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.
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.
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- 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
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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 Media Studies & Mass Media Political Science 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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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.)
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International6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 24 months.
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