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Institute for Social and European Studies – Masters Degree in International Relations and European Studies

ISES in collaboration with Budapest Corvinus University (the degree issuing institution) provides students with the opportunity to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of international relations, economics, political science, history and sociology. ISES provides a variety of programs and services during the academic year which will make your stay in Hungary a rewarding and enriching experience. You will be part of an international student body of approximately 30 students and have the opportunity to meet outstanding professors from around the world. Credits are transferable to most universities.

Curriculum highlights: Courses in English include: The Role of New Europe in the EU; Foreign Policy of the EU; International Economic Organizations and Institutions; Change in the Theory and Practice of International Relations, Changing European Values, Philosophy, Psychology and Power; Comparative Study of Communism, Fascism, and Fundamentalism; Global Governance and Global Civil Society; History of European Integration; Security, Peace and Democratization in the Balkans. These courses are conducted by internationally known scholars like Philippe Schmitter, Elemér Hankiss, Mitja Zagar, Ferenc Miszlivetz, András Blahó, Tamás Szentes, Atila Eralp, Tibor Palankai, among others.  Application forms can be downloaded at: http://www.ises.hu/ma200607.html.  Additional info about the duration of and tuition for the program can also be found on the ISES website.

Setting description: The program is based in the beautiful town of Kőszeg, in the western part of Hungary.  Two semesters are required on campus for course work, plus a third semester elsewhere for the writing of the thesis.  Students are accomodated in hostels and all necessary facilities (libraries, laundry, restaurants, swimming pool, track, etc.) are nearby.  Research requirements are built into the program.  Students can form groups to conduct research on a chosen topic.  A total of 180 credits (includes the credit for the MA thesis) are required to complete the course.  The area is famous for wine, gastronomy and wellness tourism.  It also supports a variety of cultural activities in unspoiled natural surroundings.  Students can reach Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava in 2-3 hours by car.



ISES Foundation, 14 Chernel St.



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