Masaryk University has been active in internationalisation since 1990s and its achievements were recognized by the last EAIE institutional award. The Faculty of Social Studies has a long and highly-regarded tradition of international academic cooperation. In line with the internationalization strategy for the period 2010-2015 we are expanding the range of opportunities for international mobility of students and academic staff, development of study programmes and courses in foreign languages, and other activities designed to increase the number of international students and teachers at the Faculty and the University.
The Faculty succeeded in membership in several international degree programmes. It is the member of the member of the consortium offering the interdisciplinary European Master’s Programme in Human Rights And Democratisation (E.MA), it was admitted into joint European PhD. on Social Representations and Communication, and in 2012 it helped to establish the International Joint Master Degree in Cultural Sociology and the European Governance double degree with the University of Utrecht.
Altogether, the Faculty offers four Master’s degree programmes in English language and all doctoral programmes too. Master's programmes are designed as a four-semester course of study (120 ECTS credits) and are open to students holding a BA or equivalent degree in the social science or the humanities.
Each year, several international conferences take place, with contributions from prominent scholars. The opportunities for students and employees to study and work abroad are increasing from year to year. The Faculty itself has more than 120 LLP/ERASMUS agreements with partner institutions all over the Europe. Then, Masaryk University as a whole participates in ISEP, Erasmus Mundus Action II, CEEPUS, AKTION and other exchange schemes including Czech government bilateral agreements and it is a member of Utrecht Network a Compostella Group Network. Besides, it has signed more than 30 whole-university partnerships overseas. All these facts foster numerous other foreign exchange and cooperation possibilities.