Central European University

Central European University

Political Science


Budapest, Budapest


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Political Science (one and two years), Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (3-6 years)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum in theory and research methods of contemporary political science. Specializations include a variety of fields such as: politics and economics of democratization in a comparative perspective; political culture; international development; comparative and European politics; current issues in the theory and practice of constitutional democracy; political theory; political sociology and political economy. US standards in research and teaching are harmonized with the diverse needs of an international student body.

The department offers MA students a variety of courses by means of which certificates can be obtained:
• Certificate in Social and Political Theory
• Certificate in Comparative Politics
• Certificate in Political Economy
• Certificate in Political Communication
• Certificate in Electoral Politics
• Certificate in Political Research Methodology and Social Analysis
• Certificate in Comparative European Politics
• Certificate in Post-communist Politics

Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs
Comparative European Politics (Anton Pelinka); Revolution and the State (Andras Bozoki); Political Economy of Post-communist Transformation (Dorothee Bohle); Political Communication (Gabor Toka); Topics and Methods in Comparative Politics (Maurizio Cotta); Parties and Party Systems (Zsolt Enyedi); Biotechnology and Social Policy (Judit Sandor); Politics of Central Asia (Matteo Fumagalli)

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