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Geopolitical Studies at Charles University: A Unique Master’s Programme

Geopolitical Studies is a two‐year long multidisciplinary programme offering the students a chance to learn from renowned academics and experts. The programme is primarily focused on the geopolitical analysis but also includes aspects of the international relations theory and international law

Specifically, it focuses on how the interactions between the world politics and geography have unfolded in the most relevant geopolitical settings. The programme gives the students an opportunity to gain a profound knowledge of geopolitics and geostrategy, two disciplines which are becoming ever more important. The mandatory courses provide the necessary theoretical background, while the electives enable the students to choose their thematic and/or regional specialization according to their preference.

Some of the areas that the specialized courses and modules focus on include:

  • World politics, great powers geopolitics, global power shifts, border hardening;
  • Disintegration processes, failed states, violent non‐state actors, unrecognized states;
  • War, natural resources and conflicts, international law;
  • Political risk analysis, foreign policy analysis;
  • World regions and their position in the current global order;

Students will be introduced to the key concepts and theories and to the methodology and approaches to conducting a proper research in this field. Simulation and practical exercises are also employed to enable the students to apply the knowledge gained to solve problems, which could occur in real‐world scenarios.

Early-bird term for the application: 28. 02. 2021
The early-bird term is strongly recommended for students from visa-seeking countries. Please, be aware that it is the student's responsibility to obtain a visa before enrolling in the programme.

Application submission deadline: 30. 04. 2021

More information to be found on the website of the GPS Programme