BA Sociology

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Understand and view society through multiple lenses. Apply complex thinking. Limitless opportunities.

Are you concerned about problems like inequality, poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-migrant sentiments and authoritarianism? Have you thought about why such social problems are so persistent? Then this is the program for you! 

The Sociology BA at the Corvinus provides you in-depth knowledge about contemporary societies and the key issues they face. The program devotes substantial time to teach the foundations of complex, critical and evidence-based thinking and developing your analytical and data analysis skills. Another unique feature of our program is a module devoted to equal opportunity issues.

The program usually consists of a smaller group of students, in order to dedicate attention to your individual development with regard to your skills and interests – making your experience more personalized and enriching!

Programme Information

ECTS: 180
Duration: 6 semesters (3 years)
Teaching hours: approx. 12 - 16 hours/week
Start date: 12 September 2022

Tuition fees (EEA): 590 000 HUF (≈ € 1 745*) per semester
Total tuition fees (EEA): 3 540 000 HUF (≈ € 10 500*)
Tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 2 400 per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 14 400

*Fees conversion amount may vary due to exchange rates.

The tuition fees may change, check back to the page for updates.

Programme Specification

What you will study
Core Modules*

Year 1

  1. New Social History
  2. Quantitative Research: Statistical Foundations
  3. Foundations of Psychology 
  4. Intercultural Communication 

Year 2

  1. Gender Studies
  2. Social Structureand Inequalities 
  3. Equal Opportunity Policies 
  4. Economic Sociology 

Year 3

  1. Globalisation and Social Change 
  2. Introduction to Political Science 
  3. Cultural Anthropology
  4. Labor Market Policies 

* The above is not an exhaustive list. Corvinus University of Budapest reserves the right to change modules.

Application Requirements 

  • A completed secondary education (you will need to receive the final certificate and a full transcript until 12 July 2021 the latest and send them to us)
  • Take part in a preliminary interview
  • Minimum B2 knowledge in English, proven by a certificate
  • A valid passport

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For Hungarian citizens, find the application requirements and process here:

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Preparatory Programme

If you do not meet the requirements, you can apply for our preparatory programme.

Note: there are three ways to apply to Corvinus as an international student:

  1. Self-funded route (all applicants)
  2. Stipendium Hungaricum route – non-EU applicants only, further restrictions apply
  3. Diaspora scholarship route - non-EU nationals with Hungarian heritage only, further restrictions apply

I recommend the Sociology BA with great pleasure because we worked really hard to create a place where enthusiast professors meet motivated students and you can acquire knowledge and skills in a friendly and inspiring environment. We are eager to show you the complexities and diversities of today’s globalized societies, with a special focus on issues related to equal opportunities. We are also eager to teach you to the foundations of critical and evidence-based thinking as well as data analysis skills. We are about to build a great community you will remember through your whole life.

Dr. Tamás Bartus
Programme Director,
Sociology BA


Accreditations and Rankings

#251-300 QS WUR Ranking By Subject

In Sociology Studies for 2021.

What our students think

Tugsbuyan Munkhbayar

“Sociology taught me that the world is far more than black and white – and the nuances to society are not always as bright and vibrant as we’d want them to be. Beside diving deep in my studies, I enjoy my time as a student here in general. I like Corvinus because of its strong sense of community. We, as Corvinus students, have a support base of helpful teachers and friendly international atmosphere that keeps us motivated to give our best all the time.”

Career Opportunities

Our students are able to find work as Market Researchers, Local Governmental Employees, Public Sector Workers and Non-governmental Organisation Workers.


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