Faculty of Applied Languages

Profile

The Faculty of Applied Languages is a forward-looking educational and research-oriented institution serving the needs of a knowledge-based society. It offers an interdisciplinary study programme, which seeks within the context of politics, economics, and socio-cultural studies to provide students with the necessary critical and analytical skills to meet the requirements of the labour market. It also offers a multilingual and multicultural environment in which students pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English, German, Spanish, and French. It provides students an outstanding opportunity to gain professional and academic competence in politics, economics, and intercultural studies. Foreign languages and intercultural communication majors gain analytical skills, mediation techniques, translation and interpreting aptitude, and administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas. A degree in foreign languages and intercultural communication can lead to exciting careers in state and local governments, law, business, international organizations, non-profit associations and organisations, journalism, education, and electoral politics.

The faculty is divided into 5 departments: the Department of Linguistics and Translation Studies, the Department of Intercultural Communication, the Department of English Language, the Department of German Language, and the Department of Romance and Slavic Languages. The teaching and research personnel form a total of 75 teachers, 20 of them offering courses in the Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication study programme, 55 of them providing foreign language teaching for all the other faculties of the University of Economics in Bratislava.

The main aim of the faculty is to create a strong academic and research community that will play a full role in the higher education sector and which will provide education of the highest standard for students. The faculty is committed to excellence in all its pursuits and is determined to create a dynamic and academically effective learning environment which fosters research and serves the needs of the labour market. 

System of Study

The faculty offers a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication. The bachelor study takes three years to complete in full-time mode. All students must earn 180 ECTS credits. Upon successful completion of the study programme, students are awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.). The standard duration of the bachelor’s programme in Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communiaction is six semesters. During these six semesters, students attend compulsory and semi-elective modules. The bachelor’s programme offers courses in the following fields: linguistics, literature, intercultural communication, area studies, economics, marketing, management, law and political studies. All students must choose a third foreign language to study during their bachelor’s degree studies.

The master’s study takes two years to complete in full-time mode. All students must earn 120 ECTS credits. Upon successful completion of the study programme, students are awarded a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) The master’s programme in Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication is designed to offer students an opportunity to obtain proficiency in economic and socio-scientific disciplines, as this programme provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical application. The standard duration of the master’s programme in Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communiaction is four semesters.

The faculty offers the following language combinations in the Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication study programme: English–German, English–French, English–Spanish, German–French, and German–Spanish. 


Degree Programme


 

Bachelor’s Programme

Master’s Programme

Doctoral Programme

Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication

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Faculty Management

 

PhDr. Radoslav Štefančík, MPol., Ph.D. 

PhDr. Radoslav Štefančík, MPol., Ph.D. 

Dean of the Faculty of Applied Languages

 
PaedDr. Eva Stradiotová, PhD. 

PaedDr. Eva Stradiotová, PhD.

Vice-Dean for Education, Statutory Deputy of the Dean

 
 
PhDr. Tatiana Hrivíková, PhD. 

PhDr. Tatiana Hrivíková, PhD.

Vice-Dean for Science

Dr. Ildikó Némethová, PhD. 

Dr. Ildikó Némethová, PhD.

Vice-Dean for International Relations and Development