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  1. Master’s Degree programs in English language

  2. The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) is one of the newest faculties of Charles University in Prague. Shortly after its creation in 1990 it became a regional centre of teaching and research in the key fields of social sciences • Currently, the Faculty has around 4 000 full-time students. Approximately 170 of them are enrolled in one of the English language degree programs • The Faculty of Social Sciences study programs focus primarily on economics, communication studies, international area studies, political science and sociology, all offered at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level • FSS emphasizes development of foreign cooperation. Firstly, by developing and strengthening scientific bonds, student and academic mobility and, secondly, by offering English language degree programs. It has one of the highest international mobility participation rates of all the faculties of Charles University. Each year it welcomes around 500 exchange students from all over the world • Studies at FSS are intended primarily to prepare students for a professional career in the private sector, public administration, national governments, European institutions, academic research and media

  3. Institutesof FSS Institute of Economic Studies (IES) offers education in economics and finance at a level comparable to the leading universities in Europe Institute of International Studies (IIS) focuses on multidisciplinary research and area studiesofEurope, EurasiaandNorthAmerica Institute of Political Studies (IPS) offers fully-fledged university education in political science, international relations and security studies

  4. Institutesof FSS Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ) carries out scientific and research activities in the fields of media studies, journalism, marketing communication and PR Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS) provides education and develops scientific research in the fields of sociology, social and public policy and social anthropology

  5. Otherpartsof FSS Research centres of FSS Centre for Media Studies (CEMES) Centre for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES) Department of Foreign Languages Library (Scientific Information Centre) Centre for Information and Computing Technology

  6. Institute of International Studies • The Institute of International studies (IIS) is an organizational part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague. • The IIS offers bachelor‘s, master‘s and doctoral degree programs in modern history and area studies. • It concentrates its activities on four primary regions: the countries of the former Soviet Union and East-Central Europe, the German-speaking countries of Central Europe, Western Europe and North America • The IIS consistsof4 departments: • Department ofRussianandEastEuropeanStudies; • Department ofAmericanStudies; • Department ofGermanandAustrianStudies; • Department ofWestEuropeanStudies;

  7. Institute of International Studies • Each of the regions is covered by one department of the Institute, which runs a2-yearEnglish language Master's Degree program. The following four English language Master's Degree programs offered by the Institute of International Studies are coordinated under the label "Prague Area Studies" (PRAREAS): - Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies - Central European Comparative Studies - European Studies - Transatlantic Studies • Tuitionfee: 6000 EUR per academicyear in allprograms

  8. Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies • The BECES program 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 • Studentscanchooseamongoneofthreeofferedspecializations: • Balkans; • CentralEurope (includingBalticcountries); • Post-Soviet area. • Inthis program,students are offered thechance to learnor improve their knowledge of the Czech language and some other languages ofthe area of thisspecificspecialization

  9. Central European Comparative Studies • The CECS program focuses on the region composed of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighboring countries • It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of the above listed countries • CECS program also offersstudents the chance to learn or improvetheir knowledge of someof the Slavonic languages of the area • The program is offered eitherin the form of a full-time study or as a part-time study (optimizedforworking people and with classes on Friday afternoons)

  10. European Studies • The ES interdisciplinary program providesstudents with a profound knowledge andunderstanding of European history and politics,the European integration process and otherEU related issues from a legal, political andeconomic perspective from a Central Europeanpoint of view • The program focuses not only on thedevelopments in the EU member states butoffers a study of the European integrationprocess in all its complexity and variety • The ES are designed especially or students who plan to enter positions in EU institutions,international organizations, national administrationor non-governmental organizations

  11. Transatlantic Studies • This program’s focus is to provide English-speaking students with deep, interdisciplinary knowledge of transatlantic relations since 1945. The security commitments entered into by the United States after the Second World War represented a turning point in American history • The post-1945 changes deeply impacted the political and cultural relations of the United States and the rest of the world. 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 • Prague is an excellent placeto study the issue becausethe Czechs underwent a transformation frombeinganation subjugated by theSoviet Union during the Cold Warto one that is a full memberof NATO and the European Union

  12. Spring University Titlefor 2014: East goes west - West goes east? Searching for a new European order after 1990 • takesplace in April • The objective of the Spring University Prague 2014, “East goes west - West goes east? Searching for a new European order after 1990”, is to provide students with a broad understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Europe after 1990. The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, group-work and student presentations. • fee: 770 EUR (foreverything) •

  13. Summer University Titlefor 2014: Reconfiguring Europe: an Old Continent in a New Millenium • takesplace in September • The objective of the Summer University Prague 2014, “Reconfiguring Europe: an Old Continent in a New Millennium”, is to provide students with a broad understanding of the most significant recent and current political, economic and social issues in Europe. The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, group-work and student presentations. • fee: 930 EUR (foreverything) •

  14. Nationalism, Religion andViolence in EuropeSummerSchool The Nationalism, Religion and ViolenceSummerSchool (NRVSS) is organized by CharlesUniversity in Prague and International Hellenic University in Thessalonikisince 2013, supported by the LSE and PRIO. Oneyearittakesplace in Prague, anotheryear in Thessaloniki. A key goal ofthe NRVSSis to contribute in a substantial way to the study of violence and to catalyze the growth of the study of violence as a field. • led by the best international researchers in the field • bringing together lecturers from the most prestigious universities such as Oxford, NYU or LSE • targeting students and graduates of Political Science, History, Anthropology, International Relations, International Law, Journalism & other related disciplines • course for both undergraduates, (post)graduate students and activists • taking place at the oldest university in Central Europe • tuitionfee: 750 EUR •

  15. The PRAREAS team organizesalsodifferentout-of-schoolactivitesforourstudents: • culturalevents – tripswithintheCzechRepublic, exhibitions, cinema, theatre, concerts… • other more casualevents: bowling, pubs, parties, meeting withCzechstudentsoranotherforeignexchangestudents… • Charles University has itsownInternationalclub – forforeignstudents: • buddysystem; • orientationweek; • tandem program – learninglanguages; •

  16. The application deadline for the academic year 2015/16 is April 30, 2015for all Prague AreaStudies programs • For further information visit PRAREAS webpage: • You can also contact our staff at: (academic coordination) (Lukáš Martin, technical, visa, accommodation etc.) • Or directly the program coordinators: BECES:Jiří Vykoukal CECS: Tomáš ES:ĽubicaDebnárová TS:Petr Anděl