Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (FSV UK)

Introduction

Charles University in Prague (CU) was founded in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and belongs among the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Charles University is currently ranked among the top 2% of the world´s universities in Shanghai University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the number one university in Eastern Europe according to the The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK)) is the second newest faculty of Charles University in Prague. Shortly after its creation in 1990 the Faculty became a regional centre of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies and journalism.

Profile: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers some of the highest quality Bachelors, Masters and PhD degree programmes in Central and Eastern Europe in all fields of social sciences. Many of our alumni continue their studies at top universities in the United States and the United Kingdom (Harvard, Columbia, LSE, Cambridge, etc.) or they succeed in competitions for highly qualified jobs.

The Faculty's mission is the promotion of learning and the protection of knowledge, the cultivation of free thought, independent academic research and the support of the creative spirit of human society. The Faculty´s main objective is to develop teaching and research in those aspects of the social sciences which directly or indirectly relate to the public administration or to the economic and cultural life of society.

Facts and figures: Currently, the Faculty has around 4000 full-time students. Approximately 150 of them are enrolled in one of our English language degree programmes. FSV UK has one of the highest international mobility participation rates of all the faculties of Charles University. Each year it welcomes around 500 exchange students from all over the world.

International cooperation: FSV UK emphasizes the development of foreign cooperation. Firstly, by developing and strengthening scientific bonds, student and academic mobility and, secondly, by offering English language degree programmes. Throughout the academic year the Faculty regularly organises guest lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences in English. They take place in cooperation with the Faculty´s partner universities in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Czech

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Master

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master's degree programme, which aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. [+]

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, which aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. It is taught at the Faculty of Social Sciences by members of the  Institute of Economic Studies (IES).

The program aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. We put emphasis on developing abstract analytical reasoning, which allows our graduates to solve complex economic problems in various settings. The applicants must have solid background in Mathematics and good command of English. Courses are taught both by IES faculty and external professionals from the central bank, commercial banks and business analysts. Our graduates typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting, investment funds and public administration.... [-]


Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master's double-degree programme with the University of Strasbourg aimimg at providing the students with a broad knowledge and understanding of economic theory with a focus on financial and international economics corresponding to the present state-of-the-art. [+]

Master’s double-degree programme with the University of Strasbourg  is a two-year Master’s degree programme with common curriculum taught in English offered for students with a completed Bachelor’s degree. The programme is based on the Bologna Process, and is intended to facilitate the collaboration between the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague and Sciences Po Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg in teaching and academic research in the field of Economics.The Degree Programme covers two academic years. Each student on the Degree Programme is requested  to spend one academic year at each of the Partner Universities in line with the Curriculum. Upon the completion of the studies, each student will receive the Diploma Master in “Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe” from University of Strasbourg and the Master’s degree Diploma with the academic title “Magistr” from Charles University in Prague.The double-degree programme aims at providing the students with a broad knowledge and understanding of economic theory with a focus on financial and international economics corresponding to the present state-of-the-art. Programme’s graduates will have the expertise to independently define and creatively solve complex theoretical or  practical problems in the field of financial and international economics using selected theories, concepts and methods. The graduates will be eligible to undertake decisions in changing conditions on the financial markets and will posses the insight of the broader social and societal  implications of financial and international economics. Double-degree graduates will be able to find position on the global market, both in  the financial sector and multinational companies, as well as in the public sector, not only in the Czech Republic or France, but also throughout the European Union. Graduates of both Partner universities are in demand by leading private companies, but also major economic and political organisations and typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting, investment funds, and public administration.... [-]


Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. Together with three other programmes, BECES is coordinated under the label "Prague Area Studies". [+]

The end of the Cold War and the Eastern enlargements of NATO and the EU have represented turning points in the history of Eastern, East-Central and South-Eastern Europe. Although once called “the East”, this area has in recent years moved to “the West”, raising many questions as to its identity and prospects. Will “the East” change and meldinto the globalising world, or relapse into obscurity and its typical old diseases? Straddled between “the East” and “the West”, Prague is an ideal place to ask these questions and to seek answers to them.

