International and Diplomatic Studies (IDS) is a two-year (four-semester) full-time master’s program taught in English at the University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic (VŠE).
The program covers the fields of international politics, international economy, international law, comparative politics, diplomatic history, as well as diplomatic theory and practice. A strong emphasis is placed on issues regarding the European Union, yet the program includes a variety of optional courses on comparative politics and international relations in other parts of the world, too.
As part of the program, students may choose from two elective tracks:
1. General Track
Minor Field: Analysis of International Relations
Form: Semester abroad – 3rd semester at a partner university
2. Green Track
Minor Field: Environmental Policy in International Relations
Form: Specialized courses – 3rd semester at the University of Economics, Prague
Master Thesis on Environmental Issues
Students in the General Track are sent for a mandatory semester abroad to be hosted by a partner university (France, Germany, Mexico, Korea, Poland, Turkey, etc.). Students do not pay extra on top of their regular tuition fee for this semester. Students also receive partial financial assistance for living expenses while at a partner university.