Program focus

Since 2009 MoRiS has offered students an English-language curriculum focused on kindling research intuition and meticulous theoretical and methodological knowledge. Students and faculty work jointly in investigative projects carrying them from inception to finalization, discussing all along the challenges of acquiring novel evidence-based understandings.

The Master of Research in Sociology focuses on advanced sociological research. Courses are designed as gateways to current conceptual and methodological debates within sociological and social research communities. Students are encouraged to develop and work on their own research interests, to make sense of empirical evidence and to acquire public presentation skills while developing their research projects.


1st semester

  • Analysis of modernity and globalization
  • Making sense of statistical information in social research
  • Migration and social transformation
  • Gaining an edge: Innovations in the market and applied research
  • Network analysis: highlighting relational patterns

2nd semester

  • Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis
  • Netnography and other strategies in online research
  • Gender studies
  • Science, technology, and vernacular knowledge
  • Cognition and epistemology

3rd semester

  • Causal modeling in social research
  • Understanding social structure and mobility: social patterns for individual choice
  • Understanding intimacy, friendship and relationship
  • Stories and characters: making sense of social action through narrative
  • Rationality and interpretation
  • Communication and media studies

4th semester

  • Sociology of time
  • Studies of happiness and quality of life
  • Intersectionality in social research
  • Laboratory for thesis drafting and practice-Concepts and argumentation
  • Laboratory for thesis drafting and practice-Methods and data analysis


Cosima Rughiniș (program coordinator), Călin Cotoi, Joshua Dubrow, Mircea Dumitru, Vlad Grigoraș, Laura Grunberg, Gabriel Hâncean, Daniel Lățea, Oana Mateescu, Raluca Popescu, Marian Preda, Alexandra Rusu, Dumitru Sandu, Paula Tufiș, Marian Vasile, Lazăr Vlăsceanu

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Sep 2019
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