Admission 2020

For more details on admission please contact us or read the official admission page (ro.).

Important dates:
  • Registration: 5-10 sept (online);
  • Admission Interview: 14 Sept.
  • Results:¬† 15 Sept.
  • Confirming admission: 16-18 Sept.

Ben Heine, Pencil vs. Camera

Admission is based on the BA average grade and on:
1. A 5-10 page essay on one of the following two topics: (1) Current theoretical debates in sociological research; (2) Methodological innovation in sociological research;
2. An interview focused on presenting and defending the essay.
The essay should be written in English; the interview will take place in English as well.

Guidelines for the essay: You are free to choose your topic, approach and writing style. You may find a good starting point in something that you are already familiar with, such as your diploma thesis, or an article or author that you like. You can then search for novel articles on that topic, for example on Google Academic, and discuss the debates and questions that you find interesting.

Some examples, for illustration purposes, include: What is the current debate on the concept of “anomie”, or on the concept of “happiness” – from a sociological perspective? How do authors discuss the relevance (or irrelevance) of questionnaires in social research, or of experiments? What are the benefits and risks of classifications based on empirical evidence? How can we understand and observe the diversity of masculinities and femininities? What is the sociological relevance of the concept of “ethnicity” in current research on Roma / Gypsies?