• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The curriculum of Sociology in European Context (SEC) programme at Charles 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. The graduates are likewise prepared to pursue a fruitful academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary social theory
  • Introduction to Social Research Metodology
  • Sociology of European Integration for MA
  • Borders and International Migration
  • Statistics in SPSS
  • Text, Narrative & Discourse Analysis
  • Diploma Seminar
  • Sociology of Critique
  • Sociology of Human Rights in Contemporary Europe

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The SEC programme is open to students who have already completed a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a related programme study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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102670 CZK

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.


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