Master Studies are 2-year (4 semester) programs completed by a Master thesis defense and the Final State Exam. The title awarded is Magistr (corresponding to the English Master), abbreviated as Mgr.
Master programs seek motivated candidates with strong interest in social science theory and methodology in the respective field. They offer introduction to the disciplines and core areas in compulsory courses and a wide range of options for specialization.
Standard length of study is two years and it is based on the Study and Examination Regulations of Masaryk University. Students are required to fulfill 20 ECTS credits per semester as a minimum; however the optimal study plan counts on at least 30 ECTS. The overall value of 180 ECTS must be obtained during the whole studies to take part in the Final State Exam consisting of Master thesis and written or oral examination.
The study is designed for successful graduates of Bachelor programs in social sciences and humanities, or related fields. Applicants are expected to prove their motivation, good results from previous studies, and advanced knowledge of English. Besides, the admission committes evaluate recommendations, resumes and other documents. Sometimes, skype interviews are part of the admission procedure.
Applications open twice a year; between 1 February and 30 April (for September enrollment) and between 1 September and 30 November (for February enrollment).
- The tuition fees for the Master’s programs at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University are 1,500 euro per semester (3,000 euro per year or 6,000 euro per the whole degree program)
- For all programs and all faculties, see tuition fees at Masaryk University
Tips for financing your studies
Since the English-taught programs are not subsidized by the Czech Ministry of Education, students are advised to seek support from sponsors and foundations.
- Erasmus+ Master loans
- Erasmus Mundus Action II program (MU is a member of several consortia; some of which still have degree-seeking scholarships)
- International Visegrad Fund (specified countries)
- Masaryk University is accredited in the system of US Federal Student Loans
- All Masaryk University students are entitled to the subsidized meals in MU canteens and cafeterias, to a subsidy for accommodation (once per semester), and a wide range of mobility scholarships
- Faculty of Social Studies students are entitled to receive various scholarships and stipends, usually based on merit (see Students section)
Faculty of Social Studies of MU
phone: +420 549 491 914
Programs taught in Czech
More details are given in How to apply section.
Master Programs taught in English
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