International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS)

International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS)

The programme investigates contemporary economic, political, and social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. The major emphasis in IEPS is placed on economics and political science which serve as major field pillars of the programme. Hence, the IEPS offers two specializations: international economics and international politics which allow students – alongside fulfilling common compulsory courses – to specialize themselves in one of the areas.

The programme is mainly taught by members of the Institute of Political Studies (IPS) and the Institute of Economic Studies (IES). IEPS aims to enhance the ways of critical thinking and understanding crucial phenomena in globalized societies. Students deal with the nature of the economic objectives of agents, social organizations, institutions of power, the emergence of conflicts, and efforts for cooperation. They are expected to master the principles of modern non-conventional economic thinking and be able to apply them in political decision-making at the level of supra-national institutions, states, governments, corporations, political parties, and civic societies.

Application submission deadlines

Early-bird application deadline: 30. 06. 2023
The early-bird deadline is strongly recommended for students from visa-seeking countries. Please, be aware that it is the student's responsibility to obtain a visa before enrolling in the programme.

Regular application deadline: 31. 08. 2023



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Basic Information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Academic Supervisor: doc. PhDr. Miloš Brunclík, Ph.D. (

Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Lukáš Hájek, M.A., Ph.D. (

Admission Administration:

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

Documents for Application: See the full list here.
IMPORTANT: Please note, the motivation letter should be in the form of an essay between 500 and 1 000 words. You should explain in the essay why you are interested in this interdisciplinary study programme.

Study Prerequisites: The programme is open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). Prior study of political science or economics is not required. However, excellent background in mathematics and statistics is an advantage.

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

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