Master in Official Statistics (MOS)

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MOS is a two-year English-taught master’s degree programme available at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics (FIS) of VŠE. It is meant for those who see their professional future at national and international statistical institutes and central banks, and at statistical, analytical and research departments of other central government institutions. MOS graduates are also able to work as analysts at consulting companies, firms, banks and other financial institutions.

MOS Curriculum

The main objective of MOS is to enhance the abilities of students to understand both national and European official data (quality, production process, dissemination) and to analyse them in national, European and international context using statistical, demographic and econometrical methods.

To successfully complete the whole curriculum (120 ECTS credits), it is necessary to take eleven compulsory courses (totalling 54 ECTS), several elective courses (for 21 ECTS) and an internship in State Statistical Service during the second semester (30 ECTS credits), the final state exam and thesis defence (15 ECTS).

There is also an optional component of studying abroad: the third MOS semester can be completed at a university abroad, usually within the VŠE exchange programme.

Jan Fischer Jan Fischer – former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, former President of the Czech Statistical Office
Jaroslav Sixta Jaroslav Sixta – Head of the Macroeconomic Statistics Section of the Czech Statistical Office
Martin Zelený Martin Zelený – Head of the Demography Section of the Czech Statistical Office
Jakub Fischer – Academic Guarantor of the MOS Program, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics

Applications for 2018/19

Students interested in starting MOS in September 2018 need to submit their application by 30 April 2018. Applicants have to be ready to complete an online application, pay a fee of 50 EUR and send a set of documents, including e.g. a transcript of records, proof of English language knowledge, CV and a recommendation letter.

The next stage of the admission process is a long-distance exam consisting of writing an essay on a given topic and submitting it per e-mail.

Tuition fee

Corresponding to most international programmes at VŠE, the MOS tuition fee is 3.600 EUR/academic year.

Important dates

  • Deadline for applications: 30 April 2018
  • Admission exam: 11-13 May 2018

Contact person

Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Veronika Brunerová

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We are looking forward to seeing you among MOS students.