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2000 EUR/year
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The MA Historical Sociology program from Charles University is the study of long-term social processes and trends that have a significant impact on contemporary societies and phenomena. The Master's programme in Historical Sociology cultivates research activities and the education of experts with an emphasis on the specialization in these processes.

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Historical Sociology cannot be understood as some hybrid connection of history and sociology. 

It is a field based on an assumption that a general object of sociology is historical, time and space determined social reality. In accordance with that premise Historical Sociology could be defined as a specific theoretic and methodological perspective focused on long-term social processes, as well as on analysis of differences and similarities between different historical epochs. 

It is an interdisciplinary science, which cooperates primarily with the fields of history, anthropology, politology, and economy.

Above all, historical sociology deals with problems of modernisation and social change, globalisation trends and influences, integration and disintegration processes, the relationship of continuity and discontinuity, religious and cultural pluralism, linking the global to the local, the identification of the chances and risks of social development, the analysis of conflict situations and the possibility of overcoming them. 

Profile of a Graduate

Throughout their study of the Master's programme in Historical Sociology from Charles University , graduates will have covered both theoretical topics as well as practical and research-based topics. 

Regarding theory, graduates will have acquired historical-sociological knowledge from the social, cultural, religious, political, and economic spheres. Practical and research-based skills acquired throughout the study of this course include professional skills based on managing the basic approaches of quantitative and qualitative historical-sociological research methodology.


The study program is accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education. 

Programme Structure

Compulsory Courses include:

  • Historical Comparative Sociology
  • Reading in Historical Comparative Sociology
  • Historical Sociology of Knowledge, Culture, and Religion
  • Science and Scientific Knowledge from the Perspective of Historical Sociology
  • Methodology of Historical Science
  • Economic Systems from a Historical-Sociological Perspective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications open on November 1, 2022.




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a motivation letter, structured CV (curriculum vitae) and an academic paper in English before the application deadline.
  • Submit proof of your previous education (i.e. BA diploma).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Prague

15441 - 26241 CZK /month
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