 

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) is a two-year English-language Master’s degree programme fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. It addresses the English speaking audience with a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the Post- Soviet area, including the Caucasus and Central Asia. Primary attention is paid to modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Czech language.... [-]


Central European Comparative Studies (CECS)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master's degree programme focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring regions. Together with three other programmes, CECS is coordinated under the label "Prague Area Studies". [+]

The two-year master’s programme in Central European Comparative Studies focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of these countries. The programme is offered either in the form of a full-time study or as a part-time study (optimised for working people and with classes on Friday afternoons).

 

The programme focuses on comparative analysis in the following areas: political systems in the 20th century, political development since 1990, the economy, European integration, culture, and the history of society in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Slavonic languages of the area.... [-]


European Studies (ES)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master's degree programme aims at providing students with complex and in-depth understanding of the European integration process in its broader historical and political context. Together with three other programmes, ES is coordinated under the label "Prague Area Studies". [+]

The European Studies (ES) programme is a two-year interdisciplinary postgraduate programme taught in English. It is intended for full-time students and open to all graduates meeting the entrance requirements.

The study programme is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach: it combines Political Science and the study of International Relations with History and Cultural Sciences and gives an in-depth insight into relevant European themes from the point of view of Social Sciences (Sociology, Economics, and Political Sciences) and Modern History.

 

The programme focuses on the study of the territory of Europe and on the European integration process in all its complexity and variety. The programme deals not only with individual European countries, member states of the EU and its regions, but also with the European integration process with the focus mainly on its current development influenced by two features: the enlargement and deepening of the European integration process. It studies the theoretical basis, the origins and development of European integration, EU institutions and their development with particular attention paid to the institutional reform and its consequences for the functioning of the EU and EU member states. It also studies the political and decision-making system and other law, economical and cultural aspects of the European integration. Theoretically, its primary focus is on the process of division of powers and the exercise of multi-level governance. Particular attention is paid to the role and position of Central European states in the EU.... [-]


Transatlantic Studies (TS)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

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. Together with three other programmes, TS is coordinated under the label "Prague Area Studies". [+]

This programme’s focus is to provide English-speaking students with deep, interdisciplinary knowledge of transatlantic relations since 1945. After all, the security commitments entered into by the United States after the Second World War represented a turning point in American history because, from its founding in 1776, the United States carefully avoided entering into so-called “entangling alliances.” The post-1945 changes also deeply impacted the political and cultural relations of the United States and the rest of the world. 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. 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.... [-]


International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

Leading two-year double degree Master's programme in comparative area studies focuses on developing in-depth knowledge and understanding of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. [+]

The International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) is an established two-year double degree Masters programme, taught in English and offered by a consortium of leading European universities headed by University College London - London’s research and teaching powerhouse and one of the top five universities worldwide (THES–QS 2009). IMESS draws on an unparalleled pool of resources to offer the definitive Masters course focusing on the economies, states and societies of Central and Eastern Europe.

The programme, recognised for its excellence by the European Union's Erasmus Mundus Programme, offers three distinct study tracks, reflecting the unique multidisciplinary expertise of the consortium institutions. The study tracks are: ... [-]


Geopolitical Studies (GPS)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master's degree programme seeks to explore the dynamic relationship between International Politics and Human Geography, focussing on essential theories, thinkers and regions. [+]

As newer boundaries are created between us and maps constantly re-drawn the world over, in a world that is still being described as borderless, it is therefore important consider why this is happening. The programme will combine the strengths of the Institute of Political Studies’ strongest departments, Political Geography and Security Studies to create a unique opportunity for students to focus on a key aspect of today’s Political study.

