Sociology PhD programme (English training)

2017.02.23.
Sociology PhD programme (English training)
The Sociology PhD Programme was established in 1993 as an academic collaboration with the Budapest University of Economics (today: Corvinus University, Sociology Department) and the Sociology Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in order to grant the continuity of social science research. In 2000, Dénes Némedi (1942–2010) was appointed as  the programme director, who updated the programme structure and established the Doctoral School of Sociology. From 2010, Antal Örkény is the director of the programme and the Doctoral Scool as well.

The programme mainly expects candidates having obtained a degree from social sciences who have proven their commitment and ability towards scientific research during their gradual training. Students will undergo their doctoral training by participating in compulsory and optional courses and seminars. They will be closely guided by tutors.

Course work lasts for four semesters. The following topics form the backbone of the course work: classical and modern sociology theories; problems of the social structure – its layers and mobility; as well as research methodology. Complementary courses are also available in social psychology, historical sociology, economic sociology, law sociology, social policy, etc. Research seminars are always connected to actual research projects, and the students may choose a seminar depending on their research interests.