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Faculty of Humanities at the University of Žilina

The Faculty was established in August 1998 as the Faculty of Science and became the youngest faculty of the University of Žilina. The profile of the Faculty has been gradually transformed, departments of social sciences and humanities were established and the spectrum of offered study programmes enabling students to find jobs in the European labour market extended.

At the moment, there are five Departments at the Faculty of Humanities as described below. As far as their pedagogical and scientific activities are concerned, they cope with the principles of education of the 21st century leading to the idea of knowledge society.

  • Department of English Language and Literature
  • Department of Mediamatics and Cultural Heritage
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Pedagogical Studies
  • Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The above departments provide education at three levels of higher education in full-time and part-time forms of studies (Bachelor´s degree, Master´s degree and PhD. degree). In addition, the Faculty also offers a supplementary course of pedagogical studies for students and graduates. At present the following study programmes are offered at the Faculty:

  • Mediamatics and Cultural Heritage
  • Mission Work with Children and Young People
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Teaching of Subjects: English Language and Literature and Religious Studies
  • Teaching of Subjects: English Language and Literature and Music
  • Teaching of Subjects: English Language and Literature and Citizenship Education
  • Teaching of Subjects: English Language and Literature and Mathematics
  • Teaching of Subjects: Religious Studies and Mathematics
  • Teaching of Subjects: Mathematics and Music
  • Teaching of Subjects: Mathematics and Citizenship Education
  • Teaching of Music

Students who have been graduated in Bachelor´s Degree Programmes or Master´s Degree Programmes are also qualified to work in public or scientific libraries, information analytical and documentation centres, information survey centres and information centres, library managements, civil and public authorities, as well as teachers in primary or secondary schools according to their specializations. Students who graduate from the University can continue in their studies or their work in the field of science, research and development at universities, research institutes and other enterprises and firms as well.

In the area of international cooperation the Faculty has already signed almost thirty bilateral agreements with foreign universities and institutions of higher education either within LLP/Erasmus programme or by the means of direct agreements with universities outside the European Union and thus it supports mobility and cooperation with higher education institutions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Czech republic, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Turkey, USA.

The mission of the Faculty of Humanities is to develop and support education, science and research in the perspective of humanities and their traditions, and through a wider range of humanities to contribute to the credit of the University of Žilina as a high quality research University.