Sociology in European Context

Sociology in European Context

The Sociology in European Context (SEC) is a two-year English-language-based Master's programme designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field of sociology including its theory and research methods. SEC's curriculum focuses on major social processes taking place in contemporary European countries and offers opportunities for students to develop skills such as data collection, analysis and interpretation while at the same time carrying out solid sociological research. It is taught by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS FSV UK).

The lectures and seminars examine processes and phenomena of international migration, nationalism, and social inequality in terms of societal integration and their 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. SEC also includes lectures and seminars on applied research (electoral, marketing etc.), with special attention paid to developing students’ critical thinking about scientific practice.

Graduates from the SEC programme will possess certain 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 understanding of both quantitative and qualitative sociological research methods, graduates can competently conduct 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 also prepared to pursue a productive and prolific academic career.

Tuition fee for this programme is 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.