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Culture, Politics and Society

Central European University (CEU)

48 months
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7000 EUR/year
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About

The BA program in Culture, Politics and Society (CPS) at CEU provides an interdisciplinary Liberal Arts curriculum updated for 21st century challenges. The curriculum is based on the reality that in order to be an independent thinker in our time, and to be ready for work after graduation, students need to be equipped with skills that go beyond knowing how to read and compose written texts.

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Overview

The BA program in Culture, Politics and Society (CPS) at Central European University (CEU)  is designed for the generation which has come of age after the digital revolution, living in a society flooded with information, disinformation and with technological transformations which continue to change how we learn, communicate, and relate to one another.

In this program you acquire skills for interpreting a wide variety of information, ranging from classical texts to statistical data, to understanding the algorithms behind common social media graphics. You are trained in the vital skills necessary for producing knowledge and communicating it in multi-media forms outside the classroom. You are also taught a rich and comprehensive curriculum in the social sciences and humanities, opening many paths towards a fourth-year specialization and completion of a BA major.

Accredited in the U.S. and Austria, this BA program both integrates into the European-wide Bologna system and offers the best of the American undergraduate education system. After successful completion of a four-year BA, you will receive an Austrian and an American BA degree. 

You progress from a broad-based first year, where courses are mandatory for all and experience the feeling of being part of a community, to increased specialization and course choice during the rest of the program. In the first year, you are offered a strong and wide-ranging foundation through specially designed courses that introduce you to the themes of Culture, Politics and Society. The Spring terms of the first three years are dedicated to experiential learning experiences. From the second year onwards, you have increasing freedom of course choice, and by the end of your studies you will have specialized in a disciplinary major and will have completed a specialized capstone project.

EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES 

In the third year, you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe or in the United States. Options include: Sciences Po in Paris / Bocconi University in Milan / London School of Economics / Stockholm School of Economics / Bard College in New York State / Bard College Berlin

CAREER PROSPECTS

Continuing in graduate school in:

  • Business
  • Policy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • International Relations
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Digital Humanities
  • Human Rights
  • Visual Arts
  • History
  • Gender Studies

Possible careers in:

  • Media and Communication
  • Business and Consulting
  • Cultural Sphere
  • Creative industries
  • Public and non-profit sectors
  • Academia and research

Accreditation

  • Program registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED)
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

From the second year onwards, you can choose a major and a minor from a wide range of disciplines.

Possible majors:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Medieval Studies
  • Nationalism Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Visual Theory and Practice

Possible minors:

  • Critical Humanities
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Medieval Studies
  • Nationalism Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Visual Theory and Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • February 1: for those who will require a study visa and who wish to be considered for financial support
  • April 12: final deadline, subject to space availability

Language

English
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

180 ECTS

180 ECTS credits / 120 U.S. credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form: www.ceu.edu/apply
  • High school records
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • CV
  • Application essay
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores such as SAT, ACT, AP or IB (preferred but not mandatory)

Finalists will be invited to attend an interview online.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Presidential tuition award

Two outstanding candidates will receive this award for the total value of 5,000 EUR each. The award covers part of the tuition fee throughout the four years of BA studies.

CEU Scholarships for Refugees

This scholarship is available for three admitted BA candidates with refugee status. The scholarship will cover tuition fees throughout the four years of BA studies (up to 7,000 EUR/year from each award), include a monthly stipend of 470 EUR and a monthly stipend of 500 EUR to cover the price of accommodation.

Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship, awarded to one BA student for one academic year, is worth EUR 2,000/year and is paid in monthly installments during the first year of studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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