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Faculty Faculty of Arts (FIF)
Study programme Politics (N6701)
Branch of study European Studies and International Relations (6701T029/EN - 2016)
Level of acquired qualification Postgraduate Master
Form of study Full-time
Standard length of study 2 years
Number of ECTS credits 120
Qualification awarded Master (Mgr.)
Access to further studies Doctoral study programme  
Type of completion
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Faculty coordinator for international students unspecified
Key learning outcomes The European Union block provides students with comprehensive insight into significant aspects of the field of European Studies. Students will be given both theoretical background as well as practical knowledge about European integration, institutions, politics, processes and actors. International Relations represents another important platform which will give students further understanding of the traditional IR research approach as taught in Western European countries and the US. Moreover, this field also includes specific and internal focus on material, security, economical and other factors that describe continuity and changes in international relations. Also, the European Contemporary History block is essential for a proper understanding of current political developments and various research difficulties. This block relies on the contextual interpretation of European history from WWI to the modern era. However, it does not follow the chronological development of certain countries. Beyond theoretical knowledge, this Programme allows students to gain skills in individual as well as team analytical work and basic/intermediate quantitative and qualitative methods of Political Science research. Finally, students will deepen their language skills, esp. English language, as this is a necessary component for success in this field.
Specific admission requirements unspecified
Specific provisions for recognition of prior learning unspecified
Qualification requirements and regulations 120 ECTS credits, passing the state final exam, defending Master's thesis.
Profile of the programme academical
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples A graduate of the follow-up Master's study programme acquires detailed knowledge of the European integration process and, especially, of the institutional framework and the functioning of the European Union; he/she is equipped with fundamental knowledge in the field of International Relations and conflict resolution mechanisms. The theoretical and methodological knowledge is supplemented by practical skills. The graduates are among highly qualified experts in both Czech and foreign academic communities. Besides, they often find employment in higher levels of state administration, in European structures, in the media, in non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
Branch of study guarantor Marek Daniel, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Study proceeds according to individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor. It concentrates on research and independent creative work.