• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Political Science - International Relations program from Central European University (CEU) reflects the existing traditions of IR scholarship in North America, the UK, and Western Europe especially. The department offers concentrations in, and faculty expertise on, Security Studies, International Political Economy and political and IR theory.
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Overview

The Political Science - International Relations program from Central European University (CEU) provides students with a variety of methodological tools and a deep grounding in disciplinary concepts and theories in order to enable them to both explain and understand the material and textual, social and technical factors that account for continuity and change in world politics.

Research Opportunity

Although therefore necessarily global in its outlook, the track has particular geographical expertise in Europe (eastern and western), Central Asia, MENA, and it is building up its expertise in South East Asia. Epistemologically and methodologically, the track draws upon both positivist and non-positivist approaches, with a concomitant commitment to pursuing traditional and critical scholarship.

IR faculty is involved in a variety of international research collaborations, including, currently, projects on the Ethics of Security and Global Norm Evolution and Responsibility to Protect and Comparing 19th American soft power with late 20th and early 21st century Chinese soft power. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations Theory
  • International Security
  • International Political Economy
  • Economic inequality: Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Advanced Topics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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    600

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Academic Writing Submission(s)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Records
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Standard Test Scores (GRE, GMAT, etc.)
  • Completed CEU Application Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Vienna

  • 861 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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