Energy Security Studies
The Energy Security Studies program responds to the demand from both public and private sector to provide highly qualified graduates capable of critically analyzing the situation arising in the fields of production, consumption, and transport of energy in the context of related economic and political issues. The curriculum of the program builds on the analysis of EU and central European energy markets, impacts of new trends in the energy sector, new actors in energy markets, and the dynamic relations between leading world producers, consumers, and transit countries. Filip Černoch, Ph.D.
The program responds to the growing demand from the public and private energy sectors, aiming to educate highly qualified graduates capable to critically analyze the situation arising in the field of production, consumption or transport of energy with regard to the related economic and political issues. Its goal is to provide students with complex education necessary for their engagement in the fields where energy policy is created and implemented. Its teachers are leading experts in energy-related issues and in Czech and foreign energy security, well familiar with the situation in both private and state sectors.
Research and lecturing are run by the leading experts from research institutions, universities, think-tanks, and energy companies from the Czech Republic, Central Europe, the USA, and other countries.
The participating research institutes, universities and think-tanks include, inter alia, Brookings Institute (USA), Central European University (Hungary), Energy Institute at University of Texas in Austin (USA) or Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (Great Britain). The participating energy companies and state agencies include but are not limited to 50Hertz (Germany), ČEZ (Czech Republic), MOL Group (Hungary), and RWE (Germany-Czech Republic).
Graduates can find their employment in varied positions at institutions ranging from energy companies, diplomatic services, international organizations, state administration, political parties, media, think-tanks, to research institutions and universities, etc.
The curriculum of the Program builds on the analysis of EU and Central Europe energy markets, impacts of the new trends in energy sector, new actors at energy markets and dynamics of relations arising between the leading world producers, consumers, and transit countries. In addition to these topics, the lectures also focus on environmental, technical, economic, and legal aspects of energetics. The attention is also turned to theoretical approaches to the problem and research methods.
The tuition fees for the Master’s programs at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University are 1,500 euro per semester (3,000 euro per year or 6,000 euro for a whole degree program).
Applications & Admissions
You apply via MU e-application linked below and submit the following materials: short CV (resume), academic records (Bachelor diploma and full transcripts), statement of purpose (motivation), proof of English language and one recommendation. The admission committee reviews the materials and evaluates them up to the maximum of 100 points.
The online application form is active between February 1–April 30 for fall semester admissions, and between September 1–November 30 for spring semester admissions.
Formally, you find the program in the e-application system under: Faculty of Social Studies – Master's programs (following Bachelor) – International Territorial Studies – Energy Security Studies (Eng.).
You can follow the program website below or MU link to the program (both can direct you to the concrete e-application).
Application deadlines: 30 April and 30 November
- Bezpečnostní a strategická studia
- Environmentální studia
- Evropská studia
- Mezinárodní vztahy
- Mezinárodní vztahy a energetická bezpečnost
- Mediální studia a žurnalistika
- Sociální práce
- Veřejná politika a lidské zdroje
- Sociální práce (K)
- Veřejná politika a lidské zdroje (K)
- Conflict and Democracy Studies
- Cultural Sociology
- Energy Security Studies
- European Governance
- European Politics
- International Joint Master's Degree in Cultural Sociology
- Joint Master Programme in International Relations: Europe from the Visegrad Perspective
- Public Policy and Human Resources