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Charles University

Faculty of Social Sciences

Programme: Public and Social Policy

about programme

Public and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year English-language Master’s degree programme, which aims to provide students with current relevant knowledge of policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills. It is taught by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS).In addition to theoretical knowledge about policy-making process, the programme will offer deeper knowledge in concrete policy domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others. The special attention in the programme will be given to research methodology and policy analysis skills. The combination of knowledge about policy process and methodology skills will lead to unique competences and excellent professional employment or for further studying or research career. The graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills that enable them to effectively and efficiently perform analytical, conceptual, organizational, interactive and managing tasks in creating and implementing public and social policies within international context. By the same token, graduates will be able pursue an academic career in the Czech Republic or elsewhere. In addition, graduates will be experts in concrete policy domains, such as health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others.




2 years

application documents

a diploma certificate of BA level education, a transcript of grades from the previous study program(s), a short academic CV, a motivation letter

entrance exam

No exam, application package evaluation - internationaly recognized test in Mathematics (SAT, ACT, SCIO…)

language of study


application deadline

The early admissions deadline 29th February, regular deadline 30th April

tuition fee per year

6 000 EUR / 6 780 USD / 162 000 CZK

additional programme information

The programme is taught by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies.

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