International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)

International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)

International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) is a leading two-year double degree Master's programme in comparative area studies, which focuses on developing in-depth knowledge and understanding of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

IMESS offers three discipline-based tracks – Economics and Business; Politics and Security; and Nation, History and Society and includes a spine of interdisciplinary training and language tuition, leading to an extended research-based dissertation.

The first year of the programme is spent at the coordinating university, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College of London (UCL) – one of the top twenty global universities – with the second year spent at one of the leading universities from Eastern Europe - Charles University (Czech Republic), Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), Helsinki University (Finland), Jagiellonian University (Poland), University of Tartu (Estonia) and Higher School of Economics(Russia).

Detailed Information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Academic Supervisor and Coordinator: Doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc. (jiri.vykoukal@post.cz)

Admission Administration: admissions@fsv.cuni.cz

 

Successful graduates will be given a double degree (UCL and one selected university) and a diploma supplement issued by the IMESS consortium. Graduates of the programme have taken leadership positions in distinguished private and public sector organisations (including in the IMF, EBRD, Risk Control, banks and financial institutions, diplomacy and media, civil service, self-employment) and many have also continued on into doctoral studies. Read some of our student testimonials here.

Please find all the necessary information about the programme on IMESS website.

 

Courses

Find the detailed information about courses in Karolinka (information e-brochure).

 

Economy & Business Track: Course structure

Compulsory courses

42 ECTS

- dissertation (via JMMZ019 & JMMZ020)

30 ECTS

- methods

12 ECTS

Research method module

12 ECTS

Language module

12 - 24 ECTS

E & B Track Electives

42 - 54 ECTS

IMESS Electives

0 - 12 ECTS

Total

120 ECTS

Oral defence of M.A. dissertation

 

 

Politics & the International Economy Track: Course structure

Compulsory courses

48 ECTS

- dissertation (via JMMZ019 & JMMZ020)

30 ECTS

Research methods modules

6 ECTS

Language module

12 - 24 ECTS

P & IE Track Electives

42 - 54 ECTS

IMESS Electives

0 - 12 ECTS

Total

120 ECTS

Oral defence of dissertation

 

 

Politics & Security Track: Course structure

Compulsory courses

42 ECTS

- dissertation (via JMMZ019 & JMMZ020)

30 ECTS

Research method module

12 ECTS

Language module

12 - 24 ECTS

P & S Track Electives

42 - 54 ECTS

IMESS Electives

0 - 12 ECTS

Total

120 ECTS

Oral defence of dissertation

 

 

Tuition fees

The EU fee (incl. EEA-EFTA) for the first year at UCL is 11 620 EUR per year, the fee for students from outside of the EU (incl EEA-EFTA) is 20 680 EUR per year.

The tuition fee for the second year at FSV UK is 8 900 EUR per year.