Asian Studies and International Relations at Metropolitan University Prague

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Asian Studies and International Relations (ASIR) is a study program fully conducted in the English language.

Its core courses focus on the Indo-Pacific region, particularly East and Southeast Asia as well as the Indian subcontinent.  Over a two year period (four semesters), students will gain comprehensive knowledge of the regions‘ main actors (states and organizations), political systems, international and economic relations, as well as related security issues. The program aims to enhance the knowledge and expertise of students and professionals who have obtained an  undergraduate degree and wish to specialize in Asian studies and international relations. Moreover, Department of  Asian Studies also offers elective four semester courses of various Asian languages, e.g. Chinese or Japanese. 
The program focuses its attention on the study of political systems, international relations, security and economy in the context of Asia and its selected macroregions. ASIR further emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach in order to cultivate a complex set of proficiencies regarding aspects of history, culture, religion, society and language which allow for a deeper understanding of individual states and their mutual relationships in the examined regions, as well as in the global context. 

Study programme: International Territorial Studies
Standard lenght of study: 2 years

Form of study: full-time

Language of instruction: English
Place of instruction: Prague

CERTIFICATES

Students may acquire: Certificate in Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese) and Cambridge Exams (FCE, CAE, CPE)

CARREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES

  • diplomacy

  • international institutions and organizations

  • multinational corporations

  • public administration institutions

  • news media

Admission procedure

Completed Bachelor's level education documented by a certified copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s Diploma is one of the main requirements for admission. In addition, applicants who completed their previous university education at a higher education institution that is not accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic are required to submit a document verifying official recognition of their university education by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic, i.e. “nostrification” in Czech.

In substantiated cases, MUP Rector may grant exemption from the entrance examination or its part upon submission of a written application supported by relevant documents.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION TEST IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The required level of language skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is B2.

Applicants may also prove their knowledge of English by providing the university with a legally attested (certified/notarised) copy of one of the following documents:

  • internationally recognised certificate in English (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE) not older than two years

  • English state language examination diploma

  • certificate of a successfully completed secondary or university education instructed in English

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION TEST FOCUSING ON ELEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE OF ASIA

The applicant is required to prove elementary knowledge of geography, political systems, and dominant religions of Asian countries, basic understanding of Asia’s colonial history, and contemporary issues in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Motivation interview focusing on current issues in Asia.

FULL-TIME FORM OF STUDY 

EUR 2 039 / CZK 55 000 - payment per one academic year in full, or
EUR 1 075 / CZK 29 000 - amount of one instalment, effective for instalment plans dividing payments for one academic year into 2 instalments

PARALLEL STUDY OF ANOTHER SPECIALISATION

You may use the opportunity to study two specialisations at the same time at MUP. In such cases, a reduced amount of the tuition fees applies to  the second specialisation as follows:

EUR 187 / CZK 5 000 - first academic year
EUR 372 / CZK 10 000 - second academic year

EUR 557 / CZK 15 000 - third academic year

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR OPERATIONS RELATING TO THE ADMISSION PROCEDURE 

EUR 17 / CZK 400 for online application
EUR 25 / CZK 600 for paper-based application

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