The Faculty of Social Studies was established in 1998 and it is among the newest and most dynamic parts of Masaryk University. Its social science tradition dates to 1921, when I. A. Bláha, who studied under Émile Durkheim, established the Department of Sociology. Sociology and psychology were originally taught at the Faculty of Arts, but together with other disciplines they created the Faculty of Social Studies in the late 1990s. Today, the Faculty of Social Studies comprises seven departments and four research institutes. It educates more than 3,600 students in fulltime and part-time forms of study. In its teaching and research, the Faculty maintains high academic standards based on long-term cooperation with universities around Europe and overseas. The Faculty is located in the city’s historic centre, its building offering students and employees excellent conditions for study and work. It houses modern lecture halls, a comprehensive library, several computer labs, specialized desktop publishing studios and multimedia rooms, as well as a student club with a cafe and gallery for student activities. The redesigned atrium at the heart of the building, marvelous in its layout and architectural design, is a popular location for social gatherings.
News from FSS
Dates of final state exams at FSS MU
Information for students who plan, in this spring semester 2020, to defend their final theses, pass final state exams or apply for a graduate or postgraduate study program at FSS MU.
Important Updates from the FSS Library
Even though the library is closed we would like to help you as much as we can during this difficult time.
Rector's extraordinary measure: Cancellation of contact instruction by 13 April
The rector of Masaryk University, Martin Bareš, announced that he canceled contact teaching for one month immediately. This responded to the current situation regarding the spread of coronavirus infection. Students will not attend any contact lessons (from March 10 to April 13) next month. Teachers can replace it by distance form, where possible.
News from MUNI
Scientist who brought hope to thousands of children shared his experience with students
In the beginning of March, world-renowned biochemist, Adrian Krainer, shared the journey of his scientific career and his research results with students at CEITEC Masaryk University.
A day in the life of a volunteer: It’s great that so many med students want to help
Martin Janků, a student at the MU Faculty of Medicine, coordinates the med students volunteering to help during the coronavirus outbreak.
Masaryk University offers its laboratories for coronavirus research free of charge
CEITEC Masaryk University is offering priority access, free of charge, to their equipment in shared laboratories including research expertise for research that may lead to the development of a vaccine or drug against COVID-19.
CEITEC MU laboratories receive official permission to perform coronavirus testing
Three Masaryk University laboratories were set aside for possible coronavirus testing.