Students on the MA in Economic Research Program function as full-time students for the full duration of their studies, and we recommend that they devote full-time effort to their study plan.

Students must accumulate 120 ECTS:  39 from passing compulsory courses, 72 from passing elective courses from a specified list, and 9 from optional courses, which can include an additional 9 credits from the list of elective courses, or can include ECTS from courses from other departments of Charles University.

Courses at CERGE-EI fall into the category of compulsory and elective courses; optional courses are from other departments and faculties of Charles University. 

1st Year

During their first year, students follow a set curriculum that provides a strong theoretical and empirical foundation in economic theory and its applications. Students cannot select their elective courses in the first year. In the spring semester, students register their planned MA thesis topic and supervisor.


Applied Macroeconomics I 

Applied Microeconomics I 


Applied Macroeconomics II 

Applied Microeconomics II 

Research Writing I 

2nd Year

In their second year, students must pass two compulsory subjects – Research Writing II and the Master Thesis Seminar. The rest of their classes are electives and optional courses – we recommend that students enroll in 2 to 3 elective economics subjects per semester. At the end of their second year, students complete their studies and defend their MA thesis.    

Research Writing II 

Master Thesis Seminar 

Elective Subjects 

Optional courses are offered by Charles University Faculties