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

4+4 semesters (4 years)

ECTS credits

240

Minimum number of students

5

Maximum number of students

10

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:

Job examples: University Professor, Social Researcher, Scientific Expert, Political Analyst, Political Expert, Social Policy Analyst, Media Expert

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

A) The structure of the first training and research phase (4 semesters)

Credit requirements

 

Title and Code

1. (autumn) semester

2. (spring) semester

3. (autumn) semester

4. (spring) semester

Social theory I

PHDElmE1

10 credits, lecture, obligatory

 

 

 

Social theory II.

PHDElmE2

 

5  credits seminar, obligatory optional

 

 

History of sociology  I. PHDSocTE1

10 credits, lecture, obligatory

 

 

 

History of sociology II. PHDSocTE2

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory optional

 

 

Research design and method I.

PHDSocMOE1

10 credits, lecture, obligatory

 

 

 

Research design and method II.

PHDSocMOE2

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory optional

 

 

Research Colloquium  I, II

PHDSocKutE1

PHDSocKutE2

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory optional

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory optional

Tutorial  seminar

PHDSocTUE1

 

 

5 credits, seminar, obligatory optional

 

Supporting course: academic English and essay writing PHDSocTANE1

PHDSocTANE2

 

 

5 credits, seminar, once the seminar is obligatory

5 credits, seminar, once the seminar is obligatory

Elective seminars   I.

PHDSocVE1

 

 

5 credits, lecture, optional

5 credits, lecture, optional

Elective seminars   II.

PHDSocVE2

 

 

5 credits, lecture, optional

5 credits, lecture, optional

Elective seminars   III.

PHDSocVE3

 

 

5 credits, lecture, optional

5 credits, lecture, optional

Elective seminars   IV.

PHDSocVE4

 

 

5 credits, lecture, optional

5 credits, lecture, optional

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

PHDSocTanKonfE1

PHDSocTanfKonfE2

 

 

5 credits,  optional,

5 credits, optional,

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

PHDSocTanKonfE3

PHDSocTanKonfE4

 

 

10 credits, optional,

10 credits,  optional

Complex final exam: course work and scientific work

PHDSocKomplexE

 

 

 

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:

  • Semester I.: 

    • Social theory I., History of social thinking I. and Research design and method I. classes are obligatory, total credit 30

  • Semester II.: 

    • Social theory II., History of social thinking II., and Research design and method II., 2 courses are obligatory, Total credits 10

  • Semester III.:

    • Supporting course: academic English and essay writing, presentation techniques, proposal writing, elective, 5 credits

    • Elective seminar I., 5 credits

    • Elective seminar II., 5 credits

  • Semester IV.: 

    • 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:

  • Semester II.: Research Colloquium I., obligatory, 5 credits

  • Semester III.: Tutorial consultation, obligatory, 5 credits

  • Semester IV.: Research Colloquium II , obligatory, 5 credits

  • During the II, III and IV semesters: research activities and scientific works

  • Conference participation with lecturing and publication, workshops;

  • Submission of academic research papers and articles, total credits 20

  • Complex final exam, obligatory, 20 credits (10 credits for study work, 10 credits for scientific)

  • Subject of complex final exam: social theory, research design and method, and scientific work of thesis

  • Valuation of final exam: passes, no passes

B) 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.

 

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

total credit 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
 

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

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

800 EUR

1,250 EUR

Application fee

50 EUR (non-refundable)

50 EUR (non-refundable)

Registration fee

-

-

Other costs

-

-

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

1,250 EUR

Application fee

50 EUR (non-refundable)

Registration fee

-

Other costs

-


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

07, Sep, 2020

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Apr, 2020

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

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2):  Certification of English: minimum B2 level or above ( TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.)

Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): Certification of English: minimum B2 level or above ( TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.)

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
CV obligatory
Motivation letter obligatory
Research plan obligatory
Copy of application fee transfer obligatory
List of publications optional
Passport photo obligatory
Letter of Recommendation 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
List of university courses taken (academic records) obligatory
Further comments (if needed)

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.

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.

Procedure of the entrance examination

After considering the applications, the applicants shall be informed about the exact date of the examination that will be carried out via Skype. The Skype interviews will occur between 18 May and 15 June.

Entrance examination and selection process:

The applications are examined by the Admission Board May 15, 2020 and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system until May 25, 2020. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until June 30, 2020. 

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

Antal ÖRKÉNY
Head of Doctoral School, Professor

Program coordinator

Emma MAJOROS
Administratior
TEL: +36-1-372-2500/6650
E-mail:  doktori@tatk.elte.hu

Zsófia KURI
International Coordinator
TEL: +36-1-372-2500/6679
E-mail:  international@tatk.elte.hu

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

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