International Joint Master's Degree in Cultural Sociology

Programme specification

General information

The Master’s degree programme in Cultural Sociology is offered by the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, together with sociology departments at the University of Graz, University of Zadar, and University of Trento as a joint degree. It is unique in its thorough and systematic focus on analytical competences and skills and offers instruction in sophisticated methods of interpretation of social meanings and links between various social phenomena and data. Rather than being a variation on the sociology of culture, which analyses sociological aspects of cultural forms and systems (religion, art, etc.), the discipline of cultural sociology is based on the analysis of cultural aspects of any sociological phenomena, including bureaucratic organizations or economic data.

A successful graduate is able to

  • Analyse and understand social phenomena from a cultural perspective.

Additional information

Graduate destination

Graduates of Cultural Sociology can pursue careers in marketing (market research), opinion polls, employment offices, state administration, media, educational institutions and research centres, human resources, non-governmental organizations, and social movements – in short, anywhere where they can use their ability to analyse and understand of social phenomena.

Admission Requirements

The application is submitted at the coordinating university - Graz Uniiversity by 15 May. The admission committee decides by early June. Accepted students interested to enroll at Masaryk University (who had not established our online record) are addressed and asked to establish it via this e-application by 30 June. Selection criteria: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, Grade Point Average (GPW) or average mark, Letter of motivation, Letter of recommendation, High level competence in the English language.

Evaluation criteria

Admission committee (composed of teachers from all 4 universities) reviews the materials and evaluates them (maximum 100 points).

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with International Joint Master's Degree in Cultural Sociology

This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Study field data

Faculty Faculty of Social Studies
Type of study Follow-up master's
Mode full-time No
combined No
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction