Sociology in European Context

Sociology in European Context

Two-year English-language Master’s programme is designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including its theory and research methods. The curriculum focuses on major social processes taking place in contemporary European countries and offers opportunities for students to develop skills including data collection, analysis and interpretation while carrying out sociological research.

The lectures and seminars examine processes and phenomena of international migration, nationalism, and social inequality in terms of societal integration and the main threats to the building of a civil society in Central Europe. Further, students explore the role of elites in societies undergoing social transformation and in the building of a civil society. The programme also includes lectures and seminars on carrying out applied research (electoral, marketing etc.), and special attention is paid to developing students’ critical thinking about scientific practice.


Students graduating from the programme will possess scholarly advantages including current knowledge of the major social problems facing present-day European societies, as well as a comprehensive view of contemporary sociological theory. With their understanding of both quantitative and qualitative sociological research methods, graduates can competently conduct  a sociological research and cooperate effectively on both analytic and problem solving tasks, allowing them to work as a researcher, an expert, an analyst or a project manager in either the public sector and non-profit organisations, or in private companies. Our graduates are likewise prepared to pursue a fruitful academic career.

Basic information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

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

Student Coordinator: Lenka Dvořáčková (


Tuition Fee: 4 000 EUR per year. For students from countries with a lower gross national income (GNI) per capita we offer a scholarship 2 000 EUR per year.

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.