International Relations and European Politics

Doctoral degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is English.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject. Tuition fee is €1,500 per academic year.

What will you learn?

Post-graduate studies of the program International Relations and European politics aim at training of the highly qualified specialists in the field of international relations, international politics, European integration, and European politics. The study programs is offered to the alumni of master programs in International Relations, European studies, or related graduate programs of social sciences and humanities. The study focuses on advanced analysis and research of the theory of international relations, development and changes of international security, strategic studies, international conflicts, foreign and security policy of the Czech Republic and other relevant international actors, theories of European integration, European politics, interest groups and other actors in the multi-level politics of European Union.

“Non multi sed multa”

Practical training

Post-graduate study program does not require any specific practical training.

Further information

Career opportunities

The graduates from the post-graduate program in International Relations and European Politics will get the qualification to apply for the wide range of positions such as researchers in the areas of basic as well as applied research, university teachers in all types of academic institutions, experts and analysts in European institutions, international organisations, institutions of state and public administration as well as in the private sector and NGOs.

Admission requirements

Dates for submitting an e-application: 1 August 2023 – 30 November 2023
Dates for inserting supporting documents to the e-application: 1 August 2023 – 15 January 2024
Date of Entrance examination: 29 January 2024 - 2 February 2024
Minimum score for being accepted: 60 points (out of 100)
Supporting documents:

  • Outline of the proposed dissertation project
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Consent of the future supervisor
  • Copy of master's degree certificate or proof of current studies
  • List of publications and papers (if available)
  • Proof of English - minimum B2 level (optional; compulsory only for those who cannot participate personally in the entrance exam)

Those who cannot participate in the entrance exam in person have to provide additionally 2 Letters of Recommendation. They must be sent by the referees themselves to our e-mail or mail contacts.

For being accepted, it is necessary to obtain the formal recognition of prior education in the Czech Republic. See the PhD admission website for further information.
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Criteria for evaluation

The maximum possible score for the entrance examination is 100 points. A minimum of 60 points is required to pass the entrance examination.

Criteria for assessing applicants:

  • Research project as a basis for the preparation of the dissertation - max. 70 points
  • Professional knowledge in the given research area - max. 10 points
  • Language skills (English actively in spoken and written form, active or passive knowledge of other languages) - max. 10 points
  • Previous research experience - max. 10 points

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction English
Doctoral board and doctoral committees
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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