Doctoral School of Sociology, Postgraduate Program of Sociology


Title

Doctoral School of Sociology, Postgraduate Program of Sociology

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 aim of the program is to ensure the existence of a new generation of scientists dedicated to sociology and 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.

This program is 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

The doctoral school ensures the existence of a new generation of scientists dedicated to sociology and 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 program follows international educational standards in social sciences and thus provides 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.

Tracks/Specializations:

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

Please find the International Studies discipline under the Social Sciences discipline

The structure of the educational and research phase (first 4 semesters) Credit requirements

 

1. semester

2. semester

3. semester

4. semester

Academic credits

Social Theory I

10 credits, lecture, mandatory, not

repeatable

 

 

 

Social Theory II.

 

5 credits seminar, mandatory elective, not

repeatable

 

 

History of sociology I.

10 credits, lecture, mandatory, not

repeatable

 

 

 

History of sociology II.

 

5 credits, seminar, mandatory

elective, not repeatable

 

 

Research design and method I.

10 credits, lecture, mandatory, not

repeatable

 

 

 

Research design and method II.

 

5 credits, seminar, mandatory elective, not

repeatable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting course: academic English and essay writing

 

 

5 credits, seminar, mandatory

5 credits, seminar, mandatory

Elective seminars I.

 

 

5 credits, seminar, mandatory

elective

5 credits, seminar, mandatory elective

Elective seminars II.

 

 

5 credits, seminar,

mandatory elective

5 credits, seminar, mandatory elective

Elective seminars III.

 

 

5 credits, seminar, mandatory

elective

5 credits, seminar, mandatory elective

Scientific credits

Research Colloquium I, II.

 

5 credits, seminar,

mandatory, not repeatable

 

5 credits, seminar,

mandatory, not repeatable

Tutorial seminar

 

 

5 credits, seminar, mandatory, not

repeatable

 

In the case of scientific activities (conferences, workshops, publications, etc.), the credit points defined in the second cycle’s credit structure apply.

Complex final exam:

course work and scientific work

 

 

 

20 credits (10

course work and 10 scientific), mandatory

Educational Module Credits:

  1. semester: Sociology Theory I, History of Sociology I, Methodology I lessons are mandatory, total credits: 30
  2. semester: Social Theory II, History of Sociology II, Research design and method II, 2 courses are mandatory, total credits: 10
  3. or IV. semester: Supporting seminar: academic English and essay writing, presentation techniques, proposal writing, mandatory, 5 credits
  4. or IV. semester: Elective seminars, 3*5 credits in the 3rd and 4th semesters, 15 credits in total Minimum credits to be completed in the educational module: 60 credits

Scientific Module Credits:

  1. semester: Research Colloquium I, mandatory, 5 credits
  2. semester: Tutorial consultation, mandatory, 5 credits
  3. semester: Research Colloquium II, mandatory, 5 credits
  4. During II., III. and IV. semesters: research activities and scientific works
  • conference participations, workshops with presentation, (Hungarian 10 credits, non-Hungarian 15 credits)
  • conference participations, workshops with poster, (Hungarian 5 credits, non-Hungarian 10 credits)
  • publishing an independent scientific review (Hungarian 5 credits, non-Hungarian 10 credits)
  • publishing an academic research paper (Hungarian 15 credits, non-Hungarian 20 credits)

 Minimum credits to be completed in the scientific module: 40 credits

Complex exam, mandatory, 20 credits (10 academic, 10 scientific credits)

 

The structure of the second research and thesis writing phase (4 semesters)

Credit requirements: The accomplishments of credits granted on the basis of the decision of the tutor and the director of the Doctoral School.

