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Master studies: Sociology

Study branch 6703T

About the study programme

The study is open to bachelors of sociology and social policy and to bachelors of other branches as well on the condition of entrance examination. Remission of entrance examination is possible for students of bachelor cycle of sociology and social policy as well as sociology and social anthropology, who succeeded at the state bachelor examination with the average mark at least 1.7.

Master study of sociology at Institute of Social Sciences at Charles University is structured into four specializations:

  • Dynamics of Contemporary Societies

  • Social Construction of Identities

  • Application of Sociological Research and Its Methodology

  • Sociological Theory

These specializations are interconnected by so called "common base". The common base is created by four obligatory courses for all specializations.


Doc. Milan Tuček, CSc.

Complete study duties

  • Common obligatory base: 30 credits

  • Obligatory courses in specialization: 30 credits

  • Obligatory optional courses in specialization: 20 credits

  • Optional courses: 40 credits

Total study requierements: 120 credits

Master final examination

  • Sociology in contemporary world

  • Examination from a specialization (written)

  • Defence of master thesis

Study duties

Obligatory common base

Externí odkaz List of courses.


A. Specialization Dynamics of Contemporary Societies

Guarantee: Prof. PhDr. Jiří Kabele, Ph.D.

Specialization Dynamics of Contemporary Societies is focused on actual macro- and mezzo-problems of the Czech society in the EU, its dynamics, critical phenomena, process and events, formal and informal worlds. It uses problematic and participatory approach and stresses interdisciplinary relation to politics, economy, social anthropology, law, mass media and territorial studies. The specialization balances between both theory and empirical substances and develops paradigm dialog in theory and methodology.

The graduates of this specialization will obtain good and relatively universal orientation in the issue of contemporary societies fueled by analytical competences, wide readings and particular experience with empirical resource. The graduates can find their asserting in basic and applied research in the range of jobs concerning public administration, non-profit organizations and next in field of communication between political and economical world.

B. Specialization Social Construction of Identities

Guarantee: Mgr. Martin Hájek, Ph.D.

Specialization Social Construction of Identities focuses on sociology from point of interactional perspective. Students are familiarized with methods, strategies and practice that are forming (constructing) reality of collective and personal identities and social institutions. Specialization is learned by theoretical and methodological courses with conceptual and methodological profile and by special courses devoted to concrete social phenomena. The aim is to produce experts in particular aspects of social life able to work in wider sociological context. Successful graduates can build their professional career in both academic and non-academic area.

The graduates can work in various organizations that work with immigration, interethnic conflicts, racism, religion, education of administrative workers, etc. The graduated interested in the issue of personal identities can find jobs in the area of social analyses or in help for drug addicted, for home-violence victims, handicapped, etc. Last but not least it is necessary to mention the graduates educated in sociological discursive analysis that can start their career in the field of mass media analysis.

C. Specialization Application of resource and its methodology

Guarantee: Prof. PhDr. Hynek Jeřábek, CSc.

The aim of this specialization is to offer qualification that allows students to put them into the resource in resource agencies or in academic field. Instead of analytical competencies and methodological experience it is possible to develop obtained knowledge in the area of mass media analysis, public relations and in analytical teams of public administration, companies and non-profit organizations.

Graduates will be experienced in at least one great resource project in form of resource colloquium, meet qualitative and quantitative methods applicable in the resource and in practice. According to students' interest it is desirable to add the qualification from the offer of optional courses. Emphasis is put on methodological analysis of a problem, choice of suitable methods for problem solution, as well as using resource archives, international comparison and internet and last but not least the ethics of resource work and presentation of results.

Optional courses for all specializations

List of courses (forthcoming).

Notice: Alternative courses can also be inscribed by students as obligatory and obligatory optional courses in the framework of Master specializations, out of their own specialization. Institutes of Faculty of Social Science will publish recommended courses on ISS web pages at the beginning of every term.

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