Political Science (2 Years), M.A. | Central European University (CEU) | Vienna, Austria
24 months
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12000 EUR/year
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About

The two-year MA Program in Political Science (2 Years) at Central European University (CEU) targets both future academics and students who wish to pursue careers in non-academic jobs requiring considerable skills in social and political analysis, typically in the civil service, the news media, NGOs, political and cultural organizations, and private businesses.

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Overview

Content

The two-year MA Program in Political Science (2 Years) at Central European University (CEU) specifically addresses the needs of students who have a three-year study background in political science (or a related discipline) and would like to gain a more structured and comprehensive knowledge about contemporary political theory, European politics, and different research methodologies and empirical skills necessary for the practice of political science. At the same time, the high number and great variety of elective courses give students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in their chosen field of specialization such as comparative politics, political economy, political communication, or political theory.

Accreditation

  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC)
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

It is mandatory for students to specialize in a field of their choice from amongst the following:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Research Methods and Techniques
  • Social and Political Theory
  • Political Behavior
  • Democracy and Social Change

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Feb. 1: financial aid
  • March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
  • Aug. 15: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

120 ECTS
  • Austrian degree ECTS credits: 120
  • US degree credits: 60

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The two-year MA program accepts students who, by the time of enrolling, have received at least three years of prior higher education and a Bachelor’s degree (worth at least 180 ECTS credits) in the field of political science or other social science disciplines, economics, philosophy, public policy, or public administration. Those students who lack a political science background will be required to take remediary classes in their first year in order to gain a basic understanding of the discipline. Students seeking admission to the Political Science Department’s MA program must meet the General CEU Admissions Requirements and submit:
  • • a 100-word statement of purpose describing the reason(s) why they are applying to the program;
  • • a short (approximately 500 words) exposition of an issue or problem in political science in which they are interested;
  • • samples of previous writings and/or a list of scholarly publications

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country.

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world, offering generous scholarships available to students from any country.

In 2019-2020, 82% of CEU students received financial aid. Learn more about how to fund your studies at www.ceu.edu/financialaid.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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