Department responsible for the program: Institute of Communication and Sociology
Program instructor: Dr. Bartus Tamás
Bachelor's degree program: Sociology
Specialization: Social Science
Program time in semesters: 6 semesters
Program language: English
Division: Full time
Program Type: Normal
The program accepts a small group of students, which makes it possible for us to devote focused attention to your individual development, to have interactive discussions in classes, to have feedback based structuring of courses, and to develop problem-solving skills. There is an amazing teacher-student relationship that you can enjoy not only in seminars and lectures but also via other forums, such as the Sociology Workshops, Film Club, and other informal events. Join market research companies, academic research institutes, NGOs, development, and project consulting agencies, or take governmental and local governmental positions after graduation, apply for the course now! Apply now!
Tuition fee: 560 000 HUF (≈1600 EUR) per semester for EEA applicants, 2400 EUR per semester for non-EEA applicants.
The level of qualification attainable in the Bachelor's program, and the title of the certification
Qualification level: bachelor (baccalaureus, abbreviation: BA).
Qualification in Hungarian: szociológia alapszakos szakelőadó.
Qualification in English: Sociologist.
The number of credits to be completed for the Bachelor's degree: 180 credits
Degree orientation: balanced (40-60 percent).
Thesis credit value: 10 credits.
The minimum credit value of optional courses: 9 credits.
International Standard Classification of Education field of education code: 312
Bachelor's degree training objectives
The goal of the program is the training of sociologists who, with their attained knowledge of the bases of sociology, can aid the realization of a knowledge-based information society, improving the quality of life and the terms of equity, the completion of social democracy, and reinforcing social integration. With their attained theoretical bases, they are capable of recognizing the most important social issues, their basic structural interrelationships, and they possess practical and methodological bases that are used to discover, analyze, and understand them. They are prepared to continue their training at the Master’s level.
Attained professional competences
The sociologist has knowledge
Knows the major elements of social science theories regarding the sub-systems, structure, layers, social norms and values, social action and interaction, and social processes.
Knows and understands interconnections that form the general base of the scientific understanding of society.
Knows the most important historical, theoretical, and practical elements of sociology, has an understanding of social interrelationships that is deeper than general thinking.
Knows and understands the most important mechanics and normative systems of social phenomena explored by sociology and the connections of social sub-systems.
Possesses the most important pieces of knowledge regarding the structural, economic, and political processes in society, knows and understands the workings of social structure, and cultural reasons that cause social issues.
Understands the process of sociological research on the level of practical analysis.
Knows the bases of social research, the most important research methods, and basic data analysis methods.
Knows the most important social science databases and electronic resources for research.
Knows the most important programs for social inclusion, integration of disadvantaged people, and social democracy.
Knows the ethical requirements of social science research.
Can communicate as well as read and understand professional materials in at least one foreign language.
The sociologist has skills
In everyday professional life, uses the main concepts and the relevant special vocabulary precisely.
Collects and processes sociologically relevant information use modern IT methods at a basic level.
Handles and uses social science databases and traditional and electronic literary resources.
Participates in the selection and application of research methods that match the research problem.
Participates in the preparation and realization of complex programs for the reduction of the consequences of inequalities, social integration, the integration of disadvantaged people, and the realization of social democracy.
The sociologist has attitudes
Is open to social changes is open to adapt viewpoints that fight prejudices.
Consistently accepts the diversity of thinking in social science, represents its basic world-view genuinely in his/her immediate and wider communities.
Is sensitive and open to social issues, with a world-view that is permeated by solidarity for disadvantaged groups, intercultural awareness, and tolerance.
Is dedicated to decreasing social inequalities, democratic values, the rule of law, and the European community of values.
Is open, yet critical of theoretical, practical, and methodological innovation in sociology.
Is open to critical self-evaluation and the various forms of professional learning.
He/she works in a way that is characterized by building and maintaining relationships, solving conflicts, sensitivity for local and global issues, and a drive to solve them, empathy, cooperation, helpfulness, and advanced communication skills.
Continuously improves his/her own theoretical and practical knowledge.
Accepts and realizes a health-conscious attitude and lifestyle.
The sociologist has autonomy and responsibilities
Organizes his/her own work with independence and responsibility that is appropriate for his/her place in the organizational structure.
Is independent and constructive in forms of cooperation inside and outside the institution.
Participates actively and responsibly in sociological research or the work of groups created to solve social issues, strives for cooperation with the representatives of other sciences, professions, and institutions, and users.
Represents the consistent realization and protection of legal, ethical, and professional standards responsibly.
His/her professional work is characterized by active citizenship, solidarity, participation in public issues, support for equality, and responsibility for social policy issues.
Observes research ethics and publication norms.
The scientific fields and areas that the training is based on are:
Introduction to the history and theory of sociology, social history 18-54 credits;
Special sociologies, 18-54 credits;
Introduction to related social science disciplines, 18-54 credits;
Introduction to research methodology (qualitative and quantitative methods, statistics and computer data analysis, field research) 36-90 credits.
The maximum credit value assigned to subjects that belong to the specialization recommended by the training institution is 30 credits.
Foreign language requirements
Earning an undergraduate degree requires at least an intermediate "B2” complex type state-recognized language examination in a modern foreign language or an equivalent high school graduation certificate or diploma.