Degree programme objectives

This study programme represents a unique combination of interdisciplinary Master’s degree level economics with key subjects in the field of Master’s degree level international relations. Within the context of economic policy, the study focuses on applied economic policy based on standard economic theory (a weakened quantitative analytical dimension in favour of the historical and political context). In the context of international relations issues, the study focuses on international political economy, accompanied by the theory and history of international relations (a weakened security and strategic dimension in favour of the economic dimension of international relations). Attention is paid to economic history and the history of international relations; economic theory and international relations theory; economic geography and geopolitics; and economic politics and international political economy. This branch of study is ideal for graduates of the Bachelor’s degree study programme combination Economic Policy and International Relations, but it is available to all Bachelor’s degree study programme graduates in the fields of economic and political sciences. Space in the study is dedicated to the adaptation of students from economic fields to political science and vice versa.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Přijímací řízení do navazujících magisterských programů - akad.rok 2020/2021 (zahájení: jaro 2021)
Submission deadline until midnight 30/11/2020

Studies

  • Objectives

    This study programme represents a unique combination of interdisciplinary Master’s degree level economics with key subjects in the field of Master’s degree level international relations. Within the context of economic policy, the study focuses on applied economic policy based on standard economic theory (a weakened quantitative analytical dimension in favour of the historical and political context). In the context of international relations issues, the study focuses on international political economy, accompanied by the theory and history of international relations (a weakened security and strategic dimension in favour of the economic dimension of international relations). Attention is paid to economic history and the history of international relations; economic theory and international relations theory; economic geography and geopolitics; and economic politics and international political economy. This branch of study is ideal for graduates of the Bachelor’s degree study programme combination Economic Policy and International Relations, but it is available to all Bachelor’s degree study programme graduates in the fields of economic and political sciences. Space in the study is dedicated to the adaptation of students from economic fields to political science and vice versa.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • Controls the main theoretical knowledge from the field of economic policy and international relations.
    • S/He is able to apply the theoretical knowledge to solving specific economic and political studies.
    • S/He is able to comment and interpret current economic and political developments in the context of modern economic and political theories.
    • S/He is able to identify hidden links and feedback between economic developments and the political situation, especially in the field of international economic policy coordination.
    • S/He is able to create professional text on the subject of the whole society economic and political problems in which s/he is able to argue the interdependence of economic and political views.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates of this field will have Master’s degree level knowledge of the economy and economic policy as well as Master’s degree level knowledge of international relations, focused on the economic dimension. This will enable graduates to find jobs in top public administration – economic policy development, representation of the Czech Republic in the EU and in international economic institutions, in EU structures, in international trade policy, common trade policy development, in international economic institutions, and in the corporate and private sphere including the field of organized interests. Graduates can work as analysts dealing with trade and economic policy, in research and development, journalism or in the academic sphere.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan.

  • Goals of Theses

    The standard size of the diploma thesis is 60 000 to 80 thousand characters in the format according to the Directive of the Faculty of Economics and Administration of Masaryk University No. 9/2017 (without annexes). In the diploma thesis, each student demonstrates the ability of their own independent thinking and problem analysis. Students should demonstrate the ability to critically work with specialized texts, both in mother tongue and in a foreign language, and with the baseline data needed for the analysis. Prerequisite for successful defense of work is the original processing of the given topic.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in any doctoral degree study programme (after satisfying the admission requirements).

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Ing.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

10
estimated number of admitted
53
number of active students
14
number of theses/dissertations

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