Central European University (CEU)

Sociology and Social Anthropology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
  • 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

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.

The PhD Degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology is offered by Central European University (CEU).

Career path

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

Accreditation

The PhD Degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Central European University (CEU) is approved and registered by the New York State Education Department.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications will open in fall 2018.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    112 ECTS 56 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included

- Advanced Methods

- Comparative Thinking

- University-Wide Doctoral Seminar: Reason, Unreason and Nature in Religion

- Religion, Ritual and Cultural Transmission

- Topics in the Philosophy of the Human and Social Sciences

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

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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

  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • 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

Admission Requirements

- Completed CEU Application Form 

- Letters of Recommendation

- Academic Records

- Curriculum Vitae or Resume

- Program-Specific Requirements

- Proof of English Proficiency

- Application Fee

In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit:

- three letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with their work

- a three-page research proposal (the proposal should address the main research questions, sources and methodology and place the topic in the context of previous research in the field)

- a short bibliography (one page) on the topic.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Budapest

  • 172338 - 268260 HUF/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world, and provides generous scholarships available to accepted students from any country. In 2016-2017, 84% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing.

Applicants to CEU doctoral programs are automatically considered for a CEU Doctoral Scholarship. The CEU Doctoral Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and health insurance, and includes a monthly stipend of HUF 242,000 (approx. EUR 780) that covers housing and living costs.

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