 

Tutoring Seminar I, II., III., IV. In every semester, seminar, which includes ongoing research work, and reports, mandatory, 4*10 credits,

total of 40 credits

Teaching a full independent academic course, in Hungarian or foreign language, in any field, mandatory

In Hungarian 15

credits, in foreign language 20 credits

Supplementing and publishing an independent scientific publication, in Hungarian language

15 credits

Supplementing and publishing an independent scientific publication, in foreign language

20 credits

To write an independent scientific review, in Hungarian language

5 credits

To write an independent scientific review, in foreign language

10 credits

Participation in a conference with lecture, in Hungarian language

10 credits

Participation in a conference with poster, in Hungarian language

5 credits

Participation in a conference with lecture, in foreign language

15 credits

Participation in a conference with poster, in foreign language

10 credits

Public discussion of the first full draft version of the dissertation

15 credits

Minimum credits to be completed during the research and thesis writing period: 120 credits

 

I.Educational and research phase

 

PHDElmE1 – Social theory I

10 credit, lecture, mandatory, not repeatable

PHDElmE2 – Social theory II

5 credit, seminar, mandatory elective, not repeatable

PHDSocTE1 – History of sociology I

10 credit, lecture, mandatory, not repeatable

PHDSocTE2 – History of sociology II

5 credit, seminar, mandatory elective, not repeatable PHDSocMOE1 – Research design and method I 10 credit, lecture, mandatory, not repeatable PHDSocMOE2 – Research design and method II. 5 credit, seminar, mandatory elective, not repeatable PHDSocKutE1 – Research Colloquium I

5 credit, seminar, mandatory, not repeatable PHDSocKutE2 – Research Colloquium II 5 credit, seminar, mandatory, not repeatable PHDSocTUE1 – Tutorial seminar I

5 credit, seminar, mandatory, not repeatable

PHDSocTANE1 – Supporting course: academic English and essay writing

5 credit, seminar, mandatory, not repeatable

PHDSocTANE2 – Supporting course: academic English and essay writing

5 credit, seminar, mandatory, not repeatable

PHDSocVE1 – Elective seminar I

5 credit, lecture, elective, not repeatable

PHDSocVE2 – Elective seminar II

5 credit, lecture, elective, not repeatable

PHDSocVE3 – Elective seminar III

5 credit, lecture, elective, not repeatable

PHDTANE1 - Submitting and publishing an independent scientific publication, in Hungarian language

15 credit, elective

PHDTANE2 - Submitting and publishing an independent scientific publication, in foreign language

20 credit, elective

PHDTANRE1 - To write an independent scientific review, in Hungarian language

5 credit, elective

PHDTANRE2 - To write an independent scientific review, in foreign language

10 credit, elective

PHDKonfE1 - Participation in a conference with lecture, in Hungarian language

10 credit, elective

PHDKonfE2 - Participation in a conference with poster, in Hungarian language

5 credit, elective

PHDKonfE3 - Participation in a conference with lecture, in foreign language

15 credit, elective

PHDKonfE4 - Participation in a conference with poster, in foreign language

10 credit, elective

PHDKutE - Public discussion of the first full draft version of the dissertation

15 credit, mandatory

PHDSocKomplexE - Complex final exam: course work and scientific work

20 credit, mandatory, not repeatable

 

II.Research and thesis writing phase

 

PHDSocTUTE1 – Tutoring seminar

10 credit, seminar, mandatory, not repeatable

PHDSocTUTE2 – Tutoring seminar

10 credit, seminar, mandatory, not repeatable

PHDSocTUTE3 – Tutoring seminar

10 credit, seminar, mandatory, not repeatable

PHDSocTUTE4 – Tutoring seminar

10 credit, seminar, mandatory, no reproducible

PHDOktE1 - Teaching a full independent academic course

15 credit in Hungarian, 20 credit in foreign language, practice, mandatory, not repeatable PHDTANE1 - Submitting and publishing an independent scientific publication, in Hungarian language

15 credit, elective

PHDTANE2 - Submitting and publishing an independent scientific publication, in foreign language

20 credit, elective

PHDTANRE1 - To write an independent scientific review, in Hungarian language

5 credit, elective

PHDTANRE2 - To write an independent scientific review, in foreign language

10 credit, elective

PHDKonfE1 - Participation in a conference with lecture, in Hungarian language

10 credit, elective

PHDKonfE2 - Participation in a conference with poster, in Hungarian language

5 credit, elective

PHDKonfE3 - Participation in a conference with lecture, in foreign language

15 credit, elective

PHDKonfE4 - Participation in a conference with poster, in foreign language

10 credit, elective

PHDKutE - Public discussion of the first full draft version of the dissertation

15 credit, mandatory

 

Post Graduate (PhD) Program of Sociology

Discipline: International Studies

The structure of the educational and research phase (first 4 semesters).

