36 months
284 EUR/year
284 EUR/year
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The Sociology PhD program from University of Zurich requires participants to conduct independent research, write a PhD thesis, and to perform coursework worth a total of 12 ECTS credits. Program outcomes include acquiring subject-specific skills in the area of specialization and improving research methodology. 


What you will learn

Graduates acquire transferable skills (university-level teaching, science communication, building networks, leadership skills, international experience). 

In addition to promoting publications in scholarly journals and the ability to present research findings in academic contexts, the Sociology PhD program from University of Zurich enables participants to develop the personal skill sets necessary for a successful career in research or in another demanding profession. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crash Course "Simple and Attractive Writing for Mass Audiences"
  • Current Sociological Research PhD
  • Data Visualization and Statistical Graphics with R
  • Democracy Studies Research Colloquium
  • Democracy in the Time of Covid-19: Implications for Politics, Markets, and Society
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Multilevel Modelling and Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma from a state-accredited university.
  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.
  • The diploma itself is state-accredited.
  • The diploma grants entitlement to pursue doctoral studies at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 142 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 142 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /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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