Charles University Prague
(S/F/D; Englischsprachiges Lehrangebot, Mindestsprachniveau: Englisch B2)
The Hussite Theological Faculty is a multidisciplinary oriented theological faculty. The Faculty prepares students for academic work, ministerial service and various professions in education, culture, social services, state administration or politics as well as services abroad. The Hussite Theological Faculty is from its very beginnings bound with the Czechoslovak Hussite Church which was established at the beginning of 1920 from the Catholic Modernist movement.
The studies and academic work at the Faculty is however accessible to everyone regardless of their convictions, sex, race, political affiliations or worldview. The Faculty respects the convictions of its students and is religiously tolerant as proved by the variety of the fields of study on offer.
The Hussite Theological Faculty currently offers theological studies of three Christian convictions – Hussite theology, Orthodox theology and Old Catholic theology as well as Jewish studies, Religious studies, Philosophy and other non-theological fields of study such as social and charity work and pedagogy.
Quelle: Website Charles University, Hussite Theological Faculty, 19. Juli 2017
Palacký University Olomouc
(S/F/D; Englischsprachiges Lehrangebot, Mindestsprachniveau: Englisch B2)
The Faculty of Theology was incorporated again in Palacký University in 1990, after a gap of forty years, enforced by the Communist regime. Now it obtained a chance to continue in all the good things that were produced, over several dramatic centuries, by its predecessor, the Theological Faculty – the first among the faculties when Olomouc University was established in 1573.
The Sts. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology regards as its mission to provide a deeper insight in the Catholic beliefs but also to take part in the practical activities resulting from faith, namely work in social, educational and humanitarian areas. The faculty thus not only prepares theologians for priesthood but also offers opportunities for study in B.A., M.A. and doctoral programmes.
For this purpose the Faculty makes use of its own academic staff but also cooperates with the other faculties as well as with institutions outside the university, especially the Higher Vocational School for Social Workers Caritas in Olomouc. The existence of two attractive B.A. programmes within the programme Social policy and social work are an outcome of this cooperation. The branch Charity and Social Work prepares qualified social workers in these areas and medium-level managers for non-profit, church, state and local self-government bodies. The other branch of study, Social and Humanitarian Work, preparing for work with ethnic minorities, professional assistance for immigrants, including reference to their religious and cultural backgrounds, is performed by the same partner, the Higher Vocational School Caritas.
New knowledge and skills as well as the B.A. and M.A. degree are obtained by graduates of the Pegagogic Studies, namely the Social Pedagogic, who find job opportunities in various institutions of education and of pedagogic of the free time.
A longer study at the Faculty of Theology, for an M.A. degree, is in Catholic Theology, a programme preparing for current or specialized forms of pastoration in the Catholic Church, including religious instruction at various types of school, church institutions and for all activities of social and state organizations where religious knowledge and approach is required. The M.A. level study for teaching career is provided in co-operation with the Pedagogical Faculty of Palacký University. This subject, Christian Education for 2nd level Elementary School Teachers, can be combined with Czech or German or English Studies. People interested in combined M.A. study are offered the subject Christian Education.
Doctoral programmes, Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology and Christian Philosophy, and Practical Theology are a culmination of the university studies at the Faculty of Theology. Naturally, the study is based on the credit system ECTS – European Credit Transfer System.
The programmes offered by the Faculty to meet the demands of a wide range of people outside the university, who are keen on lifelong study, are part of the programme of the University for the Third Age.
High-quality instruction with use of modern communication aids is not the only priority for the Faculty of Theology. Concentrated around the Centre for the Study of Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Texts is interdisciplinary research work, which has been going on for several years. Patristic, medieval and renaissance texts are studied for the forthcoming critical editions, and the still unpublished Latin manuscripts linked with Bohemia and Moravia are going to be published. Thus major works of European Christian culture will be made available in translation to the Czech public. The interdisciplinary team consists of Classical and Middle Latin philologists, philosophers, theologians and historians of science. The Centre for the Dialogue between Science and religion, attached to the Department of Systematic Theology, also plays an important role in this research project.
Website Palacký University Olomouc, The Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, 20 Juni 2018
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
(S/F/D; Englisch- und Tschechischsprachiges Lehrangebot, Mindestsprachniveau: Englisch B1)
The University of South Bohemia was founded in 1991, following the tradition of educating teachers and university experts in various fields of agricultural production, theological studies and the tradition of fish farming and fisheries.
The University originally consisted of two faculties - Faculty of Education (since 1948 a branch of the Faculty of Education of Charles University, which later became an independent faculty) and the Faculty of Economics (since 1960 part of the Prague University of Agriculture). The three newly created faculties also became the University’s foundation stones: Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Theology and Faculty of Health and Social Studies. In 2006, the Faculty of Philosophy, then one year later, the Faculty of Economics were also established. The original Faculty of Biology was replaced in 2007 by the Faculty of Science. In 2009, the Faculty of Fisheries & Protection of Waters was established.
In 2014, the University will open up its first technical studies - Mechatronics. An extensive campus park rejuvenation is also in progress, new pavilions for the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Fisheries & Protection of Waters are being developed as well as a Science and Technology Park, some residential halls are under reconstruction and by 2016, the complex will also include a new Student Club and University kindergarten. Another major achievement, measured on a European scale, is the development of a unique centre, focused on Fisheries and Protection of Waters, the CENAKVA in Vodňany.
The University of South Bohemia is an attractive destination for students and an excellent calling card for graduates. According to an available survey, the standard unemployment rate of the universities graduates is around 5%.
The Faculty of Theology was founded in 1991 as a part of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. It builds upon the cultural and educational traditions of the higher theological and philosophical studies in the town which originated in the early nineteenth century.
Theological education in South Bohemia has been connected with the Catholic Diocese of České Budějovice since its beginning in the nineteenth century. Since 1991, the diocesan bishop of České Budějovice has been by statute the moderator of the Faculty of Theology at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, in the Czech Republic.
In its research and teaching activities the Faculty of Theology focuses on theology and philosophy as well as social work and education, where the emphasis is put on the Christian ethical and social values. Applicants can choose from a range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes, as well as programmes of lifelong learning.
Faculty graduates are employed both in church organizations aimed at training, educational and cultural activities, as well as in the public sector, especially as social workers in social care and educators at centres for leisure activities.
Quelle: Website University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, 09. Januar 2019