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Sociology and Social Anthropology (2 years)

24 months
12000 EUR/year
12000 EUR/year
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Sociology and Social Anthropology (2 years) at Central European University (CEU) requires that students take a total of 60 US credits/120 ECTS (40 US credits/80 ECTS through coursework).



The Two-Year Sociology and Social Anthropology (2 years) at Central European University (CEU)  requires that students take a total of 62 credits, of these 48 credits in coursework. (14 credits for the Thesis Consultation and Defense are not included in the required 62 credits!) In the first year a minimum of 30 credits is to be undertaken. A further 18 credits may be taken in the second year. All coursework must be completed before undertaking research for the thesis in the Winter Semester of the second year.

For those without specialization 20 course credits come from mandatory courses and 20 from elective courses.

For those specializing in Global and Urban Studies 32 course credits come from mandatory courses and 8 from elective courses and at least six of the ten elective credits have to be chosen from the Urban and Global Studies Electives Cluster of courses, offered in both Fall and Winter. Please check the MA one-year electives for other options.


  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Issues in Sociological and Anthropological Theory;

  • Colonialism and Post-colonialism;

  •  Social Memory;

  • Urban Change and the Right to the City;

  • Cultures of Capitalism: An Anthropological Reading of Post-Socialist Economic Transformation; Debates on Globalization and Development;

  • Ethnographic Methods; Ethnicity and the State;

  • State Theory and Research; Logic of Social Inquiry (mandatory course)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Feb. 1: financial aid
  • March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
  • Aug. 15: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 1. Academic Writing Submission(s)
  • 2. Letters of Recommendation
  • 3. Academic Records
  • 4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 5. Proof of English Proficiency
  • 6. Standard Test Scores (GRE, GMAT, etc.)
  • 7. Completed CEU Application Form

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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