Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology and Social Anthropology

Degree: PhD
University: Central European University , Faculty: Sociology and Social Anthropology Department
City: Budapest , Country: Hungary
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline Those to take CEU exams: January 25; With complete test scores: March 16
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The PhD program does not have separate sociology and anthropology tracks - both disciplines are integrated. Students are encouraged to conduct empirical research using a wide variety of methodologies but theoretically informed approaches which embrace a broad intellectual agenda are prioritized. Of special interest are projects that promote:
    - the integration of sociological and anthropological perspectives as well as methodologies
    - comparative approaches to urban processes
    - economic formations and transformations
    - research on social networks; generation of inequalities
    - meanings and practices of gender
    - transnational migration and dynamics of place-making
    - social movements.
    During the first year of the doctoral program, students undertake a rigorous, yet flexible program of coursework. Alongside mandatory courses developing epistemological and methodological approaches to sociology and social anthropology, elective courses provide in-depth studies of different subject areas. Students also have the option to undertake a semester-long Independent Study Module where a maximum of two students, under the supervision of one faculty member, devise a reading list related to their project.
    Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years. Students admitted into CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive the CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years. In addition, doctoral students are also eligible for further financial support, such as research grants and the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program and the Erasmus Mobility Scheme. Further information on financial aid for doctoral students is available at: Additional information on CEU´s doctoral programs can be found at:


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