Master in Area Studies (MAS)

General

Program Description

The 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.

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

In addition to the application, the following must be provided:

  1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed;
  2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies;
  3. CV;
  4. Motivation letter.

Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English.

The admissions committee will assess applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and rank them, using points 1 -10.

The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies.

Conditions for admission shrink

The admissions committee will assess applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking of 1-10 points.

The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education. Information on the exercise of graduates shrink 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.

Tuition fee

For the two-year MAS master programme, the tuition fee is 9 300 EUR including the fee waiver in case students meet all the requirements during four semesters. Otherwise, the full fee makes 6 000 EUR per year. Students can apply for the fee waiver in the summer semester of their second year paying thus just the reduced fee 300 EUR.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Charles University (CU) was founded in Prague in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and belongs among the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Charles University is c ... Read More

Charles University (CU) was founded in Prague in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and belongs among the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Charles University is currently ranked among the top 2% of the world´s universities in Shanghai University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the number one university in Eastern Europe according to the The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. Read less