The Department of Philological Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. It offers a Bachelor's degree programme in Foreign Languages for Commercial Purposes, which combines a range of theoretical and practical subjects to prepare students for higher levels of study or the jobs market. It also offers a follow-up Master's programme in Area Studies: Bavarian Studies. The Department is also involved in implementing other Bachelor's degree programmes, such as International Relations - Territorial Studies.