Central European University

Central European University

International Relations and European Studies


Budapest, Budapest


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in International Relations and European Studies (one year), Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (International Relations track) (3-6 years)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The one-year MA program builds on the strong tradition of international relations scholarship in North America, the UK, and Western Europe. The aim of the program is to enable students to both explain and understand material, military, economic as well as ideational factors for continuity and change in the international political system. In doing so, although therefore necessarily global in its outlook, the department is also committed to a particular focus on the European context. In addition to exposure to the main areas of teaching in the program, students will also receive thorough preparation in academic writing and research design.

IRES Track System
Teaching at IRES is structured in accordance with the department’s track system. Students specialize in one of the three offered tracks: International Relations (IR), European Studies (ES) or International Political Economy (IPE), as well as being required to take some courses across the tracks as a whole. The track system is thus designed to provide students with a specific course of study, while also offering a more general grounding in the department’s expertise.

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