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International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #196 (BCR) ,
International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) at Charles University is a leading two-year double degree Master's programme in comparative area studies, which focuses on developing in-depth knowledge and understanding of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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Academic Requirements

  • You need to hold (or expect to obtain) an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject area. If your Bachelors degree is in an unrelated subject, you must demonstrate their interest in IMESS through the supplementary questionnaire.

  • If your first language is not English, you must provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme.

  • When you apply online, please ensure that you properly upload the IMESS Supplementary Questionnaire (under ‘personal statementl’ on the online system), your degree transcript, proof of citizenship, English language certificate and IMESS scholarship application form (if appropriate).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

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

    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.
The application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 27 - 30 EUR)

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.

Funding

The Development Scholarships are available for any degree programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. They offer students a 50 % waiver of school fees for a maximum of two years (Master´s programmes) or three years (Bachelor´s programmes), plus a one-off lump sum payment to cover the basic living costs.

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