Public and Social Policy

Public and Social Policy

Public and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year English-language based M.A. programme, which aims to provide students with current relevant knowledge of policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills and is taught by the Faculty of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS).

In addition to theoretical knowledge about policy-making process, the programme offers more comprehensive knowledge in concrete policy domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy as well as others. Special attention will be given to research methodology and policy analysis skills. The combination of knowledge about policy process and methodology skills will lead to unique chances for further study/research opportunities and employment possibilities.

Future prospects of our graduates

The graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills which will enable them to effectively and efficiently perform analytical, conceptual, organizational, interactive and managing tasks in order to create and implement public and social policies within international context. In addition, graduates are able to pursue an academic career in the Czech Republic as well as elsewhere. Also, graduates will become experts in concrete policy domains, such as health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others.

Basic information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Academic Supervisor: doc. PhDr. Pavol Frič, Ph.D. (fric@fsv.cuni.cz)

Programme Coordinator: PhDr. Karolína Dobiášová, Ph.D. (karolina.dobiasova@fsv.cuni.cz)

Admission Administrationadmissions@fsv.cuni.cz

Tuition Fee: 6 000 EUR per year. 

Reduction or Waiving the Fee: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a set of scholarships and fee reductions. Conditions and terms can be found here. For PSP programme, the Faculty provides a fee reduction of 2 000 EUR per year for students from countries with a lower gross national income (GNI) per capita.

Documents for Application: See the instruction via online application above.

Study Prerequisites: The programme is open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related programme study.