Transatlantic Studies is a two-year English-language Master’s degree programme fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. It caters to an English-speaking audience with a deep and versatile exploration of “the Transatlantic“ Euro-American cultural as well as political and geographic space.
Primary attention is paid to modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. It also offers students the elective chance to learn or improve their knowledge of the Czech language.
The core courses provide an overview of crucial segments of the area from an analytical and multidisciplinary perspective, while the elective classes allow students to create their own specialisation. The aim of the programme is to help students write a Master’s thesis of sufficient quality to merit publication. Through the university’s network of exchange programmes, talented students may also be offered the opportunity to make a brief research visit to another country. By developing the student’s knowledge of the Czech milieu and language, the programme may also serve as an access-point to some of our Ph.D. programmes. The programme is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty, and students will be encouraged to make connections between different fields of study, learning to combine a global perspective with attention to detail and local interests. It is an excellent stepping stone in developing an academic career in any of the Faculty’s academic disciplines, as well as a valuable source of analytical skills and practical background knowledge that can be applied in professional life.
Academic supervisor: Doc. PhDr. Francis D. Raška, Ph.D.
Compulsory courses 76 ECTS (credits)
Optional courses minimum 32, maximum 44 ECTS (credits)
Elective courses (not part of Transatlantic Studies Programme) maximum 12 ECTS (credits)
(Elective courses: See article 4 paragraph 10 of the Consolidated University Code of Study and Examination of Charles University in Prague)
Total 120 ECTS (credits)
Final state examination:
(JDIP01) Diploma thesis defence
(JSZ868) Modern History
(JSZ869) Political Systems and International Relations