Master of Arts in Political Science (2 years)

Please note: the latest course information is available at http://politicalscience.ceu.edu/two-year-ma-program-political-science

The Two-year MA Program in Political Science specifically addresses the needs of students who have a three-year study background in political science (or a related discipline) and would like to gain a more structured and comprehensive knowledge about contemporary political theory, European politics, and different research methodologies and empirical skills necessary for the practice of political science. At the same time, the high number and great variety of elective courses give students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in their chosen field of specialization such as comparative politics, political economy, political communication, or political theory.  The MA program targets both future academics and students who wish to pursue careers in non-academic jobs requiring considerable skills in social and political analysis, typically in the civil service, the news media, NGOs, political and cultural organizations, and private businesses.

Specializations

The department offers MA students a variety of courses by means of which certificates can be obtained:

  • Certificate in Comparative Politics
  • Certificate in Social and Political Theory
  • Certificate in Political Communication
  • Certificate in Political Economy
  • Certificate in Electoral Politics
  • Certificate in Political Research Methodology and Social Analysis
  • Certificate in Comparative European Politics
  • Certificate in Post-communist Politics
  • Certificate in Public Policy
  • Certificate in Constitutional Politics

Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs

Comparative European Politics (Anton Pelinka); Political Change: Evolution, Revolution and Back (Andras Bozoki); Political Economy: Capitalism and Democracy (Dorothee Bohle); Foundations of Political Philosophy (Zoltan Miklosi); Political Communication (Gabor Toka); Topics and Methods in Comparative Politics (Carsten Schneider); Parties and Party Systems (Zsolt Enyedi); Human Rights and Biopolitics (Judit Sandor); States, Networks and Power in Post-Soviet Politics (Matteo Fumagalli); Voting Behavior (Marina Popescu); Multivariate Statistics (Tamas Rudas).

Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programs

The two-year MA program accepts students who, by the time of enrolling, have received at least three years of prior higher education and a Bachelor’s degree (worth at least 180 ECTS credits) in the field of political science or other social science disciplines, economics, philosophy, public policy, or public administration. Those students that lack a political science background will be required to take remediary classes in their first year in order to gain a basic understanding of the discipline. Students seeking admission to the Political Science Department’s MA program must meet the General CEU Admissions Requirements and submit:

• a 100-word statement of purpose describing the reason(s) why they are applying to the program

• a short (approximately 500 words) exposition of an issue or problem in political science in which they are interested

• samples of previous writings and/or a list of scholarly publications and relevant research experience (as applicable).

