International Economic and Political Studies

International Economic and Political Studies

International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) at Charles University

Are you passionate about understanding the complex interplay of global politics, economics, and society? Our two-year English-language Master's program in International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) at Charles University provides an excellent research platform preparing you for an innovative career in a globally connected world. IEPS offers two specialisations: International Economics and International Politics.

A Holistic Approach to Global Issues

Taught by experts from all five departments of the faculty, including the Institute of Political Studies (IPS) and Institute of Economic Studies (IES), IEPS provides a comprehensive understanding of key topics from multiple perspectives and disciplines. While IEPS primarily focuses on economics and political science, it also delves into historical, legal, and sociological dimensions. This unique interdisciplinary program takes you on a journey through contemporary political, economic, and social issues, offering a multifaceted perspective. Founded shortly after the Velvet Revolution in 1990, the program has become a hub for teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, territorial studies, media studies, and journalism.

Who Should Apply?

We welcome students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds, including humanities, commerce, law, and even mathematics or natural sciences. While prior studies in politics or economics are not mandatory, an affinity for mathematics and statistics can be advantageous, especially for those interested in specializing in economics. Proficiency in English is essential for success in the program. We value qualities like sustained interest in social issues, logical and critical reasoning, and effective communication skills. No interviews or admission tests are required.

Unleashing Analytical Competencies

IEPS empowers you to explore the nature of economic objectives, social organization, institutions of power, and the dynamics of conflict and cooperation. You'll master modern non-conventional economic thinking, tangible skills to gather and assess data through both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. You will hone your critical thinking skills with the ability to present, communicate and apply critical decision-making skills on a global scale, equipping you to gain employment from supra-national institutions to corporations, political parties, and more in a highly competitive global job market.

Discover Charles University: Your Path to Success

Founded in 1348, Charles University has a long, rich history. The Faculty of Social Sciences, established in 1990, is a beacon of excellence in economics, political science, international relations, and more. In fact, with world class lecturers, the economics program is ranked no. 1 in the country and in the first 100 in the world. Above all, with over 4,500 full-time students and a vibrant international community, we offer a diverse and dynamic learning environment.

An International Experience

Charles University has more than 9,000 international students from across the world. In addition, as part of the PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) family of interdisciplinary studies, IEPS encourages exchange programs, including ERASMUS+ and CEEPUS. Many students spend at least one semester at partner universities in the EU, the US, Australia, Korea, China, and beyond. This exposure enhances your global perspective and enriches your academic journey.

Your Journey Begins Here

Embark on a transformative academic journey with IEPS, where a world of opportunities and academic growth await. Join us in shaping the future of global politics and economics. Apply now and be part of a dynamic community of scholars and change-makers with a track record of placements across the world and in Europe. For program details, admission requirements, and application instructions, visit IEPS Program Details.

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 Contact Information

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

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

- Admission Administration:


Tuition Fees and Scholarships

The tuition fee for the IEPS program is €7,000 per year. Scholarships for academic excellence ranging from €1,000 to €2,000 per semester are awarded to the top 20% of students. Additional scholarships and bursary funding options are available.

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