Advanced Certificates

Advanced Certificate Program in Ethics and Political Philosophy
The Advanced Certificate in Ethics and Political Philosophy engages with the central problems in moral and political philosophy as they are generally understood and studied in contemporary philosophical works. It offers students a state-of-the art education in these subfields of philosophy, familiarizing them with the major theoretical approaches to these problems, enabling them to understand and engage with philosophical arguments on their own.

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Advanced Certificate in Political Thought
The Advanced Certificate in Political Thought (ACPT) engages in the comparative study of political thought from a variety of perspectives, both within and outside the Western canon. Special attention is given to the historicity of diverse political traditions but also to recurring themes and questions. Learning to recognize political thought, both past and present, as being time- and place-specific equips students, regardless of their major field of study, with additional analytical and methodological skills grounded in the appreciation of the contextual and intertextual aspects of diverse intellectual traditions. Beyond contextualization the students learn about comparative methods, addressing topics of political thought from intercultural and diachronic perspectives. 

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Specialization Religious Studies
The CEU Department of Political Science offers for students in the two-year MA Program the opportunity to participate in the Specialization Religious Studies (SRS). Coordinated by the CEU Center for Religious Studies (, the SRS awards a non-degree certificate in Religious Studies, complementing your degree in Political Science.
The SRS offers a number of scholarships to qualified students, applicants should indicate this in their application. 
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Political Science Postgraduate Specialization Program (Összehasonlító politikatudomány)
The aim of the specialization is to equip professionals working in the fields of public life, public administration, the media, in different organizations and institutions, to compare the social and political mechanisms of our age. Graduates of the training program will be capable to strengthen analytical-logical capabilities with regards to comparative analysis, to elaborate research plans, identify their main problems, to apply the basics of quantitative and qualitative methods, both for case studies and comparative studies. After completing this specialization, graduates will be excellent fit for jobs in government, public administration and local government positions, either as an analyst or decision-maker, working in research institutes or in the civil sphere. The completion of the specialization is a good preparation for doctoral studies, as well. The acquired skills can be particularly useful for those who want to work in international organizations.