• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Successful graduates of the International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) offered by Charles University will be given a double degree (UCL and one selected university) and a diploma supplement issued by the IMESS consortium. 

Graduates of the programme have taken leadership positions in distinguished private and public sector organisations (including in the IMF, EBRD, Risk Control, banks and financial institutions, diplomacy and media, civil service, self-employment) and many have also continued on into doctoral studies. 

IMESS offers three discipline-based tracks – Economics and Business; Politics and Security; and Nation, History and Society and includes a spine of interdisciplinary training and language tuition, leading to an extended research-based dissertation.

The first year of the programme is spent at the coordinating university, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College of London (UCL) – one of the top twenty global universities – with the second year spent at one of the leading universities from Eastern Europe - Charles University (Czech Republic), Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), Helsinki University (Finland), Jagiellonian University (Poland), University of Tartu (Estonia) and Higher School of Economics(Russia).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Political Economy of International Business
  • International Macroeconomic Policy
  • Czech as a Foreign Language
  • Russian Language 
  • New Language Course
  • Czech Language Course for Beginners
  • European Economic Policies
  • Ethics and Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • Advanced Economics of European Integration - Microeconomic Aspects

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Copies of all relevant diplomas and transcripts. Copies of diplomas and transcripts do not have to be certified. However, if you submit uncertified copies, you must bring the originals of all submitted documents with you to Prague so that we can confirm their authenticity. If you have not yet finished your previous studies and thus do not have a diploma, please submit an official confirmation of studies including information on the expected date of graduation.
  • Short academic curriculum vitae (resume) detailing all relevant qualifications and experience
  • Letter of motivation
  • At least the B2 level. You don´t have to provide any evidence of your English competence unless otherwise stated

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20680 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20680 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11620 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11620 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • EU: 298260 CZK
  • Non-EU: 530815 CZK

Living costs for Prague

  • 15441 - 26250 CZK/month
    Living Costs

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


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