Master Programme in European Politics and Society: Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme.

The European Politics and Society (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.

Application  deadline extended to July 7th, 2017.

For more please see: http://eps.fsv.cuni.cz/

Study in Prague at Charles University

Two-Year English Language Master‘s Degree Programmes (Prague Area Studies) BALKAN, EURASIAN AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN STUDIES (BECES) CENTRAL EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE STUDIES (CECS) MASTER IN AREA STUDIES (MAS) EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY (EPS) INTERNATIONAL MASTERS IN ECONOMY, STATE AND SOCIETY (IMESS)

Master in Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS), 2016-17 edition

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Applications to the 2016-17 edition of the Master in Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS) of the Collegio Carlo Alberto and the University of Turin are now open.

MAPS is an advanced programme taught in English at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, a real hidden gem of Italy and one of Europe’s most important and dynamic cities, with a vibrant city and nightlife. MAPS is open to students with a 4-year BA, or BA+MA. In 2015-16 MAPS faculty will feature, among others, Klaus Armingeon (University of Berne), Stefaan De Rynck (European Commission), Margarita Estevez-Abe (Syracuse University & Collegio Carlo Alberto), Manuela Naldini (University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto), Francesco Ramella (University of Turin), Martin Rhodes (University of Denver), Chiara Saraceno (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

MAPS tuition fee is 5,000 €. Tuition waivers and scholarships are available on a competitive basis for those who apply by May 16th, 2016. Afterwards, a rolling application will be kept open.

The attached leaflet as well as our web site (www.carloalberto.org/maps) provide information about the programme. Feel free to contact MAPS secretariat at maps@carloalberto.org, or the programme coordinator, Monica Ferrin, at monica.ferrin@carloalberto.org for any further information.

Master of European Studies at the University of Leuven

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University of Leuven in Belgium is pleased to announce the new brochure for the interdisciplinary Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES). MAES’ four specialised modules – ‘European History, Diversity and Culture‘, ‘EU External Relations’, ‘Globalising Europe’ and ‘Europe-Asia’  – allow our students to understand the increasingly complex European and global dynamics.

The University of Leuven already attracts students from 40 countries, including an increasing number of students from Asia and the US, and would be pleased to welcome even more students from the US, Canada and Latin America.

Students may be interested to learn that KU Leuven was very well placed in the Times Higher Education Ranking of 2015/2016, ranked 35th worldwide and 5th on the European continent. During the Master of European Studies in Leuven,  students follow courses offered by renowned scholars as well as high-ranking practitioners, including the President of the Court of Justice of the EU, the chief-negotiator of the European Commission in the recent Paris Climate negotiations, and an advisor to one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Commission. Students will furthermore benefit from guest lectures by European politicians, diplomats and officials such as former European Council President Van Rompuy; visits to European and transatlantic institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg; and cultural excursions to World War I battlefields and the historical medieval cities of Flanders.

More information on the programme can be found on the website: http://ghum.kuleuven.be/ces.

Central European University Seeking Application for Postgraduate Studies in Political Science

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The Department of Political Science at CEU invites you to apply for its one- and two-year MA programs, as well as a PhD program, taught in English, in a highly international environment. The one-year MA and the PhD program are accredited in the U.S., the two-year MA has double, U.S. and Hungarian accreditation.

Future Applicants will find the information they need on our website.

Our department offers a wide range of financial assistance for prospective students. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for both Master (one-year and two-year) and PhD studies on a competitive basis. The majority of CEU students receive internal or external financial aid while about 90% of the students at the Political Science Department are granted some kind of financial aid, ranging from tuition waiver to full stipends. Our outstanding 6:1 student/faculty ratio ensures the opportunity for professional development for each and every student and we aim to foster critical thinking and analytical skills through debates, workshops, seminars, and conferences.

The Political Science Department’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research has also been acknowledged by professional worlduniversity rankings. The department was placed in 2015 at the 29th place in the world, 7th in Europe by Quacquarelli Symonds. Our department was recognized as one of the best political science departments in Europe, receiving six stars from the CHE – Centre for Higher Education Development in 2010. The Department is proud to be the host to the prestigious 11th ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Summer School in Methods and Techniques.

Located in the lively and fascinating city of Budapest, the Central European University offers not only a unique experience of postgraduate studies in a dynamic and highly international graduate school environment, but it also enables students to achieve a successful international career. Our program has an excellent placement record and targets both future academics and students who wish to pursue professions in non-academic jobs such as civil service positions, the news media, NGOs, political and cultural organizations, and private businesses.

