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Study at the Faculty of Social Sciences is governed by three interlocking sets of regulations:

  1. The  Higher Education Act of the Czech Republic (Act No. 111/1998 Coll., as amended), in particular Sections 44-69

  2. The  Consolidated Study and Examination Code of Charles University , hereafter abbreviated to CODE

  3. The  Faculty's own Rules for the Organisation of Studies (technically a Supplement to the University's Code), hereafter abbreviated to RULES

Please also see the explanatory notes to these documents on our  Study and Examination Regulations page.


The most important points for students to remember are the following:

  1. The maximum permitted period of study in any study programme is 6 years for a Bachelor degree, and 5 years for a Master's degree (this is longer than the standard period of study, which is 3 years for a Bachelor degree, and 2 years for a Master's degree).  Although students may take a break from their studies during their enrolment at the Faculty, these breaks are counted as part of their maximum study period (see Article 4, para. 13 and Article. 5 of the CODE).

  2. Students may register for Required Classes and Recommended Electives no more than twice during the whole of their studies. Additional Electives from outside the list of Recommended Electives may be taken only once.  In the event that a student fails to pass a Required Class even during the second year in which they have registered for the class, their studies will be terminated (see Article 9 of the RULES and Article 6, para. 7 and Article 12, para. 1b of the CODE)

  3. Students are permitted a maximum of three attempts to take the final exam of any class in any given year (see Article 6, para. 16 of the CODE).

  4. Students may register for classes exclusively through the university's Student Information System (SIS), during the designated registration period (generally the first 2 weeks of the semester), using the access codes they were given at the start of their studies, together with their Charles University ID card.  Students, who forget to register for a class during the standard registration period, must make a formal written request for late registration to the Student Services Office, using the official  Request form.  Requests for late registration must be countersigned by the Academic Supervisor of the student's programme of study (see list below).  Note: students taking one of the classes of Czech as a Foreign Language organised by the International Office have a small exemption from this rule; registration in SIS for these classes (and only these classes) will be performed by the International Office. 

  5. Registration for a second (or higher) year of study is conditional on students having fulfilled the specified minimum study requirement in the preceding years (credits transferred from students' previous studies at another university do not count; credits transferred from an official study abroad programme organised, e.g. Erasmus, do).  The minimum study requirements for registering in higher years of study are as follows (total credits for all previous years):

    1. For Bachelor Students:


      • 45 credits to register in the second year of study


      • 90 credits to register in the third year of study


      • 135 credits to register in the fourth year of study


      • 180 credits to register in the fifth year of study


      • 180 credits to register in the sixth year of study



    2. For Master's Students:


      • 45 credits to register in the second year of study


      • 90 credits to register in the third year of study


      • 120 credits to register in the fourth year of study


      • 120 credits to register in the fifth year of study




  6. Students who need clarification of any of these points should in the first instance contact the Academic Supervisor of their study programme (se list below).  If this does not help, they may contact the Vice-Dean for Student Affairs,  Dr. Petr Soukup (Office Hours: Mon. 11.00-12.00 in Hollar 109).



Table of Academic Supervisors:





INSTITUTE







PROGRAMME







NAME







Economic Studies







BEF







Prof. RNDr. Jiří Hlaváček, CSc.














MEF







Prof. Ing. Oldřich Dědek, CSc. (but many powers delegated for practical purposes to Dr. Jiri Novak)







CSF



Prof. Ing. Michal Mejstřík, CSc. (but many powers delageted for practical purpose to Dr. Lenka Šťastná)







International Studies







BECES







Doc. PhDr. Jiri Vykoukal, CSc.














CECS







Doc. PhDr. Ota Konrád, Ph.D. (but many powers delegated for practical purposes to Dr. Tomas Nigrin)














ES







Doc. JUDr. PhDr. Ivo Šlosarčík, LL.M.Ph.D.














IMESS







Doc. PhDr. Jiri Vykoukal, CSc.






TSA



Doc. PhDr. Francis D. Raška, Ph.D.







Political Studies







GPS







Doc. PhDr. Michel Perottino, Ph.D.














IEPS







Doc. Ing. Vladimír Benáček, CSc.




MISS



Doc. PhDr. Běla Plechanovová, CSc.





MAIN



Doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, M.A., Ph.D.



Sociology



PSP



Doc. PhDr. Pavol Frič, Ph.D.





SEC



Doc. PhDr. Jadwiga Šanderová, CSc.








