- Programme Duration: 2 years
- Language of Instruction: English
- Programme Guarantee: Doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Lenka Dvořáčková, email@example.com
- Admission Administration: firstname.lastname@example.org
The admission procedure does not require the applicant to be present in person. All applicants must provide a transcript of records from their previous studies. Applicants' materials will be assessed by an admissions committee in March/May respectively. The criteria assessed by the admission committee are following: academic performance and the relation of the subject of applicant's study to Sociology, other relevant documents might be considered as well.
Successful applicants will be informed at the beginning of April/June respectivelly, so they can apply for their student visa.
All applications must include:
Completed application form
Copies of all relevant diplomas and transcripts. Copies of diplomas and transcripts do not have to be certified. However, if you submit uncertified copies you must bring the originals of all submitted documents with you to Prague, so we can confirm their authenticity. If you have not yet finished your previous studies and thus do not have a diploma please submit a confirmation of studies including an information on the expected date of graduation.
Applicants for all programmes should apply here: ONLINE APPLICATION
Please note: Do not forget to finalize your online application by hitting the send button and please remember to upload all your supporting documents before you finalize your application.
The early admissions deadline for academic year 2021/22 is June 30, 2021. The early admissions deadline is strongly recommended for students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries who will need a student visa in order to study in the Czech Republic.
The regular deadline for academic year 2021/22 is August 31, 2021. The application fee is 820 CZK (approximately 33 EUR).
COURSE STRUCTURE & REQUIREMENTS
- Total Credits: 120 ECTS
- Compulsory Courses: 72 ECTS
- Elective Courses: minimum 36 ECTS
- Optional Courses: 12 ECTS
- Defence of Master's Thesis
- Final State Examination
1. Civil Society and Politics
2. Anthropology of Space and Mobility
3. Identities, Health, and Bodies.
The Civil Society and Politics specialization provides students with a deep understanding of how contemporary complex societies work. Students acquire the theoretical and practical skills in political sociology, anthropology of nationalism, and the non-profit sector. They will learn to analyse various aspects of public life systematically.
The Anthropology of Space and Mobility specialization brings in-depth knowledge of the globalized world, its dynamics, migratory movements, social mobility, and enables these phenomena to be deeply understood, and applied in the field of urban planning, migratory politics, and analysing of global developments.
The Identities, Health and Bodies specialization develops the profound knowledge and practical skills required to conduct sociological and social anthropological research in the field of medical anthropology, health sociology, lifestyle studies, sociology of sport, and gender studies. In all specializations, students can choose either to focus on quantitative or qualitative research methodology. All specializations provide prerequisites for their graduates to be employed in education sector, state and public administration, the non-profit sector, and corporate organizations. In addition to preparing for an out-of-academic deployment, this study creates the preconditions for an academic career and postgraduate studies.
Tuition fee for the SEC programme is 4 000 EUR per year. For students from countries with a lower gross national income (GNI) per capita we offer a scholarship 2 000 EUR per year (the scholarship is automatically deduced from the tuition fee). Please note that the fee covers only the cost of instruction and examinations, and that students are responsible for paying their own expenses (lodging, food etc.).
All students are entitled to the specific reduced school fee 600 EUR for the entire academic year, for Master’s degree programs this relief applies only from the 3rd year of study in case that they complete all compulsory courses specified by the curriculum of their programme, except the Master's Thesis Seminar, the Master's Thesis, and the Final Exam. More information is available here.
Furthermore, students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition can apply for Development Scholarship. Under the terms of this scholarship, students will receive a waiver of school fees for their first semester of study, plus a one-off payment of 50 000 CZK (about 2000 EUR) as a contribution towards living costs. More information about Development Scholarship is available here.
You have the same rights and opportunities as students enrolled in our Czech programs, therefore you are eligible to take part in international student exchange projects. However, because student status is conditional on the payment of school fees and/or various scholarships, some special conditions apply. More information regarding opportunities for international students is available here.
See a complete list of our partner universities.
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.“
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