Applied Sociology

Area of Studies: Social Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Mode of Studies: Full-time studies
Length of Programme: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Master of Sociology

Access Requirements

Applicants for Applied Sociology programme should have a bachelor or equivalent degree in social sciences or humanities.

Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired

The programme of Applied Sociology is designed to prepare specialists capable of originally and independently analysing peculiarities and problems of the functioning of society at its various levels. Graduates will also be able to prepare and complete research projects on social problems, to define solutions for social problems and to implement them by applying contemporary sociological theories and methods. After completion of the programme of Applied Sociology, the master degree in sociology is granted.

Competencies:

  • Competence to apply sociological theoretical models for the analysis of peculiarities of the functioning and development of society;
  • Competence to identify social problems within various social institutions – economics, politics, family, law, education, religion, medicine (i.e. macro level) and at the level of individual relations (i.e. micro level);
  • Competence to analyse social problems from the perspective of local and global processes;
  • Competence to prepare and implement research projects on social problems;
  • Competence to conduct empirical research by applying quantitative and qualitative methods of social research;
  • Competence to process research data with the data analysis software;
  • Competence to analyse and interpret the data of sociological research and prepare research reports;
  • Competence to define solutions for social problems and possibilities to implement these solutions;
  • Competence to consult governmental, non-governmental and private organizations about the development of human resources, organizational culture, communication and interest coordination between various minority groups and to evaluate the intellectual and social resources of these organisations;

Competence to clearly and non-ambiguously provide logical and knowledgeable conclusions for the audiences of specialists and non-specialists

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Applied Sociology programme will be able to work:

  • in social research centres, public opinion and market research institutions, and public administration;
  • organisational work in private and public institutions and non-governmental organizations;
  • in science and education institutions;
  • in advertising and public relations agencies;
  • in various spheres of media;
  • in cultural institutions;
  • in international organizations and foundations for development, public health, tourism and recreation, and humanitarian aid;
  • Graduates of Applied Sociology may continue studies in PhD studies in sociology.

Curriculum

Subject

Code

Credits

Compulsory subjects (7)

   

Trends in Contemporary Social Theories

SOC 5001

6

Methodology of Social Sciences

SOC 5002

6

Issues in Quantitative Research in Sociology

SOC 5003

6

Sociology and Anthropology of Gender

SOC 5004

6

Issues in Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology

SOC 5005

6

Medical Sociology and Anthropology

SAT 5017

6

Modern Political Sociology

SOC 5008

6

Optional Subjects (5)

   

Research Trends in Sociology of Culture

SOC 5006

6

Sociology of Civil Society: E-citizenship

SOC 6009

6

Current Sociological Problems

SOC 5007

6

Families and Social Welfare

SOC 6002

6

Modern Economic Sociology

SOC 6003

6

Post-industrial and Information Society

SOC 6004

6

Globalization and Anti-globalism

SAT 5008

6

Labor Market Management and Research

EDU 5010

6

Special Course Nr. 1

SOC 5009

6

Anthropology of Post-Socialism

SAT 5005

6

Globalization and Migration

SOC 6008

6

Statistical Analysis in Scientific Research

EDU 6013

6

Health, Medicine and Health Care in the 21st Century

SOC 6010

6

Special Course Nr. 2

SOC 6006

6

Research Projects

   

Research Project Nr.1

SOC 5010

6

Research Project Nr.2

SOC 5011

6

Practice

   

In service training

SOC 6007

6

Master Paper

 

Master Thesis in Applied Sociology

30

Total:

120

Complementary Studies

The programme of complementary studies (12-18 ECTS) is proposed for the students who did not take these courses: Introduction to Sociology; Methodology of Social Sciences; Classical Sociological Theories, Contemporary Sociological Theories. The programme of complementary studies is completed together with bachelor students during the first two semesters.