European Politics and Society (EPS): Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme

The European Politics and Society (EPS): Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme is a multidisciplinary two-year Joint Master Degree Programme linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. The key role of the programme is to identify and analyse challenges Europe faces today (migration, security, populism). The first semester of the EPS Programme is based on Master level introductory courses (in Prague); the second semester focuses on EU related courses (Krakow, Leiden). In the third and fourth semesters, the programme offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the Consortium members (Prague, Krakow, Barcelona, and Leiden). Each track combines various elective courses, research methods training, an internship and language tuition with an advanced research dissertation supervised by key staff from each Partner University.

» CONSORTIUM

The Programme is run by a Consortium of four European Universities:

 

Charles University in Prague  (Czech Republic)

Jagiellonian University In Krakow (Poland)

Leiden University (The Netherlands)

The Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)

Associate Partners

The EPS Programme has a large network of Associate Partners that constitute a valuable platform both in the academic as well as professional sense. Among EPS Associate Partners, three institutions/organizations play a special role: Yerevan State University (Armenia), Europaeum (Oxford, United Kingdom) and TEPSA (Brussels, Belgium). Together with Václav Havel related organizations (Václav Havel Library and Fórum 2000) they represent key Associate Partners of the EPS Programme. More details.

 

» PROGRAMME DETAILS

Programme Duration: Two years (four semesters), 120 ECTS.

Study Mode: Full time

Degree: The successful completion of the two-year double degree programme will lead to the award of two degrees

» ADMISSION

Application deadline for academic year 2017/18 is 7 July 2017.

Online Application Form

All applications must include the following documents:  

  • Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed.  
  • Copy of a second diploma (second completed Bachelor´s or High School diploma)  Transcripts of marks and academic results from both of the previous studies  
  • CV
  • Motivation letter  
  • 2 letters of recommendation  
  • Completed supplementary questionnaire indicating study track preferences

 

 

» TUITION AND FEES

Tuition fees are 8000 EUR per year. Total cost of the programme is 16 000 EUR.

Tuition fees are the same for EU and non-EU students.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING POSSIBILITIES

This programme has applied for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. Full EMJMD Scholarships are expected for 20 students from Autumn 2017.                     

Excellence Scholarship Award: Two best self-funded students from the first year per each intake will be awarded by the ‘Excellence Scholarship Award’ (covers 50% of the Tuition Fee for the second year of their study).                

Fee waiver of 20% will be available for students from the European Economic Area (EEA) countries.

» GRADUATE PROFILE

» PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

PROGRAMME OF STUDIES

 

 

» Version 1: Student spends 2nd semester in Krakow only

Courses taken at Charles University (Sem I)

Course Title

Contact Hours

ECTS points

Mandatory

Methodology and methods / academic Writing

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

European Comparative Politics and Society

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

Culture and Politics in Europe

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

Transnational History of Contemporary Europe

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

Legal Framework of EU Integration

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

 

 

TOTAL: 30

 

Courses taken at the Jagiellonian University (Sem II)

Course Title

Contact Hours

ECTS points

Mandatory

Finances in the EU

30

5

EU Administration, Justice and Home Affairs

30

5

Foreign Language

60

5

Methodology: Quantitative Methods

30

5

Electives according to Specialisation in 2nd year (students choose two according to their chosen track in year 2) These electives are subject to change.

Track: Traditions and Future of a Multilevel Europe

Economy of Central Europe: from Transition to EU Membership

30

5

EU Integration and Politics in the Balkans

30

5

European Integration Theory and Practice

30

5

Track: Maintaining a Leading Role for Europe in the World

EU Foreign Policy: Foreign Policy in the EU

30

5

Foreign and International Relations in CEE Facing CFSP/ESDP

30

5

Track: Future of the EU

 

 

Meaning and Value of Democracy from a Philosophical Perspective

30

5

Europeanisation and the Transformation of Collective Identity

30

5

EU Integration and Politics in the Balkans

30

5

 

 

TOTAL: 30

 

Courses taken at partner university (Sem III) (Leiden OR Charles OR UPF)

 

Course Title

Contact Hours

ECTS points

Mandatory

Internship (Leiden/Charles) OR

Research Track (UPF)

variable

15

Facultative course #1*

Variable

5

Facultative course #2

Variable

5

Facultative course #3

Variable

5

Thesis seminar

 

 

 

 

TOTAL: 30

 

Courses at given partner university (Sem IV) (Leiden OR Charles OR UPF) * The student spends semester IV in the same place as semester III.

 

Course Title

Contact Hours

ECTS points

Mandatory

MA Thesis (including thesis seminar)

Variable

30

 

 

TOTAL: 30

 

» Version 2: Student spends 3rd & 4th semester in Krakow

Courses taken at Charles University (Sem I)

Course Title

Contact Hours

ECTS points

Mandatory

Methodology and methods / academic Writing

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

European Comparative Politics and Society

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

Culture and Politics in Europe

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

Transnational History of Contemporary Europe

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

Legal Framework of EU Integration

80 min x 12 weeks (21 academic hours)

6

 

 

TOTAL: 30

 

Courses taken at Leiden University (Sem II)

Course Title

Contact Hours

ECTS points

Mandatory

Economics of the EU

30

5

Justice and Home Affairs

30

5

Foreign Language

60

5

Methods in International Relations Research

30

5

Electives according to Specialisation in 2nd year (students choose two according to their chosen track in year 2) These are subject to change.

Track: Traditions and Future of a Multilevel Europe

Institutions of the EU

30

5

Migration Law and Policy in the EU

30

5

Economic and Monetary Union

30

5

Germany and European Integration

30

5

Track: Centre and Periphery

EU and Parliamentary Democracy

30

5

Euroscepticism

30

5

Economic and Monetary Union

30

5

Germany and European Integration

30

5

Track: Future of the EU

 

 

Institutions of the EU

30

5

EU Public Affairs and Lobbying

30

5

EU Environment Policy and Law

30

5

EU and Energy Policy

30

5

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL: 30

 

Courses taken at partner university (Sem III) (Jagiellonian OR Charles OR UPF)

Course Title

Contact Hours

ECTS points

Mandatory

Internship (Leiden/Charles) OR

Research Track (UPF)

variable

15

Facultative course #1 *

Variable

5

Facultative course #2

Variable

5

Facultative course #3

Variable

5

 

 

TOTAL: 30

Courses at given partner university (Sem IV) (Jagiellonian OR Charles OR UPF) * The student spends semester IV in the same place as semester III.

 

Course Title

Contact Hours

ECTS points

Mandatory

MA Thesis (including thesis seminar)

Variable

30

 

 

TOTAL: 30

 

*Students need to include 2 semesters of a language course during their programme in order to obtain a degree from JUK, therefore one facultative course will need to be a language in the second year.