The main topics of historical sociology lie in questions of social change, modernisation, modernisation processes, civilizational analysis, the formation of states and nations, the formation of the world system, and globalisation trends. These questions are studied from a point of extensive comparative analysis involving a wide geographical perspective and long-time intervals.
Part of the field of historical sociology comprises a number of partial and specific research areas, which include issues such as collective mentalities, habits and social memory. Furthermore, the program 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.
The need for understanding of all of these issues invokes the need for the development of adequate theoretical and methodological approaches, and also for the specific training of university students, which is possible through the study of Historical Sociology.
Profile of a Graduate
Throughout their study of Historical Sociology, 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. They will learn how to analyze different social phenomena in a wide historical and territorial context and look at them from a long-term perspective.
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.
This combination of both theoretical and practical fields qualifies graduates for employment both in the academic sphere, i.e., at universities and research institutions, and in the non-academic sphere, i.e. in state administration, NGO’s, agencies, consultancy firms, educational institutions, cultural organizations and in the media.
You can find out more on our Faculty website.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
Submit a motivation letter, structured CV (curriculum vitae), and an academic paper in English before the application deadline. The paper should be no less than 15 pages in length and prove the applicant's knowledge, skills, and talent for study in the programme which the applicant applies for. The paper can be the applicant's defended bachelor’s thesis or its summary, an article published in an academic journal, or any new essay that the applicant chooses to represent them and their academic knowledge. The dean of the faculty decides whether papers that the applicant submits meet the requirements.
Submit a notarised copy of the applicant's bachelor or master diploma. Those applicants who graduated abroad/ from foreign schools are required to provide recognition of their foreign diploma. More information about the process of recognition and nostrification is available on the Faculty's website.
Conditions for admission
Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed BA education confirmed by a diploma and by submission of the relevant documents mentioned above.
Start your online application on our Admissions portal. The deadline for submitting the completed application is April 30th, 2021. Applications open on November 1st, 2020.