Master in Sociology in European Context


Program Description

The MA Program Sociology in European Context (SEC), currently affiliated with a Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Sociology, is a two-year English-language Master’s program designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field of sociology, including its theory and research methods. It features a strong core of sociology courses with a European focus, as well as additional events on European issues and debates.

The Program enhances students’ sociological understanding of complex and dynamic European societies, within the context of the deep challenges the European Union currently faces. Besides theory and methodology, the Program is focused on the timely topics of international migration, human rights, social movements, civic engagement, European integration and society, capitalist change, democratic change and backlash, forms of critique and contestation, and nationalism. The courses are taught by international scholars, actively engaged in the international sociological community and on-going research. Next to in-depth sociological as well as an interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary societies, the Program deepens students’ vital skills and experiences for future careers, within or outside academia. In more practically oriented courses, students are introduced to the basics of applied social research and taught how to write a research project and a paper in English.

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Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance exam consists of:

  1. Ranking from 1-5 points for submitted certificates showing completed Bachelor's or Master's studies.
  2. Evaluation of applicants from 1-5 points on the basis of documents submitted which show results from previous studies. It is also possible to gain bonus points for having completed sociology subjects.

Results from the applicant's previous studies must be evidenced in a transcript of academic results from the final years of study. This transcript, confirmed by the academic department, faculty, or college, should be scanned and sent as an attachment with the online application. For every subject in the field of sociology which applicants have taken and passed in their previous studies, a bonus of 0.1 will be added to the points for documents confirming results from previous studies. However, it is not possible to reach more than a total of 10 points. Applicants are ranked using the points system, and the point limit for being accepted is set by the Dean.

In addition to the application, the following documents must be provided:

  1. A CV in English;
  2. Copy of Bachelor's degree certificate or equivalent;
  3. List of academic results from a completed Bachelor's program (summary of marks and academic results);
  4. A motivation letter.

All candidates must complete Bachelor level education before they start studying the program. The admissions committee will use a ranking system of points 1 – 10, on the basis of the documents submitted. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean.

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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Career Prospect

The graduate has current knowledge of contemporary theories and research methods (both quantitative and qualitative) in sociology, stressing the major social problems in present-day European societies. The graduate is competent enough to carry out independently sociological research and cooperate effectively on both analytic and conceptional tasks. The graduate can work as a researcher, an expert, an analytic and a project manager in the public sector and non-profit organizations and also in private companies. Likewise, the graduate is able to pursue an academic career in the Czech Republic or elsewhere.

Last updated Jan 2019

About the School

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK) is a part of one of the oldest universities in the world which was founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Shortly after the establishment in 1990, F ... Read More

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK) is a part of one of the oldest universities in the world which was founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Shortly after the establishment in 1990, FSV UK became a regional centre of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies and journalism. Read less