Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighboring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of these countries. It focuses on comparative analysis in the following areas: political systems in the 20th century, political development since 1990, the economy, European integration, culture, and the history of society in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Slavonic languages of the area. The part-time study programme provides the opportunity to follow the same structured courses as full–time students, but all compulsory lectures take place during the term only in the afternoon of every Friday. Students attend the lectures and study on their own with the academic support of the tutors and professors. The part-time study programme takes two years and at the end students obtain the same Master-diploma as the full-time students. The legal student status is the same for part-time and full-time students. The part-time study offers students the possibility to connect their personal development with their job and/or family life.
Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria
In addition to the application, the following documents 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.
Conditions for admission
The admissions committee will assess applicants for a study on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 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 studies. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate will gain an in-depth knowledge of the Central European region, with particular emphasis on the historical, political and economic development in the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. Graduates will also be able to use basic analytical political science theories and compare the broad trends and developments in the Central European region. As part of the program of International Area Studies, the graduates in this field of study are ready to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in the highly specialized sectors of various parts of the public administration, non-governmental and governmental organizations, as well as to continue in an academic career in the Czech Republic or abroad.
For the two-year part-time CECS 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.
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Last updated February 18, 2018