Master in Society, Communication and Media (SOCOME) is a two-year graduate program, which provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills in the fields of media studies and sociology. The program helps students to understand and analyze the role of mass media and social media in contemporary societies. Graduates will become familiar with the knowledge of classic and up-to-date theories of mass society, mass media, and social media, which are essential for future experts in the field. Moreover, graduates will gain an in-depth knowledge of the methodologies and applications in the study of media and society. In addition to providing students with a robust background in theoretical knowledge and methodology, the program emphasizes the development of students’ critical thinking and practical skills in the field of empirical social research. Thanks to the broad scope of competencies acquired and deepened during their studies, graduates become highly valued experts in many professions in the fields of the media industry, public relations, applied social research, public administration, local and global governance, NGOs, think-tanks, political parties, and academia.
More information about the program is available at http://studyatiss.fsv.cuni.cz/master-society-communication-media/. Questions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
In addition to the application, the following documents must be provided:
- A CV in English;
- Copy of Bachelor's degree certificate, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed;
- List of academic results from a completed Bachelor's programme (summary of marks and academic results);
- A motivation letter;
- Proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CPE or similar documents - essential for the non-native English speakers only).
All candidates must complete Bachelor level education before they start studying the program. The admissions committee will use a ranking system of points 1 – 100, on the basis of the documents submitted. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University.
Conditions for admission
Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's program) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study program.
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The graduate has knowledge of current media and sociological theories as well as qualitative and quantitative methods applicable to empirical research in sociology and media studies. They are also able to prepare, lead and implement sociological or media research. The program has prepared the graduate for a wide range of professions in an agency or an applied research environment whether it be in the non-profit, for-profit or public sector. The graduate can take on different positions ranging from a mass media analyst or a public relations representative. The graduate is also prepared to further pursue studies in sociology or media studies in the Czech Republic or abroad.
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