Sociology

General information

Students of Sociology learn to understand various forms of social action, social institutions, processes, and relationships. The programme cultivates analytical skills, which are sought after not only in research and teaching, but also in many other fields of activity, such as consulting, international trade, journalism, diplomacy, management, non-governmental organizations, state administration, marketing, public relations, ecology, law, medicine, politics, etc. The programme also helps students understand the social context of various types and levels of social and individual problems. Students are introduced to the current critical social theory and to the historical development of social thought. Auxiliary disciplines, such as demography, broaden the practical application of the theoretical concepts and the programme includes a number of courses focused on such specialized areas of study, such as migration, social stratification, population studies, sociology of politics, sociology of the family, sociology of the city, sociology of industry, sociology of culture, etc.). Systematic training in research methods and data analysis using modern statistical procedures prepares students for independent research and analytical work.

A successful graduate is able to

  • Reflect, both theoretically and critically, on current sociological knowledge.
  • Understand the nature, formation, reproduction, and functioning of social relationships, systems, and behaviour in all areas of social life.
  • Design the methods and implementation of all stages of sociological research: operationalize the examined phenomena, select a relevant population sample, develop required research instruments, and collect, analyse, and explain quantitative data.
  • Communicate his/her research findings to the public, whether in writing or by giving a talk.

Graduate employment

Our Bachelor’s degree programme is designed to prepare students for their careers, primarily in marketing research, public opinion and market research, and marketing, but also in state and local administration and non-governmental organizations. Our graduates can also enter careers in the private sector, especially in human resources and public relations, and positions in tripartite and collective bargaining organizations. Government and non-governmental employers value our graduates’ thorough knowledge of the wider context, which is required within employment and social policy. Graduates of the programme will have learned how to collect and assess empirical data, analyse specific problems, and suggest practicable solutions.

Faculty Faculty of Social Studies
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Admission Requirements

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Recommended literature

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Evaluation criteria

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Frequently enrolled courses

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Additional information

http://soc.fss.muni.cz/

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