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Charles University

Faculty of Social Sciences

Programme: Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies

about programme

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. It addresses the English-speaking audience with a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the Post- Soviet area, including the Caucasus and Central Asia. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Czech language. After completion of the Balkan, Eurasian, and Central European Studies programme, the students will acquire an advanced level of graduate education including a good command of one or two languages of the area as well as a broad and, at the same time, deep knowledge of the region studied. 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.

degree

Master

NO. OF YEARS

2 years

application documents

a diploma certificate of BA level education, a transcript of grades from the previous study program(s), a short academic CV, a motivation letter

entrance exam

No exam, application package evaluation - internationaly recognized test in Mathematics (SAT, ACT, SCIO…)

language of study

English

application deadline

The early admissions deadline 29th February, regular deadline 30th April

tuition fee per year

6 000 EUR / 6 780 USD / 162 000 CZK

additional programme information

The programme is taught by members of the Institute of International Studies.

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