and educational higher education centre securing the teaching of a bachelor’s degree programme in General History, a bachelor’s degree programme in Czech History, the follow-up master’s degree programme in Modern History and doctoral degree programme in History. The department aspires to build up a respected scientific institution which is a full member of the international academic community, whose staff aim in their research to study history using a multidisciplinary approach while taking account of the global framework of the West encountering and confronting societies beyond Europe. The Department of Historical sciences’ degree programmes (branches), besides stressing thorough factual knowledge, also ensure high language competence, professional flexibility on the labour market and a wide range of options for undertaking study visits to prestigious international universities. As such, study at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts’ Department of Historical Sciences at the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň satisfies the latest trends and challenges in teaching history at the beginning of the twenty-first century and shows knowledge of history to be not just an incredibly challenging and fascinating intellectual activity, but also a prospective means and path towards high quality professional fulfilment in today’s dynamic global society.