Detailed information

Detailed information


To complete the programme, the students must:

a) collect 180 ECTS credits, b) submit their Bachelor’s Thesis and c) pass the Final State Examination, which includes the defence of their Bachelor’s Thesis.

Course Structure

Mandatory courses introduce the students to political science, philosophy and economics, with their respective methodologies,  as well as provide students with basic tools of quantitative analysis. Mandatory courses are intended to give a broad overview of major topics in politics, philosophy and economics, thus providing a solid background for more in-depth study of selected topics taking place in the elective courses. Bachelor thesis seminars prepare student for the selection of the topic of the thesis and provide a guide for writing the thesis.

Elective Courses and Specialisations

Elective courses cover a wide range of specific areas in three "modules" (Politics, Philosophy, Economics), allowing the students to specialise in the field of their interest. After the third semester (i.e., in the middle of the programme), each student will choose one of three "specialisations": Politics & Philosophy, Economics & Politics or Philosophy & Economics. This choice will determine the number of credits which each student will have to gain by choosing elective course in each of the three modules of the programme. (To put it simply, students are expected to take elective courses in the areas covered by their specialisation.)

Moreover, students who will choose specialisation in Politics & Philosophy will be expected to devote their BA thesis on a topic in politics or in philosophy, while students who will choose specialisation in Economics & Politics will be expected to write their BA thesis on a topic in politics or in economics., etc. 

Optional Courses

Off-field elective courses can be taken at any department of Charles University or at any partner university (for example, as part of the Erasmus exchange programme). These credits can also be used to follow the Czech language classes offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Students may also decide to use credits earned for elective courses as optional course credits.

For more detailed information about the curriculum and for the list of mandatory and elective courses, please see the official catalogue of courses (a.k.a. Karolinka).