Two-year MA Program in Political Science

Program Description

Sample Study Plan AY 2023-2024 - Two-year MA Program in Political Science

Each year the Department admits about 20 students to its Two-year MA Program.

Courses generally earn 4 or 8 ECTS, students are required to earn 100 ECTS from courses over the two years. Students are required to take the Academic Writing course, as well as the Thesis Writing courses.

Students must complete all mandatory courses within the program, no exemption is possible from these classes.

Those students that lack a political science background will be required to take remedial classes in their first year in order to gain a basic understanding of the discipline.

Students should also register for elective courses that can come from the MA or PhD courses offered by the Political Science Department. Besides the MA courses offered by the department, students can choose among MA courses offered by other CEU departments and programs, provided that those courses are cross-listed with the Political Science Department.

Students must specialize in a field of their choice. The choice of Specialization is mandatory for all students. Students earn 28 ECTS in courses related to the specific field in question; and students must write their MA thesis on a topic related to this field of specialization.

Students have to submit and defend an approx. 15,000 words MA thesis and complete the Thesis Writing module, altogether worth 20 ECTS. The program concludes with an oral thesis defense. Please see here the 2023/24 Deadlines for the Submission of MA Theses.

MA students can take specialized courses and earn a Specializations to certify their training. 

You can browse the Student Handbook for Two-year MA Program which includes the most important degree requirements, the program structure, and the most important policies thay govern the studies of MA students.

You can download the departmental presentation from here