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Political Science - Magister (Mgr.) - full-time

Admission Requirements:

Basic criteria for admission into the level II study programme in Political Science include completion of the study programme in Political Science or similar study programme at level I.

Information on the Programme of Study:

The M.A program of the Department of Political Science focuses on the preparation of specialists in public service. The graduates of this M.A program will be able to work in public administration, create conceptions of regional development, to work out decisions of representative bodies and also higher authorities of state administration, to create alternative projects of development and their comparison with similar projects from other regions. The next ability of each graduate of this program is the analyses of social and economic development of region, searching of comparative advantages and to help in the selection of effective method how to govern the region. One of the barriers of progress in Slovakia and in the countries of former communist block is the low professional know-how about the organization of regional development in Western European countries of the European Union and North America. Therefore a part of this program will be the description, analyses and simulation of mechanisms of regional development based on the experience of mentioned countries. At the same time, students will try to find answers to some questions from the area: democracy in the life of citizen. It is about the participation of citizens in local political decision-making processes, public appraisal alternatives and entering the group of specialists to the creation of public policy.

Important part of this program is also questions of social and economic development. It is about the ability to get unbiased and complex statements about the real status of the region, preparedness to analyze these statements and to create final references. It is also connected with the social situation of population, formation of local and regional budgets, financial development and exploitation international experiences. We regard the development of technical infrastructure, health service, social welfare and educational system as key questions.

The graduates of our common M.A program could be also accepted as strategic managers on regional level. It will be a combination of economic, political and social management. 


First year of study

SUBJECTHours/WeeklyCreditsDepartment
Winter TermSummer Term
No.NameL/SExamL/SExam
Compulsorily courses  
1Contemporary Political Thoughts I (Political Ideologies) 12/2x  5Department of Political Science
2Methodology of Research in Political Science 12/2x  5Department of Political Science
3Great Powers Politics 12/2x  5Department of Political Science
4Sociology of Politics 12/2x x5Department of Political Science
5Theories of Social Conflicts 1  2/2x5Department of Political Science
6Contemporary Political Thoughts II (Theories of Democracy) 1  2/2x5Department of Political Science
7European Integration Policy 1  2/1x4Department of Political Science
8Methodology of Diploma Thesis 1  0/2x3Department of Political Science
9Social Policy 1  2/0x3Department of Political Science
Compulsorily optional courses
1Global Politics 10/2x  3Department of Political Science
2Theories of European Integration 10/2x  3Department of Political Science
3Ethnic Conflicts 10/2x  3Department of Political Science
4Comunicación Intercultural 10/2x  3Department of Social Science and Arts
5Current Issues of Central European Politics 1  0/2x3Department of Political Science
6Multiculturalism in Europe 1  0/2x3Department of Political Science
7Politics of BRICS countries 1  0/2x3Department of Political Science
8Dirección Intercultural 1  0/2x3Department of Political Science
Optional courses
1Foreign Slovaks and Policy of the SR 10/2x  2Department of Political Science
2Research in Politics – Practical Aspects 10/2x  2Department of Political Science
3Foreign Language 2 (German, Russian, Spanish) 30/2x  2Department of Social Science and Arts
4Foreign Language 3 (German, Russian, Spanish) 30/2x  2Department of Social Science and Arts
5Extremism 1  0/2x2Department of Political Science
6Current Issues of World Politics 1  0/2x2Department of Political Science
7Foreign Language 2 (German, Russian, Spanish) 3  0/2x2Department of Social Science and Arts
8Foreign Language 3 (German, Russian, Spanish) 3  0/2x2Department of Social Science and Arts

Student chooses at least two compulsorily optional courses per semester.Students usually choose two optional courses per semester. In the case of getting enough credits for compulsorily optional courses, students choose only as many courses as they need to continue or finish their studies.

1 Lectured in English and Slovak language

2 Lectured in English

Lectured in Spanish, Russian, German


Second Year of Study

SUBJECTSHours/WeeklyCreditsDepartment
Winter TermSummer Term
No.NameL/SExamL/SExam
Compulsorily courses 
10Contemporary Political Thoughts III (Current International Relations Theories) 12/2x  5Department of Political Science
11Political Culture 12/1x  4Department of Political Science
12Mass-medial  Policy 12/2x  5Department of Political Science
13Security Policy 12/0x  3Department of Political Science
14Diploma Thesis Seminar 10/2x  3Department of Political Science
15Political Analysis 1  2/2x5Department of Political Science
16Balkan Studies 1  2/0x3Department of Political Science
17Diploma Thesis  0/2x4Department of Political Science
Compulsorily optional courses
9Globalization 10/2x  3Department of Political Science
10Political Strategies 10/2x  3Department of Political Science
11Contemporary African Politics 10/2x  3Department of Political Science
12Situación Política y Económica de Latinoamérica 2 30/2x  3Department of Social Science and Arts.
13Cultura y Comportamiento Político0/2x  3Department of Social Science and Arts
14Political Radicalism 1  0/2x3Department of Political Science
15Comparative Politics: Transatlantic Relations and Regions beyond 1  0/2x3Department of Political Science
16Geopolitics  0/2x3Department of Political Science
17Diversidad cultural de Europa y políticas de integración 2 3  0/2x3Department of Social Science and Arts
Optional courses
9Public Opinion Research 10/2x  2Department of Political Science
10Current Issues of European Politics 10/2x  2Department of Political Science
11Medial Analysis and Presentation Skills0/2x  2Department of Political Science
12Foreign Language 2 (German, Russian, Spanish) 30/2x  2Department of Social Science and Arts
13Foreign Language 3 (German, Russian, Spanish) 30/2x  2Department of Social Science and Arts
14Current sub-cultures of Youngs 1  0/2x2Department of Political Science
15Current Issues of Slovak Politics 1  0/2x2Department of Political Science
16Foreign Language 2 (German, Russian, Spanish) 3  0/2x2Department of Social Science and Arts
17Foreign Language 3 (German, Russian, Spanish) 3  0/2x2Department of Social Science and Arts
State exam
 Diploma Thesis and its Defence   se4 
 Modern Political Theories   se2 
 World Politics   se2 

Student chooses at least two compulsorily optional courses per semester.Students usually choose two optional courses per semester. In the case of getting enough credits for compulsorily optional courses, students choose only as many courses as they need to continue or finish their studies.

1 Lectured in English and Slovak language

2 Lectured in English

Lectured in Spanish, Russian, German