MA program:
Critical Political Studies

The master program in Critical Political Studies is designed to provide post-graduate level education for students interested in the fields of international studies and political theory. In this interdisciplinary program students will critically engage with overall political issues and contemporary theoretical debates in the fields of global politics, comparative politics, international relations, conflict and post-conflict studies, citizenship and social movements, feminist theory, art and culture and their social and political role, and urban theories.


The program focuses on critical approaches to problems, themes and issues related to fast-changing socio-political landscapes. One of the aims of this program is to strengthen the critical aspects of political theory and political studies by creating broader cross-disciplinary reflections on emerging political perspectives and alternative imaginaries.

Overall focus:
  • Contemporary critical political and social theories and practices


Specific focus:
  • Critical Approaches to Theories of Politics
  • Notion of the Political and its Contemporary Transformations
  • Conflict and Post-Conflict Studies
  • Citizenship and Social Engagement: Critical Perspectives
  • Urban Politics: Architecture, Movements, Art


The program is conducted in Serbian and English.

The program provides students with conceptual analytical frameworks to critically examine and understand rapid transformations of contemporary politics, society, economy and arts as well as dramatic consequences these changes have on individuals, communities and movements.

Students can expect to gain knowledge of contemporary academic discussions and build a solid theoretical and methodological foundation based on which they will conduct their own research. Upon completion of all course requirements in the one-year MA program in Critical Political Studies students will receive 60 ETCS and a Master Degree in Critical Political Studies.

Who can apply?

We are accepting applications from local, regional and international students. We welcome applications from candidates holding an undergraduate degree or an MA degree in Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as from other related disciplines.

Please apply by sending the following information to
Name and Surname, Date of Birth, Country of Residence, Address, Phone number, Academic Degree/Qualification, Degree Subject, University/College.
Upon submission of the application, all applicants will be invited for an admission interview.


Courses may include:

Introduction to Critical Political Studies
Political Epistemology in Humanities & Social Sciences
Research Methods
Peace & Conflict Studies: from the Balkans to the Middle East
Contemporary City: Politics, Society, Art
Theory of Ideology
Citizenship, Democracy, Communities
The Concept of the Political: Contemporary Transformations
Identity Politics: Narratives, Discourses, Communities
Theory of Symbolic Formations: Ideology, Culture, Art
Citizenship and Social Engagement
Global Capitalist System: An Analysis


An international, interdisciplinary group of lecturers from different fields within social sciences and humanities (philosophy, political theory, cultural studies, research methodologies, etc.) is responsible for conceptualization and realization of this MA study program. Their extensive experience in teaching and research, as well as their social and public engagement fully support objectives and high quality standards of the program.

Summer Schools

International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies

Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures & Politics

Erasmus programs

Philipps University in Marburg, Germany – Conflict Studies Department
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United Nations University – Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST), University of Iceland
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MA in Critical Political Studies
Department for Critical Political Studies
Faculty of Media and Communications
Karadjordjeva 65, Belgrade, Serbia
+381 11 2626 474