24 months
20680 EUR/year
11620 EUR/year
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International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) at Charles University in Prague 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.

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International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) at Charles University  offers four different discipline-based tracks of study: Economics and Business; Politics and Security; Politics and the International Economy; and History and Society. The spine of the programme consists of interdisciplinary training and language tuition and is completed with a research-based dissertation. Graduates typically assume leadership positions in distinguished private and public sector organisations (including, e.g. IMF, EBRD), banks and financial institutions, diplomacy and media.

Key facts:

IMESS offers you the chance to study the economies, states and societies of Central and Eastern Europe over a two-year period across a consortium of powerful European universities coordinated by UCL – one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities. All students will spend their first year at UCL SSEES and their second year at a partner university of their choice.

Our graduates have taken leadership positions in distinguished private and public sector organisations (including the IMF, EBRD, Risk Control, banks and financial institutions, diplomacy and media, civil service, self-employment) and many have continued with doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Political Economy of International Business
  • International Macroeconomic Policy
  • Czech as a Foreign Language
  • Russian Language 
  • European Economic Policies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Scholarship application submission deadline: 31 March
  • Application submission deadline: 31 March




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General 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 e.g. ‘good’ level in accordance with UCL English Language Policy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20680 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20680 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11620 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11620 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • The tuition fee for the second year at FSV UK is 8 900 EUR per year

Living costs for Prague

15441 - 26241 CZK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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