Learning objectives of the study programme

  1. To develop the skills and habits leading to a reasoned and critical knowledge of the past and to master the competence to interpret the content of knowledge in a professional manner.

  1. Acquire a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the political, economic, social and cultural history of human society and master the theoretical and methodological foundations of historical scholarship.

  1. Identify, locate and evaluate sources of information. Critically access primary and secondary literature. Adequately evaluate historical argumentation and historical narrative.

  1. Create more complex historical explanations, analyze and interpret historical evidence, and apply relevant methods and theories of historical research. To ask critical questions about the past and to comment independently and creatively on historical events and processes.

  1. Apply historical knowledge, skills, and habits to problems of the contemporary world. Adapt flexibly in a changing environment and deepen habits for lifelong learning in professional practice.

Learning Outcomes of the Programme of Study


V1students will develop a broad knowledge of important events in political, economic, social and cultural history

V2knows a wide range of primary and secondary sources of historical research

V3 knows all the principles of historical criticism and methods of working with and evaluating sources

V4knows all key events in historical development and understands their historical significance

V5knows the basic characteristics of historical periods and can take a position on them supported by arguments


Z1student is proficient in working with sources and secondary literature and can adapt in the light of the changing context of the work

Z2applies a critical approach to historical sources and events of historical development

Z3 articulates ideas in writing based on analysis of literature and historical sources, and can solve assigned projects

Z4distinguishes between research directions in historical research and historical, modern and progressive directions in historiography

Z5 independently and proficiently uses information and communication technologies and is well versed in their use


K1student is capable of interdisciplinary work and innovative approach

K2 independently solves assigned tasks, projects, formulates his/her ideas in oral and written form and presents them in public

K3Knows how to form and coordinate small teams and work in a group, which he/she can also manage appropriately

K4Knows how to work independently and systematically, sort information, draw conclusions and argue constructively

K5is prepared for continuous and lifelong learning

Prospects of graduates

Graduate Profile

The graduate of the Master's degree programme in history (single-discipline) will obtain a full university education in the field of studyhistorical sciences.The graduate of the second degree of the university study in the field of single-discipline history will be able to independently orient themselves in individual historical periods and in selected problems of history. He/she can independently search, collect and sort sources and literature, in which he/she is well oriented. Can take oral and written positions which can be argued at a scientific level. Can work independently or as part of a team on assignments and projects in which he/she is able to use the results of research in other related fields. In addition to an interdisciplinary approach, he/she can use new approaches to problem solving based on a comprehensive knowledge of history.

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

Occupations where graduates of the Master's degree programme in History (single-discipline) can be employed according to the statistical classification of occupations (SK ISCO-08_2020):2633002 historian (except art),2621003 curator,2621006 heritage specialist,2621007 curator,1349007 gallery and museum manager,1349006 library and archive manager,3359021 cultural administration professional

  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


  • acquisition of a first (Bachelor's) or second (Master's) degree;
  • for the study of the study programme Teaching of subjects in combination, the applicant is required to have acquired a level of education which can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences defined by the Bachelor's degree in Teaching and Educational Sciences (as a rule, this is the completion of the Bachelor's degree in Teaching and Educational Sciences, which also includes the Bachelor's degree in Teaching of subjects in combination);
  • commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty;
  • in the case of applicants to the study programme TEACHING SLOVAK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN COMBINATION, who have received secondary education outside the Slovak Republic and have not completed at least the first (Bachelor's) level of higher education in the study programme Teaching Slovak Language and Literature, it is necessary to prove the level of proficiency in Slovak language at least at the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference

The final ranking of applicants will be based on the result of the state examination.

Additional information

for more information see the website ff.ku.sk in the part admission procedure

Conditions for international students

the applicants have identical conditions

Coordinator for students with specific needs

Juraj Holdoš, PhD., Catholic University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology, Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok, juraj.holdos@ff.ku.sk.

General information on the admission exam

The application must be accompanied by:

a) proof of payment of the fee (without proof of payment the application will not be registered) - in case of a paper application it must be glued on 3. in case of an electronic application to be attached as an annex; b) certified copies of the documents of graduation (Bachelor's/Master's diploma, Diploma Supplement and State Examination Certificate) - applicants who have obtained the required studies in the previous period shall submit certified copies of the documents together with the application form, - applicants, applicants who complete the required studies in 2024 will deliver certified copies of the documents after their acquisition (at the latest on the day of enrolment), - applicants who have been issued documents of graduation by the Faculty of Arts of KU (they completed their previous studies at the Faculty of Arts of KU) do not need to submit them; c) a decision on recognition of a foreign document of education for the purpose of continuation of studies in the Slovak Republic (valid for applicants who have obtained the required higher education abroad) - this confirmation must be submitted no later than on the day of enrolment.

Signed paper (not electronic) application form should be sent to the following address:

Catholic University in Ruzomberok,

Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Studies,

Hrabovská cesta 1B,

034 01 Ružomberok

Student applicants can also submit only electronic application form without the need to print it, sign it and send it to the postal address of the faculty.

Acknowledgement of the application form and information about the further process in the admission procedure will be sent to applicants by electronic or conventional mail.

Deadline for verification of fulfilment of admission requirements: no later than 16 June 2024

Written decision on the result of the admission procedure will be sent to the applicants no later than 30 days after the verification of the fulfilment of the conditions of admission to the study. The written decision shall be delivered to the applicants by hand.

Form of entrance exam

presentation of the diploma work project

  • Apply the application for study


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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities (paper form)
  • certified copy of certificate to candidates from other universities (paper form)
  • photocopy of the Diploma Supplement to candidates from other universities (paper form)
  • 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

IBAN: SK70 8180 0000 0070 0022 4399

Variable symbol: 1400501

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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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