Credit requirements.

 

 

I. semester

II. semester

 

III. semester

IV. semester

Basic Concepts of Political Theory

10 credits, lecture, obligatory

 

 

 

Global Constitutionalism

 

5 credits seminar, obligatory optional

 

 

International Relations

10 credits, lecture, obligatory

 

 

 

International Political Sociology  

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory optional

 

 

International Human Rights

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory optional

 

 

European Studies

 

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory optional

 

 

Research Design and Method, I

10 credits, lecture, obligatory

 

 

 

Research Design and Method II

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory

 

 

Research Colloquium I, II

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory

Tutorial Seminar

 

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory

 

Supporting course: Academic English and Essay Writing

 

 

5 credits, once the seminar is obligatory

5 credits, seminar, once the seminar is obligatory

Elective seminars   I

 

 

 

5 credits, lecture, optional

5 credits, lecture, optional

Elective seminars   II

 

 

5 credits, lecture, optional

5 credits, lecture, optional

Elective seminars   III

 

 

5 credits, lecture, optional

5 credits, lecture, optional

Elective seminars   IV

 

 

5 credits, lecture, optional

5 credits, lecture, optional

Conference participation with lecturing and publication, workshops, submission of papers and articles (in Hungarian language)

 

 

5 credits, optional

5 credits, optional

Conference participation with lecturing and publication, workshops, submission of papers and articles (in foreign language)

 

 

10 credits, optional,

10 credits, optional

Complex final exam: course work and scientific work

 

 

 

20 credits (10 course work and 10 scientific), obligatory, the scientific no reproducible

Total credits:

 min. 30 credits

min. 10 credits

min. 15 credits

15 (+20) credits

 

Minimum credits to be completed by the end of 4th semesters (including complex final exam) 120 credits.

 

Educational Module:

  1. semester: Basic Concepts of Political Theory, International Relations, and Research Design and Method I classes are obligatory, total credit 30.
  2. semester: Global Constitutionalism, International Political Sociology, International Human Rights, European Studies, Research Design and Method II and Research Colloquium courses are obligatory, total credits 10.
  3. semester: Supporting course: Academic English and Essay Writing, Presentation Techniques, Proposal Writing, elective, 5 credits.

Elective seminar I, 5 credits.
Elective seminar II, 5 credits.

  1. semester: Supporting course: Academic English and Essay Writing, Presentation Techniques, Proposal Writing, elective, 5 credits.

Elective seminar   III, 5 credits.
Elective seminar   IV, 5 credits.

Science Module:

II. semester: Research Colloquium I, obligatory, 5 credits.
III. semester: Tutorial Consultation, obligatory, 5 credits.
IV. semester: Research Colloquium II, obligatory, 5 credits.

 

The structure of the second research and thesis-writing phase (4 semesters).

Tutoring Seminar I, II, III, IV. In every semester, seminar, which includes ongoing research work, and reports, mandatory, 4 * 10 credits.

total credits: 40

Teaching a full independent academic course, in Hungarian or foreign language, in any field, obligatory.

In Hungarian 15 credits, in foreign language 20 credits

Supplementing and publishing an independent scientific publication, in Hungarian language.

15 credits

Supplementing and publishing an independent scientific publication, in foreign language.

20 credits

To write an independent scientific review, in Hungarian language.

5 credits

To write an independent scientific review, in foreign language.

10 credits

Participation in a conference with lecture, in Hungarian language.

8 credits

Participation in a conference with lecture, in Hungarian language.

