Energy Security Studies

General information

The field focuses on detailed study of energy security issues in the context of international relations. Multidisciplinarity is its unique feature - it combines social studies with findings of more technical fields, economics and law. It aims to equip students with sufficient knowledge to analyze problems and use the skills they acquire in practice. The study field thus reflects the growing demands of the energy sector for experts in political and strategic issues, who unite knowledge of international/political relations with technical, economic, and legal aspects of energy. Instruction takes on a critical, demanding form that develops students' analytical and conceptual abilities as well as their skills in communication, creativity, and teamwork. Students become acquainted with the terminology, concepts, and methods used in energy security and international relations with the aim of their application in practice.

A successful graduate is able to

  • define and explain the basic patterns of international relations and energy security and apply them in practice;
  • determine relevant actors and understand their actions;
  • define the principles of the functioning of the Czech energy sector, and analyze the position of the Czech Republic and the region of Central Europe from the point of view of energy security;
  • determine the dimensions and basic mechanisms of the EU Common Energy Policy, define key actors and instruments, and analyze the concequences of EU energy policy for Member States and beyond;
  • use theories and concepts of from international relations and energy security studies in an informed and creative way.

Graduate employment

Graduates of Energy Security Studies can pursue a career in many fields; e.g. they may take part in the creation of energy legislation in the European Union, in the formation and implementation of state energy policies, in relevant areas of state administration, in analytical or foreign units of energy companies, or in media. Due to the increasing importance of energy issues, positions can be searched for in diplomatic services or in international institutions, with special regard to the EU. Last but not least, graduates may also find jobs in research or in the academic sphere.

Faculty Faculty of Social Studies
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction english

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Energy Security Studies

This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Admission Requirements

The program is open to students holding a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in the social sciences (political science, International Relations, European studies, and related disciplines, including history, law, economics, etc.) or the humanities from a recognized institution of higher education. Applicants must have a good command of the English language. Students are evaluated and admitted on the basis of the documents they submit and entrance video-interviews - see:

Evaluation criteria

Students are evaluated and admitted on the basis of the documents they submit and the entrance interviews; the evaluation scale is 0 - 100 points with 60 as the passing level.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

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