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    Master in Area Studies (0312TA200024)

    Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
    Study programme: Master in Area Studies (N0312A200024)
    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: 02.09.2022
      Note on date:

      For students from visa-seeking countries, we strongly recommend the early-bird term for the application submission: June 30, 2022.

      Programme without specialization.

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      The MAS interdisciplinary programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides the students with tools for social science analysis and allows them to build their own thematic (Transition and Integration Studies; Globalising US Studies) and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans.
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      Description of verification and evaluation criteria:

      In addition to the application form, every applicant needs to provide the following documents:

      a) Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor (or higher) studies or confirmation that ongoing Bachelor studies will be completed in the current academic year;

      b) Transcript of records and academic results from previous studies;

      c) Structured CV;

      d) Motivation letter;

      e) Document showing the level of English proficiency

      f) Two references (at least one academic)

      Ad a) Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of records, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application.

      Ad e) Applicants should provide a certificate from one of the following standardized tests:

      • IELTS Academic - the minimum required overall band score of 6.5, with band score 6.0 or above in all four components;

      • TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) & TOEFL iBT Home Edition - the minimum required overall score of 83, with a minimum scaled score in the four sections: reading 19, writing 24, listening 20, speaking 20;

      • Cambridge ESOL FCE - minimum Cambridge English Scale Score of 180;

      • Cambridge ESOL CAE and CPE receiving a certificate.

      A standardized English test is not required from applicants who:

      • are native English speakers;

      • have studied in English at the secondary school level for at least two years;

      • have studied in English at the university level for at least one year;

      • have worked for at least one year at a company where the language of communication was English.

      When a score from an English-language test is not presented, the applicants should provide a certificate of their use of English during their prior studies or employment to support their claim. The certificate should contain contact information (an email address and a telephone number) to a person (a programme director, or an employee supervisor) who can confirm the scope of the use of the English language in the program or employment.

       

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

      The admissions committee will assess applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 0 - 100 points. The following criteria will be evaluated: academic background (achieved level of education, academic results) (0-40 points), motivation (0-40 points), and extracurricular activities (0-20 points). 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.

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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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      Graduates of the Master in Area Studies Programme will be endowed with internationally recognizable multi-disciplinary training in the study of international affairs. They will be able to analyze individual topics arising within the region of their interest from a multidisciplinary point of view in terms of social sciences (sociology, economics, political science, and international relations) and modern history. Programme graduates will be able to understand current issues in their historical, societal, political, and economic context. Mastering several foreign languages, they will be capable of reflecting local debate and local perspectives on transnational issues. Thanks to a systematic focus on academic writing, graduates will be capable of producing texts of a high professional and formal quality. They will be able to deliver qualified comments on the developments of states and societies of the studied regions.

      The programme graduates will become highly-skilled employees in the civil service and diplomacy, NGOs and international institutions as well as in private companies and mass-media. They will be well prepared for a variety of academic pursuits and will possess a wide range of knowledge and skills required in various social science fields.



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      Tuition [EUR] / per period: 6000 EUR / year
      Note on tuition [EUR]: For students from EU/EHP countries: EUR 3000 per academic year.