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About

The Master in Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) at Charles University focuses on modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as fundamental social, cultural and economic problems.

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Overview

The Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) programme at Charles University  addresses the English-speaking audience with a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the Post- Soviet area, including the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Graduates will acquire a good command of one or two languages of the area together with deep knowledge of the region studied. They will be capable of open but critical understanding and conceptual thinking, and of appreciating cultural diversity. 

Key facts:

The end of the Cold War and the Eastern enlargements of NATO and the EU have represented turning points in the history of Eastern, East-Central and South-Eastern Europe. Although once called “the East”, this area has in recent years moved to “the West”, raising many questions as to its identity and prospects. Will “the East” change and meld into the globalising world, or relapse into obscurity and its typical old diseases? Straddled between “the East” and “the West”, Prague is an ideal place to ask these questions and to seek answers to them.

The BECES programme is an excellent stepping stone in developing an academic career in any of the Faculty’s academic disciplines, as well as a valuable source of analytical skills and practical background knowledge that can be applied in professional life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Systems of East Central European Countries
  • Introduction to History, Politics and Society of East-Central and South Eastern Europe
  • Concepts and Interpretations of Central European History
  • Concepts and Interpretations of Balkan History
  • Introduction to History, Politics and Society of East-Central and South Eastern Europe
  •  Qualitative methods in social sciences

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early admission deadline: 29th February 

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The BECES programme is open only to students who have already completed a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a related programme of study (area studies, history, political science), or at least combinations of these programmes with other study tracks (languages, geography, economics, social sciences).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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