Master in Area Studies (MAS) is a two-year English-taught interdisciplinary programme that focuses on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides students with tools for social science analysis. It allows them to build their thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans.
Apart from building an individual thematic and territorial profile, students can follow one of two more focused study tracks:
learn about approaches and methods from different disciplines including social and political studies and international relations;
study issues that are related to today’s world;
learn several foreign languages;
enhance your employability by developing your professional and academic skills.
As as a student of MAS, you will become a student of one of the oldest university in the world founded only in 1348 - Charles University. Yet it is also renowned as a modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan and prestigious institution of higher education. It is the largest and most renowned Czech university and is also the best-rated Czech university according to international rankings.
MAS is organized and executed by the Institute of International Studies (hereinafter referred to as IMS), that is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University. Shortly after its establishment in 1990, IMS became a regional centre of teaching and research in both area studies and modern history.
Graduates of IMS are characterized by a contextually, regionally and methodologically based knowledge of modern history and of the legal, political, economic and socio-cultural background in those regions which are the contents of the Institute's scientific and pedagogical work. Furthermore, they orientate themselves in the practical consequences of recent historical events and essential contemporary problems and are equipped with necessary analytic-interpretive skills. The graduates of these fields find jobs in all types of governmental and non-governmental institutions that focus on the issues of the respective regions, both domestic and foreign, in their historical and contemporary context.
Last updated 15. 11. 2019