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.
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
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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
10 required classes
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
Remaining optional courses (II)
Master's thesis defence + Final State Examination
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.
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.
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