Master in International Territorial Studies
International territorial studies provide a solid knowledge base for a wide range of professions – they are useful to a diplomat as well as a businessman orvolunteer. These professions are different and yet they have a lot in common.
As you study, you will gain knowledge about the functioning of the globalized world, you will understand the political context, the specifics of individual countries and regions, and your communication skills will improve a lot.
Information overload is a serious problem nowadays, and this information is often purposefully modified by influential groups, sometimes unprofessionalism or ignorance. Those who know how to separate the wheat from the chaff and how to read between the lines will have a competitive advantage. And our graduates do know!
As a student of International Territorial Studies, you will get an overview of everything important and you will be able to work with it. And you will be taught by academics who got their knowledge not only from books but above all from practice. They know the customs, traditions, and norms of social and business behaviour in countries such as Iran, Israel, Colombia, South Africa or China from their personal experience. However, they are also at home in Brussels or London, and you often see them in the media, where they share their expertise on the latest political development.
Specialization – International Development Studies
Program: N-METSA International Territorial Studies
Level of qualification: Master continuing
Mode of study: full-time
Qualification awarded: Master's degree
Specific admission requirements:
Completed bachelor degree program and entrance examination, if required.
Master's study program
International Territorial Studies - test from Regional Development, Sociology, environmentalistics and problems of the developing world.
Qualification requirements and regulations:
Finished Bachelor's degree program with a bachelor diploma. Further information available here.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:
There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning. The recognition procedure of the university is guided by the Act No. 111/1998 on Higher Education Institutions and the university "Study and Examination Rules".
Profile of the program:
Program "International Territorial Studies" focuses on education and teaching of current issues of the developing world from the global and comparative points of view. The graduates will be able to use their theoretical knowledge and skills to identify specific causalities and decisive determinants in individual development processes and their results, to recognize problems and to suggest practical solutions to such problems.
Key learning outcomes:
An ability to orient oneself in the current international economic, political and social situation and assess its influence in the individual region.
Knowledge of intercultural problems and their relations in the world-wide context.
An ability to identify determining factors and tendencies of development in the developing world in a general as well as international context.
An ability to assess causal relations of the origin and existence of developing world problems and propose their solutions.
An ability to take into account environmental impacts in decision-making in wider context.
Graduates of the degree programs will have not only good general knowledge and skills of well-educated specialists but also abilities:
to communicate orally in a foreign language using appropriate technical terms and specialized vocabulary
to lead a multicultural team in a new cultural environment
to apply comprehensive knowledge of integration and disintegration processes in the region, cultural specifics and differences of the region
to apply integration and development theories to practice
to solve problems of economic and social development of regions
to tackle natural resource management problems
to identify world institutions and organizations engaged in development assistance and cooperation
to analyze the impacts of integration and globalization processes on economic, environmental and social policy in the region.
Min. 120 ECTS, state final exam, defense of the master's thesis.
Access to further studies:
Successful graduates may proceed to the doctoral study program.