International Relations and European Studies

Main Focus

The Bachelor’s Degree study programme offered by the Department of International Relations and European Studies is an entry-level degree intended to orient students to a multidisciplinary field of study from theoretical and empirical perspectives. Students receive a well-rounded education and IRES sets them on the path to independent research in a professional and encouraging environment.

The IRES Bachelor’s Degree study programme is taught over three academic years (six semesters) and is concluded by a Bachelor’s Dissertation, under supervision from one of our faculty members. During this time-period, students are obliged to take all the allotted ‘compulsory’ courses and have the possibility to specialise in certain areas (of their interest) by taking the ‘free choice’ courses offered each semester. Additionally, IRES offers its students language courses (Czech, German, French, Spanish, Russian), at various levels, to complement their overall studies.

Study programme: International Territorial Studies
Standard length of study: 3 years
Form of study: full-time
Language of instruction: English
Place of instruction: Prague


Students may acquire:

Certificate of English for Specific Purposes

Certificate of Iberoamerican Studies

Cambridge Exams (FCE, CAE, CPE)

Certificate in Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese)


Erasmus+ study stays and traineeships

Non-Erasmus+ study stays


  • public administration
  • diplomacy
  • private companies
  • non-governmental organisations
  • public and private research institutions
  • academic positions at universities
  • international organisations
  • EU institutions
  • media


Tel.: +420 274 815 044

Online applicationEssay (writing sample) in the extent of 500 - 1000 words

The essay must be written in English on one of the following topics; the essay is to be uploaded to the online application, sent to study@mup,cz or, as the case may be, attached to the paper-based application form.


  • Discuss where the EU “begins” and “ends” in terms of political, economic, cultural, and security issues. Justify your answer.
  • In which ways has the Euro Crisis affected perceptions of EU integration?
  • Select any environmental crisis and explain its political significance.
  • Select any on-going conflict and comment on possible solutions.
  • Comment on the role of the United Nations in international politics.

Entrance examination test in the English language

The required level of language skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is B2.

Motivation interview focusing on current issues in international relations and european Studies

Applicants may also prove their knowledge of English by providing the university with a legally attested (certified/notarised) copy of one of the following documents:

  • internationally recognised certificate in English (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE) not older than two years
  • English state language examination diploma
  • certificate of a successfully completed secondary or university education instructed in English

Important notice

Completed secondary education - legally attested (certified/notarised) copy of high-school diploma or its equivalent in case of education completed abroad; applicants who completed their secondary education at schools that are not accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic must also provide a document verifying official recognition of their school-leaving certificate/diploma by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic, i.e. "nostrification".


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