Recommended Study Plan

Compulsory courses constitute the core of the program. All of them must be completed in the course of study. In addition, the program offers optional courses. The number of optional courses taken must be such that the credit requirements for optional courses are fulfilled. Credits are awarded for successful completion of the courses. In order to be able to register for the final Master’s exam in Energy Security Studies, students should earn a total number of 120 credits, out of which 54 credits should be earned in compulsory courses and at least 66 credits in optional courses. The students can earn up to 74 credits in the program's optional courses (coded as "ESS" or "MEB") and additional 18 credits in three courses offered by the Department's European Politics program (coded as "EUP").

In case the ECTS value of the compulsory courses is changed during your studies and number of credits for compulsory courses is lower due to this change, the students are required to compensate for the missing credits by taking some optional courses of the appropriate ECTS value.

The recommended study plan applies to students who enrolled in Fall 2016 and later.

The version applicable to studies started in Spring 2016 and earlier is available here.

Recommended study plan for studies starting in Fall Semester

  Compulsory Courses Optional Courses
FALL  I.
ESS403 Exploring Energy Security: An Introduction ESS411 Environmental Aspects of Energy
ESS417 Energy Commodities II.
ESS420 U. S. Energy Policy: Development and Challenges
MEB435 Introduction to Economics (short session)
SPRING II.
ESS401 Social Science Methodology
ESS402 Energy in the Region: Czech Republic and its Neighbours
ESS410 Energy Relations in Asia
ESS421 Energy Commodities I.
ESS426 EU External Energy Policy
ESS412 Academic Skills Review (short session)
MEB438 Energy Law (short session)
MEB439 Economics of Energy Corporations (short session)
FALL III.
ESS404 Energy in the European Union
ESS427 International Relations Theory and Energy Security
MEB433 Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis
MEB434 Social network analysis
MEB436 Energy in International Law (short session)
MEB437 Getting Employed in the Energy Sector (short session)
EUP407 European Union in European Politics since 1989
SPRING IV.
ESS409 Diploma Seminar ESS425 CEE-Russia Energy Relations
MEB440 Contemporary Trends I. (short session)
MEB441 Contemporary Trends II. (short session)
EUP406 Czech Politics
EUP404 Europe and Global Politics

 

Recommended study plan for studies starting in Spring Semester

  Compulsory Courses Optional Courses
SPRING I.
ESS401 Social Science Methodology ESS410 Energy Relations in Asia
ESS421 Energy Commodities I.
ESS412 Academic Skills Review (short session)
MEB438 Energy Law (short session)
MEB439 Economics of Energy Corporations (short session)
EUP404 Europe and Global Politics
FALL II.
ESS403 Exploring Energy Security: An Introduction
ESS427 International Relations Theory and Energy Security
ESS411 Environmental Aspects of Energy
MEB433 Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis
MEB434 Social network analysis
MEB435 Introduction to Economics (short session)
SPRING III.
ESS402 Energy in the Region: Czech Republic and its Neighbours ESS425 CEE-Russia Energy Relations
ESS426 EU External Energy Policy
MEB440 Contemporary Trends I. (short session)
MEB441 Contemporary Trends II. (short session)
EUP406 Czech Politics
FALL IV.
ESS404 Energy in the European Union
ESS409 Diploma Seminar
ESS417 Energy Commodities II.
ESS420 U. S. Energy Policy: Development and Challenges
MEB436 Energy in International Law (short session)
MEB437 Getting Employed in the Energy Sector (short session)
EUP407 European Union in European Politics since 1989