We're sure you have a lot of questions we might not have covered elsewhere. Here you will find some of the most often asked questions about the program.
Additionally, every Skype interview we hold during the admission process allocates time to your questions - so if you don't find the answer here, get it ready for your Skype interview.
Who are the lecturers?
The program is taught by a team of 2 full professors, 7 associate professors, and more than 25 assistant professors holding Ph.D. titles in the fields of instruction. If you wish to see their publications, research projects, and international experience visit the department statistics page. Oh and of course, we host multiple visiting lecturers every semester.
Who are the students?
Our students come from all over the world (2019 - 39 countries) and thus create an astonishing and inspiring cultural environment ideally suited to international relations students.
How large are the classes?
We like to closely monitor our student-lecturer ratio. So although compulsory courses may attended by 40-50 students, they are also taught by multiple lecturers with teaching assistant where necessary to keep interaction high. Optional courses are usually smaller (ranging from 10 to 25) and offer even closer interaction.
Can I study languages?
Yes and you definitely should. Indeed, the program requires you to gain credits for languages. The university offers a host of language courses for different levels of competence. Beginner’s courses are taught in English and intermediate courses taught in the studied language. You may also enroll in a variety of Czech-language courses.
Do I get a say in the organization of the program?
Certainly. Student representatives are members of the program board and every student is encouraged to provide feedback to teachers and their superiors regarding courses they were enrolled in in a given semester through Course Opinion Poll.
Students assess educational value and time demands imposed by the course, teacher’s presentation and level of preparedness and whether they were provided with information regarding the knowledge that will be evaluated. Written commentary is always welcome. Course Opinion Poll results are available in the IS.
Can I study abroad (outside of Czechia)?
Certainly! Students are encouraged to make use of the many programs offered for mobility and studying abroad. Entitled to the same support as all university students, you should take the opportunity to check out ERASMUS or other programs offered by the MU Centre for International Cooperation.
Do I pay for extra credits?
No. Tuition is not credit based. Once enrolled in the program, students may choose courses both within and outside of the program itself - provided they are eligible to enroll in the courses.
Should I be expecting to pay extra for coursebooks?
Tuition is comprehensive and includes broad library and e-resource privileges. The award-winning Information System, through which most of the course-work is conducted, provides students with digital access to all required literature.
How about accommodation?
Can I get my language competency recognized
Yes! If you are fluent or even a native speaker in one of the world languages, please proceed to the webpages of https://cjv.fss.muni.cz/en/recognition_of_exams or contact dr. Petra Trávniková directly and you can figure out your language recognition together.