Key Study Regulations






Study at the Faculty of Social Sciences is governed by three interlocking sets of regulations:

  1. The  Higher Education Act of the Czech Republic (Act No. 111/1998 Coll., as amended), in particular Sections 44-69

  2. The  Consolidated Study and Examination Code of Charles University , hereafter abbreviated to CODE

  3. The  Faculty's own Rules for the Organisation of Studies (technically a Supplement to the University's Code), hereafter abbreviated to RULES

Please also see the explanatory notes to these documents on our  Study and Examination Regulations page.


The most important points for students to remember are the following:

  1. The maximum permitted period of study in any study programme is 6 years for a Bachelor degree, and 5 years for a Master's degree (this is longer than the standard period of study, which is 3 years for a Bachelor degree, and 2 years for a Master's degree).  Although students may take a break from their studies during their enrolment at the Faculty, these breaks are counted as part of their maximum study period (see Article 4, para. 13 and Article. 5 of the CODE).

  2. Students may register for Required Classes and Recommended Electives no more than twice during the whole of their studies. Additional Electives from outside the list of Recommended Electives may be taken only once.  In the event that a student fails to pass a Required Class even during the second year in which they have registered for the class, their studies will be terminated (see Article 9 of the RULES and Article 6, para. 7 and Article 12, para. 1b of the CODE)

  3. Students are permitted a maximum of three attempts to take the final exam of any class in any given year (see Article 6, para. 16 of the CODE).

  4. Students may register for classes exclusively through the university's Student Information System (SIS), during the designated registration period (generally the first 2 weeks of the semester), using the access codes they were given at the start of their studies, together with their Charles University ID card.  Students, who forget to register for a class during the standard registration period, must make a formal written request for late registration to the Student Services Office, using the official  Request form.  Requests for late registration must be countersigned by the Academic Supervisor of the student's programme of study (see list below).  Note: students taking one of the classes of Czech as a Foreign Language organised by the International Office have a small exemption from this rule; registration in SIS for these classes (and only these classes) will be performed by the International Office. 

  5. Registration for a second (or higher) year of study is conditional on students having fulfilled the specified minimum study requirement in the preceding years (credits transferred from students' previous studies at another university do not count; credits transferred from an official study abroad programme organised, e.g. Erasmus, do).  The minimum study requirements for registering in higher years of study are as follows (total credits for all previous years):

    1. For Bachelor Students:


      • 45 credits to register in the second year of study


      • 90 credits to register in the third year of study


      • 135 credits to register in the fourth year of study


      • 180 credits to register in the fifth year of study


      • 180 credits to register in the sixth year of study



    2. For Master's Students:


      • 45 credits to register in the second year of study


      • 90 credits to register in the third year of study


      • 120 credits to register in the fourth year of study


      • 120 credits to register in the fifth year of study




  6. Students who need clarification of any of these points should in the first instance contact the Academic Supervisor of their study programme (se list below).  If this does not help, they may contact the Vice-Dean for Student Affairs,  Dr. Petr Soukup (Office Hours: Mon. 11.00-12.00 in Hollar 109).



Table of Academic Supervisors:





INSTITUTE







PROGRAMME







NAME







Economic Studies







BEF







Prof. RNDr. Jiří Hlaváček, CSc.














MEF







Prof. Ing. Oldřich Dědek, CSc. (but many powers delegated for practical purposes to Dr. Jiri Novak)







CSF



Prof. Ing. Michal Mejstřík, CSc. (but many powers delageted for practical purpose to Dr. Lenka Šťastná)







International Studies







BECES







Doc. PhDr. Jiri Vykoukal, CSc.














CECS







Doc. PhDr. Ota Konrád, Ph.D. (but many powers delegated for practical purposes to Dr. Tomas Nigrin)














ES







Doc. JUDr. PhDr. Ivo Šlosarčík, LL.M.Ph.D.














IMESS







Doc. PhDr. Jiri Vykoukal, CSc.






TSA



Doc. PhDr. Francis D. Raška, Ph.D.







Political Studies







GPS







Doc. PhDr. Michel Perottino, Ph.D.














IEPS







Doc. Ing. Vladimír Benáček, CSc.




MISS



Doc. PhDr. Běla Plechanovová, CSc.





MAIN



Doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, M.A., Ph.D.



Sociology



PSP



Doc. PhDr. Pavol Frič, Ph.D.





SEC



Doc. PhDr. Jadwiga Šanderová, CSc.