Transatlantic Studies (TS)
Transatlantic Studies (TS) is a two-year English-language Master’s degree programme focusing on providing English-speaking students with deep, interdisciplinary knowledge of transatlantic relations since 1945 from Central European perspectives. Close attention is paid to history, politics, and diplomacy, so that students can understand the changing nature of transatlantic relations during the different phases of the Cold War and afterward.
The programme is taught at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, by members of the Institute of International Studies. As our Faculty have various areas of specialization, the student should gain a balanced, well-rounded appreciation of the complex nature of transatlantic studies. Prague is an excellent place to study the issue because the Czechs underwent a transformation from being a nation subjugated by the Soviet Union during the Cold War to one that is a full member of NATO and the European Union.
After completion of the Transatlantic Studies programme, students will have a number of career options open to them. Some might like to pursue a doctorate and an academic career, but others will surely wish to enter employment straight away. Opportunities include diplomacy or civil service in their home country, employment at international organizations, the private sector, and, of course, the growing NGO (non-governmental organization) sector.