• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Overview of the Political Science - African Studies programme at the University of Hradec Králové

Students gain theoretical and methodological knowledge as well as practical skills at one of the many partner universities or research institutions in African countries. Students carry out extensive field research in Africa related to the topic of their doctoral dissertation.

Career prospects

Graduates are professionally and linguistically fully prepared for independent scientific research, teaching, media, non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, or work in public institutions such as ministries with agendas focused on Africa. Graduates are well-suited to all institutions searching for experts in area studies. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Theory of Political Systems
  •  Methodology of Scientific Research
  •  Philosophy of Mind, Language, and Culture
  •  Africa in the System of International Relations
  •  Political Institutions of Africa

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • an application form
  •  a verified copy of the master or engineering degree diploma in English (in Political Science, International Territorial Studies or related disciplines) *
  •  a transcript/supplement proving the content and the scope of the previous master studies 
  •  a confirmation of the language competence to study in English (B2)
  •  a proposal of a research project at the extent of approx. 4 -5 pages (especially the topic,  the definition of contents, the theoretical frame, objectives, methods of elaboration and the list of related literature) and prospective publication activity
  •  a structured CV
  •  at least 2 references/recommendations from the university of graduation
  •  a copy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hradec Králové

  • 11300 - 16600 CZK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Awarded in cases of outstanding academic results, these may partially cover the tuition fee; the exact amount depends on individual academic record and exam results

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