Sociology

"The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden." (Pierre Bourdieu)

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Admission to Master's degree programmes in 2020/2021 (beginning: Autumn 2020)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 Apr 2020

What will you learn?

The English programme in Sociology largely follows the logic of the master's degree in sociology in the Czech language. The English programme in Sociology offers a rigorous course of instruction that will prepare you to investigate and understand the complexities of contemporary societies. The curriculum includes courses in classical and contemporary sociological theory, practical training in quantitative and qualitative research methods, and cultivation of your critical thinking and writing skills. The programme has been carefully designed to offer you a rich and complete sociological education, while simultaneously offering flexibility and opportunities for you to follow your personal interests.

The programme offers intensive instruction in a smaller number of challenging courses with high credit values, rather than extensive instruction in a high number of less demanding courses. This model of teaching is used at top international universities and it also helps you to become flexible and to transition smoothly to doctoral degree programmes if you decide to continue your studies. Our curriculum focuses on independent study combined with consultations with experienced lecturers, which enables you to develop skills needed for autonomous, thorough, and creative problem-solving. Methods that help you solve problems and complete tasks are given priority over broad factual knowledge in sociology, which can quickly become obsolete, is too extensive to be mastered in a two-year course of studies, and is usually easily available in digital databases and other types of information sources. Skilled use of such databases (e.g. being able to determine the relevance or reliability of data and information) is one of the skills that you learn during your Master’s studies.

Practical training

Practical training is not a compulsory part of the study programme. However, students are encouraged to specialize and contact potential employers in their chosen area of specialization during their studies.

Further information

http://soc.fss.muni.cz

Career opportunities

The graduates are prepared to carry on individual analytical and conceptual work in different fields. They are prepared for jobs in various specialized areas.

A degree in sociology prepares you for further post-graduate study or for a professional career in fields ranging from state administration, marketing, and business to education, journalism, and the non-governmental sector. Our graduates often find employment in social and land development (at private companies, local authorities, labor offices, etc.) and in the market and public opinion research agencies.

The graduates are capable of individual and independent organizational and analytical work, and after enough experience also for professional leadership in project teams.

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/sociology/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 60). Video-interviews are arranged to evaluate applicants' motivation and English language knowledge.

Application guide

Deadlines

1 January –
30 April 2020
Deadline for applications

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Courses

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Follow-up studies

Graduates of the programme can enrol in various doctoral degree programmes in the Czech Republic and abroad.

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

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prof. PhDr. Tomáš Katrňák, Ph.D.

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