Political Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 12.8 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.8 k / Year(s) Deadline: Feb 1, 2025
StudyQA ranking:6499 Duration:1 year

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MA in Political Science / 1 year

Our international curriculum helps you develop a critical understanding of the challenges contemporary political communities and their citizens face. We move across borders and disciplines to give you a comparative perspective and hands-on, transferable skills. To gain an even more comprehensive picture, you can join cross-country research projects and apply for research grants and travel funds to attend conferences.

Our program comes in two formats, with the one-year version offering a more intensive study experience. The two-year version is an ideal stepping stone for PhD research and training, thanks to a more extensive research period. Students with three-year bachelor’s degrees in the social sciences and related disciplines are eligible to apply for the two-year program, while candidates with four years of university studies can opt for the one-year program.

What you will study

  • Research methodology
  • Comparative politics 
  • Political economics
  • Political theory

Specialize in

  • Comparative politics
  • Electoral politics
  • Political communication
  • Political economy
  • Political research methodology and social analysis
  • Post-communist politics
  • Social and political theory

Watch our online lectures at https://politicalscience.ceu.edu/online-lectures.

  • Completed online application form: www.ceu.edu/apply
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in political science, other social science disciplines, economics, philosophy, public policy or public administration, law and media
  • Statement of purpose
  • Essay on an issue or problem in political science
  • Writing sample(s)

Fund your studies

In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous financial aid, including tuition awards and scholarships with stipends, available to students from any country. In 2019-2020, 82% of CEU students received financial aid. Learn more about how to fund your studies at http://www.ceu.edu/financialaid.

Study in Vienna

Apply now and study in Vienna, ranked as the world’s “most livable city” for ten years in a row. Located in the heart of Europe, the Austrian capital has much to offer, from a wide range of academic opportunities to a vibrant student life. Come join us in Vienna in 2021-2022! 

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