Cultural Sociology

Cultural is real.

What will you learn?

The study program aims to develop students interpretative skills, which are advanced on the ground of structuralist and hermeneutic methods of analyzing cultural meanings. Research in cultural sociology is focusing on meanings circulating and having an influence through a variety of social phenomena. The core of the study program is formed by courses dealing with specific methods and conceptual frames of cultural sociological interpretation which could be applied beyond public culture, too. Thus students are prepared to work as experts and researchers in various institutional spheres in which communication plays a crucial role.

Practical training

It is not a part of the study program.

Further information

http://gps.fss.muni.cz

Career opportunities

Graduates of Cultural Sociology are able to skillfully participate in research projects, including the selection, collection, analysis, and interpretation of empirical evidence consisting of meanings, signs, textual and visual documents. They are able to deal with the ethical aspect of sociological research, too. Graduates are able to advance a critical cultural interpretation of social phenomena, events, and institutions while applying proper theoretical concepts and research methods. Graduates are able to analyze and compare communication strategies developed in a variety of organizations, associations, social and cultural movements or subcultures. Thus graduates of Cultural Sociology are prepared to work as experts and researchers in various institutional spheres in which communication plays a crucial role.

Graduates of Cultural Sociology study program beside performing analytical skills as members of project-based teams are able to perform independent interpretive and analytical work, including the preparation of new projects. After accumulating work experience graduates of cultural sociology will be able to work also as team leaders.

Admission requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievements and motivation shown in the documents submitted (prior diploma and transcripts, CV, and a motivation letter) and demonstrated in the video-interviews. Recommendation letters and proof of English language required. See: http://gps.fss.muni.cz/en/cultural-sociology - Section How to Apply. All applicants will also be notified by email.

Criteria for evaluation

Admission committee reviews the materials and evaluates them (maximum 100 points, passing level is 60). Video-interviews are arranged to evaluate applicants' motivation and English language knowledge.

Application guide

Courses

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Follow-up studies

Graduates can develop their academic and research skills by accessing the doctoral study program of Sociology.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction English
The studies are subject to tuition

For more information

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doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D.

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