Sociology of Contemporary Societies (SCS)

Sociology of Contemporary Societies

The MA Programme in Sociology of Contemporary Societies is a two-year English-language Master’s programme designed for students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field of sociology and social anthropology, including their theory and research methods. It features a strong core of sociology and social anthropological courses in three specializations, from which the student chooses one.



1. Civil Society and Politics

2. Anthropology of Space and Mobility

3. Identities, Health, and Bodies.


The Civil Society and Politics specialization provides students with a deep understanding of how contemporary complex societies work. Students acquire the theoretical and practical skills in political sociology, anthropology of nationalism, and the non-profit sector. They will learn to analyse various aspects of public life systematically.

The Anthropology of Space and Mobility specialization brings in-depth knowledge of the globalized world, its dynamics, migratory movements, social mobility, and enables these phenomena to be deeply understood, and applied in the field of urban planning, migratory politics, and analysing of global developments.

The Identities, Health and Bodies specialization develops the profound knowledge and practical skills required to conduct sociological and social anthropological research in the field of medical anthropology, health sociology, lifestyle studies, sociology of sport, and gender studies. In all specializations, students can choose either to focus on quantitative or qualitative research methodology. All specializations provide prerequisites for their graduates to be employed in education sector, state and public administration, the non-profit sector, and corporate organizations. In addition to preparing for an out-of-academic deployment, this study creates the preconditions for an academic career and postgraduate studies.


Early bird application deadline: June 30, 2023

Regular application deadline: August 31, 2023 

The early-bird term is mainly for students from visa-seeking countries.

Find the link for the application below.

Basic information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Programme Director: doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc. (

Student Coordinator: Lenka Dvořáčková (


Tuition Fee: 6 000 EUR per year. From the academic year 2022/2023.

Reduction or Waiving the Fee: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a set of scholarships and fee reductions. Conditions and terms can be found here.

Documents for Application: See the instruction via online application above.

Study Prerequisites: The programme is open to students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related programme study.



Students graduating from the programme will possess scholarly advantages including current knowledge of the major social problems facing present-day societies. With their understanding of both quantitative and qualitative sociological research methods, graduates can competently conduct sociological and social anthropological research and cooperate effectively on both analytic and problem solving tasks, allowing them to work as researchers, experts, analysts or a project managers in either the public sector and non-profit organisations, or in private companies. Our graduates are equally prepared to pursue a fruitful academic career and PhD studies.