Learning objectives of the study programme

  1. The student is able to think independently, critically and analytically in relation to history with an interdisciplinary approach.

  1. To provide a broad general knowledge of history and to teach the student to independently identify new problems in historical research.

  1. The student can independently select the optimal methods of basic and applied historical research in order to bring new insights and interpretations.

  1. The student is able to apply the conclusions of his/her research in the complex plane of the development of historical science and to present them in oral and written form in domestic and foreign forums.

  1. Can design, validate and implement new research and working practices using modern information resources with flexible access and lifelong learning.

Learning outcomes of the study programme


The student has a comprehensive knowledge of history and is well versed in the pursuit of new research questions

V2student is familiar with the source base of historical research consisting of primary and secondary sources

V3student knows all methods of basic and applied historical research

V4student understands the significance and characteristics of key moments of historical development


Z1student can identify new historical research questions and design, validate and implement new research and working practices

Z2student can articulate orally and in writing their conclusions, which they can present in domestic and international forums

Z3student is able to independently select optimal methods of historical research and apply them in order to bring new interpretations

Z4The student can think critically, independently and analytically and approach scientific questions flexibly

Z5student can critically analyse sources of historical research

Z6student is able to function in an international professional discourse and to study and present the results of his/her research in a world language


K1student understands the importance of lifelong learning and modern information technologies

K2student can manage scientific teams and develop projects for domestic and international agencies

K3student can assess and modify their own professional activity in a wider context, in relation to the long-term impact on historical scholarship

K4student can independently and critically search for, sort and analyse information approached in an interdisciplinary manner

K5student can plan and initiate solutions to complex problems, including the formulation of goals, means, and methods


Prospects of graduates

Graduate Profile

The graduate of the third degree of the university study of history has extensive general comprehensive and integrated knowledge in the field of general and Slovak political, economic, social and cultural history. His/her knowledge is also oriented towards specific problems of historical science in terms of knowledge of causal relationships within the field, where he/she is able to develop new procedures, solutions and theories. He is able to argue his knowledge both in writing and orally, including at the national and international level. He/she takes into account social, scientific and ethical aspects when formulating research objectives and interpreting research results. Is able to coordinate a team in solving research tasks in the relevant scientific field The graduate has studied history in the context of the pursuit of a dialogue between reason and faith in the spirit of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

  1. The college indicates the occupations for which the graduate is prepared at the time of graduation and the potential of the curriculum in terms of graduate employment:

Occupations where graduates of the study programme can be employed according to the statistical classification of occupations (SK ISCO-08_2020): 2310003 Assistant professor of the university, 2633002 Historian, 2422016 Specialist in the field of science development, research and innovation

  1. Relevant external stakeholders who have provided a statement or concurring opinion on the alignment of the acquired qualification with the sector-specific requirements for the profession:

This is not the case for regulated professions.

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Conditions of admission

- a second degree (master's, engineering or doctoral);
- a commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty;
- successfully pass an entrance examination in the form of an oral interview on the chosen dissertation
topic (the applicant chooses from the topics listed at the end of this document), the applicant's motivation and prerequisites. The interview also includes a short test of the level of English language skills.
The minimum score for passing the entrance examination is 6 (out of 10).
Deadline for the entrance examination (oral interview): 26 August 2024

Additional information

more on the website ff.ku.sk section Admissions

Conditions for international students

Bidders are on a level playing field

Coordinator for students with specific needs

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

General information on the admission exam

The application form must be accompanied by:
a) confirmation of payment of the fee;
b) a structured CV of the applicant;
c) a list of published professional and scientific works (if the applicant has published anything so far);
d) in the case of applicants for the PhD study programme SYSTEMATIC PHILOSOPHY, also:
- a project of the dissertation (approaching the topic) in the scope of max. 1000 words,
- a list of at least 10 texts (books, state, articles) that are related to the selected topic of the dissertation and the candidate has read them;
e) in the case of candidates for the doctoral study programme HISTORY also:
- a dissertation project (an approach to the topic) in the range of 6 - 10 standard pages, which must include theses, resp. objectives of the thesis, outline of the thesis and list of sources and literature on the topic of the thesis, topicality of the research, theoretical-methodological background of the problem, the procedure for the implementation of the project, practical benefits of the research,
- list of studied literature on the selected topic in the range of 3 - 4 standard pages (does not have to be identical with the list from the project of the dissertation), which the applicant will be able to competently discuss with the committee;
f) in the case of candidates for the PhD programme in THEORY AND HISTORY OF JOURNALISM also:
- a dissertation project (approaching the topic) in the scope of max.
- a list of at least 10 texts (books, states, articles) that are related to the selected topic of the dissertation and that the candidate has read;
- samples of publication activity: it can be professional (e.g. a seminar paper, a comprehensive essay of the final thesis), scientific (e.g. a study) or journalistic.
The following should be submitted to the study department (preferably at the time of application, if possible):
a) certified copies of the documents of graduation (master's/engineer's/doctoral diploma, diploma supplement and state examination certificate), while applicants who have been issued the documents of graduation by the Faculty of Arts of KU (they have completed the required studies at the Faculty of Arts of KU) do not need to submit them;
b) in the case of applicants who have obtained the required higher education abroad, also a decision on the recognition of the foreign document of education for the purpose of study in the Slovak Republic.
Information about the further process in the admission procedure will be sent to applicants by electronic or paper mail.

Deadline for verification of the fulfilment of the admission requirements: until 30 August 2024
Written decision on the result of the admission procedure will be sent to applicants no later than 30 days after verification of the fulfilment of the admission requirements. The written decision shall be delivered to the applicants in their own hands.

An applicant may submit:
EITHER an electronic application
- via e-prihlaska.ku.sk;
- such an electronic application is not printed, signed, or sent to the faculty's postal address.
OR a paper (not electronic) application
- such a paper (not electronic) application, most often on the form SEVT, is sent to the following address:

Catholic University of Ružomberok
Faculty of Arts, Study Department
Hrabovská cesta 1B
034 01 Ružomberok

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.

In case of further questions, you can contact

Study Department, Faculty of Arts, KU - studijne.ff@ku.sk

  • Apply the application for study


  • Performance of the entrance exam

    26.08.2024 - 26.08.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • CV
  • proof of payment of the fee

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 960 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 960 €

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

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


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