Sociology BA


Sociology BA




Degree program



Accreditation number

MAB 2004/6/VI/2




6 semesters (3 years)

ECTS credits


Minimum number of students


Maximum number of students


Short description

The goal of this program is to train professional sociologists at the bachelor level. Successful graduates of the program should have a solid grasp of the concepts and principles of sociology and have mastered (at the appropriate level) its methods, and they should be able to identify and interpret social problems meaningfully. Besides the traditional lectures and seminars, the program is based on project-based teaching methods, and includes one semester of intensive project work.

This program is recommended to applicants who are interested in understanding the social world: how the roles and norms organize cooperation, why do conflicts emerge and how can they be managed on micro and macro level, how does the new technologies affect our everyday life. The program targets those, who would like to develop their communication, cooperation and presentation skills. Those wishing to deepen their knowledge in a specific sub-field can choose from our specializations such as data analysis or criminology. Specializations comprise classes within the same field, and their completion grants students an extra certification.

This program enables students to be ready to fill a wide range of entry-level jobs supporting decision-making, requiring the solution of analytical tasks in the public as well as the private sector. They should also have gained adequate knowledge and skills to continue their training in a master's program in sociology or other related subjects anywhere in the world.

Strength of program

Being part of Hungary’s leading science university, the program is one of the oldest of its kind in Hungary. This rich scientific tradition and international embeddedness is the warranty for the high quality education. Our professors are leading experts of their fields in Hungary, while also being internationally recognized for their research. Due to these factors the students are provided access to the most updated methodological and theoretical tools. We encourage our students to try their knowledge in actual researches and practical applications in order to provide opportunity of finding personalized career paths. Also the inclusive student community ensures a warm, welcoming atmosphere for students from all around the world.

Find the structure of the program on this link.
Career opportunities
  • Community and youth work
  • Public services
  • Business, marketing
  • Politics, activism and the charity sector
Job examples
  • community officer, social worker, carer, youth worker, equality and diversity officer
  • social and welfare services, public health services, the voluntary sector, criminal justice, probation and prison services, rehabilitation and housing services
  • marketing, statistics, research, public relations (PR), recruitment, human resources (HR)
EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

1200 EUR

2400 EUR

Application fee

100 EUR

100 EUR

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2400 EUR

Application fee

100 EUR

Offered for the next academic year


Start program

04, Sep, 2023

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Apr, 2023

Is there a February intake


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Certificate of Secondary Education

Language requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (both written and oral): B2

IELTS Score: 5.5
TOEFL IBT Band: 46-59
Cambridge English Scale Score: 162

If the applicant is unable to prove their knowledge of English with any of the above certifications, her or his English language proficiency will be judged by the committee based on her/his submitted video presentation. When watching the introductory video, the committee also seeks to assess the general and professional knowledge and interest of the applicant. Any letter of acceptance issued by the Faculty of Social Sciences is based on the verified fact that the applicant's command of English has been assessed; therefore, they are considered eligible to pursue their higher studies at the institution. If the applicant can prove that they competed their former education in entirely in English by submitting a notarized attestation and a detailed academic transcript, no proof of language knowledge will be required throughout the admission process.

Documents to submit with application
Application form
Record of the final two years in secondary school
Secondary school certificate
Motivation letter
Copy of the main pages of the passport
Copy of application fee transfer
Introduction video
Application procedure

The application starts in 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 Please note that if an application is submitted not according to the aforementioned, it will be rejected. 

Entrance examination and selection process: 
The applications are examined by the Admission Board in May and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system in June. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until the end of June. 

Type of entrance examination: oral
Place of entrance examination:  internet

Further details of the entrance exam:
Applicants are expected to prepare an approximately 5-6 minutes long video about those social problems, which they experience around them, in their personal life, in their society. Also, they could talk a little bit about the potential causes of these phenomena, upload it to a given folder in the MS Teams group of the admission procedure (they will receive a guest ID and password to log in, in e-mail).

Further details of selection and evaluation:  
Based on the results of the applicants and the annual capacity, the faculty decides the lowest accepted score for admission. Besides reaching the lowest accepted score for admission, a successful entrance exam is perquisite of getting admitted. If the applicant fails the entrance exam, the application will be rejected.

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents – especially the motivation letter, record of the final two years in secondary school), the proof of English language proficiency – and the results of the entrance exam (submitted introduction video from the applicant).

Program leader

Dr. Domonkos SIK
Associate Professor

Program coordinator

Program Administrator
TEL: +36/30 372-2500/ 6874 (ext.) 
Postal address: ELTE Társadalomtudományi Kar, 1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A

International Office, Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences