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

Preliminary application deadline: 30. 06. 2024

Extended application deadline: 31. 08. 2024

Applications fully submitted by June 30, 2024 will already be evaluated during July.

Important note for visa-seeking students: Please read about the visa process carefully before applying. You are responsible for organizing your legal stay in Czechia and the visa application process can get quite lengthy. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to obtain the visa in time because the June and August deadlines are fairly close to the start of the academic year on September 30, 2024. The extended deadlines are therefore strongly recommended to students who already possess the legal right to long-term stay in Czechia.

Basic Information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

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

Programme Coordinator: PhDr. Petra Baštová, Ph.D. (


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.

Admission Requirements: 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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