Media and Area Studies (MARS)

Media and Area Studies (MARS)

The programme brings together Media Studies and Area Studies. This combination provides in-depth and critical knowledge about processes of mediation and signification, and how space and geography, the political and social specificities of an area, intersect with them. Thus, the programme enables a thorough understanding of the role of context. Regions are not internally homogeneous, and they cannot be studied in isolation. Regions should be considered as particular socio-political and cultural entities with characterizing but complex, and sometimes contradictory, particularities. These particularities are extremely significant for the study of media spheres embedded in these regions. The theoretical-methodological background of the programme consists of a combination of post-colonial theory, media sociology, memory studies and political geography. MARS programme is a collaboration between the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ) and the Institute of International Studies (IIS).

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: PhDr. Jakub Končelík, Ph.D. (

Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Jan Miessler (

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

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) with an active interest in media, communication and politics.

Programme Structure: For the course structure of the programme, please see the programme website above or see the programme guidebook Karolinka

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