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Degree programme specification

he field of European Studies empasizes most recent development in this field. Particular focus is put on the most important dimensions of the European integration process, more specifically those which are related to the role of the EU, its Member states and non-member countries. The field also develops theoretical dimension of European Studies and their application in praxis. The courses that are taught in the framework of the field react to the field development as a part of a science. They reflect recent trends in the discipline as a whole as well in its parts. The field combines theoretical as well as practical courses. Students follow recent development in the EU and transformation of the process of European integration. This is also reflected by ongoing permutation of compulsory courses (including increasing amount of courses taught in English language) and by increasing amount of lecturers reflecting praxis. Additionally, the field is built upon constant developing of methodological skills and research methods and put an emphasis of internationalization.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The field of European Studies empasizes most recent development in this field. Particular focus is put on the most important dimensions of the European integration process, more specifically those which are related to the role of the EU, its Member states and non-member countries. The field also develops theoretical dimension of European Studies and their application in praxis. The courses that are taught in the framework of the field react to the field development as a part of a science. They reflect recent trends in the discipline as a whole as well in its parts. The field combines theoretical as well as practical courses. Students follow recent development in the EU and transformation of the process of European integration. This is also reflected by ongoing permutation of compulsory courses (including increasing amount of courses taught in English language) and by increasing amount of lecturers reflecting praxis. Additionally, the field is built upon constant developing of methodological skills and research methods and put an emphasis of internationalization.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • understand the EU as a unique political system, apply theoretical approaches and interpret European politics
    • use concept of Europeanization and analyse impact of this process in EU Member states
    • understand the role of organized interest in the EU as well as mechanism of interests promotion
    • conduct enhanced analysis of various areas of EU integration process
    • apply relevant methods and analytical skills as well as appropriate theoretical concepts
    • conduct extensive coherent analysis of relevant problem (an analysis that could be regarded as master thesis)
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    he graduates of this study programme have knowledge and skills to be able to work in great variety of areas both in the Czech republic as well as abroad. Most of the graduates find their jobs in think-tanks, state/regional/local administration, mass media, political parties or in the structures of international organizations (including the EU). Substantial share of graduates work in diplomatic service or in the area of research and teaching.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training accompanied by supervision is an obligatory part of the curriculum for this field. Department arranges various positions at partner institutions as for example CZELO office in Brussels or representations of Czech regions to the EU (for example, South Moravian regional representation). Practical training can be replaced by one term lasting stay at university abroad.

  • Goals of Theses

    The thesis has to be designed as research piece. The analysis has to be based upon enhanced research methods and its scope has to be broader than in case of BA thesis. Every MA thesis has to contain abstract. Evaluation of the thesis includes students approach towards consultation with his/her supervisor.

    The goal of MA thesis is to enrich and extend knowledge about particular topic or area. Clear research question has to be formulated as well as state of art has to be discussed.

    Detailed instructions for completing the thesis can be found at Department web page (http://mve.fss.muni.cz/cs/studium/studijni-agenda/pokyny-ke-szz)

  • Access to Further Studies

    Graduates can continue their studies in doctoral program International Relations and European Politics taught at the department or in related programs at other universities either in the Czechia or abroad.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Degree in Advanced Master's state examination
PhDr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

8
number of active students

Faculty of Social Studies
Programme guaranteed by
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