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    Politics, Philosophy and Economics (0312RA200010)

    Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
    Study programme: Politics, Philosophy and Economics (B0312A200010)
    Form of study: full-time
    Type of study: Bachelor's
    Language of instruction: English
    Standard length of study: 3 years
    Application type: Online, Paper
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      Application submission date: 02.09.2022
      Note on date:

      For students from visa-seeking countries, we strongly recommend the early-bird term for the application submission: June 30, 2022.

      Programme without specialization.

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      Modelled on the Oxford PPE (BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics), the Prague BA in PPE is an English language undergraduate study programme. It allows students to explore foundations of domestic and international politics and economics in a manner that is underpinned by philosophical rigour and includes courses aimed at fostering critical thinking about social developments in the world and sensitivity to ethical challenges in political decision-making in the environment marked by cultural diversity, economic inequality and conflicts of the objectives of the agents. By equipping students with diverse tools of rational analysis of the complex social realities of our time, PPE develops exceptional problem solving and critical thinking abilities useful not only to future politicians, diplomats, public servants, human rights activists and journalists but also to future financiers, industrialists and to a range of other careers and activities which require drawing connections among political, economic, social and cultural phenomena. Since all compulsory courses have to be taken during the first three semesters of the program, from fourth semester onwards students can choose one of three available study tracks: Politics & Philosophy, Economics & Politics or Philosophy & Economics. After completing the third semester of their studies, students may also apply for admission into a double degree programme run in cooperation with the University of Bayreuth.
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      Description of verification and evaluation criteria:

      In addition to the application form, every applicant needs to provide the following documents:

      a) Copy of a diploma to show completed secondary (or higher) studies, or confirmation that ongoing secondary studies will be completed in the current academic year;

      b) Transcript of records and academic results from previous studies;

      c) Structured CV;

      d) Motivation letter

      e) Document showing the level of English proficiency;

      f) Recommended only: Secondary school qualification. If you possess an internationally recognised high-school diploma or university entrance exam certificate, such as International Baccalaureate (IB), GCE – Advanced Level, SAT, ACT, Gaokao (NCEE), Suenung (CSAT), you should submit it as well. Applicants from Czechia and Slovakia who do not possess any internationally recognised secondary school qualification are encouraged to submit their SCIO OSP test results.

      Ad a) Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of records, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application.

      Ad d) Recommended length of the motivation letter is approx. 750 words. The purpose of this letter is to explain the applicant’s choice of the PPE programme and to persuade the application committee about his/her qualification for the programme.

      Ad e) Applicants should provide a certificate from one of the following standardized tests:

      • IELTS Academic - the minimum required overall band score of 6.5, with band score 6.0 or above in all four components;

      • TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) & TOEFL iBT Home Edition - the minimum required overall score of 83, with a minimum scaled score in the four sections: reading 19, writing 24, listening 20, speaking 20;

      • Cambridge ESOL FCE - minimum Cambridge English Scale Score of 180;

      • Cambridge ESOL CAE and CPE receiving a certificate.

      A standardized English test is not required from applicants who:

      • are native English speakers;

      • have studied in English at the secondary school level for at least two years;

      • have studied in English at the university level for at least one year;

      • have worked for at least one year at a company where the language of communication was English.

      When a score from an English-language test is not presented, the applicants should provide a certificate of their use of English during their prior studies or employment to support their claim. The certificate should contain contact information (an email address and a telephone number) to a person (a programme director, or an employee supervisor) who can confirm the scope of the use of the English language in the program or employment.

      All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be officially translated into English. Only complete applications will be considered. Personal data will be used exclusively for organizing the course enrollments.

      The admission committee will assess individual applicants with regard to their (i) academic background (quality of the institution, passed courses, achieved grades): 0-50 points, (ii) English proficiency: 0-25 points, (iii) other (personal motivation, extracurricular activities, etc.) : 0-25 points. The final ranking of applicants will be determined by a sum of awarded points (ranging possibly between 0-100). The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean.

      A necessary condition for being accepted is the completion of secondary education. Applicants who undertook secondary studies abroad must have these studies officially validated in Czechia.

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      Admission to Bachelor's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate.

      Verification method: other form
      Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: Until:
      Alternative date (of entrance exam):
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      Due to its interdisciplinary character, BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) equips students with diverse tools of analysis of social phenomena, and develops exceptional problem solving abilities useful to future politicians, diplomats, public servants, local government officials, researchers and policy analysts, journalists, NGO activists, but also financiers, industrialists or economic consultants, and to a range of other careers and activities which require drawing connections among political, economic, and cultural factors that shape the complex social realities of our increasingly globalised and diverse world. In addition, it is expected that a substantial part of graduates will continue in their studies at various (mainly Political Science, International Relations, Philosophy or Economics) Master´s level programmes.
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      Tuition [EUR] / per period: 6000 EUR / year