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The Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague, offers four Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English:

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)

The BECES programme offers English-speaking students  a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as the territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan peninsula, and the countries of the former Soviet Union, including those in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Primary attention is paid to modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. The programme also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of the Czech language and some other languages of the area.

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS)

The CECS programme focuses on the region composed of Germany, Austria and the Visegradcountries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with overlapping interest in neighbouring countries. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of historical, political, economic and cultural developments in the above-listed countries. The programme is offered either in the form of a full-time programme of study or as part-time study (optimised for working people with classes held on Friday afternoons).

European Politics and Society (EPS)

The EPS is a multidisciplinary two-year Joint Master Degree Programme linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. The first semester of the EPS Programme is based on Master level introductory courses (in Prague), the second semester focuses on EU related courses (Krakow, Leiden). In the third and fourth semesters, the programme offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the Consortium members (Prague, Krakow, Barcelona, and Leiden). Each track combines various elective courses, research methods training, an internship and language tuition with an advanced research dissertation supervised by key staff from each Partner University.

Master in Area Studies (MAS)

The MAS interdisciplinary programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides the students with tools for social science analysis and allows them to build their own thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans around one of the three specialized tracks: Transition StudiesIntegration Studies, and Globalizing US Studies.

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In cooperation with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague offers one double-degree programme taught in English:

International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)

IMESS is a leading international double-degree programme in comparative area studies. Divided into three tracks (Economy & Business, Politics & Security, Nation, History & Society), IMESS focuses on the culture, economy, history, politics and society of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Find more information about this special programme at www.imess.eu.