International Joint Master's Degree in Cultural Sociology
The program’s course of study is strongly linked to international co-operation of sociology departments of Masaryk University, University of Trento, University of Graz and University of Zadar. Every department has its specific point of interest that is highlighted during the study period. At the Masaryk University there is a strong focus on the cultural aspects of migration, identity, urbanity, gender, memory, performativity and materiality.
Understanding cultural sociology as a specific method of inquiry makes us sensitive to the social and historical impact of the relatively autonomous world of meanings, and it brings to our attention the cultural aspects and background of social practices, historical events, material objects, institutional arrangements and behavioral inclinations. The study of history, memory, civic culture, identity formation, gender and sexuality, race, colonialism, nationalism, and protest cultures are strengthened by orientation in this new influential paradigm.
You will enroll at Masaryk University and spend at least one semester (the third semester is designed for mobility) at another partner university within the consortium. Upon graduation, you will receive a joint diploma from all four partner universities.
The graduates of Cultural Sociology can pursue careers in the field of marketing, opinion polls, at employment offices, in state administration, in educational institutions and research centers, in human resource agencies and departments, in non-governmental sphere and social movements, in media and creative industries, in cultural marketing – everywhere, where they can use their skills for analyzing and understanding of social phenomena.
Specific topics of research range from organizational and popular culture to religion and urban studies, yet the two topical areas which give the program its particular profile are the study of ethno-national boundaries (such as migration and transnationalism) and the study of collective memory (such as generational memory and collective trauma).
The tuition fees for the Master’s programs at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University are 1,500 euro per semester (3,000 euro per year or 6,000 euro for a whole degree program).
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Applications & Admissions
You apply via Karl-Franzens Universität in Graz (folow the program website below) and submit the following materials: short CV (resume), academic records (Bachelor diploma and full transcripts), statement of purpose (motivation), proof of English language and two recommendations. The admission committee reviews the materials and evaluates them up to the maximum of 100 points.
The program website below will give you full information and link to application page of the joint degree program.
The MU link to the program contains the link to our e-application (at MU, open Feb–June) that serves as a data record for those who want to choose MU as their home university.
Application deadline: 15 May in Graz
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