We understand conflict to be a permanent, invariant feature of humankind, one that fuels both progress and failure. Since humans first began to establish rich social (and societal) ties, there have been struggles for power and a search for the best possible regime in any given time and place.
Sometimes, to achieve their goals, conflicting parties use violence; sometimes they are able to come to a peaceful solution.
A key question therefore becomes whether it is possible to democratize (or decentralize) various (deeply divided) societies without fuelling ethnic, religious, or other conflict.
Following that is the question as to whether and how the threat of violent conflict is used by authorities to entrench, sustain, or even deepen autocratic tendencies. A focus on these questions is therefore natural and prudent.
The graduates of the MA programme in Conflict and Democracy Studies at Masaryk University receive the training necessary for a successful professional realization in a number of professional areas.
Typical job opportunities include political-analytical jobs, consulting, research and teaching positions at universities, positions in the state administration, positions within the apparatus of political parties, and positions in the diplomatic services.
Further outstanding opportunities for professional realization are provided by the institutions of the European Union, as well as by other international organizations.
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- Comparative Perspectives on Democracy and Development
- Conflict Analysis
- Modern Technologies and Conflicts
- Eurasian Security
- Hybrid Warfare
- Democratization and De-Democratization
- Pluralism and Disagreement: Issues in Contemporary Democratic Theory
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- The program is open to students holding a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in the social sciences (political science, IR, European studies, and related disciplines, including history, law, economics, etc.) or the humanities from a recognized institution of higher education. Applicants are accepted on the basis of evaluation of their prior degree (Bachelor or higher) results, motivation letters and other documents specified on the web of the degree program. Entrance video-interviews are conducted subsequently. Applicants must have a good command of English.
- Applicants are evaluated and admitted on the basis of the documents they submit and entrance video-interviews; the evaluation scale is 0 - 100 points with 60 being the passing level.
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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