International Relations (MAIN)
International Relations (MAIN)
The programme provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to understand the international context of politics, economy, and security. The tensions among major world powers are on the rise. At the same time, the world is growing ever more inter-connected. Thus, major political decisions, influencing our everyday lives, are made not only domestically but increasingly also internationally. The programme helps students understand how international and European politics work, and what are the challenges faced by states, as well as business, NGOs and individuals, in the globalized world. Within an interdisciplinary framework, students learn about the key points of contestation in world politics, but also about the functioning of the European Union and the key global institutions. They study how international conflicts can be productively transformed into cooperation. In addition, the programme puts an emphasis on the development of students’ analytical capabilities and critical thinking. Successful graduates become highly valued experts in national and European administrations and diplomacy, but also businesses, NGOs, media, etc.
The programme offers a double degree option in cooperation with the prestigious Department of political science and public administration at the University of Konstanz. Thus, the selected students have the opportunity to obtain the master's degree in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz, in addition to the master's degree in International Relations from Charles University. Applicants for the double degree programme are selected, based on merit, after the first semester of their studies.
Application submission deadlines
Early-bird application deadline: 30. 06. 2022
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: 02. 09. 2022
Programme Duration: 2 years
Language of Instruction: English
Programme Director: doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, M.A., Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study issues: Mgr. Viera Martinková, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
Admissions: Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Admission Administration: email@example.com
Tuition Fee: 6 000 EUR per year
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) with a demonstrated active interest in international politics.
Programme Structure: For a detailed presentation of the programme and the outline of its structure and content, see the MAIN Student Prospectus. For the full course structure of the programme, please see the programme guidebook Karolinka.