Media and Area Studies (MARS)

Media Studies and Area Studies (MARS)

Programme Duration: 2 years
Language of Instruction: English
Academic Supervisor: doc. Nico Carpentier, PhD. (
Programme Coordinator: Jan Miessler (
Admission Administration:

MARS website

Practical information

Download the MARS Student Handbook.

Find all important practical information here.

Karolinka for MARS is here.

E-book on avoiding plagiarism is here.

Forms and regulations

Download important forms and documents about MARS here.

Download forms and documents at the Faculty of Social Sciences website here.


Total credits

  1. Compulsory courses: 69 credits
  2. Compulsory courses - final thesis: 15 credits
  3. Compulsory optional courses: 24 credits
  4. Elective courses: 12 credits

Compulsory courses

  • Media and Society
  • Communication and Politics
  • Czech Media System in European Comparison
  • Conflict and Media in Southern Europe
  • Introduction to Post-colonial Theory
  • Political Geography
  • Theorizing Memory: Social and Cultural Remembering
  • Political Systems of East European Countries Today
  • EU Institutions
  • Grand Debates of European Integration
  • Methodology of Social Sciences
  • Academic Writing

Compulsory courses - final thesis

  • Master Thesis Seminar I
  • Master Thesis Seminar II

Compulsory optional courses

12 credits to select from list 1:

  • Audiovisual Interpretation of Reality
  • Cultural Studies
  • New Media and Convergence Culture
  • Political Economy of Communication
  • Media and Technical Images
  • Contexts of Television
  • Internship

12 credits to select from list 2:

  • Culture and politics in Europe
  • Migration and mobility: comparative issues in Western European Countries
  • Transnational history of contemporary Europe
  • Current Challenges in Europe
  • Concepts and Interpretations of Central European History
  • Social Exclusion and the Roma in Central Europe
  • Ethnic Conflicts in Central and Eastern Europe


MARS program handbook here

MARS schedule Winter 2021 here Summer 2022 here

MARS MA state exam rules here

MARS MA thesis: guidelines here

MARS MA thesis: research proposal form here

MARS MA thesis: template here

MARS MA thesis: review form here

MARS internship syllabus here

MARS internship agreement here

MARS internship supervisor report here

MARS internship offers here

ERASMUS+ internships general rules here