Study Social Sciences

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)

"We pay great attention to methodological training and academic writing. We believe that these skills are transferable and that writing better and understanding data better is always helpful."
Tomáš Weiss
BECES lecturer

The program focuses on modern history, politics, and diplomacy, as well as fundamental social, cultural and economic problems of a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the post-Soviet area, including the Caucasus and Central Asia. You can choose from two specializations: Balkan and Central European Studies or Russian and Eurasian Studies. The program will allow you to understand the interplay between politics, society, culture and economy of the “East.”

As a student of BECES, you can study many languages that are connected to the region, from Greek through Russian to Polish or Czech.

After completing the program, you can become a regional expert on a specific territory. You may join NGOs, state administration, media or the business sector. 

Admission Requirements

BECES is open to students who meet the general admission requirements and have completed a Bachelor or equivalent degree in area studies, history, political science, or combinations of these programs with languages, geography, economics, social sciences etc.

Quick Facts

Type: Master

Duration: 2 years

Tuition fee: 3,500 EUR per year for EU and EEA students;
7,000 EUR per year for students from other countries

Scholarship options: see here

Location: Prague, Czechia

Preliminary application deadline: 30 June 2024

Extended application deadline: 31 August 2024

These deadlines are strongly recommended to students who already possess the legal right to long-term stay in Czechia.

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