Society, Politics and Culture in Global Context: Euroculture is an interdisciplinary, international MA programme with accreditation as consortium of eight European universities, which cooperate with four overseas partner universities. The Euroculture programme, founded in 1998, was included in the prestigious list of Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence programs and its alumni receive a joint degree from two European universities.
The programme focuses on cultural and social development in Europe, question of European identity, values, citizenship and cultural relationships. One of the main priorities is an emphasis on combining theretical knowledge and practical skills. The programme aims to prepare the alumni for careers where is necessary to understand European matters and problems of current European society (universities, media, diplomacy, European and national institutions, non-profit organisations).
During the first year students study at two different universities. In the second year, students start by choosing between professional track, which consists of four-months long internship at relevant instituion, or the research track, which takes place at one of the partner universities in Europe or overseas. The second year is concluded at one of the universities the students attended in the first year, during which time they write their thesis.
In Olomouc the Euroculture Programme is run by the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts, which specializes mostly in European history and culture. At the same time, it closely cooperates with the Department of Political Science and European Studies, Department of Sociology, and Department of Media Studies but also with other faculties such as the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Science.
The main thematic focus lies in two research seminars: one of them discusses the relations between Muslims and the broader Western world; the other focuses on European visual culture. Both courses concentrate on understanding present-day Europe in its cultural representations.
In Olomouc, the teaching style is heavily focused on critical thinking. The courses are based on the independent research of students and discussions in class with their active participation. Students are free to select optional courses primarily from the offer of the Faculty of Arts.
Get international experience, embrace practical knowledge, enjoy international environment created by students from all over the world and receive a joint degree!
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