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Sociology of Contemporary Societies (SCS)

24 months
4000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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The SCS is a two-year English-language Master's programme from Charles University in Prague is designed for students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field of sociology and social anthropology, including both theory and research methods.


The three specialisations from which the student chooses one are 1. Civil Society and Politics; 2. Anthropology of Space and Mobility; 3. Identities, Health and Bodies.

The Civil Society and Politics specialisation provides students with a deep understanding of how contemporary complex societies work. Students acquire the theoretical and practical skills in political sociology, anthropology of nationalism, and the nonprofit sector, as well as learn to analyse various aspects of public life systematically.

The Anthropology of Space and Mobility specialisation brings in-depth knowledge of the globalised world, its dynamics, migratory movements, social mobility, which enables these phenomena to be deeply understood and applied in the field of urban planning, migratory politics, as well as analysis of global developments.

The Identities, Health and Bodies specialisation develops the deep-seated knowledge and practical skills required to conduct sociological and social anthropological research in the field of medical anthropology, health sociology, lifestyle studies, sociology of sport, and gender studies.

Key facts:

The advantage of the curriculum is that it provides students with a useful combination of theoretical and practice-oriented knowledge of modern European societies and research methods, giving graduates an excellent foundation for a fruitful career in either the public sector and non-profit organisations, or in private companies; the program also thoroughly prepares the student for subsequent doctoral study in social sciences.

The graduates of this Sociology of Contemporary Societies (SCS) programme from Charles University have current knowledge of contemporary theories and research methods in sociology, including the major social problems in present-day European societies. 

They are qualified to independently carry out both quantitative and qualitative sociological research, and to analyse current social problems and processes of both national and international comparative scope. The study programme prepares them to work as researcher, expert, analyst or project manager in both public sector and non-profit organisations as well as in private companies, or to pursue an 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • 30 June - early bird deadline (visa countries)
  • 2 September - regular deadline (non-visa countries)




120 ECTS


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.

Other requirements

General requirements

The programme is open to students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related programme study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Prague

15441 - 26241 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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