Central European University (CEU)

Sociology and Social Anthropology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The Sociology and Social Anthropology PhD program at Central European University (CEU) does not have separate sociology and anthropology tracks—both disciplines are integrated. Students are encouraged to conduct empirical research using a wide variety of methodologies but theoretically informed approaches which embrace a broad intellectual agenda are prioritized.

About

The doctoral program encourages theoretically-driven empirical research in a non-parochial perspective that embraces broad perspectives on a variety of topics that are related to the department’s expertise. A year of rigorous course work is generally followed by a year of research and an extended period of writing.

Of special interest are projects that promote: the integration of sociological and anthropological perspectives as well as methodologies; comparative approaches to urban processes; economic formations and transformations; research on social networks; generation of inequalities; meanings and practices of gender;transnational migration and dynamics of place-making; and social movements. The Sociology and Social Anthropology programme is offered by Central European University (CEU).

During the first year of the doctoral program, students undertake a rigorous, yet flexible program of coursework. Alongside mandatory courses developing epistemological and methodological approaches to sociology and social anthropology, elective courses provide in-depth studies of different subject areas. Students also have the option to undertake a semester-long Independent Study Module where a maximum of two students, under the supervision of one faculty member, devise a reading list related to their project.

Career path

The majority of the department’s alumni find employment in academia, NGOs or the private sector.

Accreditation

In 2016, CEU’s programs related to sociology were ranked among the top 100 in the world according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) subject ranking.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications will open in fall 2017.
  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 72 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    112 ECTS 56 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Sample Courses for the Doctoral Program
  • Transnational Migration
  • Comparative Thinking
  • Theory and Research in Contemporary Macro-sociology
  • Social Network Analysis; State, Power and Resistance
  • Economic Sociology
  • Independent Study Module

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a social science discipline
  • Research proposal and bibliography
  • Writing sample
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15000 International
  • EUR 15000 EU/EEA

Funding

CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides generous merit-based scholarships available to students from any country. In 2015-2016, 85% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to full scholarships with stipends and housing.

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