The aim of Historical Sociological research is the study of issues of long-term social processes and trends that have a significant impact on contemporary societies and phenomena. The M.A. Historical Sociology cultivates research activities and the education of experts with an emphasis on the specialisation of these processes.
Above all, historical sociology deals with problems of modernisation and social change, globalisation trends and influences, integration and disintegration processes, the relationship of continuity and discontinuity, religious and cultural pluralism, linking the global to the local, the identification of the chances and risks of social development, the analysis of conflict situations and the possibility of overcoming them.
The need for understanding of all of these issues invokes the need for the development of adequate theoretical and methodological approaches, and also of the specific training of university students, which is possible through the study of Historical Sociology.
The admission exam in not required.
Submit a motivation letter, structured CV (curriculum vitae) and an academic paper in English before the application deadline. The paper should be no less than 15 pages in length and prove your knowledge, skills and talent for study in the program for which you are applying. The paper can be your defended bachelor’s thesis or its summary, an article published in an academic journal or any new essay that you choose to represent you and your academic knowledge. In case you would need some topics to base your essay on you can find the list here:
Theoretical conceptions of Historical Sociology and its main representatives.
Problems of social change and long-term developmental processes in various areas of social life.
Modernization, globalization and their role in contemporary society.
Changes in everyday life, religion, and culture.
Nations and nationalism then and today.
(Please send the motivation letter, structured CV and the academic paper as PDF to the email address
Submit a notarized copy of your bachelor or master graduation certificate. If you graduated outside the Czech Republic, then you must submit an official “nostrification” document validating your foreign education.
Profile of a Graduate
Throughout their study of M.A. Historical Sociology, graduates will have covered both theoretical topics as well as practical and research based topics.
Regarding theory, graduates will have acquired historical-sociological knowledge from the social, cultural, religious, political and economic spheres. Practical and research-based skills acquired throughout the study of this course include professional skills based on managing the basic approaches of quantitative and qualitative historical-sociological research methodology.
This combination of both theoretical and practical fields qualifies graduates for employment both in the academic sphere, i.e., at universities and research institutions, and in the non-academic sphere, i.e. in state administration, NGO’s, agencies, consultancy firms, educational institutions, cultural organisations and in the media.
Tuition fee for the program is 2000 € (54 000 CZK)/year.