Prague - Vibrant and Inspiring City
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, some might even say the world. In 2015 Prague was declared as the best place to live in the Czech Republic. As the cultural, political and economic centre of the Czech Republic, Prague enjoys a rich cultural scene and diverse nightlife.
Our Students Love It Here!
I am really happy to choose Charles University and my Master at the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS). If I have to sum up in brief words my experience I can tell you this: Great professors, perfect environment and challenging study.
Studying at the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS) is a discovery journey and an awesome experience! It has widened my (academic) networking peripheries and research experiences as well as deepened my critical thinking skill with an in-depth knowledge of interdisciplinary research field. Moreover, the competent lecturers and professional academic staffs are supportive with the necessary assistance and guidance through my pathways’ trajectory. In addition, the environment, its cultural activities, and friendly neighborhood are exclusive activities enriching the choice of my studying process in Prague.
The multidisciplinary approach of the study, the knowledgeable faculty and the supportive environment, in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, makes it an experience of a lifetime.
I decided to do my Ph.D. in Prague, at ISS, because I have a great perspective from here.
One of the most memorable parts of studying at ISS besides an engaging variety of the courses was a family-like environment established in both the classrooms and student offices. That did not only foster my academic motivation, but also made me feel like home!
I made the right choice having picked this program. A wide spectrum of interesting and useful subjects satisfies my interests. Proper balance of theoretical and practical approaches makes my diploma competitive in labour market.
My study here in Prague have been really good. I felt very welcomed here during the orientation week and I felt that I got enough information about studying here before and during the exchange. I am really satisfied with the courses I’ve been taking, I feel like the professors have been good as well. One thing that I have to point out a bit extra is the SIS system. The fact that I can read all of my course material on this webiste instead of buying all the books (as we have to do in Sweden), have been so good and so practical. Overall I have to say that my time here in Prague have been really good and I wish I was staying two semesters instead of one.
Τhe Erasmus Program gave me the opportunity to get to know Prague and the educational system of Charles University. It was a unique and special experience. Prague is a magical and beautiful city full of attractions and squares, magical landscapes.
The courses seemed to me a little harder than those at our university back home. This may be due to the fact that all the classes I attended here were in English while back home, all courses are in my mother language which is Greek. Nevertheless all this process helped to improve my English enough, something important for my future.
„I can definitely recommend to study at ISS and I have a lot of reasons for that I want to share. Studying at ISS was a very enriching experience for me, because they offer a lot of different interesting seminars and lectures for Sociology students. There are so many topics to choose from, so that you can easily create a individual schedule for your semester in Prague.
Also the way of teaching is exciting and different from the teaching style of my home country Germany. It is very pleasant to join the seminars and lectures, because you are able to discuss things and ask questions due to the quite small size of the sessions.“
Master in Sociology of Contemporary Societies
It is a two-year English-language Master’s programme designed for students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field of sociology and social anthropology, including their theory and research methods. It features a strong core of sociology and social anthropological courses in three specializations, from which the student choses one: 1. Civil Society and Politics, 2. Anthropology of Space and Mobility, and 3. Identities, Health, and Bodies. Graduates will have the skills and competencies needed to conduct sociological research and cooperate effectively on both analytic and problem solving tasks, allowing them to work as researchers, an experts, analysts or project managers either in the public sector, non-profit organisations or private companies.
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Doctoral in Sociology
The program is realized in collaboration with the Institute of Sociology, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and is focused on scientific inquiry, independent creative work, and deepening of theoretical knowledge. The programme prepares the students for scientific career and teaching in the field of academic as well as applied research. The graduates can work at universities, research institutions, private companies, and other areas where high level of theoretical and methodological education in sociology and social research is required.
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Master in Sociology, Communication & Media
Two-year English-language Master’s programme Society, Communication and Media (SCM) is designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including both its theory and research methods. The curriculum offers foreign and Czech students up-to-date and relevant expertise in a prospective and rapidly evolving field of mass media and sociology. It is taught by academics of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS FSV UK) and the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ FSV UK).
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