The Area Studies (MAS) programme at Charles University provides students with a background in social science methodology. It allows them to build their thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans.
They will cultivate a multidisciplinary point of view in terms of social sciences (sociology, economics, political science, and international relations) and modern history. Programme graduates will be able to understand current issues in their historical, societal, political, and economic context. Thanks to mastering several foreign languages, they will be capable of reflecting local debate and local perspectives on transnational issues. The programme graduates will become highly-skilled employees in the civil service and diplomacy, NGOs and international institutions as well as in private companies and mass-media.
Graduates of MAS programme will be endowed with internationally recognizable multi-disciplinary training in the study of international affairs. They will be able to analyze individual topics arising within the region of their interest from a multidisciplinary point of view in terms of social sciences (sociology, economics, political science, and international relations) and modern history. Programme graduates will be able to understand current issues in their historical, societal, political, and economic context.
Mastering several foreign languages, they will be capable of reflecting local debate and local perspectives on transnational issues. Thanks to a systematic focus on academic writing, graduates will be capable of producing texts of a high professional and formal quality. They will be able to deliver qualified comments on the developments of states and societies of the studied regions.
The programme graduates will become highly-skilled employees in the civil service and diplomacy, NGOs and international institutions as well as in private companies and mass-media. They will be well prepared for a variety of academic pursuits and will possess a wide range of knowledge and skills required in various social science fields.
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- Communism in Central and Eastern Europe. Idea, rule and aftermath
- Constitutional Transformation of the Central and East European Countries
- Democracy Promotion: history, theories, practice
- Economic transformation in East Central and Southeastern Europe
- Economic transformation in the post-Soviet area
- Ethnic Conflicts in Central and Eastern Europe
- Ethno-Political Conflicts in the Caucasus
- Modernizing the Balkans
- Oil and Gas in the Post Soviet Area
- Parties and Party Systems in Southeastern Europe after 1989
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- 28 February 2023 - early bird deadline
- 30 April 2023 - regular deadline
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Liberal Arts Modern History View 8 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Czech Republic
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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MAS programme is open to students who have already completed a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a related programme of study (social sciences, political sciences, international relations, history), or combinations of these programmes with other study tracks (economics, law, cultural studies, languages).
In addition to the application form, every applicant needs to provide the following documents:
a) Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor (or higher) studies or confirmation that ongoing Bachelor studies will be completed in the current academic year;
b) Transcript of records and academic results from previous studies;
c) Structured CV;
d) Motivation letter;
e) Document showing the level of English proficiency
f) Two references (at least one academic)
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International7000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA3500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 24 months.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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