The Historical Sociology Master’s Program at Charles University isa two-year program and applicants with bachelor degrees may be accepted following successful written entrance examinations.
Roughly half of the subjects in the curriculum are theoretical; the other half are focused on learning research methods and techniques, both from quantitative and qualitative methodology. The study is not too closely professionally-oriented and is not based on any one theory or method. In the theoretical part there is a constant emphasis on the multi-paradigmatic character of the field, and equally in the research area on the plurality of methodological approaches. The subjects taught acknowledge a number of overlaps with other disciplines, primarily in history, but also in anthropology, political science or economics.
The aim of this master’s program is not to produce narrowly focused specialists, but rather humanities-educated individuals with a wide range of knowledge and skills.