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PhDDoctoral Program of Sociology

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Program description:
““The Doctoral School of Sociology at Corvinus University of Budapest prefers scholars who wish to carry out problem oriented, theoretically grounded and methodologically sound empirical social research in the future. In order to achieve this goal we offer courses in theory building, quantitative and qualitative methodology, economic sociology and scientific writing. The development of the doctoral research is supported by a series of research seminars. The Doctoral School relies on the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy of Corvinus University Budapest. The Institute has won several times the title of the profession’s most popular institution of education in Hungary, it has 20 full-time and 8 part-time lecturers. The quality of education is balanced, we strive to meet the demands of scientific scrutiny and to convey high level professional knowledge. Due to their research activities, many excellent lecturers of the Doctoral School of Sociology have acquired sound international reputation as participants of European research projects. Eastern partnership and broader international comparative frame are among our preferences. The Doctoral School publishes the Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. SPECIALIZATION AREAS European integration, Elite studies, Corruption and media, Economic sociology, International migration studies, Social justice, Unemployment, Subjective well-being, Information technology and society, Local society research, Entrepreneurship, Corporate social responsibility, Deliberative and experimental methods, Networks, trust and social resources RESEARCH WORK The work of the PhD student is controlled by a tutor, whose task is to advise the PhD candidate during the research. The degree-acquiring process includes three elements: to pass the doctoral rigorosum, to write and defend the proposal, and to write and defend the final doctoral dissertation. The final dissertation has to be defended in front of a committee, including the opponents with written evaluation of the thesis. LENGTH OF STUDY PROGRAMME: 8 semesters Tuition fee: 800,-EUR/semester EU-citizens may apply for tuition fee exemption and study grant on a competitive basis. Deadline for application: May 30 LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: English ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: – Master level university degree with grade “”““B”“”“ (good) is a minimum requirement for admission – Good command of English Further information:”“

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A minimum of good evaluation, accredited MA/MSc degree, a good command of English, a good planned research paper.

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Application for admisson with a short (up to 4 page long) description of planned doctoral research, MA/MSc degree and published paper(s). Oral exam before the examination board.

Ms Eszter Viragh
Program coordinator

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States