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Sociology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The Doctoral School of Sociology at the Corvinus University of Budapest invites applicants who wish to learn how to carry out problem oriented, theoretically grounded and methodologically sound empirical social research.

About

The Doctoral School of Sociology at Corvinus University of Budapest prefers scholars who wish to carry out problem oriented, theoretically grounded and methodologically sound empirical social research in the future. In order to achieve this goal we offer courses in theory building, quantitative and qualitative methodology, economic sociology and scientific writing. The development of the doctoral research is supported by a series of research seminars.

The PhD program is consists of two parts. In the first two years, doctoral students attend classes, outline and elaborate their research project, and eventually to participate in teaching. That first part is completed with a comprehensive examination. Upon the passing the comprehensive examination, students are allowed into second two years and to work on the doctoral dissertation. The final dissertation must be submitted 5 years after acceptance to the program.

Research

Students should work on their doctoral research continuously. In the first two years, the research seminars help the students to design the doctoral research. Third and fourth year students are going to present their research findings at research forums.

Students are expected

  • to meet their thesis advisor (or advisors) supervisor on a regular basis;
  • to submit a short progress report at the end of each semester
  • to present the findings of the doctoral research at the research forum of the doctoral school
  • publish in peer-reviewed academic journals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses take place in the first two years. Although the study program will probably be revised, students will likely to take the following mandatory courses.

  • Research seminars, which support the development of doctoral research (4 semesters)
  • Sociological theory, economy and society (1 semester)
  • Quantitative and qualitative methodology (2 semesters)
  • Scientific writing (1 semester)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  •  Master level university degree with grade "B" (good) is a minimum requirement for admission
  • Good command of English 
  • A minimum of good evaluation, accredited MA/MSc degree, a good command of English, a good planned research paper.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    754 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 754 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    754 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 754 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee is HUF 240 000 per semester.

Living costs for Budapest

  • 172338 - 268260 HUF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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