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AAU’s location in Central Europe creates an academic community where students can experience individual and collaborative problem-solving in small, interactive, and culturally diverse classes. Personal and cultural histories flavor the program’s curriculum to create unparalleled education in International Relations and Diplomacy.

Globalization has created a new type of international environment, that challenges the known world order and demands reflection. The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy program encourages students to identify, understand and criticize current geopolitical trends, conflicts and social movements with high academic proficiency.

The International Relations and Diplomacy graduate program from Anglo-American University, Prague builds on theory and conceptual knowledge of world affairs with an emphasis on their application in individual or collective research in the fields of international relations, conflict studies, globalization and development or diplomatic history. The curriculum offers a broad range of elective courses allowing our students to pursue their interests and fruther develop critical thinking. Throughout studies, our graduate students cultivate their skills in research methods, diplomatic protocol or thesis writing seminar in preparation for work in governmental or non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, think tanks and academic institutions, as well as in international business organizations.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are prepared for success in highly professional positions in government and non-government organizations, diplomacy, think tanks and academic institutions, and international and supranational business organizations, where their knowledge and skill is required to make conclusions and recommendations. Our graduates are prepared particularly for where any of the above interact with activities in intercultrual communciation, media, the press, and research.

Gradates are also encouraged to user their title for application to Ph.D programs in the European Union, United States, Canada and many other countries.


The M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy program was accredited by the Czech Republic Ministry of Education, Youth.

Programme Structure

Recommended Course Structure

1st semester

  • Fall IRS 500 Theories of International Relations
  • Fall IRS 504 International Organizations
  • Fall POS 510 International Political Economy
  • Fall IRS 511 Diplomatic Protocol and International Negotiations
  • Fall IRS 508 Diplomatic History

2nd semester

  • Spring IRS 506 Conflict Studies
  • Spring IRS 501 International Development
  • Spring IRS 505 Europe in Global Politics or IRD Elective course
  • Spring IRS 503 International Law
  • Spring POS 509 Advanced Research Methods

3rd semester

  • Fall IRS 507 Current Issues in IR from the Diplomatic Perspective
  • Fall/Spring POS 540 Thesis Seminar
  • Fall/Spring IRD Elective
  • Fall/Spring IRD Elective
  • Fall/Spring POS 541 Internship

4th semester

  • Spring POS 502 Theories of Globalization
  • Fall/Spring POS 545 Thesis
  • Fall/Spring IRD Elective or Europe in Global Politics 
  • Fall/Spring IRD Elective
  • Fall/Spring IRD Elective

Detailed Programme Facts

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    • If you do not require a visa, AAU recommends applying no later than one week prior to the start date.
    • If you require a visa, we recommend applying 10 weeks prior to the start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • English language exam certificate
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor Diploma (only required after time of graduation)
  • Bachelor Transcript (current transcript upon application and final transcript upon graduation)
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • CV/resumé
  • A copy of your passport
  • A passport size photograph in colour
  • A personal statement
  • Consent to Making and Providing Copy of ID Card (Please fill this form and send it with the rest of your documents)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6828 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13645 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6828 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13645 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fees: CZK 348,000
    • Academically qualified visa seeking students need to pay the first semester tuition and all the applicable fees in order to receive a confirmation of student status for visa purposes: 87,000 for bachelor students

Living costs for Prague

  • 15441 - 26250 CZK/month
    Living Costs

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Merit-Based Scholarship

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