Sociology has been described as the study of the ways in which people are shaped by hidden forces. Join us in the exciting journey to discovery of how the unseen affects our lives. Learn how to understand the ways in which socialization affects every aspect of human behavior and how to ask the right questions about life and society. Whether looking at stratification or identity, migration or memory, culture or transnationalism, sociology sheds light on how and why people do the things they do and act the way they act. Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky, Ph.D.
The Sociology Master’s program offers a rigorous course of instruction that will prepare you to investigate and understand the complexities of contemporary societies. The curriculum includes courses in classical and contemporary sociological theory, practical training in quantitative and qualitative research methods, and cultivation of your critical thinking and writing skills.
The program has been carefully designed to offer you a rich and complete sociological education, while simultaneously offering flexibility and opportunities for you to follow your personal interests.
From 2016 on, students can choose to specialize in Migration Studies within their optional courses and have this specialization stated in the Diploma Supplement.
A diploma in Sociology prepares you for advanced graduate study, or for a professional career in fields ranging from state administration, marketing, and business to education, journalism, and the non-governmental sector.
You will discover great diversity in the topics taught by the department faculty, including demography, religion, science and technology, education and health, social exclusion, urban studies, gender studies, environmental studies, stratification, ethnic minorities, migration, popular culture, the study of post-socialist societies, the problems of democratic transitions, and the analysis of other contemporary social issues within European and global contexts.
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).
Applications & Admissions
You apply via MU e-application linked 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 online application form is active between February 1–April 30 for fall semester admissions, and between September 1–November 30 for spring semester admissions.
Formally, you find the program in the e-application system under: Faculty of Social Studies – Master's programs (following Bachelor) – Sociology – Sociology (Eng.).
You can follow the program website below or MU link to the program (both can direct you to the concrete e-application).
Application deadlines: 30 April and 30 November
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- Evropská studia
- Mezinárodní vztahy
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