Public and Social Policy (PSP)

Public and Social Policy (PSP)

The programme aims to provide students with current relevant knowledge of the policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills. Further, the programme offers in-depth expertise in specific domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy and others. The special attention is paid to policy research methodology, both qualitative and quantitative. The graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills that enable them to effectively and efficiently perform analytical, conceptual, organizational, interactive and managing tasks in creating and implementing public and social policies within the international context. The programme is taught by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS).

Application submission deadlines

The applications for the academic year 2021/2022 will be open on November 1, 2020.

Early-bird term for the application: 28. 02. 2021
The early-bird term 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.

Application submission deadline: 30. 04. 2021

Basic information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Academic Supervisor: doc. PhDr. Pavol Frič, Ph.D. (

Programme Coordinator: PhDr. Karolína Dobiášová, Ph.D. (

Admission Administration:

Tuition Fee: 6 000 EUR per year

Reduction or Waiving the Fee: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a set of scholarships and fee reductions. Conditions and terms can be found here. For PSP programme, the Faculty provides a fee reduction of 2 000 EUR per year for students from countries with a lower gross national income (GNI) per capita.

Documents for Application: See the instruction via online application above.

Study Prerequisites: The programme is open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related programme study.

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