Faculty Profile

The Faculty of Humanities (FHS) was established as the University's fifth faculty on 1 January 2007. Since that time it has grown into an academic workplace with a stable structure and unique study programmes attractive not only for their focus but also because they help the graduates succeed in today´s labour market. As evinced by interactions with both the public and private sector and  numerous publications in accredited sources, the faculty has earned respect in the fields of English and German philology, andragogy, social and pre-school pedagogy and healthcare.

Educational and scientific activities at the faculty  are conducted by the Department of Pedagogical Sciences (ÚPV), Department of School Education (ÚŠP), the Department of Health Care Sciences (ÚZV), the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (ÚMJL) and the Language Centre (CJV).  Some FHS students are also taught at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IMS) in Brno, which shares a common accreditation with the FHS at Tomas Bata University in Zlin (TBU).  In the 2013/14 academic year, there are approximately 3,600 students enrolled at the faculty.

An integral part of all FHS programmes is students´ compulsory professional training, which makes the faculty unique at TBU. Due to such practical training, the students are well prepared for work and are therefore more able to secure employment in their respective fields.

The faculty cooperates closely with both the public and private sectors in determining the content of particular subjects.  The faculty also brings in outside experts to teach professionally-oriented classes within accredited courses,  to participate in professional events organized by the faculty, to cooperate with it in the provision and supervision of compulsory student training in professional workplaces, to supervise and oppose students´ Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, and to act as members of final exam boards.

The FHS Research Centre, which is a humanities scientific research workplace, was established on 1 April 2012 to support creative activities of the faculty. The Centre focuses on the sphere of school education in broader educational and socio-educational contexts and produces creative activities in the fields of philology and paramedical healthcare on an interdisciplinary basis.

At present, the faculty departments are located in two TBU buildings. The Department of Pedagogical Sciences, the Department of School Education, the Department of Health Care Studies and the Language Centre are all based in the U10 Building in Masaryk Square; the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as well as the Dean's Office are located in the U2 Building on Mostní Street. The FHS is planning to move into the TBU Educational Complex, the construction of which should start in the near future.