Charles University (CU) was founded in Prague in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and belongs among the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Charles University is currently ranked among the top 2% of the world´s universities in Shanghai University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the number one university in Eastern Europe according to The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK)) is the second newest faculty of Charles University. Shortly after its creation in 1990, the Faculty became a regional centre of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies and journalism.

Profile: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers some of the highest quality Bachelors, Masters and PhD degree programmes in Central and Eastern Europe in all fields of social sciences. Many of our alumni continue their studies at top universities in the United States and the United Kingdom (Harvard, Columbia, LSE, Cambridge, etc.) or they succeed in competitions for highly qualified jobs.

The Faculty's mission is the promotion of learning and the protection of knowledge, the cultivation of free thought, independent academic research and the support of the creative spirit of human society. The Faculty´s main objective is to develop teaching and research in those aspects of the social sciences which directly or indirectly relate to the public administration or to the economic and cultural life of society.

Facts and figures: Currently, the Faculty has around 4000 full-time students. Approximately 150 of them are enrolled in one of our English language degree programmes. FSV UK has one of the highest international mobility participation rates of all the faculties of Charles University. Each year it welcomes around 500 exchange students from all over the world.

International cooperation: FSV UK emphasizes the development of foreign cooperation. Firstly, by developing and strengthening scientific bonds, student and academic mobility and, secondly, by offering English language degree programmes. Throughout the academic year, the Faculty regularly organises guest lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences in English. They take place in cooperation with the Faculty´s partner universities in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Czech

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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)

The Ph.D. The program provides excellent research training in both economic theory and applied economics. A typical graduate of the program is a highly qualified, analyti ... [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

Conditions for applicants: a) Completion of a master program. b) Interest in economic research. c) Advanced knowledge of English and mathematics. The deadline for submitting the application is April 30, 2018. Please, choose study language English and study program Economic Theories when filling the application form. The required attachments are as follows:

Certificates of graduate education Transcript of undergraduate and graduate education (a list of courses taken and grades) Two academic letters of recommendation (signed and sealed) Curriculum Vitae (structured, and with a list of publications) Evidence of advanced knowledge of English language Any additional relevant documents (such as additional letters of recommendation, these might or might not be taken into account by the admission committee) Dissertation research project ... [-]
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Doctoral studies at the FSS are primarily research-based. However, students are also expected to attend a certain number of graduate seminars and lectures (the exact numb ... [+]

The proposal should cover

clear definition and substantiation of the topic review of the literature and the current state of the art in the area of the project objectives of the project assumed methodology a list of references

Applicants for the doctoral program in the field of International Relations may choose a dissertation topic from the list of priority topics provided by the Department of International Relations (IR) and the Department of Security Studies for the given academic year (these topics are published on the IR Department’s webpage by the end of March 2018 at the latest). The applicants are strongly advised to consult potential supervisor regarding the research proposal prior its submission. The admission procedure runs in two rounds. In the first round the admission board evaluates the research proposal on the basis of its academic value and its compatibility with the priority topics offered by the Departments and sets the required threshold in points for the advance to the second round. Applicants who pass the threshold are invited for an interview. The interview is evaluated in points as well. The Dean of the Faculty sets the required threshold needed for admission. The interview aims to assess... [-]

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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)

The study programme is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their ... [+]

The study program is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, with a special emphasis on development trends connected with modernization and democratization, other issues of comparative analysis, including national and regional identities, or the analysis of individual elements of political systems.

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

The doctoral degree programme is guided by the Rules for the organization of study at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and higher legal standards of Charles University.... [-]

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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)

The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activi ... [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

Oral entrance exam:

During the entrance examination interview, applicants must demonstrate ability to defend their research proposal in critical discussion and prove that they

• can formulate research questions,

• understand their topic’s broader context, and

• are fairly knowledgeable in public and social policy and related disciplines.

Priority topics of research projects for entrance examination:

(Other topics are not excluded, but they should be consulted and agreed upon by a future supervisor in advance.)

Public and social policies

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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)

The Ph.D. study programme Sociology is focused on scientific inquiry, independent creative work, and deepening of theoretical knowledge. The aim of this programme is to p ... [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

Students apply for a four-year term of full-time study. Applications for admission shall be addressed to the Mail Room, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Smetanovo nábřeží 6, 110 01 Praha 1. The doctoral study programme of Sociologie at the FSV UK prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia, in scientific and research institutes and in other institutions with this orientation requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in sociology or related disciplines. The doctoral study programme of Sociologie at the FSV UK is open: anybody with a Master’s (or equivalent) degree can apply. The admission proceedings take the form of an interview (discussion). The goal of the discussion is to verify the applicant’s ability to comply with the requirements of the Sociology doctoral programme. The proceedings are based on a written Dissertation Proposal, as specified below. Only applicants who pass the admission proceedings successfully shall be admitted to study. The written Dissertation Proposal forms the basis of the Admission Interview and shall include: - definition of the subject matter or research goal, - summary of existing knowledge, - goals and preliminary time schedule, - methods of implementation, - expected research outcomes, - bibliography, - English summary (300–400 words). The Dissertation Proposal shall be addressed to the Study Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Room 205, Smetanovo nábřeží 6, 110 01 Praha 1, no later than the beginning of June 2018 (deadline will be... [-]

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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences
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Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences International Office Smetanovo nabrezi 6
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