International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Master in International Economic and Political Studies at Charles University is an interdisciplinary degree that combines theories from history, sociology and economics. This Master’s course covers topics about global politics, international relations, and European social policies. You can develop your own specialisation based on your unique study goals.


International Economic and Political Studies is a two-year English-language Master's degree program 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. And in a world of omnipresent media, basic techniques for the analysis of the media will also be emphasized.

Through the core courses, students will gain both the theoretical tools and the historical background to develop a deeper analysis of the world they live in, while though their elective classes (which they may choose from a
wide range of up to 50 classes per semester), they are free to develop their own specialization.

The program is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty, and students will be encouraged to make connections between different fields of study, learning to combine a Global perspective with attention to detail and local interests. It is an excellent stepping stone in developing an academic career in any of the Faculty's academic disciplines, as well as a valuable source of analytical skills and practical background knowledge that can be applied in professional life.


IEPS is fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Programme Structure

Course structure:

12 required classes (6 ECTS credits each) 72 credits
1 required seminar (6 ECTS credits) 6 credits
elective classes to a total value of 42 credits
Master's thesis
Final examination


  • Media and Society: An Introduction
  • North America since World War 2 I
  • North America since World War 2 II
  • Legal Framework of European Integration
  • Western European Comparative Politics and Society
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Geography and Politics in 20th Century Europe
  • Regionalism in Global Politics
  • Public Finance for IEPS
  • Comparative Economics
  • European Economic Integration
  • European Social Policy
  • Master's Degree Seminar


Students make their own selection from the Master's degree level classes offered in English at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Students must select at least seven classes, and the total value of their elective classes must not be less than 42 credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Early application deadline 28. 02. 2018 is strongly recommended for students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries who need a student visa in order to study in CZ.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS

    10 required classes

    64 credits

    Elective classes in Module #1

    minimally 10 credits

    Elective classes in Module #2

    minimally 10 credits

    Elective classes in Module #3

    minimally 15 credits

    Required credits from all three modules

    44 credits

    Remaining optional courses (II)

    12 credits

    Master's thesis defence + Final State Examination


    120 credits

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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Academic Requirements

Bachelor degree in a related field. Evidence of English-language ability (if not a native speaker).

The early admissions deadline for academic year 2018/2019 is 28th February 2018. The early admissions deadline is strongly recommended for students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries who will need a student visa in order to study in the Czech Republic.

The regular deadline is 30th April 2018. 

The application fee is 590 CZK (approximately 22 EUR).

There will be no entrance examinations. Applicants' materials will be assessed by an admissions committee in March/May respectively. Successful applicants will be informed at the beginning of April/June respectively, so they can apply for their student visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fees for the IEPS programme amount to 3000 EUR per semester, which can be reduced in the closing stages of the study to 300 EUR. The fee covers studies and teaching at Charles University, examinations and participation at international exchanges of students. Students with permanent address in the Czech Republic have an access to loans up to 11 500 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.


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