Master in Area Studies (MAS)

Master in Area Studies (MAS)

The programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments in Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides a detailed and systematic understanding of the area’s current challenges. Students can focus on either a single country or alternatively, approach the whole region from a thematic angle, be it history, culture, political development or environmental issues.

Students have the opportunity to compile their own curriculum to reflect their personal interest, or they may choose one of the following specialised tracks: The US and Global Affairs or Transition and Integration in Europe.

Application submission deadlines

Early-bird application deadline: 29. 02. 2024
The early-bird deadline is strongly recommended for students from visa-seeking countries. Please, be aware that it is the student's responsibility to obtain a visa before enrolling in the programme.

Regular application deadline: 30. 04. 2024

Basic Information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Programme Director: prof. Mgr. Tomáš Weiss, M.A., Ph.D. (

Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Klára Kosová (;


Tuition Fee: 3 500 EUR per year for students from the EU and EEA countries
                      7 000 EUR per year for students from other countries

Reduction or Waiving the Fee: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a set of scholarships and fee reductions. Conditions and terms can be found here.

Requirements for Application: See the full list here.

Study Prerequisites: The programme is open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related programme study (e.g. social sciences, political sciences, international relations, history), or combinations of these programmes with other study tracks (e.g. economics, law, cultural studies, languages).

Programme Structure: For the full course structure of the programme, please see the programme guidebook Karolinka.

Other materials: MAS leaflet.

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