Study program description

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.

Unique and well-rounded curriculum

The offered curriculum is unique in its composition. It offers a well balanced mix of courses providing information both on theoretical and practical level.

Insight into theories of international relations and solid methodological grounding allow for a consistent yet open-minded interpretation of social realities, which is crucial and well-regarded on labor market.

Practical information complement theoretical knowledge and equip students with a rich resource base, further enhancing their analytical skills.

Practice-oriented educational process

The offered curriculum combines lectures with many practice-oriented workshops and seminars. Such a combination ensures interactive and skill-oriented educational process. At the end, students are equipped with the necessary argumentation and presentation skills, as well as teamwork capabilities.

Teaching process is enriched by lecturers delivered by important stakeholders from the academic, public, as well as business sphere.

On top of that, our students are offered a chance to participate in energy-related research projects and thus directly benefit from the research activities of lecturers.

Long institutional tradition

The Master Energy Security Studies program has been established within the Department of International Relations and European Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University in Brno. The University is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in Central Europe. With almost 40 000 attending students, it is second largest in Czech Republic and constantly the most demanded university among applicants. Up to 15% of the total number of its attendants is formed by international students.

Good labor-market prospects

Based on regular surveys of Masaryk University graduates’ position survey, unemployment among MU graduates is low. According to 2011 survey results, half of the graduates find jobs within short time after leaving school, 18.4% of graduates have other plans (they continue in further studies, etc.). Most of the rest finds jobs within one year. Only 14% of FSS graduates fear unemployment

A quarter of graduates of Faculty work in public services or institutions (including education institutions), 64% of in private companies.

Three fifths of FSS graduates work in the field related to their studies.