The concept of the study programme of Andragogy at Palacký University differs from similar study programmes offered by other universities in the Czech Republic. Above all it is not conceived of only as the science on adult education, but it is focused on gaining the widest range of related skills and abilities: on personnel management and human resource management, on social work and social policies. The extensive study programme of Andragogy is focused on gaining a solid knowledge of various disciplines indispensible for the effective solution of individual and social issues encountered by adult members of the society. Moreover the study programme of Andragogy includes also internships in commercial enterprises and social welfare institutions. A broad theoretical education together with practical training provides the graduates with knowledge, skills and abilities required for getting a suitable job. The bachelor’s degree study programme focuses on theoretical and practical disciplines in adult education, from systematic andragogy to project management of educational events or training in lecturer skills. Master’s degree study programme in Andragogy allows specialization in personnel and human resource management, or social work. Both study programmes also offer courses focused on diverse topics in anthropology, philosophy or psychology.  It provides the graduates with a solid knowledge in the domain of social sciences in general.

From its origin the study programme of Andragogy in Olomouc has been connected to sociology. It provides theoretical and methodological tools for examining the role of the individual within the society. In its research in the fields of adult education, social work or personnel management, andragogy in our understanding focuses mainly on social functions. It is less preoccupied with the description of concrete processes.  That is the main reason why the approach to andragogy in Olomouc differs from other, rather pedagogically oriented research and educational institutions in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology is an interdisciplinary discipline connecting diverse knowledge on human cultures and societies from the point of view of the humanities. The graduates in cultural anthropology are well informed about multicultural societies and are able to use their knowledge in order to deal effectively with various issues in the modern world. The study of Cultural Anthropology in Olomouc can be seen as unique because of its close cooperation with the other study programmes taught at the Department of Sociology, Andragogy and Cultural Anthropology. It gives the graduates considerable advantage on the job market and graduates are well prepared for professions requiring intercultural competences. The study of Cultural Anthropology includes lectures of specialists from the Czech Republic and from abroad, field trips and supervised field research, etc.


We are a traditional department at a traditional university. As for the study programme in Sociology, our department offers various topics from the point of view of various sociological perspectives. Our lecturers specialize in many related disciplines, not only in Sociology, but also in the Study of Religions, in Philosophy, Esthetics, Culturology, or in Politology. Our principal aim focuses on preparing the students for sociological research and in providing them with clear knowledge of sociological theory without which the quality research cannot be accomplished. We emphasize an individual approach to students and the of graduates “industrial production” is not at all our intention. This allows us developing and cultivating the sociological imagination as the essence of scholarly originality and “sociological skills” as the very basis of skilled and professional scholarly work.

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