Attached you can find our brochure and a call for the current application season. The deadline for the first round of applications is February 4, 2016 so if you think you may be interested in our MA or PhD program, or have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Contact Information
Central European University
student-info@ceu.edu Nador u. 9
1051 Budapest Hungary
www.ceu.edu

Department of Political Science
politicalscience.ceu.edu | polsci@ceu.edu

Master of Arts in European Union Studies – Apply now!

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Master of Arts in European Union Studies- Apply now!

The European Union Center at the University of Illinois offers the only Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS) program in the Western Hemisphere. Five full-time staff members support small cohorts of students with academic and professional guidance, funding opportunities through FLAS fellowships and assistantships, and the connecting of students with UI’s world-class faculty and weekly visiting officials and scholars on campus.

MAEUS alumni have a 100% employment rate within 6 months of graduation and land jobs in business, government, higher education, and non-profits.

Why choose the MAEUS program?

  • Studies draw from a wide range of disciplines
  • Students can pursue joint degrees with professional schools
  • Students have the opportunity to study the EU firsthand through exclusive and preferred access to internships with organizations such as the Illinois Trade Commission, European Parliament liason office, US State Department, and more.
  • The program offers study abroad opportunities with multiple institutions throughout the EU.
  • Funding opportunities include FLAS fellowships and EUC graduate assistantships, as well as funding from other academic departments on campus

For more information on the application and how to apply, please visit the new website here.

For student testimonials about their experience with the program, please click here.

The MAEUS program is proudly offered by the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, an important intellectual hub in the American Midwest. Since 1867, 32 Nobel Prizes and 20 Pulitzer Prize Winners have studied or have been students in our University, which was ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges as the number 11 public university in the US in 2016. Click here to learn more about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or click here to discover the vibrant life in Champaign-Urbana.

Contact Information
eucenter@illinois.edu

Prague Area Studies: Master’s Degree Programmes in English

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Prague Area Studies Programmes

Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague would like to present its four Masters programmes in English. The programmes may be of special interest to undergraduate students interested in interdisciplinary graduate studies encompassing area studies, contemporary history, international relations and other related academic fields.

More detailed information and important links can be found below. For the newest information, please visit the Facebook page.

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Prague Area Studies: Master’s Degree Programmes in English

Institute of International StudiesFaculty of Social SciencesCharles University in Prague offers four interdisciplinary Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English for the academic year 2016/2017. These programmes are coordinated under the label “Prague Area Studies” (PRAREAS) and focuse on distinctive areas: the countries of Eurasia and Central, East and South East Europe, the German-speaking countries, European Union and North America.

For more information please visit: prareas.fsv.cuni.cz
Contact: prareas@fsv.cuni.cz
Online application: fsveng.fsv.cuni.cz/FSVEN-498.html

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)

The BECES programme addresses the English speaking audience with a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the Post-Soviet area, including 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. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of the Czech language and some other languages of the area.

For more information please visit: http://imseng.fsv.cuni.cz/prareas/beces/
Contact: vykoukal@fsv.cuni.cz

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS)

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

For more information please visit: http://imseng.fsv.cuni.cz/prareas/cecs/
Contact: tomas.nigrin@fsv.cuni.cz

European Studies (ES)

The ES interdisciplinary programme provides students with a profound knowledge and understanding of European history and politics, the European integration process and other EU related issues from a legal, political and economic perspective from a Central European point of view. The programme focuses not only on the developments in the EU member states but offers a study of the European integration process in all its complexity and variety. It is designed especially for students who plan to enter positions in EU institutions, international organizations, national administration or non-governmental organizations.

For more information please visit: http://imseng.fsv.cuni.cz/prareas/es/
Contact: lucia.najslova@fsv.cuni.cz

Transatlantic Studies (TS)

The Transatlantic programme’s focus is to provide English-speaking students with deep, interdisciplinary knowledge of transatlantic relations since 1945. Close attention is paid to history, politics, and diplomacy, so that students can understand the changing nature of transatlantic relations during the different phases of the Cold War and afterward. As our faculty has various areas of specialization, the student should gain a balanced, well-rounded appreciation of the complex nature of transatlantic studies. Prague is an excellent place to study the issue because the Czechs underwent a transformation from being a nation subjugated by the Soviet Union during the Cold War to one that is a full member of NATO and the European Union.

For more information please visit: http://imseng.fsv.cuni.cz/prareas/ts/
Contact: petr.andel@fsv.cuni.cz

Contact information
Institute of International Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
U Kříže 8
150 00 Praha 5 – Jinonice
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 251 080 296
E-mail: prareas@fsv.cuni.cz
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