The MA program in Sociology at the University of Pécs, Department of Sociology offers students the opportunity to address social, demographic and policy issues from an applied research perspective. We focus on providing students up-to-date courses on social theories and social problems which serve as the basis for planning and conducting empirical research, utilizing quantitative and/or qualitative data from multiple sources. The goal of the program is to train experts who possess skills to address social problems and opportunities, excel in data analytics, and can visualize and communicate research results for various audiences. The applied knowledge our students gain is sought after by employers in multiple domains and is key to contemporary academic research.
Throughout the four semesters of our program, lectures and interactive seminars offer theoretical studies ranging from the classics to contemporary social theories covering key topics of sociology such as education, gender, media, urban, rural and demographic processes. Courses on empirical methods assist students in acquiring high-level knowledge in an applied setting, with a track of seminars dedicated to independent research projects covering the whole research spectrum from the formation of a study topic to the selection of research methods, their implementation in data analysis, culminating in the presentation and dissemination of research results on diverse platforms. Students looking for careers in and outside academia receive career coaching to realize their plans.
As the MA program in Sociology specializes in Data Analytics, several courses will be dedicated to the theory and application of statistical methods in academic and non-academic scenarios. Students will learn to use multiple methods at an advanced level (such as classifiers, methods of dimension reduction and multivariate modeling techniques), and acquire strong skills in data visualization and interpretation using the R programming language among other available tools.
In sum, the MA in sociology with data analytics specialization might be for you:
If you are interested in understanding current social challenges from a sociological perspective.
If you want to gain applied analytical skills, particularly in data analytics.
If you are open to developing your skills as a researcher to plan and conduct your independent research projects, interpret, present and communicate your research results at an advanced level.
If you want to acquire a growth mindset by being open to further developing your skills in applied social sciences, statistical analysis and programming in a data analytics context.
Skype/ MS Teams interview
The interview takes around 10-15 minutes. During this interview our colleagues are going to ask questions about your motivation and interests. The main goal of this discussion is to learn more about your language knowledge, personal skills and scientific interest – to be able to make the right decision to help our multicultural and open-minded community and academic integrity.
For a successful application please follow the steps below:
The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:
If you have any questions about the programme, please contact:
Katalin Füzér PhD
Head of the program
Dávid Erát PhD
Coordinator of the program
If you have questions related to the application process or administrative staff, please contact:
Ms. Vanda BŐCZIN_SIRKECI
Phone: +36 72 501 500/64127 or 64126