Global Challenges: Society, Politics, Environment

Bachelor'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.

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Submission deadline until midnight 1 June 2023.

What will you learn?

The aim of this bachelor degree programme is to provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to tackle political, social and environmental global challenges in a holistic fashion. Using the fields of study of political science, environmental studies, social anthropology and sociology, this program encourages students to pull theories across disciplines together. The programme is unique in 1. Addressing the contemporary challenges in global world on macro, mezzo and micro level of individuals, social structures, and policies, 2. Incorporating the interdisciplinary approach, and 3. Stressing the variety of research methods and tools for understanding global issues and training students. Students after graduation are able to participate in processing primary forms of analytical knowledge and are competent in social science research and analysis. During the study, students will acquire the ability to work with information – evaluate and put information in context. They will learn to understand the world around them and to see related issues and problems from different perspectives.

Training today's students for tomorrow's challenges.

Practical training

The degree programme does not require any formal practical training. Students are encouraged to seek out internships. Related internships can take the place of one optional course.

Career opportunities

Students graduating from the Global Challenges programme can find employment in governmental agencies, research institutions, non-governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations, as well as continue their education into a specialized master programme. Additionally, skills learned through this program (problem solving, analytical work, communication, data collection, project management, team work, interpretation, etc) will help them in any other field or occupation they choose.

Admission requirements

The multiple-choice entrance test will consist of 20 (a-e) closed questions covering areas of basics from social sciences and humanities (politics, international relations, sociology, history, basics of political geography). To be accepted to a program the applicants must achieve at least the threshold of 60% of correct answers.

Recommended literature

Lunt, Pat; Rebman, Peter: Social Studies. Oxford University Press, 2019, s. 6-37, 74-105, 106-141. Richards, Michael, D.; Waibel, Paul R.: Twentieth Century Europe. A Brief History, 1900 to the Present. Wiley Blackwell, 2014, s. 345-378. Colander, David C.; Hunt, Elgin H.: Social Science. An Introduction to the Study of Society. Routledge, 2022, Chapter 1

Application guide


1 Sep 2022 – 1 Jun 2023

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Courses – curriculum examples

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Follow-up studies

Students can continue studying in masters programmes in each of the three fields at Masaryk University - Sociology, Conflict and Democracy Studies and Environmental Education (joint-degree in process of preparation), while they are also able to continue studies in other esteemed universities around the world.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Bachelor'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 3 years
Language of instruction English
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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