Political Science, M.A. | Central European University (CEU) | Vienna, Austria
10 months
Duration
12000 EUR/full
12000 EUR/full
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About

The one-year MA Program in Political Science at Central European University (CEU) offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum in theory and research methods in contemporary political science.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Content

US standards in research and teaching are combined with the varied requirements of an international student body. The program is aimed at students who have graduated from a four-year BA degree.

 The MA Program in Political Science at Central European University (CEU) invites students wishing to develop the analytical skills necessary to achieve excellence in the following areas: politics and economics of democratization in a comparative perspective, international development, comparative and European politics, current issues in the theory and practice of constitutional democracy, political theory, political sociology, and political economy.

The MA program 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.

Accreditation

  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

It is mandatory for all students to specialize in one of the following fields:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 10 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

60 ECTS

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

  • Candidates for the one-year MA Program must have at least four-years' university education prior to joining CEU. Successful applicants usually hold a first degree in economics, history, law, political science or sociology, although other degrees will be given equal consideration. Students seeking admission to the Political Science Department’s MA program must meet the General CEU Admissions Requirements and submit the following:

  • 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 and relevant research experience (as applicable). Note that these materials will not be kept, commented on or returned by the department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 10 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 10 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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