Long-term courses

General info about long-term courses

What does a long-term course mean?

The cornerstone of U3A education at MU is one- or several-year educational programmes, e.g. General Course, Art Course, Patrons and Artistic Styles in History, Cultural Heritage and Historic Preservation in Moravia, or University of the Third Age and the Moravian Museum.

Who can attend long-term courses?

U3A programmes are intended for people who have reached the retirement age and completed secondary education with a school-leaving examination.

U3A participants do not have the status of students according to Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions and on Modification and Amendment of Other Acts.

Three-year courses

General Course

  • 6 semesters = 3 years

The course is intended for all those who want to expand their general and previously acquired knowledge from various disciplines. The course focuses on issues of a healthy and meaningful lifestyle in older age. Experts from individual faculties of Masaryk University participate in its conception and content. Students will get acquainted with up-to-date knowledge in almost all areas of learning.

Upon successful completion of all three years, students will receive a certificate of completion from the University of the Third Age at Masaryk University, which is awarded to them at a graduation ceremony in the presence of Masaryk University management and representatives of all faculties.

The programme and the course are only taught in Czech.

1st year of study programme 2nd year of study programme 3rd year of study programme

Artworks and Forms of Their Historical Explanation

  • 6 semesters = 3 years

In the academic year 2021/2022 there will be a new series entitled “Artworks and Forms of Their Historical Explanation”. As in previous years, the course will be conceived as a loose follow-up to the topics already being presented. Its theme will be works of art from the early modern age to the present in the fields of architecture, sculpture, painting and applied art. Throughout the course, famous works as well as those forgotten or little known will be discussed.

The programme and the course are only taught in Czech.

1st year of study programme

Art, Patrons and Art Style in History

  • 6 semesters = 3 years

The course is intended for all those who love art history and perceive it as a way to understand the rich world of paintings of the past, as well as modern times and the present. The course deals mainly with the interpretation of selected works of art in the circumstances of their origin and in the context of their creation. The first year is focused on the interaction between architecture, sculpture and painting. In the second year, students will be introduced to patrons and collectors of works of art. The topic of the third year of the course is: What’s new in contemporary art history. Academic staff of the Department of Art History of the Faculty of Arts MU participate in the conception and content of the course.

The academic year 2021/2022 will be the last year of this course, and therefore only the 3rd year will open. The programme and the course are only taught in Czech.

3rd year of study programme

One-year courses

Cultural heritage and historic preservation in Moravia

  • 2 semesters = 1 year

This course is organized in cooperation with the National Heritage Institute. During the course, students will become more familiar with the region of southern and central Moravia, rich in historical monuments, which proves that this area was one of the most prominent settlement centres in all stages of development. A number of them belong to the list of national cultural heritage of the Czech Republic.

The programme and the course are only taught in Czech.

Course programme

University of the Third Age and the Moravian museum

  • 2 semesters = 1 year

We have been intensively working with the Moravian Museum since 2011. As part of this collaboration, this course in which students will learn about the cultural, historical and natural sciences that are being studied by the departments of the Moravian Museum has been designed. Emphasis is placed on themes related to the city of Brno and its surroundings.

The programme and the course are only taught in Czech.

Course Programme

Courses for U3A graduates

Absolvent Courses

These courses are intended only for those students of the University of the Third Age of MU who have already completed a multi-year course and obtained a certificate of completion.

Within this course, four directions are implemented, which are distinguished by their thematic focus - humanities, health sciences, sciences and social sciences.

This course is taught only in Czech as well as the programme is provided only in Czech.

Course programme

U3A in Telč - Medieval Etudes

U3A in Telč

The one-year course is held at the U3A branch in Telč in cooperation with the Telč National Heritage Institute.

Participants in the course will look into the issues of selected old crafts or get a closer look at the typology of castles and find out how they used to be conquered.

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