Charles University (CU) was founded in Prague in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and belongs among the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Charles University is currently ranked among the top 2% of the world´s universities in Shanghai University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the number one university in Eastern Europe according to The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK)) is the second newest faculty of Charles University. Shortly after its creation in 1990, the Faculty became a regional centre of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies and journalism.

Profile: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers some of the highest quality Bachelors, Masters and PhD degree programmes in Central and Eastern Europe in all fields of social sciences. Many of our alumni continue their studies at top universities in the United States and the United Kingdom (Harvard, Columbia, LSE, Cambridge, etc.) or they succeed in competitions for highly qualified jobs.

The Faculty's mission is the promotion of learning and the protection of knowledge, the cultivation of free thought, independent academic research and the support of the creative spirit of human society. The Faculty´s main objective is to develop teaching and research in those aspects of the social sciences which directly or indirectly relate to the public administration or to the economic and cultural life of society.

Facts and figures: Currently, the Faculty has around 4000 full-time students. Approximately 150 of them are enrolled in one of our English language degree programmes. FSV UK has one of the highest international mobility participation rates of all the faculties of Charles University. Each year it welcomes around 500 exchange students from all over the world.

International cooperation: FSV UK emphasizes the development of foreign cooperation. Firstly, by developing and strengthening scientific bonds, student and academic mobility and, secondly, by offering English language degree programmes. Throughout the academic year, the Faculty regularly organises guest lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences in English. They take place in cooperation with the Faculty´s partner universities in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)
  • Czech

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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)

As the program exposes students to topics in mathematical economics, mathematical statistics, and finance, applicants are required to have an excellent background in high ... [+]

As the program exposes students to topics in mathematical economics, mathematical statistics, and finance, applicants are required to have an excellent background in high school mathematics. Prior knowledge of economics or finance is an advantage but it is not required. In addition, applicants should have a good command of English corresponding at least to B2 level under the CEFR system and they should be capable of reading textbooks of economics and mathematics without difficulties. Mandatory courses introduce the students to microeconomics, macroeconomics and provide students with nontrivial tools of mathematical analysis and statistics. Mandatory courses are intended to give a broad overview of major topics in economics and finance and to provide a solid background for further studies of specialized elective courses. Elective courses cover a wide range of specific areas in economics and finance, which allows the students to specialize in the field of their interest. The topics include finance and banking (e.g. introductory banking, financial accounting, international finance, public finance), management (e.g. strategic management, financial management), economic policy (e.g. economic policy, global financial crisis), international trade and European economic integration. We also offer courses in complementary areas (e.g. history of economic thought, game theory, and political economy, introduction to sociology). The open day will take place at the Institute of Economic Studies (IES, Opletalova 26, Prague 1) on 2. 2. 2018 at 9 a.m. and 8. 6. 2018 at 9 a.m.... [-]

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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)

Modeled on the Oxford PPE (BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), the Prague BA in PPE is an English language undergraduate study program. It allows students to expl ... [+]

Modeled on the Oxford PPE (BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), the Prague BA in PPE is an English language undergraduate study program. It allows students to explore foundations of domestic and international politics and economics in a manner that is underpinned by philosophical rigor and includes courses aimed at fostering critical thinking about social developments in the world and sensitivity to ethical challenges in political decision-making in the environment marked by cultural diversity, economic inequality and conflicts of the objectives of the agents.

By equipping students with diverse tools of rational analysis of the complex social realities of our time, PPE develops exceptional problem solving and critical thinking abilities useful not only to future politicians, diplomats, public servants, human rights activists and journalists, but also to future financiers, industrialists and to a range of other careers and activities which require drawing connections among political, economic, social and cultural phenomena. Since all compulsory courses have to be taken during the first three semesters of the program, from fourth semester onwards students will be free to select their own specialization pathway and will be able to put greater emphasis on either politics alone, or on politics and economics, or on politics and philosophy, choosing elective courses, seminars and the topic of their bachelor thesis according to their preferences regarding their future professional career.... [-]

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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences
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Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences International Office Smetanovo nabrezi 6
110 01 Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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