Geopolitical Studies (GPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, which seeks to explore the dynamic relationship between International Politics and Human Geography, focussing on essential theories, thinkers and regions.... [-]


Master in International Security Studies (MISS)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master's degree programme offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies in the context of international relations. [+]

Master in International Security Studies (MISS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, which offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies in the context of international relations. It is taught by members of the Institute of Political Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The programme respects the multidisciplinary dimension of contemporary security studies but is firmly rooted in the international political aspects of the field. After initial methodological training, students will be introduced to theoretical concepts of security, conflict and strategic studies. The programme also focuses on European and transatlantic aspects of security and defence policies, regional contexts of security and conflicts, as well as specific issues of human or energy security. ... [-]


International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master's degree programme seeks to investigate contemporary political, economic and social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. [+]

International Economic and Political Studies is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, which seeks to investigate contemporary political, economic and social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. Although the predominant emphasis is on approaches from economics and political science, students will also be expected to explore historical and sociological perspectives. This programme offers a unique study both in its contents and methods. The students are expected to master the principles of modern non-conventional economic thinking and be able to apply it in political decision-making at the level of supra-national institutions, states, regional governments, corporations and political parties.... [-]


Master in International Relations (MAIN)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

Master in International Relations (MAIN) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills. [+]

Master in International Relations International Relations (IR) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to understand and explain the international context of politics, economy, and security. The world is growing ever more interdependent and major political decisions, influencing our everyday lives, are made not only by individual nation states but increasingly also by regional as well as global institutions. Our programme helps students understand how international and European politics work, and what are the challenges faced by states as well as business and societal actors in the globalized world. Students learn in depth about the functioning of the European Union and of the key global institutions which states have developed to address these challenges. They study how, if at all, international conflicts can be productively transformed into cooperation. In addition to providing students with a robust background in international and European politics, the programme puts an emphasis on the development of students’ analytical capabilities, abstract and critical thinking, and communication as well as language skills. Thanks to the broad scope of competences students acquire and deepen during their studies, our graduates become highly valued experts in national administration and diplomacy, European and international institutions, transnational corporation and NGOs, media, think-tanks, political parties, and academia. Future careers Career prospects of our graduates reflect the prestige of the programme they have studied and the high demands the programme puts on their abilities and on their academic, professional and personal development. Our graduates are individuals who have been trained in critical thinking as well as in concrete analytical techniques and qualitative as well as quantitative data analysis. They have robust background knowledge relevant to current international and European politics. They are able to work in teams and in an international environment. They effectively know foreign languages, they are able to put into use their advanced writing, presentation, and communication skills. They are able to use computers effectively, not only on their CV. They have the abilities – analytical as well as managerial – to take part in demanding and complex projects, and subsequently to reach mid-level or high-level positions early on in their careers. They are people who have demonstrated personal integrity, the ability to work hard, and the capability to think deep. Our graduates work in diverse fields: national administrations diplomacy international and European institutions transnational corporations or NGOs media or think-tanks political parties academia Through our mentoring programme and with the help of letters of reference, commenting individually on students’ demonstrated abilities, likely career prospects, and their personal strengths (as well as weaknesses), we help our graduates demonstrate their competence and abilities to their future employers. [-]

Sociology in European Context (SEC)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master’s programme designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including its theory and research methods. Find more information at: http://studyatiss.fsv.cuni.cz/ and http://sociology.fsv.cuni.cz [+]

Sociology in European Context (SEC) is a two-year English-language Master’s programme designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including its theory and research methods. The curriculum focuses on major social processes taking place in contemporary European countries and offers opportunities for students to develop skills including data collection, analysis and interpretation while carrying out sociological research. It is taught at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS).

The lectures and seminars examine processes and phenomena of international migration, nationalism, and social inequality in terms of societal integration and the main threats to the building of a civil society in Central Europe. Further, students explore the role of elites in societies undergoing social transformation and in the building of a civil society. The programme also includes lectures and seminars on carrying out applied research (electoral, marketing etc.), and special attention is paid to developing students’ critical thinking about scientific practice.... [-]


Master in Public and Social Policy (PSP)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Czech Republic Prague

English-language Master’s degree programme aims to provide students with current relevant knowledge of policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills. Find more information at: http://studyatiss.fsv.cuni.cz/ [+]

Public and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year English-language Master’s degree programme fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic.

The aim of the program is to provide students with current relevant knowledge of policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills. In addition to theoretical knowledge about policy-making process, the program will offer deeper knowledge in concrete policy domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others. The special attention in the program will be given to research methodology and policy analysis skills. The combination of knowledge about policy process, knowledge for policy processes and methodology skills will lead to unique competences and excellent professional employment or for further studying or research career.... [-]


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