The field of European Studies empasizes most recent development in this field. Particular focus is put on the most important dimensions of the European integration process, more specifically those which are related to the role of the EU, its Member states and non-member countries. The field also develops theoretical dimension of European Studies and their application in praxis. The courses that are taught in the framework of the field react to the field development as a part of a science. They reflect recent trends in the discipline as a whole as well in its parts. The field combines theoretical as well as practical courses. Students follow recent development in the EU and transformation of the process of European integration. This is also reflected by ongoing permutation of compulsory courses (including increasing amount of courses taught in English language) and by increasing amount of lecturers reflecting praxis. Additionally, the field is built upon constant developing of methodological skills and research methods and put an emphasis of internationalization.
Practical training accompanied by supervision is not an obligatory part of the curriculum for this field. However, the Department arranges various positions at partner institutions as for example CZELO office in Brussels or representations of Czech regions to the EU (for example, South Moravian regional representation).
The graduates of this study programme have knowledge and skills to be able to work in great variety of areas. Most of the graduates find their jobs in think-tanks, state/regional/local administration, mass media, political parties or in the structures of international organizations (including the EU). Substantial share of graduates work in diplomatic service or in the area of research and teaching.
Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.
In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes. An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies
The gained knowledge is a suitable premise for further study at the graduate level - particularly in the area of European Studies, but also in the field of International Relations or Political Science.
|Provided by||Faculty of Social Studies|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||3 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
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doc. PhDr. Petr Kaniok, Ph.D.