Doctoral School of Sociology: Postgraduate Program of Sociology and Postgraduate Program of International Studies


Title

Doctoral School of Sociology: Postgraduate Program of Sociology and Postgraduate Program of International Studies

Degree

Doctor of Philosopy (Ph.D.) in the field of Sociology

Type

Degree program

Level

Doctoral

Accreditation number

MAB 2017/6/IX/33/2/1101

Institute

Doctoral School of Sociology

Language

English

Duration

8 semesters (4 years)

ECTS credits

240

Minimum number of students

3

Maximum number of students

20

Short description

The doctoral school offers two programs, one in Sociology, and another in International Studies. The aim of the programs is to ensure the existence of a new generation of scientists dedicated to social sciences, their thorough preparation for acquiring the PhD qualification and carrying out independent academic research and lecturing activities at a post-graduate academic level.

These programs are recommended to applicants are interested in finding employment as a University Professor, Social Researcher, Scientific Expert, Political Analyst, Political Expert, Social Policy Analyst, Media Expert, or International Policy Expert.

The doctoral school ensures the existence of a new generation of scientists dedicated to social sciences and thoroughly prepares doctoral students for acquiring the PhD qualification and for carrying out independent academic research and lecturing activities at a post-graduate academic level.

The programs follow international educational standards in social sciences and thus provide highly qualified research experts, university teachers, and training specialists of both theoretical and practical approach for the different fields of social policy practice at a high level, also recognized at an international scale.

Programs: Sociology, International Studies

Strength of program
  • Compatibility with international social science doctoral programs

  • Interoperability with other programs and educational levels

  • Research-oriented education and training

  • Interdisciplinarity

  • Combining quantitative and qualitative methods

  • Intensive personal professional care with students

  • International relations and opportunities for shorter study abroad

Post Graduate (PhD) Program of Sociology

Discipline: Social Sciences

Structure - Social Sciences

 

Post Graduate (PhD) Program of Sociology

Discipline: International Studies

Structure - International Studies

Career opportunities

The program aims to provide this in conformity with the international educational standards in social sciences, meeting formal and content requirements; as well as providing highly qualified research experts and university teachers in the future, and training specialists (of both theoretical and practical approach) for the different fields of social policy practice at a high level, recognized at an international scale.

 

 

Job examples
  • University professor
  • Social researcher
  • Scientific experts
  • Political analyst
  • Political expert
  • Social policy analyst
  • Political expert
  • Media expert
  • International Policy Expert
EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

1200 EUR

1,750 EUR

Application fee

100 EUR (non-refundable)

100 EUR (non-refundable)

Registration fee

-

-

Other costs

-

-

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

1,750 EUR

Application fee

100 EUR (non-refundable)

Registration fee

-

Other costs

-


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

05, Sep, 2022

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Apr, 2022

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

MA or MSc degree in social sciences, or related fields (as well as other university-level qualifications relevant to applicant’s research topics) and a successful admission interview.

Language requirements

Minimum B2 level or above (CEFR B2; IELTS: 6; TOEFL 72) or, if the applicant’s language of instruction during their previous training was English, a university degree or high school diploma will suffice. For the completion of the programme, an additional complex intermediate level state exam or equivalent in a foreign language (non-Hungarian) is required. Native languages (other than English) can be accepted as a second foreign language. Knowledge of the native language can be proved by a university degree or high school diploma.

Further comments:
Students are required to use the English language effectively for academic and professional purposes

Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Online application form

obligatory

Master-level degree

obligatory

Transcript of records

obligatory

CV

obligatory

Motivation letter

obligatory

Research work plan

obligatory

Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)

obligatory

Copy of application fee transfer

obligatory

Reference work

length no more than 6000 words, an earlier work done by the applicant (e.g.: workshop work, shortened version of a thesis or published scientific paper)

obligatory

Language certificate

obligatory

Letter of Recommendation

optional

list of publications

optional

Statement by the supervisor, that they accept the role of supervisor/tutor until the end of the student's academic career

optional

Copy of awards in professional competitions

optional

Application procedure

The application starts at the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Students who hold Hungarian citizenship and/or dual citizenship, must apply through https://doktorifelveteli.elte.hu/.

Entrance examination and selection process:

The applications are examined by the Admission Board May 15, 2022 and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system until May 25, 2022. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until June 30, 2022. 

Type of entrance examination: oral

Place of entrance examination: Online – Skype or Personally in ELTE TáTK Faculty of Social Sciences, Budapest 1117 Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A

Further details of selection and evaluation

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the admission interview.

 
Program leader

Dr. Tamás RUDAS
Head of the Doctoral School of Sociology, Professor

Program coordinator


E-mail:  doktori@tatk.elte.hu
TEL: +36-1-372-2500/6650
H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/a

More information
Website of the Doctoral School
Facebook page of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Brochure

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

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