Training today's students for tomorrow's challenges.


Workshops, internships, invited lectures from the experts in the field – the program puts great emphasise on the practice. The graduates will be able to both design an academic research proposal and formulate policy recommendations.


Based in the disciplines of political sciences, environmental studies, sociology and social anthropology the program highlights the micro, mezzo and macro level of the social, political, and environmental issues. Students will learn to understand these issues by using both quantitative and qualitative inquiry.

Studying global challenges in Brno

Courses we offer

Obligatory courses introduce students to the disciplines of sociology, social anthropology, political sciences and environmental studies and their methodologies. Students will be encourage to understand issues such as migration, globalization, social movements, climate change, democracy and radicalization and interpret these phenomenon from different perspectives. The ratio of obligatory and optional courses is almost one to one – the students may choose from many optional courses and create their own path. For more information see the study plan.

The graduates will be able to...

  • Analyze and interpret the current issues of global challenges from interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Articulate and critically use the basic theories of each of the three subfields: political science, sociology, social anthropology, and environmental studies.
  • Competently apply appropriate quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods in research projects, analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data and communicate the results to various audiences.
  • Interpret, react, and respond to existing policies relying on each of the three fields of study, and to develop new policies from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The profile of the graduates

Students graduating from the Global Challenges programme can find employment in governmental agencies, research institutions, non-governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations, as well as continue their education into a specialized master programme. Additionally, skills learned through this program (problem solving, analytical work, communication, data collection, project management, team work, interpretation, etc) will help them in any other field or occupation they choose.

Future studies

Students can continue studying in masters programmes in each of the three fields at Masaryk University - Sociology, Conflict and Democracy Studies and Environmental Education (joint-degree in process of preparation), while they are also able to continue studies in other esteemed universities around the world.

Brno & MUNI

Located in the heart of Europe, from Brno you can reach Prague, Vienna or Bratislava in less than two hours. Our faculty lies in the centre of the city – you need only around three hundred of steps to get from the pulsing city centre to the auditorium. Did you know that New York Times recommended Brno as 2016 Place to Go?

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