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Charles University

Faculty of Social Sciences

Programme: Sociology in European Context

about programme

Sociology in European Context (SEC) is a two-year English-language Master’s programme designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including its theory and research methods. The curriculum focuses on major social processes taking place in contemporary European countries and offers opportunities for students to develop skills including data collection, analysis and interpretation while carrying out sociological research. It is taught by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS FSV UK). The lectures and seminars examine processes and phenomena of international migration, nationalism, and social inequality in terms of societal integration and the main threats to the building of a civil society in Central Europe. Further, students explore the role of elites in societies undergoing social transformation and in the building of a civil society. The programme also includes lectures and seminars on carrying out applied research (electoral, marketing etc.), and special attention is paid to developing students’ critical thinking about scientific practice. Students graduating from the programme will possess scholarly advantages including current knowledge of the major social problems facing present-day European societies, as well as a comprehensive view of contemporary sociological theory. With their understanding of both quantitative and qualitative sociological research methods, graduates can competently conduct a sociological research and cooperate effectively on both analytic and problem solving tasks, allowing them to work as a researcher, an expert, an analyst or a project manager in either the public sector and non-profit organisations, or in private companies. Our graduates are likewise prepared to pursue a fruitful academic career.

degree

Master

NO. OF YEARS

2 years

application documents

a diploma certificate of BA level education, a transcript of grades from the previous study program(s), a short academic CV, a motivation letter

entrance exam

No exam, application package evaluation - internationaly recognized test in Mathematics (SAT, ACT, SCIO…)

language of study

English

application deadline

The early admissions deadline 29th February, regular deadline 30th April

tuition fee per year

6 000 EUR / 6 780 USD / 162 000 CZK

additional programme information

The programme is taught by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies.

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