Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)

Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)

This degree programme is based on the Oxford-style "PPE". Its aim is to provide students with a solid grounding in political science, including international relations, philosophy with a focus on political philosophy and social ethics, and economics. The programme is organised by the Institute of Political Studies (IPS) in academic collaboration with the Institute of Economic Studies (IES). The emphasis is placed on learning to analyse complex social, political and economic problems in an interdisciplinary manner and to solve them from complementary perspectives. Since traditionally the PPE study programmes aim at educating civic, political and business leaders, the study of philosophy is included in the curriculum to foster critical and creative thinking and to stress the importance of ethical and global dimensions of the social, political and economic reality. 

Application submission deadlines

Preliminary application deadline: 30. 06. 2024

Extended application deadline: 31. 08. 2024

Applications fully submitted by June 30, 2024 will already be evaluated during July.

Important note for visa-seeking students: Please read about the visa process carefully before applying. You are responsible for organizing your legal stay in Czechia and the visa application process can get quite lengthy. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to obtain the visa in time because the June and August deadlines are fairly close to the start of the academic year on September 30, 2024. The extended deadlines are therefore strongly recommended to students who already possess the legal right to long-term stay in Czechia.


More information

Basic Information

Programme Duration: 3 years

Language of Instruction: English

Programme Director: Dr Janusz Salamon, Ph.D. (janusz.salamon@fsv.cuni.cz)

Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Jakub Franěk, Ph.D. (jakub.franek@fsv.cuni.cz)

Admission Administration: admissions@fsv.cuni.cz

Tuition Fee: 7 000 EUR per year

Reduction or Waiving the Fee: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a set of scholarships and fee reductions. All conditions and terms can be found here

Requirements for Application: See the full list here

Study Prerequisites: Although PPE is an interdisciplinary study program that introduces all students to political science, philosophy and economics, each student will be required (at the begining of the second year of study) to choose one of the following SPECIALISATIONS: (i) POLITICS and PHILOSOPHY, (ii) POLITICS & ECONOMICS, (iii) ECONOMICS & PHILOSOPHY. The specialisation chosen will determine which elective courses a student is going to take in the remaining semesters, and what will be the focus of their BA Thesis to be defended at the end of their studies. For this reason, the students who plan to choose a specialisation which includes ECONOMICS are expected to have an excellent background in high-school mathematics.

Programme Structure: For the full course structure of the programme, please see the programme guidebook Karolinka.

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