Courses

Title Instructor Credit
Academic Writing for Political Science Eszter Timár
Robin Bellers
Zsuzsanna Toth
Borbála Faragó
0.0
Academic Writing for Political Science David Ridout
Sanjay Kumar
Zsuzsanna Toth
Robin Bellers
0.0
Academic Writing for Political Science Eszter Timár
Robin Bellers
Zsuzsanna Toth
Borbála Faragó
0.0
Academic Writing for Political Science Eszter Timár
Robin Bellers
Zsuzsanna Toth
Borbála Faragó
0.0
Analyzing Democracy Carsten Q. Schneider 2.0
Analyzing Democracy (in CEE) Andras Bozoki 2.0
Analyzing Democracy: Theory, Practice, Innovations Radoslaw Markowski 2.0
Anarchy and Utopia András Bozóki
Zsolt Czigányik
4.0
Applied Statistics Levente Littvay 2.0
Applied Statistics Levente Littvay 2.0
Applied Statistics Levente Littvay 2.0
Automated Text Analysis in Political Science Martijn Schoonvelde 2.0
Backsliding into Authoritarianism Radoslaw Markowski 2.0
Bayesian Data Analysis József Fiser 2.0
Brownbag Workshop on Coding Bruno Castanho Silva 0.0
Central Asia: Local Politics, Regional Dynamics and the Geopolitcs of Energy Matteo Fumagalli 4.0
Cognitive Science and Policy Making Christophe Heintz 2.0
Cognitive Science and Policy Making: Nudging Andres Moles
Christophe Heintz
4.0
Commodification of the Human Body (2017/18) Judit Sandor 4.0
Comparative Area Studies Matthijs Boogards 2.0
Comparative Area Studies Matthijs Bogaards 2.0
Comparative Area Studies: Disciplinary and Regional Studies Paradigms Inna Melnykovska 2.0
Comparative Case Study Research Carsten Q. Schneider 2.0
Comparative Case Study Research Matthijs Bogaards 2.0
Comparative Case Study Research Carsten Q. Schneider 2.0
Comparative European Politics Anton Pelinka 4.0
Comparative European Politics Anton Pelinka 4.0
Comparative European Politics Anton Pelinka 4.0
Comparative European Politics Anton Pelinka 4.0
Comparative Political Research Carsten Q. Schneider 4.0
Comparative Political Research Zsolt Enyedi 4.0
Comparative Political Research Carsten Q. Schneider 4.0
Comparative Political Research Carsten Q. Schneider 4.0
Comparative Political Research Carsten Q. Schneider 4.0
Comparative Politics András Bozóki 4.0
Comparative Politics Andras Bozoki 4.0
Comparative Politics Andras Bozoki 4.0
Comparative Politics András Bozóki 4.0
Concepts in Political Economy Attila Folsz 4.0
Concepts in Political Economy Attila Folsz 4.0
Concepts in Political Economy Attila Folsz 4.0
Concepts in Political Economy Attila Folsz 4.0
Constituent Power Nenad Dimitrijevic 4.0
Constitutionalism and Democracy Nenad Dimitrijevic 4.0
Constitutionalism and Democracy Nenad Dimitrijevic 4.0
Constitutionalism and Democracy Nenad Dimitrijevic 4.0
Constitutionalism and Democracy Nenad Dimitrijevic 4.0
Contemporary Political Ideologies Andras Bozoki 4.0
Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice Zoltan Miklosi 4.0
Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice Zoltan Miklosi 4.0
Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice Zoltan Miklosi 4.0
Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice Zoltan Miklosi 4.0
Courts as Global Policy Actors Marie-Pierre F. Granger 4.0
Crises in Capitalism, Capitalism(s) in Crisis Dorothee Bohle 4.0
Crises in Capitalism, Capitalism(s) in Crisis Dorothee Bohle 4.0
Debt and Democracy Laura von Daniels
Laura von Daniels
4.0
Democracy between Crisis and Transformation: Normative and Institutional Perspectives Nenad Dimitrijevic
Tamas Meszerics
4.0
Democracy between Crisis and Transformation: Normative and Institutional Perspectives Nenad Dimitrijevic
Tamas Meszerics
4.0
Democracy in Divided Societies Matthijs Boogards 4.0
Democracy in Divided Societies Matthijs Bogaards 4.0
Democracy in Divided Societies Matthijs Bogaards 2.0
Democratization East and West: A Cultural Perspective Doh Chull Shin 2.0
Development and Underdevelopment: State, Market and Communities Laura von Daniels 4.0
Dictatorship and Its Discontents Jason Wittenberg 4.0
Early Modern Utopianism: State Formation, Fiction, and the Social Sciences Julianne Werlin 2.0
Electoral clientelism and corruption Isabela Mares 2.0
Elitism and its Critics András Bozóki 2.0
Entertainment and Politics José Pereira 2.0
Environment and Democracy Alexios Antypas
Alan Watt
2.0
Ethics, Politics and Policy Miklos Zala 2.0
