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

The application period for September 2022 is now closed.
September 2023 admission period coming soon - click "enquire now" to find out more.

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): € 2 500** per semester
Total tuition fees (Non-EEA): € 15 000

*Fees conversion amount may vary due to exchange rates.

**The fee must be paid to NON EEA for the whole academic year, the amount for the two semesters in a single payment.


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 

  • High school/secondary education (or higher)
  • B2 level of English
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  • A completed secondary education
  • Take part in a preliminary interview
  • Minimum B2 knowledge in English, proven by a certificate
  • A valid passport

For Hungarian citizens

You can ask the Student Services for further information via felvi.corvinus@uni-corvinus.hu email address.

Hungarian citizens with foreign high school diplomas can now apply to Corvinus through DreamApply.

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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

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Accreditations and Rankings

#251-300 QS WUR Ranking By Subject

In Sociology Studies for 2021.

What our students think

Jake Asmah
Carribean Islands

“Studying Sociology at Corvinus has taught me a lot. The compulsory modules are of crucial importance to anyone diving in the realm of social studies for the very first time. Besides, I've loved being able to take elective courses in business and finances which has helped me expand my expertise beyond sociology. After all, it's a compound science requiring knowledge outside the range of one or two fields. It's also been amazing to see more international students, it truly helps feeling more at home. The university is developing day by day which makes it a great destination for any student who'd like to keep themselves up to date. ”

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have secured roles in: Market Research, Local Government, Public Sector, Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs).

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