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    Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (0312TA200014)

    Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
    Study programme: Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (N0312A200014)
    Form of study: full-time
    Type of study: Master's (post-Bachelor)
    Language of instruction: English
    Standard length of study: 2 years
    Short note: Tuition fee based English-taught study programme /studium za úhradu v AJ/
    Application type: Online, Paper
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      Application submission date 1: 30.04.2019
      Note on date 1:


      a) Russian and Eurasian Studies

      b) Balkan and Central European Studies.

      The specialization must be chosen at the time of the application.

      Application submission date 2: 23.09.2019
      Note on date 2: Complementing admission process.
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      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 to 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. The programme is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty, and students will be encouraged to make connections between different fields of study, learning to combine a global perspective with attention to detail and local interests.

      The core courses provide an overview of crucial segments of the area from an analytical and multidisciplinary perspective, while the elective classes allow students to create their own specialisation. The aim of the programme is to help students write a Master’s thesis of sufficient quality to merit publication. Through the university’s network of exchange programmes, talented students may also be offered the opportunity to make a brief research visit to another country in the area.

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      In addition to the application, the following must be provided:

      a) Copy of a Bachelor's or Master's diploma, or a statutory declaration that the diploma will be awarded in the ongoing academic year; or a final transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application;

      b) Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies;

      c) CV including extra-curricular activities;

      d) Motivation letter and one recommendation letter;

      e) Two references (at least one academic)

      All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English.

      The admissions commission will will assess applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and rank them, using points 1 - 100. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University.  A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies (a Bachelor's/Master's degree).

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      Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's programme) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study programme.

      Verification method: other form
      Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: Until:
      Alternative date (of entrance exam):
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      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.