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    Social Sciences (0314RA250014)

    Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
    Study programme: Social Sciences (B0314A250014)
    Form of study: full-time
    Type of study: Bachelor's
    Language of instruction: English
    Standard length of study: 3 years
    Application type: Online, Paper
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      Application submission date: 02.09.2022
      Note on date:

      For students from visa-seeking countries, we strongly recommend the early-bird term for the application submission: June 30, 2022.

      Programme without specialization.

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      The program is based on an interdisciplinary approach to develop students' analytical skills in the field of social sciences. While individual courses are grounded in disciplines (sociology, public policy, media studies, political science, social anthropology, economics, environmentalism), the main direction of instruction is to explore current issues that are transdisciplinary in nature, such as coping with complexity, governance, mediatization of social relationships or the interaction between society, technology and the natural environment. The second pillar of the program is the methodology of social research (about 30% of credits), which is considered a prerequisite for developing analytical skills and for finding effective solutions to complex issues. In the methodology training, both analytical and interpretative approaches are taught. In comparison with similar programs, higher attention will be paid to the preparation of the bachelor thesis. The emphasis on the bachelor thesis will contribute not only to the development of students’ soft skills (linguistic, presentation, expressive) but will also serve as a preparation for project-oriented research that dominates the current organisation of expert knowledge production. The composition of elective courses corresponds to the large and assorted portfolio of courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and allows individual students to profile themselves, also with a view to follow-up studies.

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      Description of verification and evaluation criteria:

      In addition to the application form, every applicant needs to provide the following documents:

      a) Copy of a diploma to show completed secondary (or higher) studies, or confirmation that ongoing secondary studies will be completed in the current academic year

      b) Transcript of records and academic results from previous studies

      c) Structured CV

      d) Motivation letter

      e) Document showing the level of English proficiency.

       

      Ad a) Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of records, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application.

      Ad e) Applicants should provide a certificate from one of the following standardized tests:

      • IELTS Academic - the minimum required overall band score of 6.5, with band score 6.0 or above in all four components;

      • TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) & TOEFL iBT Home Edition - the minimum required overall score of 83, with a minimum scaled score in the four sections: reading 19, writing 24, listening 20, speaking 20;

      • Cambridge ESOL FCE - minimum Cambridge English Scale Score of 180;

      • Cambridge ESOL CAE and CPE receiving a certificate.

      A standardized English test is not required from applicants who:

      • are native English speakers;

      • have studied in English at the secondary school level for at least two years;

      • have studied in English at the university level for at least one year;

      • have worked for at least one year at a company where the language of communication was English.

      When a score from an English-language test is not presented, the applicants should provide a certificate of their use of English during their prior studies or employment to support their claim. The certificate should contain contact information (an email address and a telephone number) to a person (a programme director, or an employee supervisor) who can confirm the scope of the use of the English language in the program or employment.

      All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English, must be officially translated into English. Only complete applications will be considered. Personal data will be used exclusively for organising the course enrollments.

      Entrance Examination

      The entrance examination is two-round.

      First round:

      The admission committee will assess individual applicants regarding their

      (i) academic background (quality of the institution and grades achieved): 0-30 points,

      (ii) Motivation Letter: 0-30 points.

      Based on the ranking of applicants in the first round, the Dean shortlists candidates for the second round.

      Second round:

      Written essay - Applicants will write a short reflection (350-500 words) on one of three assigned topics focused on current social issues. The exam will take the form of online writing with distant proctoring. Evaluation criteria: adherence to the topic (max. 10 points), scholarly level (max. 10 points), original argumentation (max. 10 points) and formal structure, including language style (max. 10 points); in total 0-40 points.

      The final ranking of applicants will be determined by a sum of awarded points (ranging possibly between 0-100). The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean.

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      Admission to Bachelor's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate.



      Verification method: entrance exam, other form
      Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 01.07.2022 Until: 15.09.2022
      Alternative date (of entrance exam): 16.09.2022 Until: 23.09.2022
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      Graduates have an overview of the main issues of contemporary societies addressed by the social sciences and know selected analytical approaches used in social research. They are competent in the use of basic methods of social research, including its ethical reflection. They can independently perform specific analyses of particular social problems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Graduates are prepared to practice many practical professions in basic or applied research, media and communications, public relations, government, nonprofit, or private companies. Graduates are also adequately prepared for further pursuit of studies in Social Sciences whether it be in Czechia or abroad.
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      Tuition [EUR] / per period: 6000 EUR / year