5 credits

Participation in a conference with lecture, in foreign language.

15 credits

Participation in a conference with poster, in foreign language.

10 credits

Public discussion of the first full draft version of the dissertation.

15 credits

Multiple authored works used for credits are distributed proportionally.

Minimum credits to be completed during the research and thesis writing period is 120 credits.

  1. Educational and research phase

 

Basic Concepts of Political Theory

10 credits, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

Global Constitutionalism

10 credits, lecture, obligatory, no reproducible

International Relations

10 credits, lecture, obligatory, no reproducible

International Political Sociology

10 credits, lecture, obligatory, no reproducible

International Human Rights

10 credits, lecture, obligatory, no reproducible

European Studies

10 credits, lecture, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocMOE1 – Research Design and Method I.

10 credits, lecture, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocMOE2 – Research Design and Method I.

5 credits, practice, obligatory optional, no reproducible

PHDSocKutE1 – Research Colloquium   I

5 credits, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocKutE2 – Research Colloquium II

5 credits, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocTUE1 – Tutorial I

5 credits, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocTANE1 – Supporting course: Academic English and Essay Writing

5 credits, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocTANE2 – Supporting course: Academic English and Essay Writing

5 credits, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocVE1 – Elective seminar I

5 credits, lecture, optional, no reproducible

PHDSocVE2 – Elective seminar II

5 credits, lecture, optional, no reproducible

PHDSocVE3 – Elective seminar III

5 credits, lecture, optional, no reproducible

PHDSocVE4 – Elective seminar IV

5 credits, lecture, optional, no reproducible

PHDSocTanKonfE1 – Conference participation with lecturing and publication, workshops, submission of papers and articles (in Hungarian language)

5 credits, optional,

PHDSocTanKonfE2 – Conference participation with lecturing and publication, workshops, submission of papers and articles (in Hungarian language)

5 credits, optional,

PHDSocTanKonfE3 – Conference participation with lecturing and publication, workshops, submission of papers and articles (in foreign language)

10 credits, optional

PHDSocTanKonfE4 – Conference participation with lecturing and publication, workshops, submission of papers and articles (in foreign language)

10 credit, optional

PHDSocKomplexE – Complex final exam: course work and scientific work

20 credit, obligatory, no reproducible.

 

  1. Research and thesis writing phase

 

PHDSocTUTE1 – Tutoring seminar

10 credit, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocTUTE2 – Tutoring seminar

10 credit, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocTUTE3 – Tutoring seminar

10 credit, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDSocTUTE4 – Tutoring seminar

10 credit, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDOktE1 – Teaching a full independent academic course

15 credit in Hungarian, 20 credit in foreign language, practice, obligatory, no reproducible

PHDTANE1 – Supplementing and publishing an independent scientific publication, in Hungarian language

15 credit, optional.

PHDTANE2 – Supplementing and publishing an independent scientific publication, in foreign language

20 credit, optional

PHDTANRE1 – To write an independent scientific review, in Hungarian language

5 credit, optional

PHDTANRE2 – To write an independent scientific review, in foreign language

10 credit, optional

PHDKonfE1 – Participation in a conference with lecture, in Hungarian language

8 credit, optional

PHDKonfE2 – Participation in a conference with lecture, in Hungarian language

5 credit, optional

PHDKonfE3 – Participation in a conference with lecture, in foreign language

15 credit, optional

PHDKonfE4 – Participation in a conference with poster, in foreign language

10 credit, optional

PHDKutE – Public discussion of the first full draft version of the dissertation

15 credit, obligatory

 

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
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

06, Sep, 2021

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Apr, 2021

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Students having an MA degree in any of the social sciences can apply. Applicants shall send in a list of publications as part of the application.

Language requirements

Certification of English (oral and written): minimum B2 level or above (CEFR B2; IELTS: 6; TOEFL 72)

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)

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, 2021 and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system until May 25, 2021. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until June 30, 2021. 

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 entrance exam.

 
Program leader

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

Program coordinator

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

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