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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

Top reasons to study here

  • Charles University in Prague, which includes Faculty of Social Sciences, is the only Czech university appearing in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • Members of our Faculty include distinguished academics as well as leading figures in policy making, economics and social life of region.
  • Our graduates receive not only a firm ground in theory but have numerous opportunities to get involved in various practical projects as well.



The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK) is part of one of the oldest universities in the world, Charles University, which was founded in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Shortly after the Faculty´s creation in 1990 it became a regional centre of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies andjournalism.


FSV UK offers some of the highest quality Bachelor´s, Master´s and PhD degree programmes in Central and Eastern Europe in all fields of social sciences. Many of our alumni continue their studies at top universities in USA and UK or they succeed in competitions for highly qualified jobs.


FSV UK encourages and promotes advanced research in social sciences. The research activities are very diverse.

The Centre for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES) is an interdisciplinary research think-tank engaged in the development of theory, methodology and practice to explore possible future developments and apply analyses and forecasts in decision making.

The Faculty´s other research hub, the Centre for Media Studies (CEMES), investigates changes in the Czech media structure, contemporary news content analysis and the influence of the media.

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Student services

When it comes to extracurricular activities, Charles University International Club organises various social and cultural events for both international and Czech students, namely parties and trips/excursions around Prague and the Czech Republic, assists the faculties during the Orientation Week, and generally helps international students to handle their stay in Prague. Charles University International Club also organises the Czech Film Club. Czech films are screened every week with English subtitles, the entrance is for free. Students can also participate in the Tandem Teaching Programme, which is primarily designed for international students who want to learn Czech with the domestic students.

Student Life

Student clubs

The student movement Oivme Hollar (Hollar Alive) is based in one of faculty buildings and constantly organizes great events and interesting projects for students of FSS CU. They managed to establish a very trendy student club-cafeteria Na Hollaru, serving amazing coffee, lemonades, home made cakes and soups!


All our degree programs are fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education.

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