Europe against Europe, 1914-1945 Julian Casanova 2.0
European Integration in Crisis? What Crises? Attila Folsz 2.0
European integration: Crisis? What crises? Attila Folsz 2.0
European Integration: Crisis? What Crises? Attila Folsz 4.0
Experiences about the ‘Other’: Roma – Non-Roma Relations in Education Julia Szalai 2.0
Experimental Political Science Levente Littvay 2.0
Experimental Political Science Levente Littvay 2.0
Experimental Political Science Levente Littvay 2.0
Federal Systems - The US, the EU and India Compared Anton Pelinka 4.0
Federal Systems - The US, the EU and India Compared Anton Pelinka 4.0
Federal Systems: The US, the EU and India in Comparison Anton Pelinka 4.0
Foundations of Political Philosophy Zoltan Miklosi 2.0
Foundations of Political Philosophy Andres Moles 2.0
Foundations of Political Philosophy Zoltan Miklosi 2.0
Foundations of Political Philosophy Zoltan Miklosi 2.0
Frontiers of Democracy: East-Central Europe in Comparison András Bozóki 2.0
Frontiers of Democracy: East-Central Europe in Comparison András Bozóki 2.0
Fundamental Ideas in Network Science János Kertész 4.0
Gender and Politics Lea Sgier 4.0
Gender and Politics Lea Sgier 4.0
Gender, Conflict and War Margaret Jenkins 2.0
Gender, Race, Class: Global Inequalities (2018/19) Angéla Kóczé 2.0
Gendered Memories of Holocaust Andrea Peto 4.0
Gendered Memories of Holocaust Andrea Peto 4.0
Global Economic Inequalities Thomas Fetzer 4.0
Globalization and Inequality I: Measurement and Dimensions Anil Duman 2.0
Globalization and Inequality II: Policies and Organizations Anil Duman 2.0
How to design good experiments in Cognitive Science Guenther Knoblich 2.0
Human Rights and Biopolitics Judit Sandor 4.0
Human Rights and Emerging Technologies Judit Sandor 4.0
Human Rights and Emerging technologies (2017/18) Judit Sandor 4.0
Human Rights and Emerging technologies (2017/18) Judit Sandor 4.0
Hybrid Regimes in Modern Times Inna Melnykovska 4.0
Information, Decision Making and Foreign Policy Tamas Meszerics 4.0
Information, Decision Making and Foreign Policy Tamas Meszerics 4.0
Internet and Politics: Political Communication in the Era of New Information and Communication Technologies Oana Lup 2.0
Internet and Politics: Political Communication in the Era of New Information and Communication Technologies Oana Lup 2.0
Introduction to Contemporary Political Philosophy Andres Moles 4.0
Introduction to Contemporary Political Philosophy Andres Moles 4.0
Introduction to Development Cristina Corduneanu-Huci 2.0
Introduction to Political Philosophy: Justice and Equality Andres Moles 4.0
Introduction to Political Philosophy: Justice and Equality Andres Moles 4.0
Introduction to Political Theory: Justice and Equality Andres Moles 4.0
Introduction to Political Theory: Justice and Equality Andres Moles 4.0
Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Qualitative Researchers Levente Littvay 2.0
Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Qualitative Researchers Levente Littvay 2.0
Introduction to Statistics Levente Littvay 2.0
Introduction to Statistics Levente Littvay 2.0
Introduction to Statistics Levente Littvay 2.0
Issues in Applied Ethics Chrys Margaritidis 2.0
JustData - University Wide Course Miklós Koren
Arieda Muço
Chrys Margaritidis
Jozsef Martin, Transparency International Hungary)
Roberta Sinatra
Karoly Boroczky
2.0
Justice, Tax and Finance Josep Ferret Mas 2.0
Killing Andres Moles 4.0
Killing Andres Moles 2.0
Legislative Politics Tamas Meszerics 4.0
Legislative Politics Tamas Meszerics 4.0
Liberty, Globalisation, and Tax Justice Philip Goff 2.0
Math refresher Tamas Meszerics 1.0
Math refresher Tamas Meszerics 1.0
Math refresher Tamas Meszerics 1.0
Modern Political Thought Andres Moles 2.0
Modern Political Thought Andres Moles 2.0
Multivariate Statistics Tamas Rudas 4.0
Multivariate Statistics Tamas Rudas 4.0
Multivariate Statistics Tamas Rudas 4.0
Multivariate Statistics Tamas Rudas 4.0
Nationalism, Populism and Ethnic Conflict Management in Eastern Europe Erin Kristin Jenne 4.0
Nationalist mobilization: concepts, causes, patterns and cases Beáta Huszka 2.0
Neoliberalism and its Alternatives: Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies Attila Folsz 2.0
