Public and Social Policy

Public and Social Policy

Public and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year, English-language Master’s degree programme, focusing on providing students with current relevant knowledge in the policy-making process and cultivating their analytical skills. It is taught at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS).

In addition to theoretical knowledge about policy-making process, the programme offers deeper knowledge in concrete policy domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others. Special attention will be given to research methodology and policy analysis skills. The combination of knowledge regarding policy process and methodology skills can lead to unique skills and excellent professional employment as well as further careers in research.

PSP graduates 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 the world. In addition, graduates will be experts in concrete policy domains, such as health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others.

Course Structure and Study Requirements

Final State Examination