Energy Policy Studies

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is English.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject. Tuition fee is €3,000 per academic year.

What will you learn?

The program offers either a single-degree track (two years of studies in the Czech Republic) or a double-degree track in cooperation with the University of Trento, Italy (one year in Italy, one year in the Czech Republic).

“Energy matters”

The program targets the intersection between society, energy and the environment. Combating climate change, ensuring economic development, fighting inequality, managing the rapid transition to renewable energy and electric mobility, or enhancing national security in the ongoing geopolitical struggle between world powers. These are just a few examples of global challenges associated with climate and energy politics.

This program answers the ever-increasing demand in the job market for graduates with knowledge, skills and competences necessary for navigating the complex framework of national and international climate and energy policies. It uniquely combines political science with elements of environmental science, law, economics and science and technology studies, providing the students with a comprehensive set of skills and ensuring their ability to make a difference in their future careers.

During the studies, students will be introduced to a large variety of intriguing topics such as energy & sustainability, environment & climate change, economic development & energy poverty, geopolitics of energy supply & energy security, innovation & technological development, or energy markets & trading. Students can choose to specialize in a few or just one topic. For example by selecting specific internships or in-class projects on specific topics, or build up a comprehensive knowledge of the whole field.

The single-degree programme requires no specific previous knowledge. Our students include graduates from not only social sciences fields such as politics, economics, geography, environmental studies, but also from law, engineering, and natural sciences. The only prerequisites are critical thinking, an active approach to studies, and the ability to work in a team. Everything else you will learn with us.

The double-degree program requires previous experience with social science. See Admission requirements for more information.

The program offers high-quality, practical and applicable degree at affordable tuition fees that can be further reduced by various scholarships.

Practical training

Practical training takes place both on and off campus. On campus, practical courses are an integral part of the curriculum often including discussions and workshops with experts in the field – among whom are our graduates and also through interactive course design – such as building up cash flow models for investment projects.

Off the campus, the students are encouraged to find internships in institutions and fields of their interest either by themselves or through an established network of graduates and cooperating institutions.

The faculty recognizes study credits for internships and supports the outgoing students through scholarships. Internships can also serve as the basis for students’ final theses.

Further information

Career opportunities

Our graduates work for government institutions, energy regulatory authorities, energy corporations, consultancy companies, non-profit organizations & special interest groups, or in research & academia.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Sep 2023 – 30 Apr 2024)

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:

Criteria for evaluation

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.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Follow-up studies

We offer PhD studies at the International Relations and European Politics PhD program. The program features an energy politics specialization. 

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction English
Collaborating institutions
  • School of International Studies, University of Trento
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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