English and American Studies - Philosophy

Learning Objectives of the Study Programme (AnAm)

  1. To acquire language skills (receptive, productive, interactive) and communicative language competences (grammatical, pragmatic and socio-linguistic) in English at B2 - C1 level according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

  1. To acquire theoretical knowledge and practicalskills in the basic disciplines of English linguistics (phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicology) as a basis for further linguistic education at Master's level.

  1. In the study of the history and literature of Anglophone countries, acquire knowledge of their cultural and social life in the past and present. To acquire the basic terminology of literary studies and the skills needed in the analysis and interpretation of literary texts. To be familiar with the literary works of authors writing in English, to be able to evaluate and interpret them in a broader socio-historical context.

  1. Gain knowledge of the basic concepts, movements, genres, authors, and mediation processes within critical and cultural studies and how cultural, political, social, technological, and economic changes are reflected in converging forms of cultural production and critical thought.

  1. Know how to critically evaluate information, analyze and evaluate primary and secondary text. When working with scholarly texts, acquire the experience and skills to generate scholarly texts based on scholarly research, in accordance with the procedural, structural and ethical rules of academic writing.

Learning Objectives of the Degree Programme(Fil)

  1. To acquire a basic knowledgeand understanding of selected areas of philosophy and their application to the presentation of arguments.

  1. Gain basic skills to interpret scholarly texts, facts, and make responsible decisions.

  1. Learn the ability to presentessessubstantialknowledge,communicatingcardinal issues, problems, solutions and key arguments to a wider audience.

  1. Prepareyforrtheeworkinggwithhdifferentrorganizationssinntheegovernment,,publictanddsociety,,as well asdtheenonprofitt sector.

Academic Program Learning Outcomes(AnAm)


V1student possesses knowledge of the structure of the English language, has a basic understanding of communication, language reception and interaction

V2 learner is oriented in linguistic disciplines, knows the linguistic levels of the English language system and communicative contexts

V3 has a basic overview of the literary history of English-speaking countries, of literary theory and of the interpretation of literary texts, and is oriented to the cultural and social spheres of English-speaking countries

V4knows the basic range of representative literary and rhetorical texts and the most familiar genres

V5has a theoretical understanding of working with specialist literature in the production of an academic text, and is familiar with a variety of citation methods


Z1student is able to communicate fluently, grammatically accurately and pragmatically appropriately in the English language, and is proficient in learning techniques

Z2 has developed the linguistic skills necessary for the analysis of an English text at a given level (e.g. phonetic-phonological, morpho-syntactic, lexical)

Z3possesses intercultural skills as a prerequisite for critical unprejudiced reflection on different cultures, their histories and products in the context of different literary epochs and movements

Z4can work with written professional and literary texts and distinguish their function (e.g. commercial-promotional, artistic and administrative)

Z5can produce an original professional text, working with professional literature, using scientific research methods and practices and respecting the procedural and ethical rules of academic writing


K1student is proficient in English at C1 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages, and can professionally present and defend own opinions in English

K2 reads, evaluates, critically interprets literary, non-literary and professional texts in English

K3specifies and relates knowledge of Anglophone history, literary theory and the interpretation of literary text

K4is able to locate and analyse available research sources in order to competently, independently and in a team, present logical and informed arguments in written and spoken discourse

K5in collaboration, can formulate hypotheses and conclusions in the linguistic-communicative, literary-communicative and cultural-social domains

Learning Outcomes of the Study Programme(Fil)


V1student knows the terminology of the discipline and can explain the basic categorical, conceptual and methodological apparatus in the key disciplines and concepts of philosophy

V2understands the essential insights and issues in particular philosophical disciplines

V3has knowledge of the major schools of thought in the history of philosophy, including the Christian tradition of thought, and is familiar with their best-known representatives


Z1analytical thinking-student decomposes information gathered into basic concepts and principles and formulates a possible conclusion

Z2interprets a philosophical text and is able to identify important information, issues, theses, and arguments in the text

Z3critical thinking-evaluates information and reaches correct judgments, can analyze assumptions and relate different findings to each other, identifies incorrect inferences and argumentative fouls and distortions

Z4applies the procedures of conceptual analysis to philosophical problem solving, searches for appropriate solutions to problems and is able to reason them through to their implications

Z5logical reasoning - constructs a valid argument


K1students independently solve selected theoretical and practical problems of the discipline and social practiceK2 articulates and orally communicates a professional and societal problem in a cultivated manner in writing

