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 of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides students with a background in social science methodology. It allows them to build their thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans. They will cultivate 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. Thanks to mastering several foreign languages, they will be capable of reflecting local debate and local perspectives on transnational issues. 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.

Application submission deadlines

The applications for the academic year 2021/2022 will be open on November 1, 2020.

Early-bird term for the application: 28. 02. 2021
The early-bird term 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.

Application submission deadline: 30. 04. 2021

Basic Information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Academic Supervisor: doc. Mgr. Tomáš Weiss, M.A., Ph.D. (

Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Klára Žaloudková (

Admission Administration:

Tuition Fee: 3 000 EUR per year for students from the EU and EEA countries
                      6 000 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.

Documents for Application: See the instruction via online application above.

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.

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