The Faculty of Arts offers attractive and high-quality bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes of high quality. Due to its size, the faculty can offer the advantage of an individual and friendly approach to students. The faculty is situated in the pleasant area of the historical city České Budějovice in the region of South Bohemia and right in the centre of the University campus full of student activities and events. The Faculty of Arts has a very rich programme of international cooperation, even in the field of joint degrees. The faculty is also recognized as an important research institution in the field of humanities. Instruction provided at the Faculty of Arts thus reflects the latest knowledge in all available fields.
The Faculty of Arts was established on 1 January 2006. It grew out of the USB Institute of History and it now consists of the Institute of Archaeology, Institute of History, Institute of Archival Studies and Auxiliary Sciences of History, Institute of Czech Studies, Institute of Art and Culture Studies, Institute of Romance Studies, Institute of Czech-German Area Studies and German Studies and Institute of English Studies.
The faculty prides itself in three excellent scientific teams focusing on the history of the newer Czech literature in transnational contexts, the history of society in Czech countries in early modern times and the theory methods and model in contemporary language research. The staff of the Faculty of Arts regularly publish their studies in prestigious domestic and foreign journals and collections and are authors of a number of monographs. The Institute of History publishes its own editions of Opera Historica, Monographia Historica, and Sources for Czech History in the 16th - 18th centuries.
The rich scientific and pedagogical contacts established mainly within the Central European area, but also France, Italy or the USA, allow a large number of students to complete part of their studies abroad.