Faculty of Social Sciences


Faculty of Social Sciences is the second newest faculty of Charles University. Shortly after its creation in 1990 the Faculty became a regional centre of teaching and research in:

  • economics,

  • sociology,

  • political science,

  • international relations,

  • area studies,

  • media studies

  • and journalism.


The mission of the faculty is the promotion of learning and the protection of knowledge, the cultivation of free thought, independent academic research and the support of the creative spirit of human society. The Faculty´s main objective is to develop teaching and research in those aspects of the social sciences which directly or indirectly relate to the public administration or to the economic and cultural life of society.

Currently the faculty has around 4 000 full-time students. Approximately 200 of them are enrolled in one of our English language degree programmes. FSV UK has one of the highest international mobility participation rates of all the faculties of Charles University. Each year it welcomes around 500 exchange students from all over the world.

The faculty emphasizes the development of foreign cooperation. Firstly, by developing and strengthening scientific bonds, student and academic mobility and, secondly, by offering English language degree programmes. Throughout the academic year the Faculty regularly organizes guest lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences in English. They take place in cooperation with the Faculty´s partner universities in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information about the Faculty of Social Sciences please visit the faculty website in English language.