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 over the two years. The non-credit Academic Writing course is mandatory for all students, as well as the Thesis Writing courses.
Students must complete all mandatory course within the program, no exemption is possible from these classes.
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 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 have to submit and defend an approx. 18,000 words MA thesis, worth 20 ECTS. The program concludes with a comprehensive oral examination. Please see here the 2017/18 Deadlines for the Submission of MA Theses MA2.
Final Exam Questions for 2017/18 can be downloaded here.
MA students can take specialized courses and earn a Certificate to certify their training.
You can browse the Student Handbook for the Two-year MA Program which includes the most important degree requirements, the program structure, and the most important policies that govern the studies of MA students.
You can also watch our Presentation of the Two-year MA program.