Master in International Relations (MAIN) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to understand and explain the international context of politics, economy, and security. The world is growing ever more interdependent and major political decisions, influencing our everyday lives, are made not only by individual nation states but increasingly also by regional as well as global institutions. The programme helps students understand how international and European politics work, and what are the challenges faced by states as well as business and societal actors in the globalized world.
Students learn, in depth, about the functioning of the European Union and of the key global institutions which states have developed to address these challenges. They study how if at all, international conflicts can be productively transformed into cooperation. In addition to providing students with a robust background in international and European politics, the programme puts an emphasis on the development of students’ analytical capabilities, abstract and critical thinking, and communication as well as language skills.
Thanks to the broad scope of competences students acquire and deepen during their studies, our graduates become highly valued experts in national administration and diplomacy, European and international institutions, transnational corporation and NGOs, media, think-tanks, political parties, and academia.
Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria
In addition to the application, the following documents must be provided:
- 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;
- Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies;
- 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
Graduates may find positions in a widely defined international sphere, in particular in the diplomatic service, in international organizations, in the foreign relations of public and private institutions, in the media covering international politics, as well as in university research and education.