24 months
6000 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Media and Area Studies (MARS) programme at Charles University in Prague brings together Media Studies and Area Studies. 

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The Media and Area Studies (MARS) programme at Charles University  provides in-depth and critical knowledge about processes of mediation and signification, and how space and geography, the political and social specificities of an area, intersect with them. Thus, the programme enables a thorough understanding of the role of context. 

Key facts

Regions are not internally homogeneous, and they cannot be studied in isolation. Regions should be considered as particular socio-political and cultural entities with characterizing but complex, and sometimes contradictory, particularities. These particularities are extremely significant for the study of media spheres embedded in these regions. The theoretical-methodological background of the programme consists of a combination of post-colonial theory, media sociology, memory studies and political geography. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media and Society
  • Communication and Politics
  • Czech Media System in European Comparison
  • Conflict and Media in Southern Europe
  • Introduction to Post-colonial Theory
  • Political Geography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 28 February 2023 - early bird deadline 
    • 30 April 2023 - regular deadline


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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 studiesc) Structured CV

d) Motivation letter

e) Document showing the level of English proficiency

f) Optional: References or letters of recommendationg) Optional: Writing sample - the best relevant academic text written by the student (essay, thesis, analysis, case study etc.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Prague

15441 - 26241 CZK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • The International Visegrad Fund (IVF) is a joint initiative of the governments of the four Visegrad Group countries (Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary). 
  • The Fulbright Commission provides U.S. citizens with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in the Czech Republic. 

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