Master in Area Studies (MAS), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
Master in Area Studies (MAS) interdisciplinary programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides the students with tools for social science analysis and allows them to build their own thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans.

About

Graduates of the Master in Area Studies 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.

Accreditation

MAS is fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Programme Structure

To complete the Master in Area Studies programme, students have to acquire a total of 120 ECTS credits, defend their Master Thesis and successfully pass the final State Examination. The following compulsory courses represent 60 ECTS credits.

  • Qualitative methods in social sciences

  • Quantitative methods in social sciences

  • Academic writing

  • Master thesis seminar I-II

  • Language course I-II

Remaining 60 ECTS credits are to be earned by participating in optional and elective courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences as well as other faculties of the Charles University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
    Courses

    60 ECTS

    Optional Courses

    minimum 48, maximum 60 ECTS

    Electives Courses

    maximum 12 ECTS

    Total: 120 ECTS

    To complete the Master in Area Studies programme, students have to acquire a total of 120 ECTS credits, defend their Master Thesis and successfully pass the final State Examination. The following compulsory courses represent 60 ECTS credits.

    • Qualitative methods in social sciences

    • Quantitative methods in social sciences

    • Academic writing

    • Master thesis seminar I-II

    • Language course I-II

    Remaining 60 ECTS credits are to be earned by participating in optional and elective courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences as well as other faculties of the Charles University.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

The 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).

Plese see all the requirements here: //fsveng.fsv.cuni.cz/FSVEN-498.html

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

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

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fees for the MAS programme are 6 000 EUR per year. Please note that these fees cover only the cost of instruction and examinations, and that students are responsible for paying their own living expenses (food, lodging, etc.).

Living costs for Prague

13900 - 19500 CZK/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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