Because of its sheer size and long tradition, the university consists of over a dozen faculties, which all specialize in completely different fields and sectors, therefore it’s difficult to briefly name all expertises. Nonetheless, if we had to name all fields of specializations and make it as generally as possible, then it would be – medicine, law, theology, social sciences, science, pedagogy, and sports (with physical education). Sounds more like multiple universities together, not a single one. Well, let’s try to describe more about them.
First is medicine. There are several faculties for it and all of them are rather difficult to get in, and even harder to study there. On the other hand, they are quite well respected, so if you are seriously considering medicine, then you may as well give it a try. Equally difficult is law, which is also very prestigious but difficult. Of course, if you love studying law and are willing to spend lots of time on it, then this is just for you. Polar opposite of these rational sciences is theology, which is more on the spiritual side. There are three faculties specializing in different fields, namely the Catholic Faculty, Protestant Faculty, and Hussite Faculty.
If you are an enthusiast in social aspects of people, like economy, philosophy, political science, or sociology, then consider the faculty of social sciences or the faculty of philosophy. In the science section, there is a faculty named Mathematics and Physics Faculty (also called “MatFyz” by Czech people), which strikes fear and respect at the same time, mainly because of its widely known difficulty. Of course, if you graduate from it, you will be considered as a great mathematician or physicist. Other than MatFyz, there is also the faculty of Science, which focuses on different fields of biology and chemistry, but also geography or geology, therefore if you were unable to choose from the mathematics or physics programmes, you can take a look at this faculty. If you want to one day teach others, then take a look at pedagogy. The faculty offers so many types of programmes and studies that you will definitely find something that you want to study (and later teach others). And last but not least, the faculty focusing on sports will not only help you get better at sports, but also teach you physical education, so you will get a deep understanding of your own body and use it to your advantage in sports.