Energy Policy Studies

Energy matters

What will you learn?

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.

Practical training

Practical training, while encouraged, is not an obligatory part of the curriculum for this field. The Department of International Relations and European Studies, however, has been actively involved in the gradual establishment and deepening of links with organizations that can help students in gaining practical skills and experience. The main contributor regarding such activities include continually expanding internship opportunities and study-abroad programs (primarily through the Erasmus study program).

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Career opportunities

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.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Sep 2020 – 30 Apr 2021)

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.

Application guide

Follow-up studies

Graduates may continue to a doctoral degree program.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined 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
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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