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Corvinus University of Budapest MA in Sociology
Corvinus University of Budapest

MA in Sociology

Budapest, Hungary

4 Semesters


Full time

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Sep 2023

EUR 2,400 / per semester *


* per semester for non-EEA applicants


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  • Department responsible for the program: Institute of Communication and Sociology
  • Program instructor: Dr. Nagy Beáta
  • Bachelor's degree program: Sociology
  • Specialization: Social Science
  • Program time in semesters: 4 semesters
  • Program language: English
  • Site/Location: Budapest
  • Division: Full time
  • Program Type: Normal

Widen your knowledge of contemporary concepts and theories related to global social changes and better your critical analysis of social problems in a global-versus local framework. Gain an internationally recognized academic qualification and join local, national or global organizations, government authorities, research institutes, think tanks, and public or private sector companies after graduation. Join Corvinus! Apply now!

Tuition fee: 560 000 HUF (≈1600 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants.

The level of qualification attainable in the Master's program, and the title of the certification

  • Qualification level: master- (magister, abbreviation: MA).
  • Qualification in Hungarian: okleveles szociológus.
  • Qualification in English: Sociologist.

Degrees accepted for admittance into the Master's program

Accepted with the complete credit value: sociology and social studies undergraduate degrees.

May also be considered with the completion of the credits defined: undergraduate and Master’s courses and courses as defined as per Act LXXX of 1993 on higher education that is accepted by the higher education institution’s credit transfer committee based on a comparison of the studies that serve as the basis of the credits.

For persons with degrees defined the minimal requirements of admittance to the Master's program training cycle

For entry into a Master’s program that is different from the undergraduate degree, the minimum number of necessary credits is at least 60 from the fields of social sciences relevant to the sociology program.

The prerequisite of admittance into the Master’s program is for the student to have at least 20 credits.

Missing credits must be attained as defined in the higher education institution’s Study and Exam Regulations.

The number of credits to be completed for the Master's degree: 120 credits

  • Degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent).
  • Thesis credit value: 15 credits.
  • The minimum credit value of optional courses: 6 credits.

International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 312

Master's degree training objectives

The objective of the program is the training of experts with a high level of sociological skill, who are capable of performing research, expert, educational, decision-making, management, planning, and organization tasks independently or in groups in various fields of social life (research, education, culture, media, politics, economy, healthcare, environmental protection, settlement management, social policy). Graduates possess a modern understanding of social sciences, research methodology, and practice, interdisciplinary knowledge, and an international perspective. They are prepared to continue their training at the Ph.D. level.

Professional properties

Scientific fields that lead to the specialization, and fields of expertise that make up the program: classic and modern social science theories 10-35 credits;

  • Research methods (Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, IT Applications) 10-50 credits;
  • Differentiated professional skills (i.e. education, culture, media, politics, economy, healthcare, environmental protection, settlement management, social policy) 20-60 credits.

The maximum credit value assigned to subjects that belong to the specialization recommended by the training institution is 30 credits.

Foreign language requirements

Earning the Master’s degree requires at least one state-recognized intermediate (B2) complex language examination in English, French or German, and one state-recognized intermediate (B2) complex language examination in another living foreign language.

Internship requirements

The internship is a professional training defined in the program syllabus with a credit value of 2-6 credits.

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