New Tools of Citizen Participation and Democratic Accountability Marina Popescu 4.0
Orthodoxies and heterodoxies: changing economic policy paradigms Attila Folsz 2.0
Parties and Party Systems Zsolt Enyedi 2.0
Parties and Party Systems Radoslaw Markowski 4.0
Parties and Party Systems Zsolt Enyedi 2.0
Parties in parliaments and legislative behavior Mihail Chiru 2.0
Philosophy of Science: Core Contemporary Issues Maria Kronfeldner 2.0
Political Change: Evolution, Revolution and back Andras Bozoki 4.0
Political Change: Evolution, Revolution, and Back Andras Bozoki 4.0
Political Communication Marina Popescu 2.0
Political Communication Oana Lup 4.0
Political Communication Oana Lup 4.0
Political Communication Oana Lup 4.0
Political Communication José Pereira 4.0
Political Communication and Deliberation Andre Baechtiger 2.0
Political Communication II Marina Popescu 2.0
Political Communication II. Oana Lup 2.0
Political Economy I. Laszlo Bruszt 2.0
Political Economy I: Basics in Macroeconomics Attila Folsz 2.0
Political Economy I: Basics in Macroeconomics Attila Folsz 2.0
Political Economy I: Basics in Macroeconomics Attila Folsz 2.0
Political Economy I: Capitalism and Democracy Dorothee Bohle 2.0
Political Economy I: Capitalism and Democracy Dorothee Bohle 2.0
Political Economy II: Core Topics and Methods in Political Economy Borbala Kovacs 4.0
Political Economy II: Core Issues and Conceptual Frameworks in Political Economy Anil Duman 4.0
Political Economy II: Core Issues and Conceptual Frameworks in Political Economy Borbala Kovacs 4.0
Political Economy II: Core Topics and Methods in Political Economy Borbála Kovács 4.0
Political Economy of Policy Reforms (in EE) Attila Folsz 4.0
Political Economy of Policy Reforms (in EE) I+II Attila Folsz 4.0
Political Institutions & Democratic Performance Pedro Riera 4.0
Political Parties and Party Systems Zsolt Enyedi 4.0
Political Parties and Party Systems Zsolt Enyedi 4.0
Political Representation Radoslaw Markowski 4.0
Political Theory II Zoltan Miklosi 4.0
Political Theory II Merten Reglitz 4.0
Political Theory II - Cognitive Science and Policy Making Andres Moles
Christophe Heintz
4.0
Political Theory II. Zoltan Miklosi 4.0
Political Theory II. Zoltan Miklosi 4.0
Politics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe I. Laszlo Bruszt 2.0
Politics of European Integration Attila Folsz 4.0
Politics of European Integration Attila Folsz 4.0
Politics of Labor in Europe Dorothee Bohle 4.0
Populism Takis Pappas 2.0
Populism and the future of Modern Liberal Democracy Takis Pappas 2.0
Populism in Historical-Comparative Perspective Constantin Iordachi
Erin Kristin Jenne
2.0
Public Opinion and Political Participation Marta Fraile 2.0
Public Policy and Party Politics Evelyne Hübscher 2.0
Qualitative Research Borbala Kovacs 2.0
Qualitative Data Analysis Eva Zemandl 2.0
Qualitative Data Analysis Lea Sgier 4.0
Qualitative Data Analysis Lea Sgier 2.0
Qualitative Data Analysis, Interviewing Borbala Kovacs 2.0
Qualitative Interviewing Borbala Kovacs 2.0
Qualitative Interviewing Lea Sgier 2.0
Qualitative Interviewing Lea Sgier 4.0
Quantitative Methods: Analyzing Countries Levente Littvay 4.0
Quantitative Methods: Analyzing People Levente Littvay 4.0
Questions of Resistance and Collaboration Tamas Meszerics 4.0
Questions of Resistance and Collaboration Tamas Meszerics 4.0
Religion and Party Politics in the West Zsolt Enyedi 2.0
Religion and Party Politics in the West Zsolt Enyedi 2.0
Remedial course: What is Political Science? The Study of Political Theories, Institutions and Actors Robert Sata 2.5
Remedial course: What is Political Science? The Study of Political Theories, Institutions and Actors Robert Sata 2.5
Remedial: What is Political Science? The Study of Political Theories, Institutions and Actors Robert Sata 2.5
Rent Seeking: Theory and Practices Attila Folsz 2.0
Research Seminar in Political Data Analysis Gabor Toka
Guest Lecturer
2.0
Revolutions and Civil Wars in the Twentieth Century: a comparative analysis Julián Casanova 4.0
Revolutions and Civil Wars in the Twentieth Century: a Comparative Analysis 2017 Julián Casanova 4.0
Revolutions and Civil Wars in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Analysis Julián Casanova 4.0
Roma Exclusion: Education as a Domain of the Racialization of Poverty Julia Szalai 2.0
