The aim of the Historical Sociological research is the study of issues of long-term social processes and trends that have a significant impact on contemporary societies and phenomena. The M.A. Historical Sociology cultivates research activities and the education of experts with an emphasis on the specialisation of these processes.
Above all, historical sociology 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 an understanding of all of these issues invokes the need for the development of adequate theoretical and methodological approaches, and also of the specific training of university students, which is possible through the study of Historical Sociology.
Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria
The entrance exam is not required.
Conditions for admission
- 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 your knowledge, skills and talent for study in the program for which you are applying. The paper can be your defended bachelor’s thesis or its summary, an article published in an academic journal or any new essay that you choose to represent you and your academic knowledge.
- Submit a notarized copy of your bachelor or master graduation certificate. If you graduated outside the Czech Republic, then you must submit an official nostrification document validating your foreign education.
Information on the exercise of graduates
Throughout their study of M.A. 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. 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 organisations and in the media.
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Last updated January 27, 2018