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Charles University

Faculty of Social Sciences

Programme: Central European Comparative Studies

about programme

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 neighbouring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of these countries.The programme 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. Graduates of the Central European Comparative Studies programme are most likely to emerge as regional analysts, diplomats, higher civil servants, employees of European institutions or territorial experts. In addition to having a mastery of English, the graduate will possess an advanced knowledge of German (still the most important language of the Central European region) and a basic knowledge of at least one Slavonic language of the region.

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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