Roma Exclusion: The Racialization of Poverty Julia Szalai 2.0
Roma identity in the XXIst century: from oppression to mobilization Iulius Rostas 2.0
Scope and Methods Robert Sata 2.0
Scope and Methods Robert Sata 2.0
Scope and Methods: Research Design and Techniques Robert Sata 2.0
Scope and Methods: Research Design and Techniques Robert Sata 2.0
Social Movements and Social Contention Béla Greskovits 4.0
Social Movements, Contentious Politics, and Democracy Béla Greskovits 4.0
Social Movements, Contentious Politics, and Democracy Béla Greskovits 4.0
Social Movements, Contentious Politics, and Democracy Béla Greskovits 4.0
Social Movements, Contentious Politics, and Democracy Béla Greskovits 4.0
Sociological Approaches to Race and Ethnicity: The Roma in Central Europe Julia Szalai 2.0
Sociological Approaches to Race and Ethnicity: the Roma in Central Europe Julia Szalai 2.0
States, Classes, and Industries in the International Political Economy Béla Greskovits 4.0
States, Networks, and Power in post-Soviet Politics Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro 4.0
States, Networks, and Power in Post-Soviet Politics Matteo Fumagalli 4.0
Terrorism: A Comparative Politics Perspective Matthijs Bogaards 4.0
Terrorism: A Comparative Politics Perspective Matthijs Bogaards 2.0
Text Analysis Across Disciplines: Text Mining Boot Camp Levente Littvay
Jessie Labov
2.0
Text analysis for the political sciences PoppingR 2.0
Text analysis for the political sciences Roel Popping 2.0
Text analysis for the political sciences Roel Popping 2.0
Text Analysis for the Political Sciences Roel Popping 2.0
The Europeanization of parties and party competition Mihail Chiru 2.0
The Great War and Its Consequences: One Hundred Years Later Julian Casanova 2.0
The Political Economy of Development Borbála Kovács 2.0
The Political Economy of the Welfare State Change Borbala Kovacs 2.0
The Political Economy of the Welfare State Change Borbála Kovács 4.0
The Political Economy of Welfare State Change Borbala Kovacs 2.0
The Politics of Government Transparency Cristina Corduneanu-Huci 2.0
The Politics of Transnational Market Making - a Central European Perspective Laszlo Bruszt 2.0
The Rule of the (In)competent: Democracy, Expertise and Competence in Political Theory Attila Mraz 2.0
The Sharing Economy, Informality and Precariousness Borbala Kovacs 2.0
The Welfare State in a Comparative Perspective Julia Szalai 2.0
The Welfare State in a Comparative Perspective Julia Szalai 2.0
Theory of Justice Janos Kis 4.0
Thesis Writing 1.0
Thesis Writing Gabor Toka 1.0
Thesis Writing 0.5
Thesis Writing Robert Sata 1.0
Thesis Writing for Second-Year Students 0.5
Thesis Writing Workshop Robert Sata 0.5
Thesis Writing Workshop Robert Sata 1.0
Thesis Writing Workshops 0.5
Thesis Writing Workshops 0.5
Topics and Methods in Comparative Politics Zsolt Enyedi 4.0
Topics and Methods in Comparative Politics Zsolt Enyedi 4.0
Topics in Comparative Politics Matthijs Bogaards 4.0
Topics in Comparative Politics Matthijs Bogaards 4.0
Transitional Justice Nenad Dimitrijevic 4.0
Transitional Justice Nenad Dimitrijevic 4.0
Transnational Corporations and National Governments Béla Greskovits 4.0
U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy in the 21st century Levente Littvay
Erin Kristin Jenne
4.0
U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy in the 21st Century Erin Kristin Jenne
Levente Littvay
4.0
Using Big Data for Social Science Research Mihaly Fazekas 2.0
Using Big Data for Social Science Research Mihaly Fazekas 2.0
Utopia and Ideology Andras Bozoki
Zsolt Cziganyik
4.0
Utopian Literature Zsolt Czigányik 2.0
Voting Behavior Gabor Toka 2.0
Voting Behavior Gabor Toka 4.0
Voting Behavior Gabor Toka 4.0
Voting Behavior Gabor Toka 4.0
War Andres Moles 2.0
Welfare States in the Current Era: Origins, Issues and Challenges Anil Duman 4.0
Welfare States in the Current Era: Origins, Issues and Challenges Anil Duman 4.0
What is Political Science? The Study of Political Theories, Institutions and Actors Robert Sata 2.5
What is Political Science? The Study of Political Theories, Institutions and Actors Robert Sata 2.5
Worldly Philosophers of Capitalism, Democracy and Development Béla Greskovits 4.0