Lecturers from prestigious universities in Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA.

This Master in Sociology has been designed to prepare international highly qualified researchers, professionals, experts, managers, technicians, professors and candidates to doctoral programmes.

The city of Lisbon welcomes you to study and share its enriching university life, friendly people, ravishing culture and splendid weather.

Lecturing is focused on structures and institutions of contemporary societies, its processes and agents of change, current social problems and existing forms of individual and collective action.

It’s addressed to graduates in Sociology and other areas that are interested in obtaining a specialized sociological training.

As a student you will share a vibrant worldwide academic environment in the centre of Lisbon, benefiting from learning with highly reputed transnational sociologists.

Students will be hosted at a well established Department of Sociology, and invited to take part of research projects at one of the most prestigious research centres, the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) and of International Conferences organized in collaboration with the Doctoral Programme in Sociology. Previous talks by Anthony Giddens, Bernard Lahire, Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, François Héran, Hans Joas, Jean-Michel Berthelot, Jeffrey C. Alexander, John Scott, Jonathan H. Turner, Jürgen Habermas, Margaret Archer, Nicos Mouzelis, Philippe C. Schmitter, Randall Collins, Thomas Brante, and Tom R. Burns.

This Master comprises two classes: one with lectures in English language and another with lectures in Portuguese language.


• Ann Nilsen (University of Bergen)

• António Firmino da Costa (ISCTE-IUL)

• Berth Danermark (Örebro University)

• Craig Calhoun (Arizona State University)

• Danny Dorling (University of Oxford)

• Dave Elder-Vass (Loughborough University)

• José Luís Casanova (ISCTE-IUL)

• Luís Capucha (ISCTE-IUL)

• Maria das Dores Guerreiro (ISCTE-IUL)

• Patrícia Ávila (ISCTE-IUL)

• Peter Brandon (University at Albany)

• Renato do Carmo (ISCTE-IUL)

• Richard Lachmann (University at Albany)

• Rui Pena Pires (ISCTE-IUL)


• Contemporary Social Inequality

• Institutions in Contemporary Society

• Sociology of Modernity

• Contemporary Debates in Sociological Theory

• Sociology and Epistemology

• Research Design

• Family and Work

• Foundations of Social Policy

• One compulsory course on Research Methods

• Three elective courses

• Dissertation


The application phases opening is conditioned by the vacancies
Round Start Date End Date Application fee
1st Round 15 January 2019 25 February 2019 50.00 €
2nd Round 26 March 2019 06 May 2019 50.00 €
3rd Round 21 May 2019 15 July 2019 50.00 €
4th Round 06 August 2019 02 September 2019 50.00 €


START DATE: 23 September 2019


Nationals of a European Union country

First year: 1100 euros

Second year: 1000 euros

Nationals from a non-European Union country

First year: 3000 euros

Second year: 1600 euros

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 24, 2019
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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