International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) is a post-graduate (M.A.) study modeled on the principles of the Oxford style PPE programs that are among the most favored educational concepts in social sciences. Their popularity has been earned due to the subsequent success of its graduates in the labor market throughout the world. The study is open to three specialization tracks: economics, politics and humanities IEPS, taught in English, aims at an interdisciplinary understanding of social phenomena by developing skills useful for analysis and management suitable a wide range of careers and activities.

It allows students to explore the foundations of domestic and international politics and economics in a manner that is underpinned by philosophical rigor and communication skills. The program includes courses aimed at fostering critical thinking of social developments in the world, gaining sensitivity to ethical challenges in decision-making and designing policies in an environment marked by cultural diversity, economic inequality, requirements of efficiency and conflicts of the objectives of agents and institutions. Students deal with the nature of economic objectives of agents, social organization, institutions of power, the emergence of conflicts and aims at cooperation.

They 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, firms, political parties and organizations of citizens.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

In addition to the application, the following documents must be provided:

  1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year proving when those studies will be completed;
  2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies (including the explanation of the local style of grading and interpretation of its scales);
  3. A structured, one-page CV (personal information, education, training, employment, extracurricular activities);
  4. Proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CPE or similar documents - essential for non-native English speakers only);
  5. One-page motivation letter;
  6. Optional: one letter of recommendation.

All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English.

The admissions committee will assess applicants for the study on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1 - 100 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University.

Although a background in mathematics is not formally required for admission, it is a significant advantage for IEPS applicants to have an aptitude for maths and statistics, especially those students who wish to specialize in economics and finance.

English language proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CPE or similar are essential for non-native English speakers only. Students with insufficient English (e.g. TOEFL scores below 76 or the IELTS band below 6, or similar levels in other tests) may be admitted on an exceptional basis.

The study is subject to tuition fee 3000 EUR per semester. However, top 20% of students ranked by academic excellence are subject to Merit Scholarships and reduced fees, which can decrease the total effective tuition fee for four semesters to nearly a half (e.g. to mere 6600 EUR altogether).

Conditions for admission

Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's program) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study program.

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Graduate Profile

Masters graduates are qualified to undertake an advanced-level analysis of socio-political decision-making in the interface between economics and politics where the common methodological base for multicriterial evaluation of quantitative and qualitative interdependences between the studied objects is the multidisciplinary synthesis related to philosophy, ethics, and history.

The courses in the program are constructed in line with the graduate programs in the top universities in Europe and their programs of PPE. The modular character of the selection of courses allows students a personal specialization, i.e. closer targetting of professional areas, in which dominated economic problems (especially the quantitative economic analysis) or problem of politics, international relations and security.

Career Prospect

A graduate of IEPS should be able to analyze, using his/her acquired knowledge and competencies, the dynamics of global changes in socio-political and economic relations in current economic, political and social development. Their theoretical basis should allow for independent research of economic and political issues in the international environment, including critical analysis and recommendation of policies for improvements in the given public or private sectors. Graduates will be prepared to work in banking and financial businesses, state administration, political parties, international institutions or in the private sector, for instance as managers or consultants in multinational corporations.

Note on tuition

The study is subject to tuition fee 3000 EUR per semester. However, top 20% of students ranked by academic excellence are subject to Merit Scholarships and reduced fees, which can decrease the total effective tuition fee for four semesters to nearly a half (e.g. to mere 6600 EUR altogether).

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Last updated January 9, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct. 2019
2 years
8,900 EUR
per academic year. Online Application fee: 640 CZK. Paper Application fee: 690 CZK.
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