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Sociology in European Context (SEC), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The curriculum of Sociology in European Context (SEC) programme at Charnes University 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary social theory
  • Introduction to Social Research Metodology
  • Borders and International Migration 
  • Statistics in SPSS 
  • Text, Narrative & Discourse Analysis 
  • Sociology of Critique 
  • Sociology of Human Rights in Contemporary Europe 
  • Applied Social Research 
  • Study of Political Mobilization and Social Movements 
  • Writing research project and paper in English

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    28 February - strongly recommended for applicants from non-EU and non-EFTA countries

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Copies of all relevant diplomas and transcripts. Copies of diplomas and transcripts do not have to be certified. However, if you submit uncertified copies, you must bring the originals of all submitted documents with you to Prague so that we can confirm their authenticity. If you have not yet finished your previous studies and thus do not have a diploma, please submit an official confirmation of studies including information on the expected date of graduation. 
  • Short academic curriculum vitae (resume) detailing all relevant qualifications and experience
  • Letter of motivation
  • We expect that applicant´s level of English corresponds to at least the B2 level. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 27 - 30 EUR)

Living costs for Prague

  • 15441 - 26250 CZK/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The tuition fee can be significantly reduced.

  • Firstly, for students from countries with a lower gross national income (GNI) per capita we offer a scholarship 2 000 EUR per year.
  • Secondly, all students are entitled to the specific reduced school fee 300 EUR per semester during the last (usually the fourth) semester of your MA studies in case that they complete all compulsory courses specified by the curriculum of their programme, except the Master's Thesis Seminar, the Master's Thesis, and the Final Exam.

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