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    Media and Area studies (0388TA200002)

    Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
    Study programme: Media and Area studies (N0388A200002)
    Form of study: full-time
    Type of study: Master's (post-Bachelor)
    Language of instruction: English
    Standard length of study: 2 years
    Application type: Online, Paper

    • expected electronic application launch date: 01.11.2020

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      Application submission date: 31.08.2020
      Note on date: For visa-seeking students we recommend early-bird term for the application -  30th June 2020.
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      The MA in Media and Area Studies (MARS)  is based on a constructive dialogue between Media Studies and Area Studies, and between the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism and the Institute of International Studies. This groundedness in Prague, the Czech Republic, Central Eastern Europe and the European Union enables for two particular spatial focal points, which provide the backbone of the MARS programme, namely Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union. This backbone is combined with and strengthened by two main components: A theoretical component, which consists out of a combination of post-colonial theory, media sociology, memory studies and political geography. Moreover, also a methodological component provides the required support. These two focal points and the theoretical and methodological components structure the MARS programme. At the same time, the programme aims to avoid an exclusive focus on Central Eastern Europe, and offers (mostly but not exclusively through the electives) knowledge about other European regions, or about Europe as a whole. A second extension relates to more transnational and transcultural approaches, moving away from the logics of nation-state homogeneity, with emphasis on internal conflict and exclusion.

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

      • Copy of a diploma to show completed bachelor studies, or confirmation of ongoing bachelor studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed
      • Transcript of marks and academic results from previous bachelor studies
      • CV
      • Document showing level achieved in the English language (if applicable)
      • Motivation letter
      • Document showing level achieved in English language

      Applicants who are native speakers of English or whose studies were conducted in English do not need to provide evidence of their level of English. Other applicants should provide one of the following results: IELTS Academic - minimum required overall band score of 6.5, with band score 6.0 or above in all four components, TOEFL Internet Based Test - minimum required overall score of 80, or Cambridge ESOL FCE - minimum scale score of 173.

       Applications may also include:

      • References or letters of recommendation
      • Writing sample - the best relevant academic text written by the student (essay, thesis, analysis, case study etc.)

       All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Only complete applications will be considered. Personal data will be used exclusively for organizing the course’s enrollments.

      Evaluation criteria and procedure:

      The entrance examination takes place on-line in a standardized manner for other English degree programs at FSV, as it sometimes will be impossible for foreign applicants to attend an entrance exam in person. The admission committee will thus only evaluate the documents that are allowed to be submitted, focussing on academic quality of previous activities, levels of acquired knowledge, skills and motivation.

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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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      MARS graduates will have achieved in-depth knowledge about the media and political ecology in Central Eastern Europe and the European Union. This will support their future employment in more senior/advisory positions in a variety of social fields and organizations, including state administrations, private sector (including media), public service institutions, and non-profit organizations.

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      Tuition [EUR] / per period: 6000 EUR / year
      Note on tuition [EUR]: 3 000 EUR for EU/EEA students