Undergraduate Program

Political Science: European Studies

The B.A. in Political Science: European Studies program at Anglo-American University is taught by faculty that received training from European, British, and American institutions – bringing many years of dynamic professional experience to the classroom.

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Accreditation WASC + MSMT
Degree Bachelor of Arts
Duration 3 years
Location Prague, CZ
Tuition CZK 538,800
Intake Fall / Spring
Deadline Rolling Admission
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About the program

This program enables students to develop interdisciplinary specialization on European politics, history, and institutions. It is focused on European integration, more specifically, the European Union: its history, institutions, policies and the international context in which integration takes place.

The courses offered cover salient milestones in the European Union’s development, its unique institutional mix as well as theories which help explain the Union’s creation along with its day-to-day functioning, decision-making. and the nature of its political order.

Upon completion, our students will acquire an ability to explain and describe the EU market and economic governance policies, the dynamics of EU internal security, and heterogeneous economic and political components underlying EU integration.

Beyond the classroom you can join student clubs like Diplomacy or Model UN, practice your debate skills at a faculty-student debate or discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’.

AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.

“AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don’t necessarily connect to my coursework—conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. AAU has helped me and my club get in touch with event-organisers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organised by the famous Forum 2000 conference.”

Veronika Bartáková, IR student, President of Diplomatic Club 

As of January 2021 AAU is a Member of the European Consortium for Political Research. ECPR is the leading scholarly society for political scientists in Europe with over 300 institutional members in nearly 50 countries. This will allow AAU students and faculty to participate in ECPR events and become members of some of its standing groups.

Program Structure

Political Science: European Studies is a 3-year study program. To graduate, students must accumulate 90 US credits (180 ECTS credits) by completing 30 courses.

For more information on the modular structure and the study program, please contact our admissions team at admissions@aauni.edu.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the B.A. in Political Science: European Studies can expect to:

  • Discuss and debate basic theories, levels of analysis and empirical evidence used in relevant scholarly literature.
  • Apply theory to compare and contrast the meanings and functions of EU institutions and their historical evolution.
  • Account for empirical trends in policy making with relation to important contemporary phenomena such as migration, unemployment, and the rise of populist political discourses.
  • Apply theory to understand the workings of the European market economy, and to assess the role that businesses, governments, and international organizations play in this region.
  • Apply theory to understand European integration history, institutions, and policy.

Career Prospects

AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:

  • Diplomacy
  • European Governance Institutions
  • Social Research and Publishing
  • Reporting and Administration
  • Public Service
  • Think Tanks
  • Humanitarian Government or NGO’s

Qualification Awarded

The Bachelor’s degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Bakalář (Bc.) in the Czech Republic, per AAU’s accreditation by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education. Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech pre-nominal title.

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I enjoy classes at AAU, especially political philosophy because it is teaching me how to communicate in social communities and this skill could be used both in daily life and in business. Plus, our professor is amazing. I’ve never seen such a charismatic and interesting person who dives fully into the subject of every lesson.

Danil Gulko
International Relations, Kazakhstan

AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don't necessarily connect to my coursework like conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. When I was President of the Diplomatic Club, AAU helped me get in touch with event-organizers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organized by the famous Forum 2000 conference.

Veronika Bartáková
International Relations, Czech Republic

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