K3responsibly considers and takes a position on issues under discussion

Prospects of graduates

Graduate profile 

The graduate of the bachelor's study programme in English and American Studies- Philosophywill obtain a complete first level university degree in thestudyfields of Philologyand Philosophy. S/he speaks English at the levelC1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. S/he has knowledge of the English language and its laws, thewayand conditions of its functioning at all language levels. The graduateis able tospecify and draw on knowledge from the theory of literature and from the history of literature and from the interpretation of literary texts. The graduate is acquainted with the most important cultural and social realities and history of English-speaking countries. S/he knows the basic procedures, analyses and interpretations of prose, dramatic and poetic texts. S/he can be characterized by creative and flexible thinking and is able to engage in work in the arts and creative industries. S/he can present his / her own opinions in English. The graduate of the study programmeis able tomaintaincontact with the current development of the English language and English-speaking countries and effectively continue her/his own professional development.The graduate also has general theoretical knowledge in the basic areas of philosophy,s/hecan explain its basic conceptual,categoricaland methodological apparatus. S/he can analyse the starting points and conclusions of philosophical problems. S/he knows the basics of argumentation and communication techniques and can categorize the main currents of thought of the Westernintellectualtradition. The graduate is intellectually skilled in the field of analytical,criticaland conceptual thinking and proposes solutions to professionalproblems in a broader context. S/he can analyse and interpretscholarlytext, effectively use the argumentation strategies of individualthinkersand critically evaluate their arguments. The graduate is independent in solving philosophical problems in a broader context. S/he can present his/heropinion, take attitudes toproblemsand make decisions knowing from several value perspectives in an argumentatively efficient and linguistically cultivated way. The graduate studied philosophy in the context of the pursuit of dialogue between reason and faith in the spirit of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Thegraduate of the study program English and American Studies - Philosophy can work, for example, as a cultural agent, culturalofficer, public administration specialist in the field of international relations, public administration specialist in the field of culture or as a textproofreader. 



  1. The institutionindicatesthe professions for which the graduate is prepared at the time of completion and the potential of the study programme from the point of view of graduate'semployability. 

Suitable professions for graduates of the study programme according to the statistical classification of occupations (SK ISCO-08_2020): 3339001 cultural agent, 3332004 cultural and educational worker, 3359008 public administration specialist in the field of international relations, 3359021 public administrationspecialistin the field of culture, 2641007proofreader. 


  1. Relevant external stakeholders who have provided the statement or afavorableopinion on the compliance of the acquired qualification with the sector-specific requirements for the profession.  

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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements for study programmes:

English and American Studies
English and American Studies - PHILOSOPHY (interdisciplinary study)
English and American Studies - HISTORY (interdisciplinary study)
- obtaining a complete secondary education or a complete secondary vocational education;
- commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty;
- in the case of the teaching degree programme, fulfill the requirements of the second subject combination (in the case of the subjects offered by PF KU, the requirements are published on pf.ku.sk).
- successfully pass the entrance exam in the form of an oral interview, which can also take place online. The interview is conducted in English and verifies the applicant's level of knowledge about the cultural and social history and realities of English-speaking countries. The interview also identifies personal and motivational prerequisites for study. The maximum number of points is 10.
The minimum number of points for passing the entrance exam is 6 (out of 10).

The results of the entrance examination are taken into account when creating the final ranking of applicants.

Additional information

Health disadvantaged applicants may request that the form and method of the entrance examination be determined taking into account their disadvantage (a written request is sent together with the application form).

For more information visit http://ff.ku.sk admissions

Conditions for international students

Bidders are on a level playing field

Coordinator for students with specific needs

Counselling Centre, Catholic University, Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok, poradna@ku.sk

General information on the admission exam

A candidate can submit:
Be an electronic application
- via e-prihlaska.ku.sk;
- such electronic application is not printed, signed, sent to the postal address of the faculty.

OR a paper (not electronic) application
- such a paper (not electronic) application most often on the form ŠEVT is sent to the following address:
Catholic University of Ruzomberok
Faculty of Philosophy, Study Department
Hrabovská cesta 1B
034 01 Ruzomberok
Attention! If the applicant submits the application via portalvs.sk, the application must also be sent in paper form to the address of the faculty. In this case, the fee for material support of the admission procedure is 30 €. We therefore recommend using e-prihlaska.ku.sk, not portalvs.sk.

The application form should be accompanied by:
a) confirmation of payment of the fee;
b) in the case of applicants for the study programme TEACHER OF SLOVAK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE in combination, who have obtained secondary education outside the Slovak Republic and have not at the same time completed university studies of at least the first (Bachelor's) degree in the study programme Teacher of Slovak Language and Literature, also a certificate proving the level of proficiency in the Slovak language at the level of at least B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and Literature;
c) in the case of applicants for the study programme JURNALISM, the applicant may also attach two examples of the author's work (these may be either the results of journalistic work (a newspaper article, a radio piece, a television piece, etc.), or the results of the journalistic work (a newspaper article, a radio piece, a television piece, etc.) published in school, local or other media (can also be online media), or any kind of text (e.g. essays, blogs) except poetry.

The following documents must be delivered to the study department (preferably at the time of application, if possible):
a) a certified copy of the matriculation certificate;
b) in the case of applicants who received their secondary education abroad, a decision on the recognition of the foreign secondary school diploma for the purpose of studying in the Slovak Republic.
Information on the further process in the admission procedure will be sent to applicants by electronic or paper mail.

Deadline for verification of fulfilment of the admission requirements for studies: no later than 28 August 2024.

A written decision on the outcome of the admission procedure will be sent to applicants no later than 30 days after the verification of the fulfilment of the admission requirements. The written decision shall be delivered to the applicants by hand.

Form of entrance exam

oral interview

  • Apply the application for study

    06.06.2024 - 07.08.2024

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    19.08.2024 - 19.08.2024

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  • proof of payment of the fee (electronic form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1080 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 30 €
E-application form: 25 €

Billing information

Bank: State Treasury

Account: 7 000 224 399/8180

IBAN: SK70 8180 0000 0070 0022 4399

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Detail of the study program

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