The European Politics and Society (EPS): Vaclav Havel Joint Master Program is a multidisciplinary two-year Joint Master Degree Program linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations, and policymaking. The first semester of the EPS Program is based on Master level introductory courses (in Prague), the second semester focuses on EU related courses (Krakow, Leiden). In the third and fourth semesters, the program offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the Consortium members (Prague, Krakow, Barcelona, and Leiden). Each track combines various elective courses, research methods training, an internship and language tuition with an advanced research dissertation supervised by key staff from each Partner University.
The EPS Program gives its students the possibility to acquire high-profile pluridisciplinary knowledge and skills. The first goal of the EPS Program is to prepare a new generation of managers, policymakers and research leaders. The excellence of the program is based on a central focus on the societal, political, economic and cultural processes that have formed contemporary Europe and its role in the international environment, the program also fosters exchange among diverse European and non-European cultures, and offers a unique learning experience to both EU and non-EU students. The EPS Program thus contributes to building a real trans-European community of students, experts, and academia that deal with current European challenges. Detailed information is available on the website http://eps.fsv.cuni.cz/.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
All applications must include the following:
- Copies of all relevant diplomas and transcripts including two previous diplomas (two BAs or BA and High School diploma). If you have not yet finished your previous studies and thus do not have a diploma please submit a confirmation of studies including information on the expected date of graduation;
- Short academic curriculum vitae detailing all relevant qualifications and experience (European format);
- Motivation letter;
- 2 letters of recommendation;
- Completed supplementary questionnaire indicated study track preferences;
- All students who are non-native English speakers must provide evidence of the required level of English proficiency (test results or certificate of the required level of English proficiency (C1; CAE; IELTS 7.0; TOEFL 95);
- copy of passport;
- proof of place of residence (e.g. residence certificate and certificate from candidate's place; of work, study or training).
Diplomas, transcripts, letters of recommendation and other documents whose original language is not English, have to be accompanied by a certified translation into English. Only complete applications will be considered.
The admissions committee will assess applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1 - 100 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education.
Conditions for admission
Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's program) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study program.
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Graduates from the European Politics and Society program are endowed with internationally recognizable multi-disciplinary training in the study of international affairs. They can produce professionally and formally fair texts and are capable of qualified comments on the developments of states and societies of the studied regions.
Due to practical internships during their study, they adopt basic professional skills for the subsequent job. Because of that, they are demanded and well-assessed employees in the state administration, diplomacy, NGOs and international institutions as well as in the research and development field, in the private sphere and mass-media.
After completion of the European Politics and Society: Vaclav Havel Joint Master Program graduates will receive a Joint Degree diploma at the end of their studies. The Joint Degree will be recognized as favorably as other qualifications from the education systems of the country of origin of all Partner universities. Graduates of the EPS Program will obtain in the first place the high-profile knowledge and skills during the two-year Master Degree. In addition to that, thanks to a large network of Associate Partners in all Consortium member countries and in Brussels, students will get practical experience in the field of European studies and international relations. They will be capable of open but critical understanding and of conceptual thinking, and of appreciating cultural diversity. This intellectual equipment will provide them with an opportunity to continue their self-education and find positions related to the problems of the studied area in both public and private spheres.
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